The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 18 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 Hounslow 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 6 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 4.17% 2.99% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 3.57% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £445 £448 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% +31.61%
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
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18 56 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 75.00% 83.58% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 36
Average daily rate £445 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Stories
London

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Hounslow region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

User Stories
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development