The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 64 64 63
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 16 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.17% 1.07% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.49% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.84% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%
User Stories
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1042 808 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.17% 71.82% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 427 222
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Average hourly rate £28.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.27% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.02 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £14.68 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Edinburgh region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Edinburgh region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum
2 5 (26.32%) Use Case
3 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Open Source
3 4 (21.05%) BDD
3 4 (21.05%) JSON
3 4 (21.05%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) XML
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (15.79%) BPMN
4 3 (15.79%) Selenium
4 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.53%) User Experience
5 2 (10.53%) FitNesse
5 2 (10.53%) HL7
5 2 (10.53%) XPath
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) RESTful
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Health Informatics
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) FitNesse
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Maven
2 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.53%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) ScrumMaster
5 2 (10.53%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) UML Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) JSON
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
1 4 (21.05%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) RESTful
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
2 2 (10.53%) XML Schema
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Classic ASP
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.53%) XSLT
3 1 (5.26%) Sass
3 1 (5.26%) LESS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) CSS3
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Open Source
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) Health Informatics
3 2 (10.53%) Informatics
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum
2 5 (26.32%) Use Case
3 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
3 4 (21.05%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) BPMN
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) SOA
5 2 (10.53%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) DSDM
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) XPath
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) VB6
2 2 (10.53%) VBScript
2 2 (10.53%) VB
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) HL7
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe