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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 145 204 186
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -18
Contract jobs citing User Stories 841 585 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.70% 1.17% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.47% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 433 401
Median daily rate £425 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £399 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £41.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83
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
40710 39911 37758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 79.72% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27348 26219 24080
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
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 934 1059 1123
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 June 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 +25 401 £450 +5.88% 78
South East +73 186 £400 +6.66% 15
North West +35 56 £410 +22.38% 8
West Midlands +20 54 £403 +0.68% 9
Yorkshire +22 53 £474 +13.81% 8
East of England +9 45 £460 +15.00% 5
South West -16 21 £400 +6.66% 4
North East -59 20 £450 -30.76% 3
East Midlands -5 10 £455 +17.41% 2
Midlands - 2 £453 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1325 (84.34%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (38.51%) Scrum
3 236 (15.02%) Business Analysis
4 235 (14.96%) Finance
5 231 (14.70%) TDD
6 226 (14.39%) User Experience
7 215 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 213 (13.56%) Project Management
9 200 (12.73%) BDD
10 196 (12.48%) JIRA
11 182 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
12 180 (11.46%) Java
13 176 (11.20%) Waterfall
14 169 (10.76%) SQL
15 163 (10.38%) Mentoring
16 159 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
17 158 (10.06%) HTML
18 153 (9.74%) Use Case
19 142 (9.04%) Kanban
20 137 (8.72%) Security Cleared
21 131 (8.34%) REST
22 128 (8.15%) E-Commerce
23 119 (7.57%) Git (software)
23 119 (7.57%) QA
24 117 (7.45%) JavaScript
25 115 (7.32%) Web Services
26 112 (7.13%) Agile Project Management
27 105 (6.68%) CSS
28 103 (6.56%) Open Source
29 102 (6.49%) User Acceptance 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 94 (5.98%) Confluence
2 53 (3.37%) CMS
3 30 (1.91%) SharePoint
4 15 (0.95%) Drupal
4 15 (0.95%) JBoss
4 15 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 14 (0.89%) IIS
6 11 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (0.70%) Apache
6 11 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (0.57%) Mule
8 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
9 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.38%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.38%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.19%) SAS
12 2 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.65%) MS Office
4 20 (1.27%) MS Project
5 19 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.25%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.064%) Gliffy
10 1 (0.064%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.45%) Magento
2 7 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.25%) Infor SunSystems
4 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.19%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Maximo
6 2 (0.13%) RiskWrite
6 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.13%) SAP hybris
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.064%) Radian6
7 1 (0.064%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.064%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.76%) SaaS
4 9 (0.57%) Boomi
5 8 (0.51%) IaaS
6 7 (0.45%) PaaS
7 6 (0.38%) iPaaS
8 5 (0.32%) GitHub
8 5 (0.32%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.32%) Office 365
9 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.19%) AtomSphere
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.13%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.13%) Yammer
12 1 (0.064%) Force.com
12 1 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.064%) Lucidchart
12 1 (0.064%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.61%) HTTP
2 26 (1.65%) Internet
3 23 (1.46%) DVB
4 7 (0.45%) Network Security
4 7 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.38%) Intranet
5 6 (0.38%) Skype
5 6 (0.38%) Wireless
6 4 (0.25%) DNS
6 4 (0.25%) SSL
7 3 (0.19%) LAN
7 3 (0.19%) MPLS
7 3 (0.19%) SNMP
8 2 (0.13%) DSL
8 2 (0.13%) NAS
8 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.064%) 3G
9 1 (0.064%) CTI
9 1 (0.064%) MVNO
9 1 (0.064%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (3.88%) NoSQL
2 38 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (2.23%) Big Data
4 33 (2.10%) SQL Server
5 31 (1.97%) MongoDB
6 26 (1.65%) MySQL
7 24 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
9 20 (1.27%) Relational Database
10 14 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (0.89%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.64%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.51%) Pentaho
12 8 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (0.38%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.38%) DB2
14 6 (0.38%) MS Access
14 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 196 (12.48%) JIRA
2 119 (7.57%) Git (software)
3 92 (5.86%) Selenium
4 75 (4.77%) Jenkins
5 72 (4.58%) Cucumber
6 43 (2.74%) Maven
6 43 (2.74%) WebDriver
7 33 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (1.72%) JUnit
9 24 (1.53%) JMeter
10 23 (1.46%) gulp
11 22 (1.40%) SoapUI
12 21 (1.34%) SpecFlow
13 18 (1.15%) Ant
13 18 (1.15%) Appium
13 18 (1.15%) Axure RP
13 18 (1.15%) Jasmine
14 17 (1.08%) Grunt
15 16 (1.02%) Eclipse
15 16 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
General
1 235 (14.96%) Finance
2 94 (5.98%) Retail
3 69 (4.39%) Marketing
4 60 (3.82%) Games
5 56 (3.56%) Banking
6 49 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 33 (2.10%) Publishing
8 22 (1.40%) Advertising
9 15 (0.95%) Legal
10 12 (0.76%) Electronics
11 11 (0.70%) Back Office
11 11 (0.70%) Front Office
12 10 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.51%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.38%) Automotive
14 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.32%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.25%) Billing
16 4 (0.25%) Law
16 4 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 706 (44.94%) Analyst
2 603 (38.38%) Business Analyst
3 213 (13.56%) Developer
4 209 (13.30%) Agile Business Analyst
5 109 (6.94%) Delivery Manager
6 91 (5.79%) Digital Business Analyst
7 89 (5.67%) Digital Analyst
8 83 (5.28%) Architect
9 77 (4.90%) Scrum Master
10 56 (3.56%) Designer
11 55 (3.50%) Project Manager
12 49 (3.12%) Digital Delivery Manager
13 47 (2.99%) Java Developer
14 46 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
14 46 (2.93%) Test Analyst
15 44 (2.80%) Agile Delivery Manager
15 44 (2.80%) Technical Architect
16 43 (2.74%) Technical Analyst
16 43 (2.74%) Tester
17 42 (2.67%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (10.06%) HTML
2 131 (8.34%) REST
3 115 (7.32%) Web Services
4 105 (6.68%) CSS
5 101 (6.43%) HTML5
6 90 (5.73%) .NET
7 68 (4.33%) Ajax
7 68 (4.33%) XML
8 66 (4.20%) CSS3
9 65 (4.14%) Node.js
10 63 (4.01%) RESTful
11 59 (3.76%) JSON
12 56 (3.56%) AngularJS
13 55 (3.50%) Spring
14 49 (3.12%) SOAP
15 40 (2.55%) jQuery
16 32 (2.04%) Sass
17 31 (1.97%) Gherkin
18 25 (1.59%) Velocity
19 23 (1.46%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 226 (14.39%) User Experience
2 182 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 35 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.91%) STB
8 23 (1.46%) DTV
8 23 (1.46%) MPEG
9 18 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (1.08%) Data Integration
10 17 (1.08%) Psychology
11 16 (1.02%) Minimum Viable Product
12 15 (0.95%) Data Structures
12 15 (0.95%) NHS
13 14 (0.89%) Virtual Team
14 13 (0.83%) Video on Demand
15 12 (0.76%) Digital Media
16 10 (0.64%) Equities
17 9 (0.57%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 47 (2.99%) Linux
2 45 (2.86%) Unix
3 23 (1.46%) Windows
4 21 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.08%) Android
6 7 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.25%) CentOS
8 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.25%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.13%) Solaris
9 2 (0.13%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.064%) VME
10 1 (0.064%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1325 (84.34%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (38.51%) Scrum
3 236 (15.02%) Business Analysis
4 231 (14.70%) TDD
5 215 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 213 (13.56%) Project Management
7 200 (12.73%) BDD
8 176 (11.20%) Waterfall
9 163 (10.38%) Mentoring
10 159 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
11 153 (9.74%) Use Case
12 142 (9.04%) Kanban
13 128 (8.15%) E-Commerce
14 112 (7.13%) Agile Project Management
15 103 (6.56%) Open Source
16 102 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
17 101 (6.43%) Coaching
18 97 (6.17%) CRM
19 94 (5.98%) Migration
20 92 (5.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 180 (11.46%) Java
2 169 (10.76%) SQL
3 117 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 75 (4.77%) C#
5 37 (2.36%) C
6 36 (2.29%) Ruby
7 34 (2.16%) C++
8 33 (2.10%) PHP
9 31 (1.97%) Scala
10 30 (1.91%) Groovy
11 23 (1.46%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.27%) Python
13 17 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.08%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.95%) F#
15 11 (0.70%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.70%) Perl
16 8 (0.51%) ES6
17 6 (0.38%) Apple Swift
18 5 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 137 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 92 (5.86%) SC Cleared
3 78 (4.96%) Degree
4 56 (3.56%) ISEB
5 31 (1.97%) ISTQB
6 22 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (0.51%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.38%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.38%) PMP
11 5 (0.32%) CISSP
12 4 (0.25%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.19%) CISMP
14 2 (0.13%) CCNA
14 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.13%) ISSAP
14 2 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (7.57%) QA
2 24 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.32%) SLA
5 4 (0.25%) FATCA
5 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.19%) COBIT
6 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.13%) MiFID
7 2 (0.13%) SDET
7 2 (0.13%) WAI
7 2 (0.13%) WCAG
8 1 (0.064%) HL7
8 1 (0.064%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (1.53%) Docker
2 9 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.25%) vSphere
5 2 (0.13%) HDFS
5 2 (0.13%) vCloud
5 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.064%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.064%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (1.27%) Puppet
2 11 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.51%) Ansible
5 6 (0.38%) CloudHub
6 4 (0.25%) WMI
7 3 (0.19%) Grafana
8 2 (0.13%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.13%) Graphite
8 2 (0.13%) Nagios
9 1 (0.064%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.064%) Kibana
9 1 (0.064%) logstash
Vendors
1 102 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 68 (4.33%) Oracle
3 39 (2.48%) Atlassian
4 27 (1.72%) SAP
5 26 (1.65%) Pega
6 23 (1.46%) hybris
6 23 (1.46%) Rally
6 23 (1.46%) Red Hat
7 20 (1.27%) Informatica
8 19 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.08%) Adobe
9 17 (1.08%) Sitecore
10 15 (0.95%) HP
11 14 (0.89%) ServiceNow
12 11 (0.70%) VMware
13 9 (0.57%) Dell
13 9 (0.57%) Google
14 8 (0.51%) BMC
14 8 (0.51%) MuleSoft
14 8 (0.51%) Remedy
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