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 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
UK / England
Rank 125 165 216
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +51
Contract jobs citing User Stories 812 715 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.93% 1.52% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.83% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 512 366
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.13 £32.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +24.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £34.23 £32.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.25 £46.03 £32.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
34885 38997 37464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.95% 82.80% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23333 25843 24000
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 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 855 1059 1018
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 February 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
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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 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 +6 344 £460 +8.23% 84
South East +47 125 £425 +13.33% 22
West Midlands +26 51 £425 -9.57% 7
Yorkshire +23 51 £425 - 16
East of England -9 51 £450 +2.85% 15
North East -9 49 £400 -20.00% 4
North West 0 44 £400 - 18
South West +21 43 £410 +2.50% 9
East Midlands +33 35 £381 +20.07% 4
Midlands - 11 - -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 1340 (81.51%) Agile Software Development
2 774 (47.08%) Scrum
3 294 (17.88%) Kanban
4 291 (17.70%) TDD
5 259 (15.75%) Finance
6 256 (15.57%) JIRA
7 245 (14.90%) User Experience
8 212 (12.90%) Business Analysis
8 212 (12.90%) BDD
9 211 (12.83%) HTML
10 209 (12.71%) Java
11 198 (12.04%) JavaScript
11 198 (12.04%) QA
12 184 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 178 (10.83%) Project Management
13 178 (10.83%) Selenium
14 177 (10.77%) CSS
15 175 (10.64%) Use Case
16 170 (10.34%) Security Cleared
17 169 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
18 167 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
19 160 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
20 158 (9.61%) Confluence
21 152 (9.25%) Web Services
22 151 (9.18%) SQL
23 148 (9.00%) Waterfall
24 140 (8.52%) Jenkins
25 139 (8.45%) DevOps
26 134 (8.15%) Test Scripting
27 125 (7.60%) Automated Testing

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
1 158 (9.61%) Confluence
2 32 (1.95%) CMS
3 29 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 19 (1.16%) WebLogic
6 18 (1.09%) JBoss
7 15 (0.91%) Apache
8 13 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.61%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.49%) GeoServer
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.36%) Drupal
13 6 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.30%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.24%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.24%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.24%) EPiServer
15 4 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 58 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 29 (1.76%) MS Office
4 18 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.79%) MS Project
6 5 (0.30%) InVision
6 5 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.18%) UXPin
8 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.061%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 21 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.18%) Maximo
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) Magento
6 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.12%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.061%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.061%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.061%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.061%) Summit
7 1 (0.061%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (2.68%) IaaS
3 32 (1.95%) PaaS
4 22 (1.34%) GitHub
5 21 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (1.28%) SaaS
6 7 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (0.43%) Office 365
7 6 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.36%) Trello
8 4 (0.24%) Loggly
8 4 (0.24%) Sumo Logic
9 3 (0.18%) Force.com
9 3 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.18%) Slack
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.40%) HTTP
2 19 (1.16%) Firewall
3 13 (0.79%) Internet
4 11 (0.67%) DVB
5 9 (0.55%) Intranet
6 7 (0.43%) Network Security
6 7 (0.43%) SSL
7 6 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.30%) DNS
8 5 (0.30%) Skype
9 4 (0.24%) LDAP
10 3 (0.18%) IMAP
10 3 (0.18%) VLAN
11 2 (0.12%) AMQP
11 2 (0.12%) POP3
11 2 (0.12%) SWIFTNet
11 2 (0.12%) VPN
12 1 (0.061%) FTP
12 1 (0.061%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.061%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (3.77%) Big Data
2 51 (3.10%) Hadoop
3 50 (3.04%) NoSQL
4 49 (2.98%) MongoDB
5 43 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (2.55%) MySQL
7 40 (2.43%) SQL Server
8 32 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (1.82%) Relational Database
10 14 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 12 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
11 12 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (0.67%) HBase
13 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.55%) GIS
Development Applications
1 256 (15.57%) JIRA
2 178 (10.83%) Selenium
3 140 (8.52%) Jenkins
4 106 (6.45%) Cucumber
5 103 (6.27%) Git (software)
6 72 (4.38%) WebDriver
7 59 (3.59%) SoapUI
8 56 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 50 (3.04%) JUnit
10 33 (2.01%) SpecFlow
11 31 (1.89%) JMeter
11 31 (1.89%) RSpec
12 29 (1.76%) Maven
12 29 (1.76%) TeamCity
13 26 (1.58%) JIRA Agile
14 23 (1.40%) Subversion
15 19 (1.16%) Grunt
16 18 (1.09%) Ant
17 16 (0.97%) Visual Studio
18 15 (0.91%) LoadRunner
General
1 259 (15.75%) Finance
2 89 (5.41%) Banking
3 75 (4.56%) Retail
4 63 (3.83%) Marketing
5 60 (3.65%) Games
5 60 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.70%) Publishing
7 23 (1.40%) Legal
8 18 (1.09%) Advertising
9 17 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.97%) Front Office
11 13 (0.79%) Automotive
11 13 (0.79%) Back Office
11 13 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.73%) Electronics
12 12 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.55%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.49%) Billing
15 7 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 688 (41.85%) Analyst
2 607 (36.92%) Business Analyst
3 226 (13.75%) Developer
4 210 (12.77%) Agile Business Analyst
5 117 (7.12%) Digital Business Analyst
6 116 (7.06%) Digital Analyst
7 108 (6.57%) Scrum Master
8 89 (5.41%) Architect
9 78 (4.74%) Tester
10 66 (4.01%) Senior Analyst
11 57 (3.47%) Product Owner
12 55 (3.35%) Technical Architect
13 51 (3.10%) Automation Tester
13 51 (3.10%) Senior Business Analyst
14 50 (3.04%) Java Developer
14 50 (3.04%) Test Engineer
14 50 (3.04%) User Researcher
15 47 (2.86%) Agile Scrum Master
15 47 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
16 45 (2.74%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (12.83%) HTML
2 177 (10.77%) CSS
3 152 (9.25%) Web Services
4 117 (7.12%) HTML5
5 112 (6.81%) REST
6 100 (6.08%) XML
7 97 (5.90%) JSON
8 89 (5.41%) RESTful
9 86 (5.23%) CSS3
10 84 (5.11%) Gherkin
11 83 (5.05%) AngularJS
12 62 (3.77%) .NET
13 59 (3.59%) jQuery
14 58 (3.53%) Node.js
15 51 (3.10%) Spring
16 48 (2.92%) Ajax
17 42 (2.55%) SOAP
18 39 (2.37%) Sass
19 35 (2.13%) Velocity
20 34 (2.07%) React
Miscellaneous
1 245 (14.90%) User Experience
2 167 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 43 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.31%) Virtual Team
7 37 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.64%) Fintech
9 19 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 13 (0.79%) CMDB
12 11 (0.67%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.67%) STB
13 10 (0.61%) Blog
13 10 (0.61%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.55%) Digital TV
14 9 (0.55%) Minimum Viable Product
14 9 (0.55%) NHS
15 8 (0.49%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.49%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 91 (5.54%) Linux
2 49 (2.98%) Windows
3 41 (2.49%) Unix
4 20 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (0.73%) Android
6 12 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.24%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.061%) CentOS
9 1 (0.061%) Solaris
9 1 (0.061%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1340 (81.51%) Agile Software Development
2 774 (47.08%) Scrum
3 294 (17.88%) Kanban
4 291 (17.70%) TDD
5 212 (12.90%) BDD
5 212 (12.90%) Business Analysis
6 184 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 178 (10.83%) Project Management
8 175 (10.64%) Use Case
9 169 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
10 160 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 148 (9.00%) Waterfall
12 139 (8.45%) DevOps
13 134 (8.15%) Test Scripting
14 125 (7.60%) Automated Testing
14 125 (7.60%) Coaching
15 119 (7.24%) Software Engineering
16 110 (6.69%) Test Automation
17 107 (6.51%) Open Source
18 106 (6.45%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 209 (12.71%) Java
2 198 (12.04%) JavaScript
3 151 (9.18%) SQL
4 122 (7.42%) Scala
5 82 (4.99%) C#
6 52 (3.16%) Ruby
7 44 (2.68%) Groovy
8 39 (2.37%) C
9 38 (2.31%) Python
10 22 (1.34%) PHP
11 21 (1.28%) C++
12 20 (1.22%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.03%) Perl
14 15 (0.91%) F#
15 14 (0.85%) ES6
15 14 (0.85%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.73%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.55%) VBScript
18 6 (0.36%) R
18 6 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 170 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 118 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 114 (6.93%) Degree
4 69 (4.20%) ISEB
5 41 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 31 (1.89%) ISTQB
7 24 (1.46%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.67%) CISSP
10 10 (0.61%) ISSAP
11 6 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.36%) PMP
12 5 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.30%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.18%) ACCA
14 3 (0.18%) APMP
14 3 (0.18%) CIMA
14 3 (0.18%) IIBA
14 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (12.04%) QA
2 37 (2.25%) WCAG
3 19 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 15 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.91%) PMO
5 11 (0.67%) SLA
6 7 (0.43%) COBIT
6 7 (0.43%) SDET
6 7 (0.43%) WAI
7 6 (0.36%) EMIR
7 6 (0.36%) MiFID
8 5 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.24%) SEPA
10 3 (0.18%) GDPR
11 2 (0.12%) GAAP
11 2 (0.12%) ISO20022
11 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (2.68%) Docker
2 39 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.82%) HDFS
4 22 (1.34%) vCloud
5 4 (0.24%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.12%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.061%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 44 (2.68%) Puppet
2 22 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.91%) Kubernetes
4 14 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.49%) Ansible
6 6 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (0.30%) Salt
8 4 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (0.24%) Nagios
8 4 (0.24%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.12%) Mesos
9 2 (0.12%) vRealize
10 1 (0.061%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.061%) OpenView
10 1 (0.061%) Piwik
10 1 (0.061%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.061%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 105 (6.39%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.56%) Oracle
3 69 (4.20%) VMware
4 65 (3.95%) Atlassian
5 38 (2.31%) Adobe
6 35 (2.13%) HP
7 28 (1.70%) SAP
8 22 (1.34%) CA Agile Central
9 20 (1.22%) Hortonworks
10 19 (1.16%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.03%) Google
11 17 (1.03%) IBM
12 14 (0.85%) Splunk
13 13 (0.79%) CA
13 13 (0.79%) Cisco
13 13 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.79%) Sitecore
13 13 (0.79%) Tableau
14 11 (0.67%) BMC
15 10 (0.61%) WSO2
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ReThink Recruitment
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London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £340 to £350 per day
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
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Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
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Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
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Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum
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North London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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West London
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South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
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