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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 142 193 195
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 858 599 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.72% 1.16% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.45% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 429 379
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £317 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+8.70% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.51% -12.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £32.65 £28.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.65 £55.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -1.54%
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
41428 41257 37860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.98% 79.94% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27601 27254 23966
Median daily rate £450 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.34%
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 median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 1077 1095
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 +33 425 £438 +6.06% 77
South East +69 180 £403 +10.27% 24
West Midlands +39 74 £428 +6.87% 13
North West +9 51 £400 +3.89% 14
Yorkshire +22 49 £450 +12.50% 8
East of England +2 35 £475 +15.15% 10
South West -8 17 £418 +11.33% 11
North East -50 17 £450 -29.68% 6
East Midlands +3 15 £460 +20.65% 6
Midlands - 2 £453 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1374 (84.55%) Agile Software Development
2 644 (39.63%) Scrum
3 266 (16.37%) Finance
4 254 (15.63%) Business Analysis
5 232 (14.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 232 (14.28%) TDD
6 225 (13.85%) Project Management
7 222 (13.66%) User Experience
8 197 (12.12%) BDD
9 196 (12.06%) JIRA
10 194 (11.94%) Java
10 194 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
11 180 (11.08%) Waterfall
12 174 (10.71%) Mentoring
13 164 (10.09%) Kanban
14 159 (9.78%) SQL
15 156 (9.60%) Use Case
16 153 (9.42%) HTML
17 150 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
18 146 (8.98%) Security Cleared
19 138 (8.49%) REST
20 132 (8.12%) Agile Project Management
21 130 (8.00%) E-Commerce
22 128 (7.88%) QA
23 114 (7.02%) JavaScript
24 112 (6.89%) CSS
25 110 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
25 110 (6.77%) Open Source
26 109 (6.71%) Git (software)
27 107 (6.58%) Web Services

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 90 (5.54%) Confluence
2 54 (3.32%) CMS
3 27 (1.66%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.48%) JBoss
5 19 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 14 (0.86%) Drupal
6 14 (0.86%) IIS
7 13 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.68%) Apache
9 11 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (0.55%) Mule
11 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.25%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.18%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.60%) MS Office
4 25 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (1.17%) MS Project
6 5 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.25%) InVision
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.062%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.062%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.062%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.062%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.37%) Magento
4 5 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.18%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.12%) Maximo
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.12%) SAP hybris
8 1 (0.062%) Beauchamp
8 1 (0.062%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.062%) Shopify
8 1 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.062%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.68%) SaaS
4 9 (0.55%) Boomi
5 7 (0.43%) IaaS
6 6 (0.37%) iPaaS
6 6 (0.37%) PaaS
7 5 (0.31%) GitHub
7 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.18%) AtomSphere
9 3 (0.18%) Basecamp
9 3 (0.18%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.12%) Lucidchart
10 2 (0.12%) Office 365
10 2 (0.12%) Yammer
11 1 (0.062%) AdWords
11 1 (0.062%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.34%) HTTP
2 26 (1.60%) Internet
3 19 (1.17%) DVB
4 7 (0.43%) Intranet
4 7 (0.43%) Network Security
4 7 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.37%) Skype
5 6 (0.37%) SSL
5 6 (0.37%) Wireless
6 3 (0.18%) DNS
6 3 (0.18%) LAN
6 3 (0.18%) MPLS
6 3 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.12%) DSL
7 2 (0.12%) Firewall
7 2 (0.12%) NAS
7 2 (0.12%) SNMP
8 1 (0.062%) 3G
8 1 (0.062%) GSM
8 1 (0.062%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.26%) NoSQL
2 42 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (2.46%) Big Data
4 30 (1.85%) SQL Server
5 28 (1.72%) MongoDB
6 26 (1.60%) MySQL
6 26 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 11 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.62%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 196 (12.06%) JIRA
2 109 (6.71%) Git (software)
3 93 (5.72%) Selenium
4 76 (4.68%) Jenkins
5 64 (3.94%) Cucumber
6 42 (2.58%) Maven
7 41 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (2.52%) WebDriver
8 26 (1.60%) JMeter
9 25 (1.54%) SpecFlow
10 22 (1.35%) JUnit
11 20 (1.23%) Gradle
11 20 (1.23%) gulp
12 19 (1.17%) Ant
12 19 (1.17%) Grunt
12 19 (1.17%) SoapUI
13 17 (1.05%) Appium
13 17 (1.05%) Eclipse
13 17 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
14 16 (0.98%) Bower
General
1 266 (16.37%) Finance
2 99 (6.09%) Retail
3 77 (4.74%) Banking
4 76 (4.68%) Marketing
5 59 (3.63%) Games
6 46 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.54%) Publishing
8 24 (1.48%) Advertising
9 18 (1.11%) Legal
10 14 (0.86%) Back Office
11 11 (0.68%) Front Office
11 11 (0.68%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.55%) Electronics
14 7 (0.43%) Automotive
14 7 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.31%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.25%) Billing
16 4 (0.25%) Law
16 4 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 758 (46.65%) Analyst
2 670 (41.23%) Business Analyst
3 223 (13.72%) Agile Business Analyst
4 209 (12.86%) Developer
5 114 (7.02%) Delivery Manager
6 105 (6.46%) Digital Business Analyst
7 104 (6.40%) Digital Analyst
8 89 (5.48%) Scrum Master
9 78 (4.80%) Architect
10 58 (3.57%) Product Owner
11 53 (3.26%) Project Manager
12 52 (3.20%) Digital Delivery Manager
12 52 (3.20%) Java Developer
13 51 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
14 50 (3.08%) Tester
15 45 (2.77%) Consultant
16 43 (2.65%) Agile Delivery Manager
16 43 (2.65%) Technical Analyst
17 42 (2.58%) Technical Architect
17 42 (2.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (9.42%) HTML
2 138 (8.49%) REST
3 112 (6.89%) CSS
4 107 (6.58%) Web Services
5 96 (5.91%) .NET
5 96 (5.91%) HTML5
6 74 (4.55%) XML
7 68 (4.18%) Ajax
8 62 (3.82%) CSS3
9 59 (3.63%) Node.js
10 58 (3.57%) JSON
11 54 (3.32%) Spring
12 53 (3.26%) SOAP
13 49 (3.02%) AngularJS
14 48 (2.95%) RESTful
15 40 (2.46%) jQuery
16 36 (2.22%) Gherkin
17 31 (1.91%) Sass
18 29 (1.78%) Hibernate
19 28 (1.72%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 222 (13.66%) User Experience
2 194 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (4.18%) Mobile App
4 37 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 31 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.29%) Data Integration
8 20 (1.23%) STB
9 19 (1.17%) Digital TV
9 19 (1.17%) MPEG
10 18 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (1.11%) Minimum Viable Product
11 17 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 17 (1.05%) Psychology
12 16 (0.98%) NHS
12 16 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.74%) Video on Demand
14 11 (0.68%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.68%) Equities
15 10 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 46 (2.83%) Linux
2 34 (2.09%) Unix
3 23 (1.42%) Apple iOS
4 20 (1.23%) Android
4 20 (1.23%) Windows
5 8 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (0.25%) CentOS
7 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.062%) VMS
9 1 (0.062%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1374 (84.55%) Agile Software Development
2 644 (39.63%) Scrum
3 254 (15.63%) Business Analysis
4 232 (14.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 232 (14.28%) TDD
5 225 (13.85%) Project Management
6 197 (12.12%) BDD
7 180 (11.08%) Waterfall
8 174 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 164 (10.09%) Kanban
10 156 (9.60%) Use Case
11 150 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
12 132 (8.12%) Agile Project Management
13 130 (8.00%) E-Commerce
14 110 (6.77%) Open Source
14 110 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
15 105 (6.46%) Coaching
16 96 (5.91%) SDLC
17 94 (5.78%) Migration
18 93 (5.72%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 194 (11.94%) Java
2 159 (9.78%) SQL
3 114 (7.02%) JavaScript
4 79 (4.86%) C#
5 39 (2.40%) Scala
6 36 (2.22%) C
7 31 (1.91%) C++
7 31 (1.91%) Ruby
8 30 (1.85%) Groovy
8 30 (1.85%) PHP
9 20 (1.23%) F#
9 20 (1.23%) Python
10 19 (1.17%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 12 (0.74%) Perl
13 11 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.49%) VBScript
15 5 (0.31%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 146 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 98 (6.03%) SC Cleared
3 83 (5.11%) Degree
4 54 (3.32%) ISEB
5 27 (1.66%) ISTQB
6 24 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.62%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.43%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.43%) PMP
9 7 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.37%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.37%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.31%) CISSP
12 3 (0.18%) CISMP
12 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.12%) CBAP
13 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.12%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (7.88%) QA
2 23 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.25%) FATCA
4 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.25%) SLA
5 3 (0.18%) COBIT
5 3 (0.18%) MiFID
5 3 (0.18%) SDET
6 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.12%) WAI
6 2 (0.12%) WCAG
7 1 (0.062%) HL7
7 1 (0.062%) RMADS
System Software
1 21 (1.29%) Docker
2 9 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.25%) vSphere
5 2 (0.12%) HDFS
5 2 (0.12%) vCloud
5 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.062%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.062%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.062%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (1.35%) Puppet
2 12 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.62%) Ansible
5 6 (0.37%) CloudHub
6 4 (0.25%) WMI
7 3 (0.18%) Grafana
8 2 (0.12%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.12%) Graphite
8 2 (0.12%) Nagios
9 1 (0.062%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.062%) Kibana
9 1 (0.062%) logstash
9 1 (0.062%) Terraform
Vendors
1 100 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 70 (4.31%) Oracle
3 37 (2.28%) Atlassian
4 28 (1.72%) Pega
5 26 (1.60%) SAP
6 25 (1.54%) Adobe
7 22 (1.35%) hybris
8 21 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (1.17%) Rally
10 18 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.11%) Sitecore
11 16 (0.98%) Informatica
12 15 (0.92%) HP
13 12 (0.74%) ServiceNow
14 11 (0.68%) Google
14 11 (0.68%) VMware
15 9 (0.55%) Dell
16 8 (0.49%) BMC
16 8 (0.49%) MuleSoft
16 8 (0.49%) Remedy
West London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £270 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
onezeero.
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
SLS Services Ltd
Rate: £52,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £550 per day market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 33 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
The Rank Group plc
Rate: ftc
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £450.0 - £550.0 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £360 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
The Rank Group plc
Rate: Day Rate
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago