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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 89 102 102
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 29 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.54% 1.05% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.34% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 2
Average daily rate £378 £350 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £41.25
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
1487 1568 1268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.18% 78.20% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 851 687
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 72 60
Average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.51 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 12 £360 -13.25% 1
Winchester -15 2 £366 +12.69%
Fareham - 2 £245 -
Andover - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £400 -
Eastleigh - 1 £338 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 67 (91.78%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (72.60%) Scrum
3 35 (47.95%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (43.84%) Git (software)
5 24 (32.88%) REST
6 23 (31.51%) SQL
6 23 (31.51%) Oracle
7 22 (30.14%) HTML
8 21 (28.77%) Java
9 20 (27.40%) TDD
9 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
10 17 (23.29%) SC Cleared
11 16 (21.92%) HTML5
11 16 (21.92%) BDD
11 16 (21.92%) C++
12 14 (19.18%) Subversion
12 14 (19.18%) Oracle APEX
12 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
13 13 (17.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (17.81%) Node.js
14 12 (16.44%) DTV
14 12 (16.44%) DVB
14 12 (16.44%) SOA
14 12 (16.44%) MPEG
14 12 (16.44%) HTTP
14 12 (16.44%) C
14 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
14 12 (16.44%) STB
14 12 (16.44%) NoSQL
14 12 (16.44%) Software Architecture

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (17.81%) Node.js
2 8 (10.96%) WebLogic
3 6 (8.22%) Confluence
4 2 (2.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.74%) CMS
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (5.48%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (4.11%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) DVB
1 12 (16.44%) HTTP
2 1 (1.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) NoSQL
1 12 (16.44%) Oracle Database
2 9 (12.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (5.48%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (5.48%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (5.48%) SAP BW
6 3 (4.11%) SAP BI
7 2 (2.74%) DB2
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (43.84%) Git (software)
2 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
2 14 (19.18%) Oracle APEX
2 14 (19.18%) Subversion
3 13 (17.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (13.70%) Ant
4 10 (13.70%) Appium
4 10 (13.70%) Artifactory
4 10 (13.70%) Gradle
4 10 (13.70%) Maven
4 10 (13.70%) Mockito
4 10 (13.70%) Robotium
4 10 (13.70%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (12.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (9.59%) Cucumber
6 7 (9.59%) JIRA
6 7 (9.59%) Selenium
6 7 (9.59%) SpecFlow
7 6 (8.22%) HP UFT
7 6 (8.22%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (13.70%) Publishing
2 6 (8.22%) Military
3 3 (4.11%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) Developer
2 18 (24.66%) Analyst
3 13 (17.81%) Business Analyst
4 11 (15.07%) Consultant
5 10 (13.70%) Android Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Embedded Engineer
6 8 (10.96%) Oracle Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Tester
7 7 (9.59%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (9.59%) Embedded C Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Real Time Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Test Consultant
9 5 (6.85%) Functional Consultant
9 5 (6.85%) Software Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 4 (5.48%) Requirements Analyst
10 4 (5.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.88%) REST
2 22 (30.14%) HTML
3 16 (21.92%) HTML5
4 11 (15.07%) .NET
5 10 (13.70%) Android SDK
5 10 (13.70%) CSS
5 10 (13.70%) JSON
5 10 (13.70%) RoboGuice
6 9 (12.33%) Middleware
7 7 (9.59%) jQuery
7 7 (9.59%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (8.22%) Ajax
9 5 (6.85%) Android NDK
9 5 (6.85%) JNI
10 4 (5.48%) CSS3
10 4 (5.48%) RxJava
11 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
11 3 (4.11%) J2EE
11 3 (4.11%) Java EE
11 3 (4.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) DTV
1 12 (16.44%) MPEG
1 12 (16.44%) STB
2 5 (6.85%) User Experience
3 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.74%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Android
1 10 (13.70%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Linux
2 6 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (91.78%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (72.60%) Scrum
3 35 (47.95%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (27.40%) TDD
5 16 (21.92%) BDD
6 12 (16.44%) SDLC
6 12 (16.44%) SOA
6 12 (16.44%) Software Architecture
6 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
6 12 (16.44%) Unit Testing
7 11 (15.07%) Automated Testing
8 10 (13.70%) Android Development
8 10 (13.70%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (12.33%) ITIL
9 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
9 9 (12.33%) Test Strategy
9 9 (12.33%) Use Case
10 8 (10.96%) OOP
10 8 (10.96%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) SQL
2 21 (28.77%) Java
3 16 (21.92%) C++
4 12 (16.44%) C
5 7 (9.59%) C#
5 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.59%) PL/SQL
6 6 (8.22%) Shell Script
7 5 (6.85%) F#
7 5 (6.85%) Perl
7 5 (6.85%) PHP
7 5 (6.85%) VB
7 5 (6.85%) VBScript
8 4 (5.48%) Embedded C
8 4 (5.48%) Python
9 3 (4.11%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.74%) Ruby
10 2 (2.74%) XPath
11 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.85%) ISEB
3 5 (6.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.48%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.74%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.37%) IIBA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) Oracle
2 6 (8.22%) Adobe
2 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.85%) HP
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.48%) SAP
4 4 (5.48%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.74%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.74%) Sybase