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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
UK / England
Rank 144 157 208
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +51
Contract jobs citing User Stories 725 715 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 1.54% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.87% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 508 380
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.03% -34.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
34168 38153 36576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 82.03% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22805 25059 24007
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 850 1101 978
Median hourly rate £33.86 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.70% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -15 312 £464 +4.56% 69
South East +48 140 £431 +14.69% 23
Yorkshire +31 66 £425 - 21
North East -28 41 £400 -20.00% 3
West Midlands +1 39 £425 -5.55% 10
East of England -15 38 £438 -2.77% 12
North West +2 31 £380 +1.33% 20
South West +21 26 £345 -13.75% 10
East Midlands +15 21 £368 +13.95% 3
Midlands - 5 - -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 1332 (82.27%) Agile Software Development
2 786 (48.55%) Scrum
3 296 (18.28%) TDD
4 281 (17.36%) Kanban
5 257 (15.87%) JIRA
6 248 (15.32%) User Experience
7 240 (14.82%) Finance
8 219 (13.53%) Business Analysis
9 218 (13.47%) Java
10 215 (13.28%) BDD
11 206 (12.72%) HTML
12 198 (12.23%) QA
13 191 (11.80%) JavaScript
14 184 (11.37%) Selenium
15 181 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 177 (10.93%) Security Cleared
17 175 (10.81%) CSS
18 171 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
19 169 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
20 168 (10.38%) Project Management
21 160 (9.88%) Use Case
22 154 (9.51%) Web Services
23 144 (8.89%) Confluence
24 142 (8.77%) Test Scripting
24 142 (8.77%) SQL
25 136 (8.40%) Jenkins
26 133 (8.21%) Waterfall
26 133 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
27 123 (7.60%) DevOps
28 122 (7.54%) REST

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
1 144 (8.89%) Confluence
2 34 (2.10%) CMS
3 28 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 26 (1.61%) JBoss
6 22 (1.36%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.68%) Apache
10 10 (0.62%) IIS
11 8 (0.49%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.31%) Drupal
13 5 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.31%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.25%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.25%) Oracle Spatial
14 4 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 47 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 37 (2.29%) MS Office
4 18 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.74%) MS Project
6 5 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.25%) InVision
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) UXPin
9 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.062%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 20 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.19%) Magento
5 3 (0.19%) Maximo
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.12%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.062%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.062%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.062%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.062%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.062%) Summit
7 1 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (3.34%) IaaS
3 44 (2.72%) PaaS
4 19 (1.17%) SaaS
5 18 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (0.93%) GitHub
7 11 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
7 11 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.43%) Office 365
10 6 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.31%) Trello
12 4 (0.25%) Sumo Logic
13 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.19%) Slack
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.12%) Lucidchart
15 1 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.17%) HTTP
2 17 (1.05%) Internet
3 13 (0.80%) Firewall
4 9 (0.56%) Intranet
5 6 (0.37%) DVB
5 6 (0.37%) SSL
6 5 (0.31%) DNS
6 5 (0.31%) Skype
6 5 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.25%) Broadband
7 4 (0.25%) LDAP
8 3 (0.19%) AMQP
8 3 (0.19%) FTP
8 3 (0.19%) IMAP
8 3 (0.19%) Network Security
8 3 (0.19%) VPN
9 2 (0.12%) POP3
10 1 (0.062%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.062%) Extranet
10 1 (0.062%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.20%) Big Data
2 51 (3.15%) Hadoop
3 48 (2.96%) MongoDB
4 47 (2.90%) NoSQL
5 43 (2.66%) SQL Server
6 42 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (2.41%) MySQL
8 38 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 29 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 28 (1.73%) Relational Database
12 20 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (0.68%) HBase
16 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database
17 8 (0.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
17 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
17 8 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 257 (15.87%) JIRA
2 184 (11.37%) Selenium
3 136 (8.40%) Jenkins
4 110 (6.79%) Cucumber
5 101 (6.24%) Git (software)
6 76 (4.69%) WebDriver
7 65 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 57 (3.52%) JUnit
9 47 (2.90%) SoapUI
10 38 (2.35%) SpecFlow
11 35 (2.16%) Maven
11 35 (2.16%) RSpec
12 26 (1.61%) Grunt
12 26 (1.61%) JMeter
12 26 (1.61%) Visual Studio
13 23 (1.42%) Gradle
13 23 (1.42%) TeamCity
14 22 (1.36%) JIRA Agile
15 21 (1.30%) Subversion
16 18 (1.11%) Eclipse
General
1 240 (14.82%) Finance
2 87 (5.37%) Banking
3 78 (4.82%) Retail
4 64 (3.95%) Games
5 61 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 53 (3.27%) Marketing
7 33 (2.04%) Publishing
8 21 (1.30%) Front Office
9 19 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.05%) Legal
11 16 (0.99%) Advertising
12 15 (0.93%) Back Office
12 15 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.74%) Automotive
13 12 (0.74%) Electronics
14 10 (0.62%) Military
15 9 (0.56%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.37%) Billing
17 6 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 706 (43.61%) Analyst
2 635 (39.22%) Business Analyst
3 230 (14.21%) Agile Business Analyst
3 230 (14.21%) Developer
4 119 (7.35%) Digital Business Analyst
5 118 (7.29%) Digital Analyst
6 101 (6.24%) Scrum Master
7 79 (4.88%) Architect
7 79 (4.88%) Tester
8 58 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
9 57 (3.52%) Automation Tester
9 57 (3.52%) Test Engineer
10 56 (3.46%) Java Developer
11 48 (2.96%) QA Engineer
11 48 (2.96%) Technical Architect
12 47 (2.90%) Agile Scrum Master
12 47 (2.90%) Senior Business Analyst
13 45 (2.78%) Product Owner
14 44 (2.72%) Test Analyst
15 42 (2.59%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (12.72%) HTML
2 175 (10.81%) CSS
3 154 (9.51%) Web Services
4 122 (7.54%) REST
5 111 (6.86%) HTML5
6 104 (6.42%) XML
7 95 (5.87%) JSON
8 88 (5.44%) CSS3
9 85 (5.25%) RESTful
10 77 (4.76%) AngularJS
10 77 (4.76%) Gherkin
11 71 (4.39%) .NET
12 58 (3.58%) Spring
13 56 (3.46%) Node.js
14 53 (3.27%) Ajax
15 47 (2.90%) SOAP
16 45 (2.78%) jQuery
17 42 (2.59%) Sass
18 37 (2.29%) Hibernate
19 36 (2.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 248 (15.32%) User Experience
2 171 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (3.58%) Mobile App
4 52 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
6 40 (2.47%) Virtual Team
7 37 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (1.48%) Fintech
9 24 (1.48%) Psychology
10 14 (0.86%) Fixed Income
11 13 (0.80%) Data Integration
11 13 (0.80%) NHS
12 12 (0.74%) CMDB
13 11 (0.68%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.62%) Digital Media
15 8 (0.49%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.49%) Semantic Web
15 8 (0.49%) Smartphone
15 8 (0.49%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 99 (6.11%) Linux
2 62 (3.83%) Windows
3 44 (2.72%) Unix
4 21 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 16 (0.99%) Android
6 14 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (0.37%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.25%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.12%) CentOS
11 1 (0.062%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.062%) VMS
11 1 (0.062%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1332 (82.27%) Agile Software Development
2 786 (48.55%) Scrum
3 296 (18.28%) TDD
4 281 (17.36%) Kanban
5 219 (13.53%) Business Analysis
6 215 (13.28%) BDD
7 181 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 169 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
9 168 (10.38%) Project Management
10 160 (9.88%) Use Case
11 142 (8.77%) Test Scripting
12 133 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 133 (8.21%) Waterfall
13 123 (7.60%) DevOps
14 119 (7.35%) Automated Testing
14 119 (7.35%) Open Source
15 115 (7.10%) Coaching
16 111 (6.86%) Software Engineering
17 104 (6.42%) Test Automation
18 100 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 218 (13.47%) Java
2 191 (11.80%) JavaScript
3 142 (8.77%) SQL
4 121 (7.47%) Scala
5 97 (5.99%) C#
6 53 (3.27%) Ruby
7 42 (2.59%) Groovy
8 36 (2.22%) C
9 34 (2.10%) Python
10 23 (1.42%) PHP
11 20 (1.24%) C++
12 19 (1.17%) F#
13 16 (0.99%) Perl
13 16 (0.99%) T-SQL
14 14 (0.86%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.68%) ES6
16 10 (0.62%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.56%) VBScript
18 6 (0.37%) R
18 6 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 177 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 118 (7.29%) SC Cleared
3 117 (7.23%) Degree
4 54 (3.34%) ISEB
5 53 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 27 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.67%) ISTQB
7 16 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.43%) CISSP
8 7 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.43%) PMP
9 6 (0.37%) ISSAP
10 5 (0.31%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.19%) ACCA
11 3 (0.19%) APMP
11 3 (0.19%) CIMA
11 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (12.23%) QA
2 41 (2.53%) WCAG
3 20 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.49%) COBIT
5 8 (0.49%) SDET
5 8 (0.49%) SLA
6 7 (0.43%) WAI
7 6 (0.37%) MiFID
8 5 (0.31%) EMIR
9 4 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.12%) GAAP
10 2 (0.12%) GDPR
10 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.062%) FATCA
11 1 (0.062%) SEPA
System Software
1 46 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (2.35%) HDFS
3 32 (1.98%) Docker
4 30 (1.85%) vCloud
5 4 (0.25%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.12%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.062%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.062%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (3.03%) Puppet
2 18 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.56%) Ansible
6 6 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (0.31%) Salt
8 4 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (0.25%) Nagios
8 4 (0.25%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.062%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.062%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.062%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.062%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (5.62%) Microsoft
2 83 (5.13%) VMware
3 69 (4.26%) Oracle
4 64 (3.95%) Atlassian
5 37 (2.29%) Adobe
6 34 (2.10%) HP
7 32 (1.98%) CA Agile Central
8 29 (1.79%) SAP
9 28 (1.73%) Hortonworks
10 19 (1.17%) IBM
11 18 (1.11%) Google
12 17 (1.05%) Cisco
13 16 (0.99%) Red Hat
14 15 (0.93%) Tableau
15 14 (0.86%) CA
15 14 (0.86%) Splunk
16 11 (0.68%) BMC
16 11 (0.68%) Sitecore
17 10 (0.62%) ServiceNow
18 9 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + remote working
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North West
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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North West
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Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
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Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
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London
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