The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 89 101 105
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 27 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.30% 0.30% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.41% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 10
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£375 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 - £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
User Stories
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1500 1216 1544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 72.50% 72.38% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 750 842
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 68 104
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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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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
Southampton - 18 £400 - 3
Winchester - 2 £341 -
Farnborough - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Havant - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 1
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 62 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.76%) Scrum
3 21 (30.88%) Finance
4 20 (29.41%) Web Services
5 18 (26.47%) JIRA
6 16 (23.53%) Java
7 15 (22.06%) Marketing
7 15 (22.06%) Mobile App
8 13 (19.12%) SQL
9 12 (17.65%) Oracle
9 12 (17.65%) UML
9 12 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
9 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (16.18%) Kanban
10 11 (16.18%) Waterfall
10 11 (16.18%) Cucumber
10 11 (16.18%) QA
11 10 (14.71%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (14.71%) BDD
11 10 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (14.71%) Test Automation
11 10 (14.71%) SoapUI
12 9 (13.24%) Git (software)
12 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
13 8 (11.76%) Retail
13 8 (11.76%) Business Analysis
13 8 (11.76%) Requirements Management
13 8 (11.76%) FMCG
13 8 (11.76%) .NET

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 7 (10.29%) Confluence
2 6 (8.82%) WebLogic
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle Spatial
5 2 (2.94%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (1.47%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 7 (10.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) DAB
1 3 (4.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.82%) SAP BI
2 6 (8.82%) SAP BW
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.47%) MS Access
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (26.47%) JIRA
2 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 11 (16.18%) Cucumber
4 10 (14.71%) SoapUI
5 9 (13.24%) Git (software)
6 7 (10.29%) SpecFlow
7 6 (8.82%) Subversion
8 4 (5.88%) Selenium
8 4 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (4.41%) JMeter
9 3 (4.41%) Ant
9 3 (4.41%) JUnit
9 3 (4.41%) Maven
9 3 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (4.41%) FitNesse
9 3 (4.41%) Behat
9 3 (4.41%) Hudson
10 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (30.88%) Finance
2 15 (22.06%) Marketing
3 8 (11.76%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (73.53%) Analyst
2 30 (44.12%) Business Analyst
3 14 (20.59%) Requirements Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Software Engineer
5 9 (13.24%) Test Analyst
6 8 (11.76%) Lead Business Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Business Systems Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Consultant
7 7 (10.29%) Architect
7 7 (10.29%) Business Consultant
7 7 (10.29%) Systems Architect
7 7 (10.29%) Business Architect
8 5 (7.35%) Product Owner
9 4 (5.88%) Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.41%) Web Services
2 8 (11.76%) .NET
3 7 (10.29%) SOAP
4 4 (5.88%) Ajax
4 4 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.88%) CSS
4 4 (5.88%) HTML
5 3 (4.41%) Spring
5 3 (4.41%) jQuery
5 3 (4.41%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.47%) Middleware
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) Mobile App
2 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.76%) FMCG
4 7 (10.29%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Linux
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.76%) Scrum
3 12 (17.65%) UML
3 12 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (16.18%) Kanban
4 11 (16.18%) Waterfall
5 10 (14.71%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (14.71%) BDD
5 10 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (14.71%) Test Automation
6 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
7 8 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 8 (11.76%) Requirements Management
7 8 (11.76%) CRM
8 7 (10.29%) ERP
8 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
8 7 (10.29%) Use Case
8 7 (10.29%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (10.29%) TDD
8 7 (10.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) Java
2 13 (19.12%) SQL
3 4 (5.88%) Ruby
3 4 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 4 (5.88%) C#
4 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.41%) PHP
4 3 (4.41%) Python
5 2 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.47%) VBA
6 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.47%) vSphere
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Vagrant
1 6 (8.82%) Puppet
2 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Oracle
2 7 (10.29%) SAP
3 4 (5.88%) Capita
4 3 (4.41%) VMware
5 2 (2.94%) ESRI
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.47%) Adobe