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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 31 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 1.01% 4.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £353 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -
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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
153 68 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 76.88% 75.56% 80.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 42 44
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £213 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.00 £15.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -31.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Subversion
2 4 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) JSON
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (37.50%) CSS3
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) HTTP
3 3 (37.50%) HTTPS
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Spring
4 2 (25.00%) NUnit
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (25.00%) NHS
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Product Management
4 2 (25.00%) ReSharper
4 2 (25.00%) NuGet
4 2 (25.00%) Ninject
5 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) HTTP
1 3 (37.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) NUnit
2 2 (25.00%) ReSharper
2 2 (25.00%) NuGet
3 1 (12.50%) Xcode
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) UI Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) iOS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
1 4 (50.00%) JSON
1 4 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (37.50%) CSS3
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Spring
3 2 (25.00%) Ninject
4 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (12.50%) Ajax
4 1 (12.50%) NHibernate
4 1 (12.50%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Product Management
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA