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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 138 185 221
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +36
Contract jobs citing User Stories 917 709 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.85% 1.34% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.65% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 492 376
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.65 £53.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.85% -38.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.00 £40.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £58.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
41418 42868 40272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.42% 81.15% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27632 28487 25583
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1180 1121
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +16 402 £450 - 71
South East +57 211 £438 +9.37% 25
Yorkshire +41 70 £450 -12.19% 11
West Midlands +34 68 £438 +9.37% 10
North West +1 58 £366 -16.76% 11
North East -9 38 £450 - 6
East of England -10 30 £475 +5.55% 12
East Midlands +5 24 £430 +12.78% 3
South West +8 19 £423 +27.06% 13
Midlands - 1 £500 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 1490 (84.76%) Agile Software Development
2 785 (44.65%) Scrum
3 306 (17.41%) Finance
4 299 (17.01%) TDD
5 276 (15.70%) Business Analysis
6 260 (14.79%) User Experience
7 247 (14.05%) Java
8 246 (13.99%) JIRA
9 240 (13.65%) BDD
9 240 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 237 (13.48%) Kanban
11 226 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
12 208 (11.83%) HTML
13 205 (11.66%) Project Management
14 204 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
15 181 (10.30%) QA
16 177 (10.07%) Security Cleared
17 171 (9.73%) SQL
18 168 (9.56%) JavaScript
18 168 (9.56%) Mentoring
19 159 (9.04%) Use Case
20 158 (8.99%) CSS
21 157 (8.93%) REST
22 148 (8.42%) Selenium
23 145 (8.25%) Open Source
24 144 (8.19%) Web Services
25 137 (7.79%) Test Scripting
26 134 (7.62%) Waterfall
27 127 (7.22%) Git (software)
28 123 (7.00%) E-Commerce

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 115 (6.54%) Confluence
2 55 (3.13%) CMS
3 34 (1.93%) JBoss
4 28 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 25 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 23 (1.31%) SharePoint
7 22 (1.25%) IIS
8 16 (0.91%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.68%) Apache
9 12 (0.68%) Drupal
10 11 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.46%) Mule
12 7 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.23%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.17%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.17%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.62%) MS Visio
3 35 (1.99%) MS Office
4 22 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.63%) MS Project
6 5 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.23%) InVision
8 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.057%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.057%) Pixate
9 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.34%) Magento
4 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.11%) Maximo
7 2 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
7 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.057%) Beauchamp
8 1 (0.057%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.057%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.057%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.48%) PaaS
4 24 (1.37%) IaaS
5 10 (0.57%) SaaS
6 8 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
6 8 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.23%) Boomi
7 4 (0.23%) GitHub
7 4 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.17%) Basecamp
8 3 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.17%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.17%) Slack
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.11%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.057%) AtomSphere
10 1 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.82%) HTTP
2 22 (1.25%) Internet
3 13 (0.74%) DVB
4 9 (0.51%) SSL
5 7 (0.40%) Network Security
5 7 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.34%) Firewall
6 6 (0.34%) Intranet
6 6 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.28%) Wireless
8 4 (0.23%) Broadband
8 4 (0.23%) Skype
9 3 (0.17%) FTP
9 3 (0.17%) LAN
9 3 (0.17%) MPLS
9 3 (0.17%) VPN
10 2 (0.11%) CTI
10 2 (0.11%) DNS
10 2 (0.11%) LDAP
10 2 (0.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (3.41%) NoSQL
2 58 (3.30%) Big Data
2 58 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 44 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 39 (2.22%) MySQL
5 39 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 29 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
8 27 (1.54%) Relational Database
9 25 (1.42%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (0.97%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
13 12 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 12 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 246 (13.99%) JIRA
2 148 (8.42%) Selenium
3 127 (7.22%) Git (software)
4 115 (6.54%) Jenkins
5 96 (5.46%) Cucumber
6 82 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 67 (3.81%) WebDriver
8 48 (2.73%) Maven
9 43 (2.45%) SpecFlow
10 40 (2.28%) SoapUI
11 38 (2.16%) JUnit
12 37 (2.10%) JMeter
13 36 (2.05%) Gradle
14 30 (1.71%) Oracle APEX
15 28 (1.59%) Grunt
16 25 (1.42%) IntelliJ
16 25 (1.42%) Visual Studio
17 24 (1.37%) Subversion
18 23 (1.31%) Ant
18 23 (1.31%) Eclipse
General
1 306 (17.41%) Finance
2 108 (6.14%) Retail
3 102 (5.80%) Banking
4 67 (3.81%) Games
5 56 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 54 (3.07%) Marketing
7 30 (1.71%) Publishing
8 23 (1.31%) Advertising
9 20 (1.14%) Front Office
10 19 (1.08%) Back Office
11 17 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.91%) Legal
13 15 (0.85%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.80%) Automotive
14 14 (0.80%) Military
15 12 (0.68%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.57%) Electronics
17 8 (0.46%) Billing
18 6 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
19 5 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 816 (46.42%) Analyst
2 725 (41.24%) Business Analyst
3 256 (14.56%) Agile Business Analyst
4 254 (14.45%) Developer
5 117 (6.66%) Digital Analyst
6 116 (6.60%) Digital Business Analyst
7 91 (5.18%) Scrum Master
8 85 (4.84%) Tester
9 84 (4.78%) Architect
10 67 (3.81%) Delivery Manager
11 65 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
12 61 (3.47%) Java Developer
13 60 (3.41%) Product Owner
14 55 (3.13%) Automation Tester
14 55 (3.13%) Senior Business Analyst
14 55 (3.13%) Technical Architect
15 54 (3.07%) Test Analyst
16 49 (2.79%) Project Manager
17 43 (2.45%) Consultant
17 43 (2.45%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (11.83%) HTML
2 158 (8.99%) CSS
3 157 (8.93%) REST
4 144 (8.19%) Web Services
5 115 (6.54%) .NET
6 114 (6.48%) HTML5
7 110 (6.26%) XML
8 89 (5.06%) Ajax
9 88 (5.01%) CSS3
10 79 (4.49%) JSON
11 71 (4.04%) RESTful
12 68 (3.87%) Spring
13 66 (3.75%) AngularJS
14 65 (3.70%) Node.js
15 57 (3.24%) Gherkin
16 54 (3.07%) jQuery
17 50 (2.84%) SOAP
18 49 (2.79%) Java EE
19 47 (2.67%) Sass
20 44 (2.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 260 (14.79%) User Experience
2 226 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (3.47%) Computer Science
4 59 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 46 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 41 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (1.42%) Virtual Team
9 21 (1.19%) Data Structures
9 21 (1.19%) NHS
10 20 (1.14%) Data Integration
11 19 (1.08%) Minimum Viable Product
12 17 (0.97%) Semantic Web
13 15 (0.85%) Fixed Income
13 15 (0.85%) Psychology
13 15 (0.85%) Visualisation
14 13 (0.74%) Digital TV
14 13 (0.74%) MPEG
14 13 (0.74%) STB
15 12 (0.68%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 90 (5.12%) Linux
2 49 (2.79%) Windows
3 45 (2.56%) Unix
4 19 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.85%) Android
7 12 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (0.34%) CentOS
9 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.17%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.057%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1490 (84.76%) Agile Software Development
2 785 (44.65%) Scrum
3 299 (17.01%) TDD
4 276 (15.70%) Business Analysis
5 240 (13.65%) BDD
5 240 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 237 (13.48%) Kanban
7 205 (11.66%) Project Management
8 204 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
9 168 (9.56%) Mentoring
10 159 (9.04%) Use Case
11 145 (8.25%) Open Source
12 137 (7.79%) Test Scripting
13 134 (7.62%) Waterfall
14 123 (7.00%) Coaching
14 123 (7.00%) E-Commerce
15 122 (6.94%) Agile Project Management
16 110 (6.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 105 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
17 105 (5.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 247 (14.05%) Java
2 171 (9.73%) SQL
3 168 (9.56%) JavaScript
4 114 (6.48%) C#
5 83 (4.72%) Scala
6 57 (3.24%) Ruby
7 43 (2.45%) Groovy
8 40 (2.28%) C
9 33 (1.88%) C++
9 33 (1.88%) F#
9 33 (1.88%) PHP
10 31 (1.76%) Python
11 22 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.19%) Perl
13 15 (0.85%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.85%) VBScript
14 14 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.63%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.63%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 177 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 118 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 109 (6.20%) Degree
4 69 (3.92%) ISEB
5 47 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 38 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 19 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.68%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.40%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.40%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.28%) CISSP
11 5 (0.28%) PMP
12 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.17%) CISMP
14 2 (0.11%) CCNA
14 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.11%) ISSAP
14 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (10.30%) QA
2 22 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.85%) WCAG
4 12 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.28%) COBIT
5 5 (0.28%) FATCA
5 5 (0.28%) SDET
6 4 (0.23%) MiFID
6 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.23%) WAI
7 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.17%) SLA
8 2 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 28 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (1.25%) HDFS
3 21 (1.19%) vCloud
4 18 (1.02%) Docker
5 8 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.23%) vSphere
8 1 (0.057%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.057%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.057%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.057%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.057%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 43 (2.45%) Puppet
2 13 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.46%) Ansible
5 3 (0.17%) Grafana
5 3 (0.17%) WMI
6 2 (0.11%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.11%) Graphite
6 2 (0.11%) Nagios
7 1 (0.057%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.057%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.057%) Kibana
7 1 (0.057%) logstash
7 1 (0.057%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.057%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.057%) Salt
7 1 (0.057%) Terraform
7 1 (0.057%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 114 (6.48%) Microsoft
2 86 (4.89%) Oracle
3 67 (3.81%) Atlassian
4 51 (2.90%) VMware
5 30 (1.71%) Adobe
6 28 (1.59%) Rally
7 26 (1.48%) SAP
8 24 (1.37%) HP
8 24 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 23 (1.31%) Sitecore
10 20 (1.14%) Hortonworks
11 18 (1.02%) Pega
12 14 (0.80%) hybris
12 14 (0.80%) IBM
12 14 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.68%) ServiceNow
14 11 (0.63%) Google
15 10 (0.57%) Tableau
16 9 (0.51%) Cisco
17 7 (0.40%) SaltStack
London
PCR
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Energon Global
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £375 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Rate: From £25,600 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 25 days ago