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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 60 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 6 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.77% 2.36% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 3.46% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
Average daily rate £425 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
591 289 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.58% 68.16% 67.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 139 150
Average daily rate £400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £212 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 57 39
Average hourly rate £31.63 £33.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £46.00 £43.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
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
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 16 April 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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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
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Vacancies
Colchester - - - - 1
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (63.64%) UML
1 7 (63.64%) Use Case
2 4 (36.36%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
2 4 (36.36%) Dependency Management
2 4 (36.36%) DTS
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
3 3 (27.27%) HTML5
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) RUP
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) DTS
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UML Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
1 3 (27.27%) HTML5
1 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) UML
1 7 (63.64%) Use Case
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
2 4 (36.36%) Dependency Management
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) RUP
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA