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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 194 212 326
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +114
Contract jobs citing User Stories 568 503 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.12% 1.01% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.35% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 339 141
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.65 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-81.86% +500.00%
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
38699 37323 31833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.60% 75.25% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24528 23655 19464
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1089 990
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.40 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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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 +14 330 £421 +5.31% 62
South East +8 100 £388 +3.46% 28
East of England +29 40 £400 +5.26% 9
Yorkshire -20 30 £400 +42.85% 7
South West -3 27 £395 +12.85% 8
North West -31 17 £400 -0.92% 15
West Midlands -13 9 £375 -11.76% 4
East Midlands -4 7 £400 +3.22% 6
North East -6 7 £325 -21.21% 2
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 907 (84.22%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (40.76%) Scrum
3 269 (24.98%) TDD
4 262 (24.33%) Java
5 206 (19.13%) JavaScript
6 173 (16.06%) HTML
7 164 (15.23%) Use Case
8 159 (14.76%) User Experience
9 155 (14.39%) Business Analysis
10 153 (14.21%) SQL
11 148 (13.74%) Finance
12 137 (12.72%) Web Services
13 129 (11.98%) CSS
13 129 (11.98%) Waterfall
14 126 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
15 125 (11.61%) JIRA
16 121 (11.23%) OO
17 120 (11.14%) BDD
17 120 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
18 115 (10.68%) Linux
19 114 (10.58%) E-Commerce
20 107 (9.94%) Banking
21 103 (9.56%) QA
21 103 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
22 102 (9.47%) Project Management
23 98 (9.10%) HTML5
24 94 (8.73%) Oracle
25 82 (7.61%) C#
26 81 (7.52%) Security Cleared
27 78 (7.24%) Web Development

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 35 (3.25%) CMS
1 35 (3.25%) Confluence
2 29 (2.69%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.23%) WebSphere
4 22 (2.04%) Apache
5 16 (1.49%) WebLogic
6 14 (1.30%) Drupal
7 12 (1.11%) Node.js
8 9 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.37%) Lync
10 4 (0.37%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.28%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.28%) JBoss
11 3 (0.28%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 59 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.25%) MS Visio
3 32 (2.97%) MS Office
4 31 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.74%) MS Project
6 5 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.65%) Maximo
4 6 (0.56%) Summit
5 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.19%) Primavera
6 2 (0.19%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.093%) Unica
7 1 (0.093%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.093%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.093%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.093%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.02%) GitHub
2 10 (0.93%) SaaS
3 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.56%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.19%) Office 365
7 1 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.093%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.093%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.093%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.093%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.093%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.093%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.86%) HTTP
1 20 (1.86%) Internet
2 12 (1.11%) AMQP
3 6 (0.56%) SNMP
4 4 (0.37%) Broadband
4 4 (0.37%) Skype
5 3 (0.28%) Intranet
5 3 (0.28%) DNS
5 3 (0.28%) NAS
6 2 (0.19%) MPLS
6 2 (0.19%) Firewall
7 1 (0.093%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.093%) WebEx
7 1 (0.093%) SWIFTNet
7 1 (0.093%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.093%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.093%) VPN
7 1 (0.093%) LDAP
7 1 (0.093%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (5.39%) Relational Database
2 36 (3.34%) RDBMS
3 31 (2.88%) MongoDB
3 31 (2.88%) NoSQL
4 30 (2.79%) SQL Server
5 26 (2.41%) MySQL
6 24 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (1.95%) Hadoop
8 19 (1.76%) Big Data
8 19 (1.76%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.46%) Redis
11 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.28%) QlikView
12 3 (0.28%) DTS
12 3 (0.28%) DB2
13 2 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.19%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 125 (11.61%) JIRA
2 60 (5.57%) Subversion
3 54 (5.01%) Cucumber
4 53 (4.92%) Ant
5 49 (4.55%) Selenium
6 46 (4.27%) Eclipse
7 41 (3.81%) Git (software)
8 37 (3.44%) jMock
9 35 (3.25%) JUnit
9 35 (3.25%) Jenkins
10 34 (3.16%) Maven
11 24 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (1.95%) SoapUI
13 16 (1.49%) Gradle
14 13 (1.21%) Visual Studio
15 12 (1.11%) Mercurial
16 11 (1.02%) WebDriver
16 11 (1.02%) Axure RP
16 11 (1.02%) SpecFlow
17 9 (0.84%) Redmine
General
1 148 (13.74%) Finance
2 107 (9.94%) Banking
3 76 (7.06%) Retail
4 49 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 43 (3.99%) Marketing
6 39 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 33 (3.06%) Publishing
8 29 (2.69%) Games
9 24 (2.23%) Legal
10 21 (1.95%) Law
11 18 (1.67%) Front Office
12 13 (1.21%) Automotive
12 13 (1.21%) Advertising
13 10 (0.93%) Billing
14 9 (0.84%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.74%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.74%) Back Office
16 6 (0.56%) German Language
17 4 (0.37%) Electronics
17 4 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 481 (44.66%) Analyst
2 432 (40.11%) Business Analyst
3 265 (24.61%) Developer
4 157 (14.58%) Agile Business Analyst
5 147 (13.65%) Java Developer
6 56 (5.20%) ScrumMaster
7 53 (4.92%) Senior Developer
8 44 (4.09%) Delivery Manager
9 36 (3.34%) Tester
10 33 (3.06%) Architect
11 31 (2.88%) Product Manager
11 31 (2.88%) Agile Coach
12 30 (2.79%) Senior Java Developer
12 30 (2.79%) Technical Analyst
13 29 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
14 24 (2.23%) Technical Business Analyst
15 23 (2.14%) Senior Business Analyst
15 23 (2.14%) Test Analyst
15 23 (2.14%) Consultant
15 23 (2.14%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (16.06%) HTML
2 137 (12.72%) Web Services
3 129 (11.98%) CSS
4 98 (9.10%) HTML5
5 76 (7.06%) XML
6 74 (6.87%) .NET
6 74 (6.87%) JSON
7 60 (5.57%) Hibernate
8 55 (5.11%) J2EE
9 50 (4.64%) SOAP
10 48 (4.46%) jQuery
10 48 (4.46%) AngularJS
11 47 (4.36%) RESTful
12 45 (4.18%) REST
13 44 (4.09%) CSS3
14 36 (3.34%) Spring
14 36 (3.34%) Ajax
15 35 (3.25%) J2SE
16 26 (2.41%) JSP
17 22 (2.04%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 159 (14.76%) User Experience
2 120 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.94%) Open Source
4 52 (4.83%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.14%) Visualisation
6 20 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 20 (1.86%) Fixed Income
7 17 (1.58%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.49%) NHS
9 10 (0.93%) New Media
10 9 (0.84%) Reference Data
10 9 (0.84%) FMCG
11 8 (0.74%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.65%) GIS
12 7 (0.65%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.56%) Web 2.0
13 6 (0.56%) DTV
13 6 (0.56%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.46%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 115 (10.68%) Linux
2 55 (5.11%) Windows
3 39 (3.62%) Android
4 38 (3.53%) UNIX
5 36 (3.34%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.58%) Solaris
7 12 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.28%) VME
10 1 (0.093%) CentOS
10 1 (0.093%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.093%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 907 (84.22%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (40.76%) Scrum
3 269 (24.98%) TDD
4 164 (15.23%) Use Case
5 155 (14.39%) Business Analysis
6 129 (11.98%) Waterfall
7 126 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
8 121 (11.23%) OO
9 120 (11.14%) BDD
10 114 (10.58%) E-Commerce
11 103 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 102 (9.47%) Project Management
13 78 (7.24%) Web Development
14 74 (6.87%) Kanban
15 73 (6.78%) UML
16 69 (6.41%) Pair Programming
17 68 (6.31%) Test Scripting
17 68 (6.31%) Mentoring
18 64 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
19 63 (5.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 262 (24.33%) Java
2 206 (19.13%) JavaScript
3 153 (14.21%) SQL
4 82 (7.61%) C#
5 68 (6.31%) Python
6 67 (6.22%) Ruby
7 27 (2.51%) PHP
8 16 (1.49%) Scala
9 13 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.02%) Groovy
11 11 (1.02%) Perl
12 9 (0.84%) C
13 7 (0.65%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.65%) Lua
14 6 (0.56%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.46%) VBA
15 5 (0.46%) Go
15 5 (0.46%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 81 (7.52%) Security Cleared
2 65 (6.04%) ISEB
3 46 (4.27%) Degree
4 29 (2.69%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.32%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.65%) Sun Certification
7 7 (0.65%) OCPJP
8 5 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.28%) PMP
9 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.19%) HND
10 2 (0.19%) CCNP
10 2 (0.19%) CCNA
10 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.19%) CBAP
11 1 (0.093%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (9.56%) QA
2 7 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.56%) ISO 14001
3 6 (0.56%) WAI
4 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.19%) FATCA
6 1 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.093%) GxP
6 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.093%) vCloud
2 1 (0.093%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.093%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (1.39%) Puppet
1 15 (1.39%) Vagrant
2 9 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.093%) logstash
4 1 (0.093%) Salt
4 1 (0.093%) Kibana
4 1 (0.093%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.093%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.093%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 94 (8.73%) Oracle
2 66 (6.13%) Microsoft
3 25 (2.32%) IBM
4 19 (1.76%) SAP
5 18 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 14 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 13 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.11%) HP
9 10 (0.93%) ATG
9 10 (0.93%) JD Edwards
9 10 (0.93%) Guidewire
10 8 (0.74%) Sun
11 6 (0.56%) Adobe
11 6 (0.56%) Cognos
11 6 (0.56%) Twitter
12 5 (0.46%) Google
12 5 (0.46%) Canoo
13 4 (0.37%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.28%) hybris
14 3 (0.28%) Endeca
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