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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 89 101 101
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 35 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.59% 0.73% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 0.98% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 1
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£375 £390 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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
1747 1524 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.52% 73.94% 74.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 907 810
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 75 81
Average hourly rate £25.55 £37.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.88% +62.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -4 10 £370 -1.98% 2
Andover -1 7 £375 -11.76%
Winchester - 5 £308 - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £400 -
Fareham - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £425 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 60 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (63.64%) Scrum
3 23 (34.85%) JIRA
4 16 (24.24%) Kanban
5 15 (22.73%) BDD
5 15 (22.73%) Finance
5 15 (22.73%) Java
5 15 (22.73%) Oracle
6 14 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (18.18%) TDD
8 11 (16.67%) UML
8 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 11 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 11 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 11 (16.67%) SDLC
9 10 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (13.64%) Subversion
10 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
10 9 (13.64%) Business Analysis
10 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
11 8 (12.12%) Git (software)
11 8 (12.12%) Confluence
11 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (12.12%) Requirements Management
11 8 (12.12%) Requirements Analysis
11 8 (12.12%) Selenium
11 8 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (12.12%) ERP
11 8 (12.12%) SAP BW
11 8 (12.12%) SAP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (12.12%) Confluence
2 4 (6.06%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (1.52%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
1 7 (10.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.61%) SAP ERP
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) DAB
2 1 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 8 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (12.12%) SAP BW
3 7 (10.61%) SAP BI
4 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (3.03%) DB2
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (34.85%) JIRA
2 11 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 9 (13.64%) Subversion
4 8 (12.12%) Selenium
4 8 (12.12%) Git (software)
5 7 (10.61%) SoapUI
5 7 (10.61%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (7.58%) SpecFlow
7 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.06%) HP UFT
7 4 (6.06%) JMeter
7 4 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.55%) WebDriver
8 3 (4.55%) Hudson
8 3 (4.55%) FitNesse
8 3 (4.55%) JUnit
9 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.52%) Redmine
10 1 (1.52%) Maven
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Military
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (71.21%) Analyst
2 31 (46.97%) Business Analyst
3 17 (25.76%) Agile Business Analyst
4 15 (22.73%) Requirements Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Tester
7 4 (6.06%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.55%) UML Business Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Test Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Agile Tester
9 2 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) Web Services
2 5 (7.58%) SOAP
3 4 (6.06%) .NET
3 4 (6.06%) J2SE
4 3 (4.55%) J2EE
4 3 (4.55%) HTML
4 3 (4.55%) CSS
4 3 (4.55%) Middleware
4 3 (4.55%) Spring
4 3 (4.55%) Ajax
4 3 (4.55%) Java EE
4 3 (4.55%) jQuery
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (3.03%) REST
5 2 (3.03%) JDBC
5 2 (3.03%) JSP
5 2 (3.03%) Servlets
5 2 (3.03%) EJB
5 2 (3.03%) Java RMI
5 2 (3.03%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.03%) Smart Meter
3 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.03%) GIS
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
2 3 (4.55%) UNIX
3 1 (1.52%) Windows
3 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (63.64%) Scrum
3 16 (24.24%) Kanban
4 15 (22.73%) BDD
5 14 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (18.18%) TDD
7 11 (16.67%) UML
7 11 (16.67%) SDLC
8 10 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 9 (13.64%) Business Analysis
10 8 (12.12%) Requirements Management
10 8 (12.12%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (12.12%) ERP
11 7 (10.61%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.61%) Use Case
12 6 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (7.58%) Data Modelling
13 5 (7.58%) ITIL
13 5 (7.58%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) Java
2 8 (12.12%) SQL
3 4 (6.06%) C#
3 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
3 4 (6.06%) Ruby
4 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) Perl
4 3 (4.55%) VBScript
4 3 (4.55%) VB
4 3 (4.55%) Python
4 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.03%) XPath
6 1 (1.52%) F#
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.61%) ISEB
4 6 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.03%) Degree
6 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) HP AIS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Oracle
2 8 (12.12%) SAP
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.55%) HP
3 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.55%) CODA
3 3 (4.55%) ESRI
4 2 (3.03%) Sybase
5 1 (1.52%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com