The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 50 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.03% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£318 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £339
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
363 315 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.85% 68.63% 66.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 155 154
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 67
Average hourly rate £31.00 £31.00 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £41.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (58.33%) RUP
1 7 (58.33%) FatWire
1 7 (58.33%) Scrum
2 6 (50.00%) Content Management
2 6 (50.00%) Use Case
3 5 (41.67%) UML
4 4 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Dependency Management
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) DTS
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) Automotive
5 3 (25.00%) Legal
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
6 1 (8.33%) CMS
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (8.33%) B2C
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Adobe
6 1 (8.33%) OO
6 1 (8.33%) XHTML
6 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) SQL

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) DTS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (25.00%) Automotive
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) UML Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) CMS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) J2EE
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) JSP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) XHTML
1 1 (8.33%) Ajax
1 1 (8.33%) WebCenter
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) RUP
1 7 (58.33%) Scrum
2 6 (50.00%) Use Case
2 6 (50.00%) Content Management
3 5 (41.67%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Dependency Management
5 1 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Android Development
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) FQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) FatWire
2 1 (8.33%) Facebook
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Vignette
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe