The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 21 33 18
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 3.47% 0.99% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.21% 1.26% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£393 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -0.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Exeter region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
96 159 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 66.67% 78.71% 72.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 119 38
Average daily rate £338 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £295 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £548 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £35.50 £19.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.05% +77.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Exeter region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Exeter region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

User Stories
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) PRINCE2
2 5 (83.33%) UML
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 5 (83.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (66.67%) ISO 14001
3 4 (66.67%) Summit
3 4 (66.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Summit
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Business Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) PRINCE2
2 5 (83.33%) UML
2 5 (83.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO 9001
1 4 (66.67%) ISO 14001