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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 46 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 6 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.21% - 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% - 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£464 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +10.76%
User Stories
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
327 157 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 65.93% 51.99% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 87 101
Average daily rate £403 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 30
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - 1 £375 -
User Stories
South West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 6 (75.00%) UNIX
1 6 (75.00%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Release Management
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Lua
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Ruby
3 4 (50.00%) J2EE
4 3 (37.50%) Ant
4 3 (37.50%) Perl
4 3 (37.50%) PHP
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) OO
4 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (37.50%) ClearCase
4 3 (37.50%) Sun
4 3 (37.50%) Sun Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Maven
4 3 (37.50%) Subversion
4 3 (37.50%) OCPJP
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
4 3 (37.50%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) Shibboleth

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Ant
1 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (37.50%) ClearCase
1 3 (37.50%) Maven
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (25.00%) Spring Batch
2 2 (25.00%) Spring Security
2 2 (25.00%) Spring Web Flow
2 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (25.00%) Ajax
2 2 (25.00%) SAML
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) JDBC
2 2 (25.00%) JSP
2 2 (25.00%) Struts
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Release Management
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Information Management
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) Lua
3 4 (50.00%) Ruby
4 3 (37.50%) Perl
4 3 (37.50%) PHP
4 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Sun Certification
3 3 (37.50%) OCPJP
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Sun
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
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