The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hampshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 91 109 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 25 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.21% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Average daily rate £475 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1443 1235 1243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 69.58% 72.52% 68.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 760 608
Average daily rate £363 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 76 117
Average hourly rate £44.25 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.14% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Stories
South East

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +1 10 £475 - 2
Aldershot - 3 - -
Fareham -1 1 £70 -76.66%
Basingstoke - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Finance
3 11 (40.74%) Mobile App
4 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
5 7 (25.93%) Web Services
6 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 6 (22.22%) QA
6 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 5 (18.52%) Marketing
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
7 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
8 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
8 4 (14.81%) .NET
8 4 (14.81%) Java
9 3 (11.11%) SOAP
9 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 3 (11.11%) Ruby
9 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (11.11%) Use Case
9 3 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
9 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
9 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
9 3 (11.11%) Puppet
9 3 (11.11%) Data Transformation
9 3 (11.11%) Vagrant

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
3 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.41%) Behat
4 2 (7.41%) Ant
4 2 (7.41%) Maven
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium
5 1 (3.70%) JUnit
5 1 (3.70%) NUnit
5 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Analyst
2 15 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Lead Business Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Business Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Business Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Product Owner
7 1 (3.70%) Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) SOAP
4 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) FMCG
3 1 (3.70%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
3 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
4 5 (18.52%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) Data Transformation
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Use Case
5 3 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Usability Testing
6 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 2 (7.41%) BPEL
6 2 (7.41%) CRM
6 2 (7.41%) SOA
6 2 (7.41%) Market Research
6 2 (7.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) Ruby
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
1 3 (11.11%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
1 2 (7.41%) ESRI
1 2 (7.41%) Capita
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