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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 152 176 190
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 786 700 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.72% 1.38% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.70% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 492 450
Median daily rate £439 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £44.00 £32.00 £53.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -40.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £26.40 £50.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £38.80 £58.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £36.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+27.58% -34.09%
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
37877 41238 40628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.85% 81.42% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25375 27145 26819
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1232 1154
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +23.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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
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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 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 -10 316 £469 +0.80% 64
South East +74 154 £400 +5.26% 22
Yorkshire +50 80 £425 +6.25% 15
West Midlands +34 70 £475 +26.66% 12
North East -14 55 £406 -3.27% 3
North West -17 34 £380 -10.58% 13
East of England -17 32 £413 -12.69% 12
South West +17 29 £425 +23.18% 6
East Midlands +1 16 £400 +22.13% 2
Midlands +4 1 £500 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 1395 (83.94%) Agile Software Development
2 784 (47.17%) Scrum
3 285 (17.15%) TDD
4 272 (16.37%) Kanban
5 262 (15.76%) Finance
5 262 (15.76%) User Experience
6 233 (14.02%) Business Analysis
7 213 (12.82%) HTML
8 211 (12.70%) JIRA
9 209 (12.58%) Java
10 206 (12.39%) BDD
11 194 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
12 192 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 187 (11.25%) QA
14 184 (11.07%) Project Management
15 179 (10.77%) CSS
16 178 (10.71%) JavaScript
17 177 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
18 171 (10.29%) Use Case
19 167 (10.05%) Security Cleared
20 157 (9.45%) Selenium
21 144 (8.66%) Test Scripting
22 143 (8.60%) SQL
23 137 (8.24%) Waterfall
24 128 (7.70%) REST
25 124 (7.46%) Open Source
25 124 (7.46%) Web Services
26 117 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
27 115 (6.92%) Automated Testing
27 115 (6.92%) Mentoring

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
1 114 (6.86%) Confluence
2 44 (2.65%) CMS
3 38 (2.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 34 (2.05%) JBoss
5 31 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 15 (0.90%) WebLogic
8 13 (0.78%) IIS
9 11 (0.66%) Apache
10 9 (0.54%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.42%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.36%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.24%) Drupal
14 4 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
14 4 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
15 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.77%) MS Visio
3 38 (2.29%) MS Office
4 22 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.72%) MS Project
6 3 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.12%) InVision
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.060%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.060%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 23 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.24%) Magento
6 3 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
7 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.12%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.060%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.060%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.060%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.060%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (2.71%) IaaS
3 43 (2.59%) PaaS
4 25 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (1.02%) SaaS
6 14 (0.84%) GitHub
7 11 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
7 11 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.30%) Office 365
9 4 (0.24%) G Suite
9 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.18%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.12%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.12%) Slack
11 2 (0.12%) Trello
12 1 (0.060%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.08%) Internet
2 17 (1.02%) HTTP
3 15 (0.90%) Firewall
4 7 (0.42%) SSL
4 7 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.36%) DVB
5 6 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.30%) Intranet
6 5 (0.30%) Skype
7 4 (0.24%) Broadband
7 4 (0.24%) Wireless
8 3 (0.18%) AMQP
8 3 (0.18%) FTP
8 3 (0.18%) LAN
8 3 (0.18%) LDAP
8 3 (0.18%) MPLS
8 3 (0.18%) VPN
9 2 (0.12%) DNS
9 2 (0.12%) Network Security
10 1 (0.060%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.33%) Big Data
2 53 (3.19%) SQL Server
3 51 (3.07%) NoSQL
4 50 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
5 46 (2.77%) MongoDB
6 44 (2.65%) MySQL
6 44 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 36 (2.17%) Hadoop
9 31 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (1.50%) Relational Database
11 24 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (0.72%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 10 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 211 (12.70%) JIRA
2 157 (9.45%) Selenium
3 114 (6.86%) Jenkins
4 102 (6.14%) Git (software)
5 92 (5.54%) Cucumber
6 76 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 68 (4.09%) WebDriver
8 43 (2.59%) SpecFlow
9 42 (2.53%) JUnit
10 39 (2.35%) SoapUI
11 31 (1.87%) Gradle
11 31 (1.87%) Maven
12 28 (1.68%) Visual Studio
13 27 (1.62%) RSpec
14 23 (1.38%) Grunt
14 23 (1.38%) JMeter
15 22 (1.32%) Eclipse
15 22 (1.32%) IntelliJ
16 21 (1.26%) TeamCity
17 19 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 262 (15.76%) Finance
2 99 (5.96%) Banking
3 96 (5.78%) Retail
4 68 (4.09%) Marketing
5 63 (3.79%) Games
6 61 (3.67%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.68%) Publishing
8 25 (1.50%) Front Office
9 20 (1.20%) Advertising
10 18 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.02%) Back Office
12 15 (0.90%) Legal
13 12 (0.72%) Electronics
14 11 (0.66%) Automotive
14 11 (0.66%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.66%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.66%) Military
15 7 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 753 (45.31%) Analyst
2 686 (41.28%) Business Analyst
3 240 (14.44%) Agile Business Analyst
4 220 (13.24%) Developer
5 119 (7.16%) Digital Business Analyst
6 118 (7.10%) Digital Analyst
7 92 (5.54%) Scrum Master
8 82 (4.93%) Tester
9 80 (4.81%) Architect
10 65 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
11 60 (3.61%) Product Owner
12 57 (3.43%) Automation Tester
12 57 (3.43%) Senior Business Analyst
13 55 (3.31%) Delivery Manager
14 54 (3.25%) Technical Architect
15 50 (3.01%) Java Developer
15 50 (3.01%) Test Engineer
16 40 (2.41%) QA Engineer
16 40 (2.41%) Technical Analyst
17 39 (2.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (12.82%) HTML
2 179 (10.77%) CSS
3 128 (7.70%) REST
4 124 (7.46%) Web Services
5 107 (6.44%) HTML5
6 105 (6.32%) XML
7 88 (5.29%) JSON
8 87 (5.23%) CSS3
9 85 (5.11%) .NET
10 77 (4.63%) RESTful
11 74 (4.45%) AngularJS
12 70 (4.21%) Gherkin
13 65 (3.91%) Ajax
14 58 (3.49%) Node.js
15 54 (3.25%) Spring
16 49 (2.95%) jQuery
17 45 (2.71%) Sass
18 44 (2.65%) Java EE
19 41 (2.47%) SOAP
20 40 (2.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 262 (15.76%) User Experience
2 194 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (4.09%) Mobile App
4 57 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.05%) Virtual Team
7 32 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (1.08%) Data Integration
9 18 (1.08%) Minimum Viable Product
10 17 (1.02%) Fintech
10 17 (1.02%) Semantic Web
11 15 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 15 (0.90%) Fixed Income
11 15 (0.90%) NHS
11 15 (0.90%) Psychology
12 13 (0.78%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.54%) Digital Media
13 9 (0.54%) Smartphone
14 8 (0.48%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 94 (5.66%) Linux
2 63 (3.79%) Windows
3 35 (2.11%) Unix
4 21 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.08%) Android
6 17 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (0.42%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.18%) CentOS
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.12%) VMS
11 1 (0.060%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1395 (83.94%) Agile Software Development
2 784 (47.17%) Scrum
3 285 (17.15%) TDD
4 272 (16.37%) Kanban
5 233 (14.02%) Business Analysis
6 206 (12.39%) BDD
7 192 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 184 (11.07%) Project Management
9 177 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
10 171 (10.29%) Use Case
11 144 (8.66%) Test Scripting
12 137 (8.24%) Waterfall
13 124 (7.46%) Open Source
14 117 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
15 115 (6.92%) Automated Testing
15 115 (6.92%) Mentoring
16 111 (6.68%) Analytics
17 105 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
17 105 (6.32%) Software Engineering
18 104 (6.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 209 (12.58%) Java
2 178 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 143 (8.60%) SQL
4 113 (6.80%) Scala
5 97 (5.84%) C#
6 60 (3.61%) Ruby
7 40 (2.41%) Groovy
8 37 (2.23%) C
9 30 (1.81%) Python
10 27 (1.62%) F#
11 26 (1.56%) PHP
12 24 (1.44%) C++
13 21 (1.26%) T-SQL
14 18 (1.08%) Perl
15 13 (0.78%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.78%) VBScript
16 12 (0.72%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.36%) R
17 6 (0.36%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 167 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 108 (6.50%) SC Cleared
3 106 (6.38%) Degree
4 55 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 53 (3.19%) ISEB
6 21 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.26%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.54%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.42%) CISSP
10 6 (0.36%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.36%) PMP
11 5 (0.30%) ISSAP
12 3 (0.18%) ACCA
12 3 (0.18%) APMP
12 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.18%) CIMA
12 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (11.25%) QA
2 32 (1.93%) WCAG
3 23 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.48%) SDET
6 7 (0.42%) COBIT
7 6 (0.36%) SLA
7 6 (0.36%) WAI
8 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.18%) MiFID
10 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.12%) FATCA
10 2 (0.12%) GAAP
11 1 (0.060%) EMIR
11 1 (0.060%) SEPA
System Software
1 42 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (1.99%) HDFS
3 28 (1.68%) vCloud
4 17 (1.02%) Docker
5 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.060%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.060%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.060%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.060%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.060%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (2.65%) Puppet
2 15 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.36%) Ansible
4 6 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (0.18%) Grafana
6 3 (0.18%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.18%) Nagios
7 2 (0.12%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.12%) Graphite
7 2 (0.12%) Salt
8 1 (0.060%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.060%) Kibana
8 1 (0.060%) logstash
8 1 (0.060%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.060%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.060%) Terraform
8 1 (0.060%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.060%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 108 (6.50%) Microsoft
2 73 (4.39%) VMware
3 70 (4.21%) Oracle
4 62 (3.73%) Atlassian
5 47 (2.83%) Adobe
6 29 (1.74%) HP
7 26 (1.56%) CA Agile Central
7 26 (1.56%) Hortonworks
7 26 (1.56%) SAP
8 21 (1.26%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.14%) Google
10 17 (1.02%) IBM
11 15 (0.90%) CA
12 13 (0.78%) Cisco
12 13 (0.78%) Splunk
13 12 (0.72%) BMC
13 12 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.60%) Pega
15 9 (0.54%) Sitecore
16 8 (0.48%) Remedy
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
I3
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
TDA Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Flexible Working
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
University of Birmingham
Rate: From £38,896 to £46,414 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Networkers
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networkers
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton-London, SM2 5AS
Reed Business Information
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
NCC Group
Posted: 11 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 27 days ago