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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 54 27 51
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.67% 5.05% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 6.59% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 5
Median daily rate £525 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -2.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
357 425 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 79.69% 76.71% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 235 261
Median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £245 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £545 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 32 38
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.27% +32.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £46.40 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) JIRA
2 10 (52.63%) Confluence
3 9 (47.37%) Waterfall
3 9 (47.37%) MS Visio
3 9 (47.37%) MS Project
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) SWOT Analysis
4 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
4 7 (36.84%) Analytics
4 7 (36.84%) Business Process Mapping
5 6 (31.58%) REST
5 6 (31.58%) Business Analytics
5 6 (31.58%) Kanban
5 6 (31.58%) Scrum
5 6 (31.58%) Java
5 6 (31.58%) Unix
6 5 (26.32%) Middleware
6 5 (26.32%) SOA
6 5 (26.32%) HTML
6 5 (26.32%) CSS
6 5 (26.32%) Ajax
6 5 (26.32%) TDD
6 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) Puppet
7 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
7 4 (21.05%) JAX-RS
7 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (21.05%) Jenkins

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 10 (52.63%) Confluence
2 3 (15.79%) GlassFish
2 3 (15.79%) JBoss
2 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
2 3 (15.79%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Project
1 9 (47.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) HTTP
1 4 (21.05%) SSL
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 4 (21.05%) Subversion
3 3 (15.79%) Ant
3 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
3 3 (15.79%) Maven
3 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (15.79%) Legal
1 3 (15.79%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Business Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C++ Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C++/Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Coach
5 1 (5.26%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Technical Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Services Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) REST
2 5 (26.32%) Ajax
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) Middleware
3 4 (21.05%) JAX-RS
4 3 (15.79%) EclipseLink
4 3 (15.79%) Ext JS
4 3 (15.79%) Java SE
4 3 (15.79%) JAX-WS
4 3 (15.79%) JPA
4 3 (15.79%) jQuery
4 3 (15.79%) JSR 170
4 3 (15.79%) OSGi
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
4 3 (15.79%) Spring
4 3 (15.79%) Spring MVC
4 3 (15.79%) Struts
4 3 (15.79%) TopLink
4 3 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
1 3 (15.79%) Replication
1 3 (15.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
4 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Waterfall
3 7 (36.84%) Analytics
3 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
3 7 (36.84%) Business Process Mapping
3 7 (36.84%) SWOT Analysis
4 6 (31.58%) Business Analytics
4 6 (31.58%) Kanban
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (26.32%) SOA
5 5 (26.32%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) API Design
7 3 (15.79%) B2C
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) CRM
7 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (15.79%) Information Management
7 3 (15.79%) MVC
7 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C++
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (21.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) WSO2
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft