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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Rank 28 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 24 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.37% 5.10% 4.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.25% 6.17% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 16
Median daily rate £495 £484 £606
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -20.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £403 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £573 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
331 389 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 87.80% 82.59% 78.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 228 193
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 46
Median hourly rate £40.50 £34.25 £32.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% +5.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.05 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -9 13 £536 +7.25%
Basildon - 1 £420 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) Scrum
3 24 (52.17%) Kanban
3 24 (52.17%) SOA
4 22 (47.83%) TDD
5 21 (45.65%) DevOps
6 20 (43.48%) JIRA
7 19 (41.30%) Confluence
7 19 (41.30%) JIRA Agile
8 18 (39.13%) BDD
8 18 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (34.78%) Process Management
9 16 (34.78%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (34.78%) Software Delivery
9 16 (34.78%) Virtual Team
10 13 (28.26%) Coaching
11 11 (23.91%) Digital Marketing
11 11 (23.91%) Business Analysis
11 11 (23.91%) Marketing
12 10 (21.74%) Project Planning
13 9 (19.57%) Open Source
13 9 (19.57%) User Experience
14 8 (17.39%) CA Agile Central
14 8 (17.39%) B2C
14 8 (17.39%) Adobe
14 8 (17.39%) CRM
15 7 (15.22%) J2EE
15 7 (15.22%) Middleware
15 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
15 7 (15.22%) Web Development

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 19 (41.30%) Confluence
2 7 (15.22%) CMS
3 4 (8.70%) Apache
3 4 (8.70%) JBoss
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Intranet
2 4 (8.70%) HTTP
2 4 (8.70%) SSL
2 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.17%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) HBase
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.17%) Redis
3 1 (2.17%) Riak
Development Applications
1 20 (43.48%) JIRA
2 19 (41.30%) JIRA Agile
3 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
3 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.70%) Subversion
5 2 (4.35%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (2.17%) AccuRev
General
1 11 (23.91%) Marketing
2 6 (13.04%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Electronics
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Automotive
5 1 (2.17%) Games
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Scrum Master
2 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 15 (32.61%) Business Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Digital Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Digital Business Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Digital Marketing Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Marketing Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Marketing Business Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Agile Scrum Master
6 4 (8.70%) Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Release Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Business Integration Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Messaging Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) PHP Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Integration Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) J2EE
1 7 (15.22%) Middleware
2 2 (4.35%) LAMP
2 2 (4.35%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) XML Schema
2 2 (4.35%) XSD
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) HTML5
3 1 (2.17%) JAX-WS
3 1 (2.17%) JMS
3 1 (2.17%) JPA
3 1 (2.17%) jQuery
3 1 (2.17%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Enterprise Software
1 16 (34.78%) Virtual Team
2 9 (19.57%) User Experience
3 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.35%) Reinsurance
5 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) Scrum
3 24 (52.17%) Kanban
3 24 (52.17%) SOA
4 22 (47.83%) TDD
5 21 (45.65%) DevOps
6 18 (39.13%) BDD
6 18 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (34.78%) Process Management
7 16 (34.78%) Software Delivery
8 13 (28.26%) Coaching
9 11 (23.91%) Business Analysis
9 11 (23.91%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (21.74%) Project Planning
11 9 (19.57%) Open Source
12 8 (17.39%) B2C
12 8 (17.39%) CRM
13 7 (15.22%) Content Management
13 7 (15.22%) Requirements Management
13 7 (15.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) Java
1 4 (8.70%) Perl
2 3 (6.52%) C
2 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.35%) PHP
3 2 (4.35%) Scala
3 2 (4.35%) SQL
4 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Adobe
1 8 (17.39%) CA Agile Central
2 7 (15.22%) WSO2
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) Mapbox
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat