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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 167 203 219
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 783 568 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.53% 1.12% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.42% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 438 339
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £315 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -81.86%
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
41817 39938 38639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.64% 79.00% 77.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27937 25262 24470
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1172 1126
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £47.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 357 £450 +6.82% 85
South East +32 142 £400 +3.09% 28
North West +43 69 £450 +12.50% 11
East of England +35 69 £450 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire +26 55 £500 +25.00% 11
West Midlands +15 31 £430 +14.66% 11
North East -9 29 £445 +36.92% 1
South West +1 22 £356 -9.81% 9
East Midlands +7 8 £325 -18.75% 2
Midlands - 1 - -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 1254 (82.66%) Agile Software Development
2 533 (35.14%) Scrum
3 236 (15.56%) Project Management
4 226 (14.90%) Business Analysis
5 222 (14.63%) Waterfall
6 211 (13.91%) TDD
7 208 (13.71%) User Experience
8 201 (13.25%) Java
9 194 (12.79%) Finance
10 186 (12.26%) BDD
11 183 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 182 (12.00%) JIRA
13 181 (11.93%) Use Case
14 155 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
15 151 (9.95%) SQL
16 147 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
17 142 (9.36%) HTML
18 140 (9.23%) Security Cleared
19 136 (8.97%) Git (software)
20 134 (8.83%) Mentoring
21 126 (8.31%) Kanban
22 123 (8.11%) JavaScript
23 117 (7.71%) E-Commerce
24 113 (7.45%) Web Services
25 111 (7.32%) REST
26 99 (6.53%) User Acceptance Testing
26 99 (6.53%) QA
27 96 (6.33%) Retail
28 94 (6.20%) Agile Project Management
29 92 (6.06%) Test Scripting

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 89 (5.87%) Confluence
2 59 (3.89%) Node.js
3 52 (3.43%) CMS
4 27 (1.78%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.71%) WebLogic
6 14 (0.92%) Drupal
6 14 (0.92%) JBoss
7 13 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
9 11 (0.73%) Apache
10 10 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (0.46%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.40%) IIS
12 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.26%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.26%) nginx
13 4 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 44 (2.90%) MS Visio
2 41 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 25 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.52%) MS Project
5 19 (1.25%) MS Office
6 18 (1.19%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.66%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.066%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 27 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.66%) Magento
3 6 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.26%) Infor SunSystems
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.20%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.13%) RiskWrite
6 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.066%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.066%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.066%) Endur
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.066%) SAP hybris
7 1 (0.066%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.99%) GitHub
4 12 (0.79%) SaaS
5 11 (0.73%) IaaS
6 10 (0.66%) Office 365
7 9 (0.59%) Boomi
8 6 (0.40%) iPaaS
9 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.26%) PaaS
9 4 (0.26%) Yammer
10 3 (0.20%) AtomSphere
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.066%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.066%) Force.com
12 1 (0.066%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.066%) Lucidchart
12 1 (0.066%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.31%) HTTP
2 24 (1.58%) Internet
3 22 (1.45%) DVB
4 8 (0.53%) Skype
4 8 (0.53%) SSL
4 8 (0.53%) Wireshark
5 7 (0.46%) DNS
5 7 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.33%) Intranet
6 5 (0.33%) SMS
6 5 (0.33%) SNMP
7 3 (0.20%) DSL
7 3 (0.20%) Network Security
8 2 (0.13%) LAN
8 2 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.13%) WAN
8 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.066%) CTI
9 1 (0.066%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.066%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 34 (2.24%) SQL Server
3 33 (2.18%) Big Data
4 28 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 27 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (1.65%) MongoDB
7 22 (1.45%) Hadoop
8 16 (1.05%) MySQL
8 16 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (0.73%) MS Access
11 10 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.59%) DB2
12 9 (0.59%) Pentaho
13 6 (0.40%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.33%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.26%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 182 (12.00%) JIRA
2 136 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 90 (5.93%) Jenkins
4 89 (5.87%) Selenium
5 79 (5.21%) Cucumber
6 57 (3.76%) Maven
7 39 (2.57%) Subversion
8 36 (2.37%) WebDriver
9 30 (1.98%) Jasmine
10 29 (1.91%) Appium
10 29 (1.91%) JUnit
11 23 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (1.45%) Ant
12 22 (1.45%) Protractor
13 21 (1.38%) Axure RP
13 21 (1.38%) SoapUI
14 19 (1.25%) gulp
15 17 (1.12%) Karma Test Runner
16 16 (1.05%) Mockito
17 15 (0.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 194 (12.79%) Finance
2 96 (6.33%) Retail
3 69 (4.55%) Marketing
4 60 (3.96%) Games
5 59 (3.89%) Banking
6 50 (3.30%) Publishing
7 47 (3.10%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.38%) Legal
9 17 (1.12%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.92%) Electronics
11 9 (0.59%) Advertising
11 9 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.40%) Automotive
12 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.40%) Front Office
13 5 (0.33%) Back Office
13 5 (0.33%) French Language
14 4 (0.26%) Law
14 4 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 669 (44.10%) Analyst
2 576 (37.97%) Business Analyst
3 210 (13.84%) Developer
4 176 (11.60%) Agile Business Analyst
5 125 (8.24%) Delivery Manager
6 84 (5.54%) Digital Business Analyst
7 80 (5.27%) Digital Analyst
8 65 (4.28%) Java Developer
9 61 (4.02%) Designer
10 60 (3.96%) Architect
10 60 (3.96%) Digital Delivery Manager
11 57 (3.76%) Scrum Master
12 53 (3.49%) Project Manager
13 45 (2.97%) Product Owner
14 44 (2.90%) Senior Developer
15 43 (2.83%) User Researcher
16 42 (2.77%) Agile Delivery Manager
16 42 (2.77%) Test Analyst
17 41 (2.70%) Tester
18 38 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (9.36%) HTML
2 113 (7.45%) Web Services
3 111 (7.32%) REST
4 89 (5.87%) CSS
5 88 (5.80%) HTML5
6 80 (5.27%) RESTful
7 69 (4.55%) .NET
8 65 (4.28%) JSON
9 63 (4.15%) XML
10 58 (3.82%) Spring
11 55 (3.63%) CSS3
12 53 (3.49%) AngularJS
13 51 (3.36%) SOAP
14 46 (3.03%) Ajax
15 28 (1.85%) Middleware
16 27 (1.78%) Gherkin
17 26 (1.71%) jQuery
18 24 (1.58%) Sass
19 17 (1.12%) Velocity
20 16 (1.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 208 (13.71%) User Experience
2 147 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (3.82%) Mobile App
4 38 (2.50%) STB
5 32 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.45%) DTV
7 22 (1.45%) MPEG
8 20 (1.32%) Psychology
9 18 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.19%) IPTV
10 16 (1.05%) Over-the-Top Content
11 14 (0.92%) Video on Demand
12 13 (0.86%) Data Integration
13 12 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.79%) NHS
14 11 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.66%) Digital Media
16 9 (0.59%) Life Science
17 7 (0.46%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 66 (4.35%) Linux
2 53 (3.49%) Unix
3 29 (1.91%) Android
3 29 (1.91%) Windows
4 23 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.59%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.40%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.26%) CentOS
8 4 (0.26%) Solaris
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.13%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.066%) VME
11 1 (0.066%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1254 (82.66%) Agile Software Development
2 533 (35.14%) Scrum
3 236 (15.56%) Project Management
4 226 (14.90%) Business Analysis
5 222 (14.63%) Waterfall
6 211 (13.91%) TDD
7 186 (12.26%) BDD
8 183 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 181 (11.93%) Use Case
10 155 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
11 134 (8.83%) Mentoring
12 126 (8.31%) Kanban
13 117 (7.71%) E-Commerce
14 99 (6.53%) User Acceptance Testing
15 94 (6.20%) Agile Project Management
16 92 (6.06%) Test Scripting
17 91 (6.00%) Data Modelling
18 85 (5.60%) Open Source
19 84 (5.54%) CRM
20 78 (5.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 201 (13.25%) Java
2 151 (9.95%) SQL
3 123 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 61 (4.02%) C#
5 39 (2.57%) Ruby
6 32 (2.11%) C
7 31 (2.04%) C++
7 31 (2.04%) PHP
8 23 (1.52%) Scala
9 22 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 21 (1.38%) Groovy
11 19 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 19 (1.25%) Python
12 10 (0.66%) ES6
12 10 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.53%) F#
14 7 (0.46%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.46%) Embedded C
14 7 (0.46%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 140 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 88 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 80 (5.27%) Degree
4 47 (3.10%) ISEB
5 27 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 25 (1.65%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.86%) PMI Certification
8 12 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.73%) PMP
10 9 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.20%) CISMP
13 3 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.13%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.13%) CISSP
14 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.066%) CBAP
15 1 (0.066%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.53%) QA
2 34 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.53%) SLA
4 6 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.33%) WCAG
6 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.13%) MiFID
7 2 (0.13%) WAI
8 1 (0.066%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.066%) FATCA
8 1 (0.066%) GAMP
8 1 (0.066%) GxP
8 1 (0.066%) HL7
8 1 (0.066%) RMADS
8 1 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.066%) SDET
System Software
1 26 (1.71%) Docker
2 8 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.13%) HDFS
3 2 (0.13%) vCloud
3 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.066%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.066%) zsh
Systems Management
1 27 (1.78%) Puppet
2 19 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.53%) Ansible
5 6 (0.40%) CloudHub
6 4 (0.26%) Nagios
6 4 (0.26%) Opsview
6 4 (0.26%) WMI
7 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.13%) SCCM
8 1 (0.066%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.066%) Kibana
Vendors
1 81 (5.34%) Microsoft
2 57 (3.76%) Oracle
3 28 (1.85%) Atlassian
4 22 (1.45%) Adobe
4 22 (1.45%) Red Hat
5 21 (1.38%) hybris
5 21 (1.38%) Informatica
5 21 (1.38%) SAP
6 18 (1.19%) Pega
6 18 (1.19%) Rally
6 18 (1.19%) Sitecore
7 16 (1.05%) HP
8 13 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.66%) VMware
10 9 (0.59%) Dell
11 8 (0.53%) ATG
11 8 (0.53%) Google
12 7 (0.46%) IBM
12 7 (0.46%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.40%) BMC
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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Search Consultancy
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
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ninesharp
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
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Posted: 2 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 12 months contract
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day 3 Months initially
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Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £270 - £300 Per Day
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Connectus
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