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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 96 94 80
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 23 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.07% 1.15% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.44% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 12
Average daily rate £385 £388 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% -18.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
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
1645 1801 1519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 76.37% 79.83% 75.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1055 1098 903
Average daily rate £380 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 81 70
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Winchester -1 7 £340 -24.44% 2
Andover - 5 £375 -
Southampton 0 2 £383 +3.37%
Fareham - 2 £438 -
Havant +9 1 - - 1
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 51 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (77.78%) Scrum
3 31 (57.41%) REST
4 28 (51.85%) Git (software)
5 24 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (38.89%) HTML
7 18 (33.33%) Java
7 18 (33.33%) HTML5
8 17 (31.48%) SQL
9 16 (29.63%) C
10 15 (27.78%) C++
10 15 (27.78%) Node.js
11 14 (25.93%) NoSQL
11 14 (25.93%) Software Architecture
11 14 (25.93%) SOA
11 14 (25.93%) MPEG
11 14 (25.93%) HTTP
11 14 (25.93%) DTV
11 14 (25.93%) DVB
11 14 (25.93%) TDD
11 14 (25.93%) STB
12 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
13 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
13 10 (18.52%) Android
13 10 (18.52%) Unit Testing
13 10 (18.52%) Subversion
13 10 (18.52%) Maven
13 10 (18.52%) Automated Testing
13 10 (18.52%) JSON
13 10 (18.52%) Publishing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 15 (27.78%) Node.js
2 3 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (7.41%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Boomi
2 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.41%) iPaaS
3 3 (5.56%) AtomSphere
4 1 (1.85%) IaaS
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
4 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.93%) DVB
1 14 (25.93%) HTTP
2 3 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) NoSQL
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (51.85%) Git (software)
2 10 (18.52%) Ant
2 10 (18.52%) Appium
2 10 (18.52%) Artifactory
2 10 (18.52%) Gradle
2 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
2 10 (18.52%) Maven
2 10 (18.52%) Mockito
2 10 (18.52%) Robotium
2 10 (18.52%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (18.52%) Subversion
3 9 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (16.67%) Travis CI
4 8 (14.81%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (11.11%) Selenium
6 5 (9.26%) SpecFlow
6 5 (9.26%) WebDriver
7 4 (7.41%) Axure RP
8 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (18.52%) Publishing
2 3 (5.56%) Military
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) Android Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Embedded C Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Business Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 6 (11.11%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Real Time Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Tester
7 4 (7.41%) Designer
8 3 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Applications Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Digital Designer
8 3 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (57.41%) REST
2 21 (38.89%) HTML
3 18 (33.33%) HTML5
4 10 (18.52%) Android SDK
4 10 (18.52%) JSON
4 10 (18.52%) RoboGuice
4 10 (18.52%) Web Services
5 8 (14.81%) .NET
6 7 (12.96%) CSS
6 7 (12.96%) SOAP
7 5 (9.26%) Android NDK
7 5 (9.26%) JNI
7 5 (9.26%) Middleware
8 4 (7.41%) CSS3
8 4 (7.41%) jQuery
8 4 (7.41%) RxJava
9 3 (5.56%) Ajax
9 3 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (5.56%) XML
10 1 (1.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) DTV
1 14 (25.93%) MPEG
1 14 (25.93%) STB
2 6 (11.11%) User Experience
3 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.56%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Android
2 4 (7.41%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (77.78%) Scrum
3 24 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (25.93%) SOA
4 14 (25.93%) Software Architecture
4 14 (25.93%) TDD
5 10 (18.52%) Android Development
5 10 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 10 (18.52%) Dependency Injection
5 10 (18.52%) Unit Testing
6 8 (14.81%) BDD
6 8 (14.81%) CRM
7 7 (12.96%) Content Management
7 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.96%) Workflow
8 6 (11.11%) Migration
8 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 5 (9.26%) OO
9 5 (9.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) Java
2 17 (31.48%) SQL
3 16 (29.63%) C
4 15 (27.78%) C++
5 9 (16.67%) PHP
6 6 (11.11%) C#
6 6 (11.11%) F#
7 5 (9.26%) Embedded C
8 4 (7.41%) Embedded C++
8 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.56%) Perl
9 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
9 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) IIBA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.85%) zsh
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Oracle
2 7 (12.96%) Dell
3 6 (11.11%) Adobe
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.26%) SAP
5 4 (7.41%) Informatica
6 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.56%) Sitecore
6 3 (5.56%) WSO2
7 2 (3.70%) VMware
8 1 (1.85%) TIBCO