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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 93 95 102
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 27 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.27% 1.16% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.53% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 1
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£370 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +21.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +20.96%
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
1726 1570 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 81.38% 75.85% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1124 897 723
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 75 90
Average hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £55.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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
Southampton -4 13 £370 +1.36%
Winchester - 4 £308 -
Andover - 3 £369 -
Basingstoke - 2 £413 -
Fareham - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 49 (92.45%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (64.15%) Scrum
3 18 (33.96%) JIRA
4 15 (28.30%) Kanban
5 14 (26.42%) BDD
6 13 (24.53%) Finance
7 12 (22.64%) Java
8 10 (18.87%) TDD
8 10 (18.87%) Business Analysis
8 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
9 9 (16.98%) Subversion
9 9 (16.98%) SDLC
10 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (15.09%) UML
11 7 (13.21%) SoapUI
12 6 (11.32%) SpecFlow
12 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
12 6 (11.32%) Oracle
12 6 (11.32%) Web Services
13 5 (9.43%) ISEB
13 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
13 5 (9.43%) Selenium
13 5 (9.43%) Use Case
13 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
13 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
14 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
14 4 (7.55%) Confluence
14 4 (7.55%) Functional Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 4 (7.55%) Confluence
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
1 4 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) DAB
2 2 (3.77%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.55%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (7.55%) SAP BW
2 4 (7.55%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 18 (33.96%) JIRA
2 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
3 9 (16.98%) Subversion
4 7 (13.21%) SoapUI
5 6 (11.32%) SpecFlow
6 5 (9.43%) Selenium
6 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.55%) JMeter
7 4 (7.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.66%) JUnit
8 3 (5.66%) FitNesse
8 3 (5.66%) Hudson
9 2 (3.77%) Maven
10 1 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.89%) Ant
10 1 (1.89%) Redmine
10 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Publishing
2 1 (1.89%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (77.36%) Analyst
2 28 (52.83%) Business Analyst
3 15 (28.30%) Agile Business Analyst
4 13 (24.53%) Requirements Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) UML Business Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Agile Tester
9 1 (1.89%) Automation Tester
9 1 (1.89%) iOS Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Lead Tester
9 1 (1.89%) Business Requirements Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) SOAP
3 3 (5.66%) Spring
4 2 (3.77%) RESTful
5 1 (1.89%) HTML5
5 1 (1.89%) CSS3
5 1 (1.89%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.89%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.89%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.89%) Dojo
5 1 (1.89%) J2SE
5 1 (1.89%) Cocoa
5 1 (1.89%) HTML
5 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.66%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.77%) GIS
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Solaris
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (92.45%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (64.15%) Scrum
3 15 (28.30%) Kanban
4 14 (26.42%) BDD
5 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (18.87%) Business Analysis
5 10 (18.87%) TDD
6 9 (16.98%) SDLC
7 8 (15.09%) UML
8 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
9 5 (9.43%) Use Case
9 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
10 4 (7.55%) Functional Testing
10 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Requirements Management
10 4 (7.55%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.55%) ERP
10 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) Java
2 4 (7.55%) Ruby
3 3 (5.66%) C#
3 3 (5.66%) Python
4 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VBScript
4 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) ISEB
1 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle
2 4 (7.55%) SAP
3 3 (5.66%) CODA
3 3 (5.66%) ESRI
4 1 (1.89%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.89%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) Apple