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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 141 204 190
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 823 549 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.68% 1.12% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.41% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 418 382
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.53% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £53.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -32.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
40315 38993 38117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.10% 79.28% 78.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26990 25067 24411
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 894 1117 1167
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +9 371 £450 +7.78% 81
South East +68 184 £405 +8.00% 22
North West +29 59 £418 +11.33% 10
East of England +18 57 £450 +12.50% 9
Yorkshire +35 53 £475 +26.66% 10
West Midlands +30 42 £425 +13.33% 16
North East -31 28 £450 +24.13% 1
South West -12 19 £318 -19.62% 10
East Midlands +17 8 £378 -2.58% 2
Midlands - 3 £453 - 1
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1303 (83.31%) Agile Software Development
2 579 (37.02%) Scrum
3 238 (15.22%) Project Management
4 234 (14.96%) Business Analysis
5 228 (14.58%) User Experience
6 223 (14.26%) Finance
7 221 (14.13%) TDD
8 211 (13.49%) BDD
9 200 (12.79%) JIRA
10 198 (12.66%) Java
11 197 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 182 (11.64%) Waterfall
13 167 (10.68%) SQL
14 161 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
15 158 (10.10%) Use Case
16 157 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
17 152 (9.72%) Mentoring
18 150 (9.59%) HTML
19 142 (9.08%) Security Cleared
20 140 (8.95%) Git (software)
21 135 (8.63%) Kanban
22 124 (7.93%) JavaScript
23 123 (7.86%) Web Services
23 123 (7.86%) REST
24 120 (7.67%) E-Commerce
25 114 (7.29%) QA
26 107 (6.84%) Agile Project Management
27 101 (6.46%) Retail
28 100 (6.39%) Selenium
28 100 (6.39%) Wireframes

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 95 (6.07%) Confluence
2 69 (4.41%) Node.js
3 47 (3.01%) CMS
4 28 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 16 (1.02%) JBoss
6 15 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 13 (0.83%) Drupal
8 11 (0.70%) Apache
8 11 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
8 11 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.58%) IIS
11 8 (0.51%) Mule
12 7 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.26%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.26%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.41%) MS Office
4 21 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.90%) MS Project
5 14 (0.90%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.64%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.064%) Gliffy
10 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.64%) Magento
3 6 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.26%) Infor SunSystems
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.26%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Maximo
6 2 (0.13%) RiskWrite
6 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.064%) Endur
7 1 (0.064%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.064%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.064%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.064%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.83%) GitHub
3 13 (0.83%) SaaS
4 10 (0.64%) IaaS
5 9 (0.58%) Boomi
6 7 (0.45%) Office 365
7 6 (0.38%) iPaaS
8 5 (0.32%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.26%) PaaS
10 3 (0.19%) AtomSphere
10 3 (0.19%) Yammer
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.064%) Adobe Analytics
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 47 (3.01%) HTTP
2 26 (1.66%) DVB
3 25 (1.60%) Internet
4 10 (0.64%) SSL
5 7 (0.45%) Skype
5 7 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.45%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.38%) Intranet
6 6 (0.38%) Network Security
7 4 (0.26%) DNS
7 4 (0.26%) SNMP
8 2 (0.13%) DSL
8 2 (0.13%) NAS
8 2 (0.13%) SMS
8 2 (0.13%) Wireless
9 1 (0.064%) 3G
9 1 (0.064%) CTI
9 1 (0.064%) MVNO
9 1 (0.064%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.064%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (3.32%) NoSQL
2 39 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 29 (1.85%) Big Data
5 28 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.34%) MongoDB
6 21 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (0.96%) Hadoop
7 15 (0.96%) MySQL
8 13 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.64%) MS Access
10 9 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (0.58%) DB2
10 9 (0.58%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.58%) Pentaho
11 6 (0.38%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.38%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 200 (12.79%) JIRA
2 140 (8.95%) Git (software)
3 100 (6.39%) Selenium
4 94 (6.01%) Jenkins
5 88 (5.63%) Cucumber
6 56 (3.58%) Maven
7 44 (2.81%) WebDriver
8 34 (2.17%) JUnit
8 34 (2.17%) Subversion
9 28 (1.79%) SoapUI
9 28 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (1.66%) Appium
11 24 (1.53%) gulp
12 23 (1.47%) JMeter
13 22 (1.41%) Ant
13 22 (1.41%) Jasmine
14 18 (1.15%) Protractor
14 18 (1.15%) SpecFlow
15 17 (1.09%) Axure RP
15 17 (1.09%) Eclipse
General
1 223 (14.26%) Finance
2 101 (6.46%) Retail
3 66 (4.22%) Marketing
4 60 (3.84%) Games
5 52 (3.32%) Banking
6 49 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 46 (2.94%) Publishing
8 18 (1.15%) Legal
9 17 (1.09%) Advertising
10 14 (0.90%) Electronics
11 9 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.45%) Automotive
13 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.38%) Front Office
13 6 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.32%) Law
15 4 (0.26%) Back Office
15 4 (0.26%) French Language
16 3 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 700 (44.76%) Analyst
2 589 (37.66%) Business Analyst
3 212 (13.55%) Developer
4 199 (12.72%) Agile Business Analyst
5 116 (7.42%) Delivery Manager
6 92 (5.88%) Digital Business Analyst
7 90 (5.75%) Digital Analyst
8 67 (4.28%) Architect
8 67 (4.28%) Scrum Master
9 66 (4.22%) Designer
10 63 (4.03%) Java Developer
11 54 (3.45%) Digital Delivery Manager
12 51 (3.26%) Test Analyst
13 49 (3.13%) Project Manager
14 44 (2.81%) Tester
15 43 (2.75%) Agile Delivery Manager
15 43 (2.75%) Product Owner
16 41 (2.62%) Consultant
17 40 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
17 40 (2.56%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (9.59%) HTML
2 123 (7.86%) REST
2 123 (7.86%) Web Services
3 91 (5.82%) HTML5
4 89 (5.69%) CSS
5 77 (4.92%) .NET
6 76 (4.86%) RESTful
7 70 (4.48%) XML
8 62 (3.96%) JSON
9 58 (3.71%) Spring
10 55 (3.52%) AngularJS
11 54 (3.45%) Ajax
11 54 (3.45%) CSS3
12 53 (3.39%) SOAP
13 32 (2.05%) jQuery
14 30 (1.92%) Sass
15 29 (1.85%) Gherkin
16 27 (1.73%) Middleware
17 23 (1.47%) Velocity
18 20 (1.28%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 228 (14.58%) User Experience
2 161 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (3.71%) Mobile App
4 41 (2.62%) STB
5 32 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.66%) DTV
7 26 (1.66%) MPEG
8 25 (1.60%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.28%) Psychology
10 17 (1.09%) Data Integration
10 17 (1.09%) IPTV
11 16 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
12 15 (0.96%) NHS
12 15 (0.96%) Video on Demand
13 14 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (0.77%) Digital Media
15 8 (0.51%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.51%) Equities
15 8 (0.51%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 60 (3.84%) Unix
2 58 (3.71%) Linux
3 28 (1.79%) Windows
4 23 (1.47%) Android
5 19 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.26%) Solaris
8 4 (0.26%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.13%) CentOS
11 1 (0.064%) VME
11 1 (0.064%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.064%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1303 (83.31%) Agile Software Development
2 579 (37.02%) Scrum
3 238 (15.22%) Project Management
4 234 (14.96%) Business Analysis
5 221 (14.13%) TDD
6 211 (13.49%) BDD
7 197 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 182 (11.64%) Waterfall
9 158 (10.10%) Use Case
10 157 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
11 152 (9.72%) Mentoring
12 135 (8.63%) Kanban
13 120 (7.67%) E-Commerce
14 107 (6.84%) Agile Project Management
15 100 (6.39%) Wireframes
16 97 (6.20%) Coaching
17 95 (6.07%) SDLC
18 94 (6.01%) User Acceptance Testing
19 90 (5.75%) Test Scripting
20 89 (5.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 198 (12.66%) Java
2 167 (10.68%) SQL
3 124 (7.93%) JavaScript
4 65 (4.16%) C#
5 38 (2.43%) C
6 36 (2.30%) C++
7 35 (2.24%) Ruby
8 33 (2.11%) PHP
9 22 (1.41%) Groovy
9 22 (1.41%) Scala
10 21 (1.34%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.15%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.02%) Python
13 12 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 11 (0.70%) F#
15 9 (0.58%) ES6
16 7 (0.45%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.45%) Embedded C
17 6 (0.38%) Apple Swift
17 6 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 142 (9.08%) Security Cleared
2 91 (5.82%) SC Cleared
3 81 (5.18%) Degree
4 60 (3.84%) ISEB
5 31 (1.98%) ISTQB
6 25 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.51%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.38%) PMP
12 5 (0.32%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.19%) CISMP
14 3 (0.19%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.13%) CISSP
15 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
15 2 (0.13%) IIBA
15 2 (0.13%) Sun Certification
16 1 (0.064%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (7.29%) QA
2 30 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.45%) SLA
4 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.32%) WCAG
5 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.19%) FATCA
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
7 2 (0.13%) MiFID
7 2 (0.13%) WAI
8 1 (0.064%) HL7
8 1 (0.064%) RMADS
8 1 (0.064%) SDET
System Software
1 26 (1.66%) Docker
2 7 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.13%) HDFS
3 2 (0.13%) vCloud
3 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.064%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.064%) zsh
Systems Management
1 27 (1.73%) Puppet
2 18 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.51%) Ansible
5 6 (0.38%) CloudHub
6 4 (0.26%) WMI
7 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.13%) Nagios
7 2 (0.13%) Opsview
8 1 (0.064%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.064%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.064%) Kibana
Vendors
1 92 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 68 (4.35%) Oracle
3 37 (2.37%) Atlassian
4 24 (1.53%) SAP
5 22 (1.41%) hybris
5 22 (1.41%) Rally
6 21 (1.34%) Informatica
6 21 (1.34%) Red Hat
7 19 (1.21%) Pega
8 17 (1.09%) Sitecore
9 16 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.96%) HP
11 14 (0.90%) Adobe
12 9 (0.58%) ATG
12 9 (0.58%) Dell
12 9 (0.58%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.58%) VMware
13 7 (0.45%) BMC
13 7 (0.45%) BT
13 7 (0.45%) Google
London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
J & C Associates Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwick
TDA Group
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
South West London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago