The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 58 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.21% 0.57% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £450 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
User Stories
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
533 742 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 80.39% 84.41% 79.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 410 307
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 26 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Business Analysis
3 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 8 (44.44%) Business Process Mapping
4 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 6 (33.33%) MS Office
5 5 (27.78%) ISEB
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 3 (16.67%) Workflow
7 3 (16.67%) Spring
7 3 (16.67%) jBPM
7 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) BPMN
7 3 (16.67%) Ext JS
7 3 (16.67%) Drools
7 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
7 3 (16.67%) Open Source
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (16.67%) MarkLogic
7 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (16.67%) J2EE
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) JSP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 3 (16.67%) Apache
1 3 (16.67%) JBoss
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MarkLogic
1 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
1 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Business Change Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Change Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) HR Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Public Sector Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 3 (16.67%) Apache Commons
1 3 (16.67%) Drools
1 3 (16.67%) Ext JS
1 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 3 (16.67%) J2EE
1 3 (16.67%) jBPM
1 3 (16.67%) JSP
1 3 (16.67%) Servlets
1 3 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Business Analysis
3 8 (44.44%) Business Process Mapping
4 6 (33.33%) Project Planning
5 3 (16.67%) BPMN
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) OOD
5 3 (16.67%) Open Source
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Workflow
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) SDLC
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.56%) BDD
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) SAP