The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 146 204 286
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +82
Contract jobs citing User Stories 772 529 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.64% 1.13% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.45% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 387 213
Average daily rate £425 £414 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% +10.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £307 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.13 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £41.25
User Stories
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38390 36509 34149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.35% 77.80% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 23681 21098
Average daily rate £428 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1105 979 1068
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in England

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in England

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in England

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in England

User Stories
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

User Stories Hourly Rate Histogram in England

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +48 369 £425 - 88
South East 0 96 £375 -6.25% 24
East of England +38 70 £450 +12.50% 8
North East +19 66 £500 +0.25% 5
North West +28 61 £390 -17.89% 10
Yorkshire +9 59 £450 +16.12% 11
West Midlands 0 31 £460 +53.33% 17
South West -11 17 £388 -3.12% 8
East Midlands -8 8 £335 -23.86% 7
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1205 (83.22%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (35.98%) Scrum
3 256 (17.68%) TDD
4 232 (16.02%) Java
5 212 (14.64%) Waterfall
6 206 (14.23%) Project Management
6 206 (14.23%) Business Analysis
7 205 (14.16%) Use Case
8 197 (13.60%) BDD
9 192 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
10 182 (12.57%) Finance
11 178 (12.29%) User Experience
12 165 (11.40%) SQL
13 159 (10.98%) HTML
14 155 (10.70%) JavaScript
15 149 (10.29%) JIRA
16 146 (10.08%) Security Cleared
17 143 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
18 130 (8.98%) E-Commerce
19 129 (8.91%) Git (software)
20 127 (8.77%) Web Services
20 127 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
21 118 (8.15%) Kanban
22 111 (7.67%) QA
23 109 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
23 109 (7.53%) Test Scripting
24 105 (7.25%) CSS
25 101 (6.98%) Mentoring
26 96 (6.63%) SC Cleared
27 95 (6.56%) Jenkins

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 78 (5.39%) Confluence
2 53 (3.66%) Node.js
3 44 (3.04%) CMS
4 28 (1.93%) WebSphere
5 25 (1.73%) WebLogic
6 24 (1.66%) JBoss
7 21 (1.45%) Apache
8 20 (1.38%) SharePoint
9 13 (0.90%) Apache ServiceMix
10 12 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.48%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.41%) Drupal
13 5 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.28%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.28%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.28%) nginx
14 4 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
15 3 (0.21%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 60 (4.14%) MS Visio
2 58 (4.01%) MS Excel
3 44 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.73%) MS Office
5 24 (1.66%) MS Project
6 14 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.97%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.69%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 27 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.55%) Magento
3 7 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.14%) RiskWrite
7 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.069%) Dynamics SL
8 1 (0.069%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.069%) Maximo
8 1 (0.069%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.069%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.069%) Tercero
8 1 (0.069%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.97%) GitHub
3 11 (0.76%) SaaS
4 8 (0.55%) Office 365
5 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.35%) IaaS
7 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.28%) PaaS
7 4 (0.28%) Yammer
8 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.069%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.93%) HTTP
2 19 (1.31%) Internet
3 14 (0.97%) DVB
4 11 (0.76%) SSL
4 11 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.62%) SNMP
6 8 (0.55%) Wireshark
7 7 (0.48%) Intranet
8 6 (0.41%) DNS
9 5 (0.35%) DSL
9 5 (0.35%) SMS
10 3 (0.21%) Skype
10 3 (0.21%) WAN
10 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.14%) FTP
11 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.14%) LAN
11 2 (0.14%) LDAP
11 2 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.31%) Big Data
3 34 (2.35%) NoSQL
4 31 (2.14%) Hadoop
5 30 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 16 (1.10%) MySQL
8 15 (1.04%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (0.83%) MS Access
11 12 (0.83%) Pentaho
12 11 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (0.55%) DB2
14 8 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (0.48%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 149 (10.29%) JIRA
2 129 (8.91%) Git (software)
3 95 (6.56%) Jenkins
4 80 (5.52%) Cucumber
5 79 (5.46%) Selenium
6 44 (3.04%) Subversion
6 44 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (2.97%) Maven
8 34 (2.35%) JUnit
9 29 (2.00%) WebDriver
10 28 (1.93%) Jasmine
11 27 (1.86%) Ant
12 26 (1.80%) SpecFlow
13 22 (1.52%) Protractor
13 22 (1.52%) SoapUI
14 21 (1.45%) Appium
15 20 (1.38%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.31%) Mockito
17 17 (1.17%) HP UFT
18 15 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
General
1 182 (12.57%) Finance
2 88 (6.08%) Retail
3 87 (6.01%) Banking
4 59 (4.07%) Games
4 59 (4.07%) Marketing
5 55 (3.80%) Publishing
5 55 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.59%) Legal
8 18 (1.24%) Electronics
9 17 (1.17%) Law
10 15 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.62%) Automotive
13 8 (0.55%) Front Office
14 7 (0.48%) Back Office
14 7 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.48%) Military
15 5 (0.35%) Advertising
15 5 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 660 (45.58%) Analyst
2 543 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 232 (16.02%) Developer
4 177 (12.22%) Agile Business Analyst
5 105 (7.25%) Delivery Manager
6 97 (6.70%) Java Developer
7 69 (4.77%) Test Analyst
8 66 (4.56%) Digital Business Analyst
9 65 (4.49%) Digital Analyst
10 57 (3.94%) Scrum Master
11 54 (3.73%) Designer
12 53 (3.66%) Tester
13 47 (3.25%) Digital Delivery Manager
13 47 (3.25%) Project Manager
14 44 (3.04%) Architect
14 44 (3.04%) JavaScript Developer
15 43 (2.97%) Senior Developer
16 39 (2.69%) Product Owner
17 38 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
18 35 (2.42%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (10.98%) HTML
2 127 (8.77%) Web Services
3 105 (7.25%) CSS
4 89 (6.15%) HTML5
5 78 (5.39%) RESTful
6 73 (5.04%) .NET
7 71 (4.90%) REST
8 69 (4.77%) XML
9 60 (4.14%) CSS3
10 59 (4.07%) Spring
11 53 (3.66%) AngularJS
12 49 (3.38%) JSON
13 48 (3.31%) Ajax
14 43 (2.97%) Middleware
15 36 (2.49%) SOAP
16 28 (1.93%) Gherkin
16 28 (1.93%) J2EE
16 28 (1.93%) jQuery
17 25 (1.73%) React
18 20 (1.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 178 (12.29%) User Experience
2 143 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 30 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 30 (2.07%) STB
5 18 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.17%) IPTV
7 16 (1.10%) Psychology
8 14 (0.97%) DTV
8 14 (0.97%) MPEG
9 13 (0.90%) NHS
9 13 (0.90%) Over-the-Top Content
10 12 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 11 (0.76%) Life Science
11 11 (0.76%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.55%) Credit Risk
12 8 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.55%) Linked Data
12 8 (0.55%) Semantic Web
12 8 (0.55%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 81 (5.59%) Linux
2 57 (3.94%) Unix
3 40 (2.76%) Windows
4 32 (2.21%) Android
5 22 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.69%) Solaris
8 9 (0.62%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.28%) CentOS
10 4 (0.28%) VME
10 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.069%) AIX
13 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1205 (83.22%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (35.98%) Scrum
3 256 (17.68%) TDD
4 212 (14.64%) Waterfall
5 206 (14.23%) Business Analysis
5 206 (14.23%) Project Management
6 205 (14.16%) Use Case
7 197 (13.60%) BDD
8 192 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
9 130 (8.98%) E-Commerce
10 127 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 118 (8.15%) Kanban
12 109 (7.53%) Test Scripting
12 109 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 101 (6.98%) Mentoring
14 95 (6.56%) Pair Programming
15 90 (6.22%) SDLC
16 89 (6.15%) Data Modelling
17 84 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
18 79 (5.46%) UML
Programming Languages
1 232 (16.02%) Java
2 165 (11.40%) SQL
3 155 (10.70%) JavaScript
4 60 (4.14%) C#
5 39 (2.69%) Ruby
6 34 (2.35%) PL/SQL
6 34 (2.35%) Scala
7 28 (1.93%) C++
8 26 (1.80%) C
9 24 (1.66%) Python
10 21 (1.45%) PHP
11 20 (1.38%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.24%) ES6
13 16 (1.10%) Perl
14 14 (0.97%) Groovy
15 11 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.62%) CoffeeScript
17 6 (0.41%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.41%) F#
17 6 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 146 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 96 (6.63%) SC Cleared
3 79 (5.46%) Degree
4 54 (3.73%) ISEB
5 15 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (0.97%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.69%) PMP
10 9 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.14%) IIBA
14 1 (0.069%) CBAP
14 1 (0.069%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.069%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (7.67%) QA
2 30 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.69%) SLA
4 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.21%) WCAG
7 2 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) HL7
8 1 (0.069%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.069%) EMIR
8 1 (0.069%) GAMP
8 1 (0.069%) GxP
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.069%) MiFID
8 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.069%) SDET
8 1 (0.069%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (1.31%) Docker
2 6 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.069%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.069%) zsh
Systems Management
1 20 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.17%) Puppet
4 5 (0.35%) Kibana
4 5 (0.35%) Nagios
5 4 (0.28%) Check_MK
5 4 (0.28%) Opsview
6 3 (0.21%) Oozie
7 2 (0.14%) Ansible
7 2 (0.14%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.14%) SCCM
8 1 (0.069%) Graphite
8 1 (0.069%) StatsD
Vendors
1 85 (5.87%) Microsoft
2 70 (4.83%) Oracle
3 29 (2.00%) IBM
4 27 (1.86%) HP
5 26 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 22 (1.52%) SAP
7 20 (1.38%) Rally
8 15 (1.04%) Adobe
8 15 (1.04%) hybris
9 13 (0.90%) Atlassian
9 13 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.62%) Informatica
11 7 (0.48%) Tableau
12 6 (0.41%) ATG
12 6 (0.41%) Google
12 6 (0.41%) WSO2
13 5 (0.35%) BT
13 5 (0.35%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.35%) Pega
13 5 (0.35%) VMware
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Inter-vention UK
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £100 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Sutton, Greater London
Reed Business Information
Rate: To £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Rate: £35,000 per annum Pro Rota
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Energon Global
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Templeton and Partners Limited
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago