The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Farnborough 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 Farnborough 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 - - -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Farnborough - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
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
Farnborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Farnborough 67.86% 72.41% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 16
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £60.00 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.56 £38.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
User Stories
Hampshire

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Farnborough

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Farnborough

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Farnborough

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Farnborough

User Stories
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Farnborough 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Farnborough 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 1 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL