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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 53 37 56
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 25 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.83% 3.92% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 5.07% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Median daily rate £425 £400 £236
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +69.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £399 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83
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
377 493 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 78.05% 77.27% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 293 227
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £283 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 39 45
Median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £46.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 June 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
Chelmsford - 1 £525 -
Colchester - 1 £400 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Business Analysis
2 9 (56.25%) JIRA
2 9 (56.25%) MS Visio
2 9 (56.25%) MS Project
2 9 (56.25%) Confluence
2 9 (56.25%) Waterfall
3 7 (43.75%) SWOT Analysis
3 7 (43.75%) Analytics
3 7 (43.75%) Business Process Mapping
4 6 (37.50%) Business Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 2 (12.50%) Solaris
6 2 (12.50%) CRM
6 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
6 2 (12.50%) B2C
6 2 (12.50%) SAML
6 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (12.50%) Ant
6 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
6 2 (12.50%) C++
6 2 (12.50%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (12.50%) 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 9 (56.25%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) GlassFish
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Project
1 9 (56.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Ant
2 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 2 (12.50%) Maven
2 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
1 13 (81.25%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C++/Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL Developer
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Ajax
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) EclipseLink
1 2 (12.50%) Ext JS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) JAX-RS
1 2 (12.50%) JAX-WS
1 2 (12.50%) JPA
1 2 (12.50%) jQuery
1 2 (12.50%) JSR 170
1 2 (12.50%) OSGi
1 2 (12.50%) REST
1 2 (12.50%) SAML
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) Spring
1 2 (12.50%) Spring MVC
1 2 (12.50%) Struts
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) XHTML
1 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Solaris
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Business Analysis
2 9 (56.25%) Waterfall
3 7 (43.75%) Analytics
3 7 (43.75%) Business Process Mapping
3 7 (43.75%) SWOT Analysis
4 6 (37.50%) Business Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) B2C
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (12.50%) Information Management
5 2 (12.50%) Kanban
5 2 (12.50%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) WSO2