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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 46 49 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 21 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.97% 0.88% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 1.38% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £372 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +10.76%
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
431 362 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 81.47% 63.51% 66.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 221 130
Average daily rate £438 £369 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 55 44
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £43.90 £35.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Harlow - - - -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (76.00%) Java
3 17 (68.00%) TDD
4 15 (60.00%) Scrum
5 10 (40.00%) Content Management
5 10 (40.00%) RUP
5 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 10 (40.00%) Product Management
6 9 (36.00%) Ruby
6 9 (36.00%) IBM
6 9 (36.00%) C#
6 9 (36.00%) Windows
6 9 (36.00%) Solaris
6 9 (36.00%) Linux
7 8 (32.00%) CSS
7 8 (32.00%) Web Services
7 8 (32.00%) XML
7 8 (32.00%) UNIX
7 8 (32.00%) HTML
7 8 (32.00%) Ant
7 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (32.00%) SQL
7 8 (32.00%) J2EE
7 8 (32.00%) Eclipse
7 8 (32.00%) XHTML
7 8 (32.00%) Validation
7 8 (32.00%) Ajax
7 8 (32.00%) Marketing
7 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
7 8 (32.00%) Refactoring

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (8.00%) JBoss
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Ant
1 8 (32.00%) Eclipse
2 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (32.00%) Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Coach
2 8 (32.00%) Java Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (8.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Software Development Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.00%) CMS Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) CSS
1 8 (32.00%) Web Services
1 8 (32.00%) XML
1 8 (32.00%) HTML
1 8 (32.00%) J2EE
1 8 (32.00%) XHTML
1 8 (32.00%) Ajax
1 8 (32.00%) HTML5
2 7 (28.00%) JAX-WS
2 7 (28.00%) TopLink
2 7 (28.00%) JAX-RS
2 7 (28.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) Java EE
4 1 (4.00%) JSP
4 1 (4.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Clustering
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
1 9 (36.00%) Solaris
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) AIX
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) TDD
3 15 (60.00%) Scrum
4 10 (40.00%) Content Management
4 10 (40.00%) RUP
4 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (40.00%) Product Management
5 8 (32.00%) Validation
5 8 (32.00%) Refactoring
5 8 (32.00%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (32.00%) Use Case
5 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (24.00%) OO
8 5 (20.00%) Project Planning
9 4 (16.00%) B2C
10 3 (12.00%) SOA
11 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
11 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
11 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) Ruby
2 9 (36.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) FQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.00%) FatWire
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Vignette
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) EMC
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Facebook
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago