The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Exeter 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 27 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 1.88% 5.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 7.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£306 £353 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
119 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 74.38% 70.13% 80.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 32 34
Average daily rate £370 £353 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £223 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 29 July 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 10 (90.91%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) XML
2 7 (63.64%) Subversion
2 7 (63.64%) JSON
2 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 7 (63.64%) REST
3 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 6 (54.55%) N-Tier
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
4 5 (45.45%) HTTP
4 5 (45.45%) HTTPS
4 5 (45.45%) Spring
5 4 (36.36%) ReSharper
5 4 (36.36%) CSS3
5 4 (36.36%) HTML5
5 4 (36.36%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 4 (36.36%) .NET
5 4 (36.36%) NUnit
5 4 (36.36%) CSS
5 4 (36.36%) MVC
5 4 (36.36%) NuGet
5 4 (36.36%) Ninject
6 2 (18.18%) Cocoa
6 2 (18.18%) Xcode
6 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) IIS
6 2 (18.18%) MS Office

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) HTTP
1 5 (45.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Subversion
1 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) NuGet
2 4 (36.36%) ReSharper
2 4 (36.36%) NUnit
3 2 (18.18%) Xcode
4 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) iOS Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) UI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UI Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) XML
1 7 (63.64%) JSON
1 7 (63.64%) REST
2 5 (45.45%) Spring
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) CSS3
3 4 (36.36%) HTML5
3 4 (36.36%) Ninject
4 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (18.18%) Cocoa
4 2 (18.18%) Ajax
4 2 (18.18%) NHibernate
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) N-Tier
2 2 (18.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
3 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Product Management
5 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) iOS Development
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) HP