The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Gloucestershire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 46 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.23% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.16 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
269 150 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 61.00% 59.76% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 89 198
Average daily rate £390 £368 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.95 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.96% -43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.85 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Stories
South West

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 13 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared