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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 183 296 301
Rank change year-on-year
+113 +5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 619 304 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.16% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.85% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 194 175
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £56.75 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.11% +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
39381 35768 36229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.87% 74.65% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25694 22646 21510
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1037 1346
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 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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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 +90 366 £450 +7.14% 51
South East +48 103 £420 +5.66% 37
Yorkshire +22 36 £480 +47.69% 12
South West -13 32 £350 - 12
East of England -6 27 £425 -2.85% 17
North West -6 21 £393 +30.83% 10
West Midlands -10 17 £405 -19.00% 2
North East - 13 £450 - 2
East Midlands +1 3 £350 -6.66% 2
South Coast - - - -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 999 (85.09%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (45.23%) Scrum
3 330 (28.11%) TDD
4 275 (23.42%) Java
5 223 (18.99%) BDD
6 172 (14.65%) Finance
6 172 (14.65%) HTML
6 172 (14.65%) SQL
7 170 (14.48%) Business Analysis
8 162 (13.80%) JavaScript
9 154 (13.12%) E-Commerce
10 146 (12.44%) QA
11 143 (12.18%) Web Services
12 139 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
13 122 (10.39%) JIRA
14 121 (10.31%) CSS
15 120 (10.22%) Kanban
16 117 (9.97%) Project Management
17 114 (9.71%) XML
18 113 (9.63%) User Experience
19 112 (9.54%) Use Case
20 108 (9.20%) UML
21 103 (8.77%) Linux
21 103 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
22 102 (8.69%) Test Automation
23 101 (8.60%) Cucumber
24 100 (8.52%) Selenium
25 99 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
26 96 (8.18%) Banking
26 96 (8.18%) OO

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 62 (5.28%) CMS
2 25 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.13%) Confluence
3 24 (2.04%) Apache
4 21 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 16 (1.36%) WebLogic
6 11 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.85%) Drupal
7 10 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.68%) JBoss
9 7 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.51%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.34%) Node.js
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle Spatial
12 4 (0.34%) WordPress
13 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 47 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.32%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.19%) MS Office
4 10 (0.85%) MS Project
4 10 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.085%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.085%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.60%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.43%) Summit
4 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.17%) Bond Adapt
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.085%) Agresso
7 1 (0.085%) Maximo
7 1 (0.085%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.60%) SaaS
2 6 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.17%) GitHub
4 1 (0.085%) Trello
4 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.13%) HTTP
2 20 (1.70%) Internet
3 13 (1.11%) SNMP
4 9 (0.77%) MVNO
5 7 (0.60%) Intranet
6 6 (0.51%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.51%) AMQP
7 4 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.26%) DAB
9 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.17%) Network Security
9 2 (0.17%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.085%) NFC
10 1 (0.085%) SSL
10 1 (0.085%) Firewall
10 1 (0.085%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (4.60%) Relational Database
2 51 (4.34%) SQL Server
3 50 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (3.75%) MySQL
5 29 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 27 (2.30%) RDBMS
7 20 (1.70%) MongoDB
8 19 (1.62%) Oracle Database
9 18 (1.53%) ProClarity
10 17 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.94%) Data Mart
13 11 (0.94%) DB2
14 10 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
16 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (0.51%) OLAP
17 6 (0.51%) SAP BI
17 6 (0.51%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 122 (10.39%) JIRA
2 101 (8.60%) Cucumber
3 100 (8.52%) Selenium
4 43 (3.66%) Subversion
5 40 (3.41%) SoapUI
5 40 (3.41%) Jenkins
6 36 (3.07%) Git (software)
7 32 (2.73%) Eclipse
8 31 (2.64%) SpecFlow
8 31 (2.64%) WebDriver
9 29 (2.47%) Mockito
9 29 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (2.30%) Ant
10 27 (2.30%) Visual Studio
11 26 (2.21%) JUnit
12 22 (1.87%) Maven
13 21 (1.79%) jMock
14 20 (1.70%) QuickTest Pro
15 14 (1.19%) JBehave
16 13 (1.11%) JMeter
General
1 172 (14.65%) Finance
2 96 (8.18%) Banking
3 70 (5.96%) Retail
4 57 (4.86%) Publishing
5 55 (4.68%) Marketing
6 53 (4.51%) Investment Banking
7 51 (4.34%) Games
8 38 (3.24%) Front Office
9 34 (2.90%) Telecoms
10 29 (2.47%) Legal
11 19 (1.62%) Back Office
12 11 (0.94%) Automotive
13 10 (0.85%) Law
14 6 (0.51%) French Language
15 5 (0.43%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.34%) Advertising
16 4 (0.34%) Electronics
16 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 552 (47.02%) Analyst
2 455 (38.76%) Business Analyst
3 234 (19.93%) Developer
4 183 (15.59%) Agile Business Analyst
5 120 (10.22%) Java Developer
6 96 (8.18%) Tester
7 61 (5.20%) ScrumMaster
8 57 (4.86%) Automation Tester
9 46 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
10 41 (3.49%) Test Analyst
11 37 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
11 37 (3.15%) Agile Coach
12 26 (2.21%) Scala Developer
12 26 (2.21%) Product Owner
12 26 (2.21%) Designer
12 26 (2.21%) Senior Business Analyst
13 25 (2.13%) Architect
13 25 (2.13%) Agile Java Developer
14 24 (2.04%) Senior Developer
15 23 (1.96%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (14.65%) HTML
2 143 (12.18%) Web Services
3 121 (10.31%) CSS
4 114 (9.71%) XML
5 92 (7.84%) HTML5
6 81 (6.90%) Spring
7 77 (6.56%) JSON
8 68 (5.79%) RESTful
9 63 (5.37%) .NET
10 57 (4.86%) SOAP
11 56 (4.77%) Ajax
12 54 (4.60%) Hibernate
13 51 (4.34%) CSS3
14 44 (3.75%) REST
15 34 (2.90%) jQuery
16 32 (2.73%) J2EE
17 26 (2.21%) JSP
18 20 (1.70%) ASP.NET
18 20 (1.70%) JMS
18 20 (1.70%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 113 (9.63%) User Experience
2 103 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (5.37%) Open Source
4 57 (4.86%) Mobile App
5 21 (1.79%) Fixed Income
6 19 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.53%) Data Structures
7 18 (1.53%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.45%) Computer Science
9 16 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
10 14 (1.19%) Digital Media
11 13 (1.11%) iPad
12 12 (1.02%) Data Integration
12 12 (1.02%) iPhone
12 12 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
13 11 (0.94%) FMCG
13 11 (0.94%) Video on Demand
13 11 (0.94%) Online Games
13 11 (0.94%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 103 (8.77%) Linux
2 40 (3.41%) UNIX
3 36 (3.07%) Windows
4 34 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.87%) Android
6 12 (1.02%) Solaris
7 10 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.085%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.085%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (85.09%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (45.23%) Scrum
3 330 (28.11%) TDD
4 223 (18.99%) BDD
5 170 (14.48%) Business Analysis
6 154 (13.12%) E-Commerce
7 139 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
8 120 (10.22%) Kanban
9 117 (9.97%) Project Management
10 112 (9.54%) Use Case
11 108 (9.20%) UML
12 102 (8.69%) Test Automation
13 99 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 96 (8.18%) OO
15 93 (7.92%) Pair Programming
16 88 (7.50%) Automated Testing
17 83 (7.07%) Data Modelling
18 76 (6.47%) Test Scripting
19 73 (6.22%) Mentoring
20 71 (6.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 275 (23.42%) Java
2 172 (14.65%) SQL
3 162 (13.80%) JavaScript
4 77 (6.56%) Ruby
5 76 (6.47%) C#
6 65 (5.54%) Python
7 50 (4.26%) Scala
8 24 (2.04%) PHP
9 14 (1.19%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.02%) C
11 9 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.77%) Perl
12 6 (0.51%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.43%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.43%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.43%) Groovy
13 5 (0.43%) XPath
13 5 (0.43%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.34%) Lua
14 4 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 85 (7.24%) ISEB
2 79 (6.73%) Degree
3 71 (6.05%) Security Cleared
4 45 (3.83%) SC Cleared
5 33 (2.81%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.60%) CBAP
8 6 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.43%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.34%) PMP
10 4 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.34%) APMP
11 3 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.17%) IIBA
12 2 (0.17%) OCPJP
12 2 (0.17%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.085%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (12.44%) QA
2 6 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.43%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.085%) FATCA
5 1 (0.085%) EMIR
5 1 (0.085%) GxP
5 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.085%) Basel II
5 1 (0.085%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.17%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.085%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.085%) vSphere
5 1 (0.085%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.085%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.94%) Puppet
3 9 (0.77%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.34%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.085%) Ansible
Vendors
1 92 (7.84%) Oracle
2 62 (5.28%) Microsoft
3 19 (1.62%) Cognos
4 18 (1.53%) HP
5 17 (1.45%) SAP
6 16 (1.36%) IBM
7 14 (1.19%) Adobe
8 13 (1.11%) Siebel
9 9 (0.77%) Business Objects
9 9 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.77%) FatWire
9 9 (0.77%) VMware
9 9 (0.77%) Canoo
10 7 (0.60%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.43%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.26%) Capita
12 3 (0.26%) Omniture
12 3 (0.26%) Google
12 3 (0.26%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.17%) Rackspace
Andover, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 11 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £350 to £550 per day £350-450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-500 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £460 - £490 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago