The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 46 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.85% - 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% - 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£475 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
294 144 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 62.42% 58.30% 72.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 72 99
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 30
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% -32.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) J2EE
3 3 (60.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
4 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) Sun
4 2 (40.00%) Sun Certification
4 2 (40.00%) SAML
4 2 (40.00%) Ant
4 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) JDBC
4 2 (40.00%) JSP
4 2 (40.00%) Struts
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (40.00%) Perl

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Ant
1 2 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) JDBC
2 2 (40.00%) JSP
2 2 (40.00%) Struts
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) SAML
2 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Ajax
2 2 (40.00%) Spring Security
2 2 (40.00%) Spring Web Flow
2 2 (40.00%) Spring Batch
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 2 (40.00%) Lua
3 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Sun Certification
2 2 (40.00%) OCPJP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Sun
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