The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties 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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.60% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Home Counties region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 82.98% 75.86% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 9
Average daily rate £413 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Home Counties region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties