The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 32 34 59
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.44% 4.12% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.16% 5.36% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 2
Median daily rate £480 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £390 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £561 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £391
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +2.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £34.50 £32.83 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.10% -12.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
User Stories
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
368 392 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 85.98% 76.86% 80.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 208 202
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 65 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.67 £33.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +8.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £24.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.80 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 Essex

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Essex region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Essex

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Essex region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Southend-on-Sea 0 10 £500 -14.16%
Brentwood - 4 - -
Basildon 0 1 £260 +15.55%
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 Essex region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) J2EE
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
3 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
3 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
4 7 (30.43%) DevOps
4 7 (30.43%) Kanban
4 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 7 (30.43%) SOA
5 6 (26.09%) Middleware
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (21.74%) API Design
6 5 (21.74%) WSO2
6 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (21.74%) Open Source
6 5 (21.74%) Confluence
6 5 (21.74%) BDD
6 5 (21.74%) Puppet
6 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (21.74%) Subversion
6 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) JIRA
6 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
6 5 (21.74%) HTTP
6 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
6 5 (21.74%) SSL
7 4 (17.39%) IBM
7 4 (17.39%) JBoss

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 5 (21.74%) Confluence
2 4 (17.39%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) JBoss
2 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Project
1 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) HTTP
1 5 (21.74%) SSL
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
1 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 5 (21.74%) JIRA
2 5 (21.74%) Subversion
3 4 (17.39%) AccuRev
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1 (4.35%) Automotive
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
1 10 (43.48%) Business Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Release Manager
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Service Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) J2EE
2 6 (26.09%) Middleware
3 4 (17.39%) JAX-WS
3 4 (17.39%) JMS
3 4 (17.39%) JPA
3 4 (17.39%) REST
3 4 (17.39%) SOAP
3 4 (17.39%) Web Services
4 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
3 7 (30.43%) DevOps
3 7 (30.43%) Kanban
3 7 (30.43%) SOA
3 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (21.74%) API Design
5 5 (21.74%) BDD
5 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
5 5 (21.74%) Open Source
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 4 (17.39%) Microservices
7 3 (13.04%) Coaching
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) Perl
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.35%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (21.74%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) WSO2
2 4 (17.39%) IBM
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Fujitsu