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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 81 96 93
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 39 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.98% 1.21% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.45% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 14
Median daily rate £425 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £298 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.83 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -1.01%
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
1551 1788 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 78.85% 83.40% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1017 1156 939
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 82 75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £24.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Andover -5 14 £388 +5.08%
Basingstoke +6 4 £425 +3.03%
Fareham -6 3 £551 -
Southampton +1 2 £455 +22.97% 1
Eastleigh - 1 £325 -
Havant - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (72.58%) Scrum
3 26 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
5 22 (35.48%) .NET
6 21 (33.87%) SC Cleared
7 20 (32.26%) Test Scripting
7 20 (32.26%) Java
8 19 (30.65%) C#
8 19 (30.65%) SQL
8 19 (30.65%) Selenium
8 19 (30.65%) F#
8 19 (30.65%) BDD
8 19 (30.65%) SpecFlow
8 19 (30.65%) Defect Tracking
9 17 (27.42%) Regression Testing
9 17 (27.42%) Migration
10 16 (25.81%) Oracle
10 16 (25.81%) C++
10 16 (25.81%) REST
10 16 (25.81%) Oracle APEX
11 15 (24.19%) Git (software)
12 13 (20.97%) HTML
12 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (19.35%) Web Services
14 11 (17.74%) ITIL
14 11 (17.74%) Linux
14 11 (17.74%) C
14 11 (17.74%) PHP
14 11 (17.74%) TDD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Boomi
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.45%) iPaaS
3 3 (4.84%) AtomSphere
3 3 (4.84%) PaaS
4 2 (3.23%) IaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) DVB
1 8 (12.90%) HTTP
2 3 (4.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
3 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.23%) Power BI
4 2 (3.23%) QlikView
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (30.65%) Selenium
2 19 (30.65%) SpecFlow
3 16 (25.81%) Oracle APEX
4 15 (24.19%) Git (software)
5 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
6 7 (11.29%) HP UFT
7 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.06%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (8.06%) TeamCity
8 4 (6.45%) JIRA
9 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.61%) Ant
10 1 (1.61%) Appium
10 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.61%) Gradle
10 1 (1.61%) Maven
10 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (1.61%) Subversion
10 1 (1.61%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (6.45%) Military
2 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.61%) Front Office
2 1 (1.61%) Publishing
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Automation Tester
1 17 (27.42%) Tester
2 15 (24.19%) Analyst
3 13 (20.97%) Business Analyst
3 13 (20.97%) Developer
4 10 (16.13%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Data Business Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Scrum Master
6 3 (4.84%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Test Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Java Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Service Management Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) .NET
2 16 (25.81%) REST
3 13 (20.97%) HTML
4 12 (19.35%) Web Services
5 8 (12.90%) HTML5
5 8 (12.90%) Node.js
6 7 (11.29%) SOAP
7 5 (8.06%) Ajax
7 5 (8.06%) CSS
7 5 (8.06%) jQuery
7 5 (8.06%) Middleware
7 5 (8.06%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (4.84%) XML
9 1 (1.61%) Android NDK
9 1 (1.61%) Android SDK
9 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.61%) JNI
9 1 (1.61%) JSON
9 1 (1.61%) RESTful
9 1 (1.61%) RoboGuice
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Digital TV
1 8 (12.90%) MPEG
1 8 (12.90%) STB
2 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) iPhone
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.45%) CentOS
3 4 (6.45%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.84%) Android
5 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (72.58%) Scrum
3 20 (32.26%) Test Scripting
4 19 (30.65%) BDD
4 19 (30.65%) Defect Tracking
5 17 (27.42%) Migration
5 17 (27.42%) Regression Testing
6 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (17.74%) ITIL
7 11 (17.74%) TDD
8 10 (16.13%) Software Testing
9 9 (14.52%) CRM
9 9 (14.52%) Data Analysis
10 8 (12.90%) SOA
10 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
11 7 (11.29%) Content Management
11 7 (11.29%) Service Management
12 6 (9.68%) ITSM
12 6 (9.68%) Workflow
13 5 (8.06%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) Java
2 19 (30.65%) C#
2 19 (30.65%) F#
2 19 (30.65%) SQL
3 16 (25.81%) C++
4 11 (17.74%) C
4 11 (17.74%) PHP
5 9 (14.52%) Perl
6 7 (11.29%) VBScript
7 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.06%) PL/SQL
7 5 (8.06%) Python
7 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
8 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.61%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 21 (33.87%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) DBS Check
4 5 (8.06%) Degree
5 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) COBIT
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Docker
1 4 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (6.45%) vSphere
2 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) Dell
3 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.68%) Rally
4 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.06%) SAP
5 4 (6.45%) Informatica
5 4 (6.45%) SaltStack
5 4 (6.45%) VMware
6 3 (4.84%) Sitecore
6 3 (4.84%) WSO2
7 2 (3.23%) CA
7 2 (3.23%) HP
7 2 (3.23%) Tableau
8 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow