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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 200 302 316
Rank change year-on-year
+102 +14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 543 303 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.04% 0.63% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.84% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 189 214
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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
38820 35961 39230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 74.48% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24656 22601 23180
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1012 1434
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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 +82 362 £440 +7.31% 46
South East +50 85 £415 +3.75% 22
Yorkshire +13 27 £340 +3.81% 11
North West +5 24 £375 +25.00% 7
East of England -29 18 £425 +6.58% 9
South West -13 16 £381 +17.30% 6
West Midlands -20 4 £411 - 3
East Midlands - 2 - - 4
North East - 1 £350 - 8
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 960 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 500 (43.86%) Scrum
3 305 (26.75%) TDD
4 246 (21.58%) Java
5 235 (20.61%) BDD
6 182 (15.96%) Finance
7 174 (15.26%) SQL
8 166 (14.56%) Business Analysis
9 159 (13.95%) HTML
10 155 (13.60%) E-Commerce
11 149 (13.07%) QA
12 137 (12.02%) JavaScript
13 127 (11.14%) Web Services
14 123 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
15 122 (10.70%) UML
16 110 (9.65%) CSS
17 109 (9.56%) User Experience
18 108 (9.47%) Cucumber
19 104 (9.12%) Use Case
20 103 (9.04%) Project Management
20 103 (9.04%) Test Automation
21 100 (8.77%) Kanban
22 98 (8.60%) XML
23 95 (8.33%) Banking
24 94 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
25 93 (8.16%) Selenium
26 92 (8.07%) JIRA
27 91 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
27 91 (7.98%) C#
28 89 (7.81%) ISEB

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 61 (5.35%) CMS
2 27 (2.37%) Confluence
3 24 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.58%) Drupal
5 15 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.61%) Node.js
8 7 (0.61%) Apache
9 6 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.53%) WordPress
10 5 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle Spatial
12 3 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.18%) Jetty
13 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (3.42%) MS Visio
2 38 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 11 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.88%) MS Office
5 9 (0.79%) MS Project
6 4 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.088%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.61%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.088%) Bond Adapt
5 1 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.088%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.088%) Magento
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.088%) Agresso
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.088%) Maximo
5 1 (0.088%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (0.53%) SaaS
2 2 (0.18%) GitHub
3 1 (0.088%) Trello
3 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.63%) HTTP
2 25 (2.19%) Internet
3 8 (0.70%) Intranet
4 7 (0.61%) SNMP
4 7 (0.61%) Wireshark
5 6 (0.53%) AMQP
5 6 (0.53%) MVNO
6 2 (0.18%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.18%) Network Security
6 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.18%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.18%) DAB
7 1 (0.088%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
2 52 (4.56%) SQL Server
3 47 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 41 (3.60%) MySQL
5 31 (2.72%) NoSQL
6 22 (1.93%) RDBMS
7 20 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (1.67%) MongoDB
9 17 (1.49%) ProClarity
10 13 (1.14%) InterSystems Cache
10 13 (1.14%) Data Mart
11 12 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.53%) SAP BW
14 6 (0.53%) SAP BI
14 6 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.53%) Big Data
15 5 (0.44%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 108 (9.47%) Cucumber
2 93 (8.16%) Selenium
3 92 (8.07%) JIRA
4 46 (4.04%) Jenkins
5 41 (3.60%) WebDriver
6 38 (3.33%) Git (software)
7 37 (3.25%) SoapUI
8 36 (3.16%) Subversion
9 34 (2.98%) SpecFlow
10 28 (2.46%) Mockito
11 25 (2.19%) Visual Studio
11 25 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (1.75%) JUnit
13 19 (1.67%) JBehave
14 18 (1.58%) Ant
15 17 (1.49%) Eclipse
16 16 (1.40%) Maven
17 15 (1.32%) jMock
18 13 (1.14%) ERwin
19 12 (1.05%) Hudson
General
1 182 (15.96%) Finance
2 95 (8.33%) Banking
3 71 (6.23%) Retail
4 61 (5.35%) Marketing
5 54 (4.74%) Publishing
6 49 (4.30%) Games
7 44 (3.86%) Investment Banking
8 31 (2.72%) Telecoms
9 28 (2.46%) Front Office
10 26 (2.28%) Legal
11 12 (1.05%) Back Office
12 10 (0.88%) Law
12 10 (0.88%) Advertising
13 6 (0.53%) Automotive
14 5 (0.44%) French Language
15 4 (0.35%) Billing
15 4 (0.35%) Electronics
15 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 556 (48.77%) Analyst
2 461 (40.44%) Business Analyst
3 223 (19.56%) Developer
4 174 (15.26%) Agile Business Analyst
5 86 (7.54%) Java Developer
6 84 (7.37%) Tester
7 55 (4.82%) ScrumMaster
8 54 (4.74%) Test Analyst
9 43 (3.77%) Automation Tester
10 39 (3.42%) Delivery Manager
11 34 (2.98%) Agile Coach
12 32 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
13 31 (2.72%) Architect
14 29 (2.54%) Product Manager
14 29 (2.54%) Product Owner
15 23 (2.02%) Project Manager
16 22 (1.93%) Senior Business Analyst
16 22 (1.93%) Designer
17 21 (1.84%) Lead Business Analyst
17 21 (1.84%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (13.95%) HTML
2 127 (11.14%) Web Services
3 110 (9.65%) CSS
4 98 (8.60%) XML
5 84 (7.37%) HTML5
6 80 (7.02%) .NET
7 71 (6.23%) Spring
8 70 (6.14%) JSON
9 63 (5.53%) RESTful
10 57 (5.00%) CSS3
11 56 (4.91%) Ajax
12 48 (4.21%) jQuery
13 46 (4.04%) SOAP
14 42 (3.68%) REST
15 29 (2.54%) Hibernate
16 28 (2.46%) AngularJS
17 26 (2.28%) ASP.NET
18 23 (2.02%) .NET Framework
19 22 (1.93%) Struts
19 22 (1.93%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.56%) User Experience
2 94 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (6.58%) Open Source
4 69 (6.05%) Mobile App
5 25 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.67%) Fixed Income
8 18 (1.58%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.32%) Digital Media
10 14 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
11 13 (1.14%) iPhone
11 13 (1.14%) Data Integration
12 12 (1.05%) FMCG
12 12 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
12 12 (1.05%) iPad
13 11 (0.96%) Online Games
14 10 (0.88%) Video on Demand
14 10 (0.88%) Social Media
14 10 (0.88%) Over-the-Top Content
14 10 (0.88%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 76 (6.67%) Linux
2 38 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 35 (3.07%) Windows
4 29 (2.54%) Android
5 25 (2.19%) UNIX
6 7 (0.61%) Solaris
7 6 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.18%) AIX
10 1 (0.088%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.088%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.088%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.088%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.088%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 960 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 500 (43.86%) Scrum
3 305 (26.75%) TDD
4 235 (20.61%) BDD
5 166 (14.56%) Business Analysis
6 155 (13.60%) E-Commerce
7 123 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
8 122 (10.70%) UML
9 104 (9.12%) Use Case
10 103 (9.04%) Test Automation
10 103 (9.04%) Project Management
11 100 (8.77%) Kanban
12 91 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
13 83 (7.28%) Test Scripting
13 83 (7.28%) OO
14 77 (6.75%) Web Development
15 73 (6.40%) Pair Programming
15 73 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 69 (6.05%) Waterfall
17 67 (5.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 246 (21.58%) Java
2 174 (15.26%) SQL
3 137 (12.02%) JavaScript
4 91 (7.98%) C#
5 83 (7.28%) Ruby
6 51 (4.47%) Python
7 45 (3.95%) Scala
8 29 (2.54%) PHP
9 21 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 9 (0.79%) C
11 7 (0.61%) Objective-C
11 7 (0.61%) Perl
11 7 (0.61%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.35%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.26%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.26%) C++
14 3 (0.26%) XPath
14 3 (0.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 89 (7.81%) ISEB
2 63 (5.53%) Degree
3 36 (3.16%) Security Cleared
4 23 (2.02%) ISTQB
5 20 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 10 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.61%) CBAP
8 6 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.35%) APMP
10 4 (0.35%) PMP
10 4 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.18%) IIBA
13 1 (0.088%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.088%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (13.07%) QA
2 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.26%) FATCA
4 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.18%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.088%) Basel II
5 1 (0.088%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.088%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.26%) Cygwin
3 2 (0.18%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.088%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.088%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.05%) Puppet
2 9 (0.79%) Vagrant
3 6 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.35%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.088%) Nagios
5 1 (0.088%) Ansible
5 1 (0.088%) logstash
5 1 (0.088%) Kibana
Vendors
1 76 (6.67%) Oracle
2 59 (5.18%) Microsoft
3 21 (1.84%) Cognos
4 13 (1.14%) Adobe
4 13 (1.14%) hybris
5 12 (1.05%) SAP
6 11 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (0.96%) IBM
7 10 (0.88%) JBoss
8 9 (0.79%) FatWire
9 8 (0.70%) Business Objects
10 7 (0.61%) Siebel
10 7 (0.61%) VMware
10 7 (0.61%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.53%) Capita
12 4 (0.35%) HP
12 4 (0.35%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.26%) Omniture
13 3 (0.26%) Sitecore
14 2 (0.18%) Canoo
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £33000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
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Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
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LEXSTRA
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 325-375 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £525 - £585 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago