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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 109 100 106
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.72% 0.49% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.68% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
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£390 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £300 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
1511 1323 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 72.26% 72.57% 73.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 792 784
Average daily rate £375 £383 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 79 104
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.81 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.38% -29.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
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 29 August 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
Southampton - 14 £378 - 1
Winchester - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Havant - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 2
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 33 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) Scrum
2 18 (32.73%) Web Services
3 17 (30.91%) Finance
4 15 (27.27%) Marketing
5 13 (23.64%) Mobile App
6 12 (21.82%) Java
7 11 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 11 (20.00%) JIRA
7 11 (20.00%) QA
8 10 (18.18%) UML
9 9 (16.36%) SQL
9 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
10 8 (14.55%) FMCG
10 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
10 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (14.55%) Waterfall
10 8 (14.55%) Cucumber
10 8 (14.55%) Oracle
10 8 (14.55%) CRM
10 8 (14.55%) Retail
10 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
11 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
11 7 (12.73%) SOAP
11 7 (12.73%) .NET
11 7 (12.73%) SoapUI
11 7 (12.73%) SpecFlow
11 7 (12.73%) Test Strategy
11 7 (12.73%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (12.73%) Use Case

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
1 4 (7.27%) Confluence
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.82%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
1 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SAP BW
1 4 (7.27%) SAP BI
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) JIRA
1 11 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.55%) Cucumber
3 7 (12.73%) SoapUI
3 7 (12.73%) SpecFlow
4 3 (5.45%) Behat
4 3 (5.45%) Hudson
4 3 (5.45%) Ant
4 3 (5.45%) Subversion
4 3 (5.45%) Maven
4 3 (5.45%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 15 (27.27%) Marketing
3 8 (14.55%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (72.73%) Analyst
2 26 (47.27%) Business Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 10 (18.18%) Requirements Analyst
5 8 (14.55%) Software Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Lead Business Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) Architect
6 7 (12.73%) Business Systems Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) Consultant
6 7 (12.73%) Business Consultant
6 7 (12.73%) Systems Architect
6 7 (12.73%) Business Architect
7 6 (10.91%) Test Analyst
8 5 (9.09%) Product Owner
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Automation Analyst
11 1 (1.82%) Business Requirements Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) Web Services
2 7 (12.73%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) SOAP
3 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.82%) jQuery
5 1 (1.82%) Middleware
5 1 (1.82%) Ajax
5 1 (1.82%) HTML
5 1 (1.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Mobile App
2 8 (14.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Linux
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) Scrum
3 10 (18.18%) UML
4 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
5 8 (14.55%) Waterfall
5 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
5 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (14.55%) CRM
6 7 (12.73%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (12.73%) Use Case
6 7 (12.73%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
6 7 (12.73%) Kanban
6 7 (12.73%) Test Strategy
7 6 (10.91%) DevOps
7 6 (10.91%) BDD
7 6 (10.91%) TDD
7 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) Java
2 9 (16.36%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) Ruby
4 3 (5.45%) Python
4 3 (5.45%) PHP
4 3 (5.45%) C#
5 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) ISEB
1 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) vSphere
2 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Puppet
1 5 (9.09%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) SAP
2 4 (7.27%) Capita
3 2 (3.64%) ESRI
3 2 (3.64%) VMware