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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 97 - 87
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 25 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.17% - 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% - 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 9
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£345 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +10.76%
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
1611 1140 1206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 75.17% 71.34% 73.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 652 618
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 46 103
Average hourly rate £23.75 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.17% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £12.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 - 10 £340 - 3
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Gosport - - - -
Havant - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Scrum
3 18 (45.00%) JIRA
4 15 (37.50%) Oracle
5 13 (32.50%) Web Services
6 11 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (27.50%) Finance
6 11 (27.50%) Java
6 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (27.50%) Kanban
7 10 (25.00%) Subversion
7 10 (25.00%) SQL
8 9 (22.50%) UML
8 9 (22.50%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 8 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (20.00%) Linux
9 8 (20.00%) MS Visio
9 8 (20.00%) WebLogic
9 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 7 (17.50%) Algorithms
10 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
10 7 (17.50%) ERP
10 7 (17.50%) SAP
10 7 (17.50%) BDD
10 7 (17.50%) Test Automation
10 7 (17.50%) Confluence
10 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
10 7 (17.50%) Oracle APEX

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 8 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (17.50%) Confluence
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Spatial
5 2 (5.00%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (2.50%) LiveCycle
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (17.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (15.00%) SAP BI
2 6 (15.00%) SAP BW
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.50%) MS Access
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (45.00%) JIRA
2 10 (25.00%) Subversion
3 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (17.50%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (15.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.50%) JMeter
7 3 (7.50%) JUnit
7 3 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
7 3 (7.50%) Hudson
7 3 (7.50%) Selenium
7 3 (7.50%) FitNesse
8 2 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Analyst
2 14 (35.00%) Requirements Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) Business Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) SAP Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.50%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.50%) Programmer
8 1 (2.50%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) Web Services
2 6 (15.00%) .NET
3 5 (12.50%) HTML
3 5 (12.50%) CSS
3 5 (12.50%) Ajax
4 4 (10.00%) jQuery
5 3 (7.50%) SOAP
5 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.50%) Spring
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Algorithms
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Scrum
3 11 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (27.50%) Kanban
4 9 (22.50%) UML
4 9 (22.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
6 7 (17.50%) ERP
6 7 (17.50%) BDD
6 7 (17.50%) Test Automation
6 7 (17.50%) Requirements Management
7 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (12.50%) SOA
8 5 (12.50%) System Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.50%) BPEL
9 4 (10.00%) TDD
9 4 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.00%) C#
5 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.50%) Perl
5 3 (7.50%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) C
6 2 (5.00%) VBScript
6 2 (5.00%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.00%) ISEB
5 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Vagrant
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) SAP
3 3 (7.50%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) Adobe
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
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