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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South East / Hampshire
Rank 81 93 108
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 28 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.56% 1.19% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.49% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 10
Median daily rate £500 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.45% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £349 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £418 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
1428 1545 1714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.51% 80.13% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 1015 950
Median daily rate £425 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 64 73
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.75 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Fareham - 8 £600 -
Farnborough - 4 £375 -
Southampton -1 3 £513 +42.36% 1
Andover - 3 £388 -
Havant - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £600 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 63 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (46.73%) Service Management
3 48 (44.86%) Scrum
4 43 (40.19%) IaaS
5 41 (38.32%) VMware
6 38 (35.51%) Security Cleared
7 35 (32.71%) Linux
8 32 (29.91%) SC Cleared
8 32 (29.91%) PaaS
9 28 (26.17%) ITIL
10 27 (25.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (22.43%) Windows
12 23 (21.50%) Oracle
13 18 (16.82%) Configuration Management
13 18 (16.82%) Software Testing
14 17 (15.89%) SQL
14 17 (15.89%) Selenium
14 17 (15.89%) Test Scripting
14 17 (15.89%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (14.95%) HP
16 15 (14.02%) C#
16 15 (14.02%) Migration
16 15 (14.02%) Oracle Applications
16 15 (14.02%) Finance
16 15 (14.02%) SpecFlow
16 15 (14.02%) F#
17 14 (13.08%) JIRA
17 14 (13.08%) Vulnerability Management
17 14 (13.08%) Regression Testing
17 14 (13.08%) Penetration Testing

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 6 (5.61%) SharePoint
1 6 (5.61%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.87%) Confluence
2 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.93%) GemFire
3 1 (0.93%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (4.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.74%) MS Office
4 2 (1.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (14.02%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (4.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (3.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (40.19%) IaaS
2 32 (29.91%) PaaS
3 2 (1.87%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.87%) SaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) Force.com
4 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.28%) Firewall
2 2 (1.87%) DVB
2 2 (1.87%) Network Security
2 2 (1.87%) VLAN
3 1 (0.93%) AMQP
3 1 (0.93%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.28%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (5.61%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.74%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.74%) HBase
4 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.80%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.80%) Big Data
5 3 (2.80%) MySQL
5 3 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.80%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.93%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 27 (25.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (15.89%) Selenium
3 15 (14.02%) SpecFlow
4 14 (13.08%) JIRA
5 10 (9.35%) Git (software)
6 9 (8.41%) HP UFT
7 8 (7.48%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (7.48%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.67%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.87%) Ant
10 2 (1.87%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.87%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.93%) Gradle
11 1 (0.93%) JUnit
11 1 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 15 (14.02%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Marketing
2 7 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.67%) Electronics
3 5 (4.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Automotive
4 3 (2.80%) Military
5 2 (1.87%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.87%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (20.56%) Analyst
2 18 (16.82%) Business Analyst
3 12 (11.21%) Developer
3 12 (11.21%) Tester
4 11 (10.28%) Automation Tester
5 8 (7.48%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (5.61%) Technical Business Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Technical Leader
8 4 (3.74%) Business Requirements Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Requirements Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Scrum Master
9 3 (2.80%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (2.80%) Consultant
9 3 (2.80%) Service Manager
10 2 (1.87%) Designer
10 2 (1.87%) Hadoop Consultant
10 2 (1.87%) Lead Business Analyst
10 2 (1.87%) Scrum Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.41%) CSS
1 9 (8.41%) HTML
2 8 (7.48%) Ajax
2 8 (7.48%) jQuery
3 7 (6.54%) Middleware
4 6 (5.61%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (3.74%) .NET
6 3 (2.80%) Node.js
6 3 (2.80%) Velocity
7 2 (1.87%) gRPC
7 2 (1.87%) OpenID
7 2 (1.87%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.87%) WebSockets
8 1 (0.93%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.93%) CSS3
8 1 (0.93%) HTML5
8 1 (0.93%) RequireJS
8 1 (0.93%) REST
8 1 (0.93%) RESTful
8 1 (0.93%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) CMDB
1 13 (12.15%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.80%) Taxonomies
4 2 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.87%) STB
5 1 (0.93%) Digital TV
5 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (32.71%) Linux
2 24 (22.43%) Windows
3 8 (7.48%) Oracle Linux
3 8 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (46.73%) Service Management
3 48 (44.86%) Scrum
4 28 (26.17%) ITIL
5 18 (16.82%) Configuration Management
5 18 (16.82%) Software Testing
6 17 (15.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (15.89%) Test Scripting
7 15 (14.02%) Migration
8 14 (13.08%) Defect Tracking
8 14 (13.08%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (13.08%) Regression Testing
8 14 (13.08%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (12.15%) SIEM
10 12 (11.21%) Event Correlation
10 12 (11.21%) Risk Management
11 11 (10.28%) Data Loss Prevention
11 11 (10.28%) Security Hardening
11 11 (10.28%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.89%) SQL
2 15 (14.02%) C#
2 15 (14.02%) F#
3 11 (10.28%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.28%) Shell Script
4 10 (9.35%) Perl
5 9 (8.41%) C++
5 9 (8.41%) VBScript
6 8 (7.48%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.74%) Java
8 3 (2.80%) Scala
9 2 (1.87%) PHP
9 2 (1.87%) Python
9 2 (1.87%) R
9 2 (1.87%) Ruby
9 2 (1.87%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.93%) ES6
10 1 (0.93%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 38 (35.51%) Security Cleared
2 32 (29.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.80%) Degree
4 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.80%) HDFS
2 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (4.67%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.87%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (38.32%) VMware
2 23 (21.50%) Oracle
3 16 (14.95%) HP
4 13 (12.15%) CA
5 11 (10.28%) BMC
5 11 (10.28%) Cisco
6 8 (7.48%) CA Agile Central
6 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.48%) Red Hat
6 8 (7.48%) Splunk
7 7 (6.54%) SAP
8 6 (5.61%) ArcSight
8 6 (5.61%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.61%) Intel Security
8 6 (5.61%) Remedy
8 6 (5.61%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.61%) Symantec
9 3 (2.80%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.87%) Google
11 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow