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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 39 50 38
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.29% 0.95% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 1.27% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
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£625 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.05% +13.07%
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
316 394 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.35% 74.90% 64.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 222 82
Average daily rate £380 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 67 38
Average hourly rate £28.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £44.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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
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 23 January 2015. 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
Harlow - - - -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Java
3 17 (73.91%) TDD
4 13 (56.52%) Scrum
5 10 (43.48%) Product Management
6 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
6 9 (39.13%) Ruby
6 9 (39.13%) Content Management
6 9 (39.13%) C#
6 9 (39.13%) Windows
6 9 (39.13%) Solaris
6 9 (39.13%) Linux
6 9 (39.13%) IBM
7 8 (34.78%) RUP
7 8 (34.78%) XHTML
7 8 (34.78%) Eclipse
7 8 (34.78%) HTML
7 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
7 8 (34.78%) SQL
7 8 (34.78%) J2EE
7 8 (34.78%) Ant
7 8 (34.78%) CSS
7 8 (34.78%) SOAP
7 8 (34.78%) Web Services
7 8 (34.78%) XML
7 8 (34.78%) UNIX
7 8 (34.78%) TopLink
7 8 (34.78%) Validation
7 8 (34.78%) Ajax
7 8 (34.78%) Marketing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Eclipse
1 8 (34.78%) Ant
2 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 8 (34.78%) Marketing
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Coach
2 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) ScrumMaster
5 2 (8.70%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Software Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) XHTML
1 8 (34.78%) HTML
1 8 (34.78%) J2EE
1 8 (34.78%) CSS
1 8 (34.78%) SOAP
1 8 (34.78%) Web Services
1 8 (34.78%) XML
1 8 (34.78%) TopLink
1 8 (34.78%) Ajax
1 8 (34.78%) JAX-WS
1 8 (34.78%) JAX-RS
1 8 (34.78%) HTML5
2 2 (8.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Clustering
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
1 9 (39.13%) Solaris
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) TDD
3 13 (56.52%) Scrum
4 10 (43.48%) Product Management
5 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
5 9 (39.13%) Content Management
6 8 (34.78%) RUP
6 8 (34.78%) Validation
6 8 (34.78%) Refactoring
6 8 (34.78%) Use Case
6 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (30.43%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
8 5 (21.74%) Project Planning
8 5 (21.74%) OO
9 4 (17.39%) B2C
10 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
10 2 (8.70%) Migration
10 2 (8.70%) Change Management
10 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) Ruby
2 9 (39.13%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 8 (34.78%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) EMC
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) VMware
Basildon, Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day - 12 month contract, Immediate start
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