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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 107 103 81
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.93% 0.12% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.16% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
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£345 £374 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +24.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.84% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%
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
1551 1216 977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 76.18% 70.99% 72.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 638 475
Average daily rate £375 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 61 96
Average hourly rate £34.00 £38.75 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +13.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £14.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £125.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 January 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 - 9 £380 - 3
Basingstoke - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) Java
3 19 (40.43%) Subversion
4 18 (38.30%) Scrum
5 17 (36.17%) Jenkins
6 16 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (34.04%) Oracle
7 13 (27.66%) SQL
8 12 (25.53%) Web Services
9 11 (23.40%) Linux
9 11 (23.40%) WebLogic
9 11 (23.40%) Unit Testing
9 11 (23.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (23.40%) Android
9 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
9 11 (23.40%) JIRA
9 11 (23.40%) Android SDK
9 11 (23.40%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
10 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
11 9 (19.15%) Ant
11 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
12 8 (17.02%) BPEL
12 8 (17.02%) JNI
12 8 (17.02%) Maven
12 8 (17.02%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (17.02%) Finance
12 8 (17.02%) Publishing
12 8 (17.02%) SOA
12 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (23.40%) WebLogic
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (8.51%) Confluence
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (4.26%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (2.13%) LiveCycle
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.13%) Documentum
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (6.38%) SAP BW
4 3 (6.38%) SAP BI
4 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) Subversion
2 17 (36.17%) Jenkins
3 11 (23.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
3 11 (23.40%) JIRA
4 9 (19.15%) Ant
5 8 (17.02%) Maven
6 7 (14.89%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (8.51%) Appium
7 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
7 4 (8.51%) Mockito
7 4 (8.51%) Artifactory
7 4 (8.51%) Robotium
8 3 (6.38%) Selenium
8 3 (6.38%) JMeter
8 3 (6.38%) JUnit
9 2 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (2.13%) Hudson
10 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
1 8 (17.02%) Publishing
2 1 (2.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) Developer
3 13 (27.66%) Business Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Software Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Android Developer
5 7 (14.89%) Requirements Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) SAP Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Lead Business Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Automation Tester
10 1 (2.13%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Business Requirements Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Automation Test Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Oracle Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) Web Services
2 11 (23.40%) Android SDK
3 8 (17.02%) JNI
3 8 (17.02%) Android NDK
4 7 (14.89%) RoboGuice
4 7 (14.89%) REST
4 7 (14.89%) JSON
5 5 (10.64%) Ajax
5 5 (10.64%) HTML
5 5 (10.64%) CSS
6 4 (8.51%) .NET
6 4 (8.51%) jQuery
7 3 (6.38%) Spring
7 3 (6.38%) SOAP
8 2 (4.26%) RESTful
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Algorithms
2 5 (10.64%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.38%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Linux
1 11 (23.40%) Android
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Scrum
3 16 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (23.40%) Unit Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
5 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
6 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
7 8 (17.02%) BPEL
7 8 (17.02%) SOA
7 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (17.02%) Android Development
8 7 (14.89%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (14.89%) Kanban
9 6 (12.77%) TDD
9 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
10 5 (10.64%) BDD
10 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
10 5 (10.64%) System Testing
10 5 (10.64%) UML
11 4 (8.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) Java
2 13 (27.66%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.38%) Perl
6 2 (4.26%) C
6 2 (4.26%) C#
6 2 (4.26%) VBScript
6 2 (4.26%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.13%) VBA
7 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (10.64%) ISEB
4 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (6.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) Puppet
1 8 (17.02%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) SAP
3 3 (6.38%) VMware
3 3 (6.38%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Nintex
4 1 (2.13%) Thunderhead
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe
Southampton, Hampshire
Certes Computing Ltd
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