The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 160 151 171
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 360 334 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.57% 1.47% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.82% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 276 233
Median daily rate £450 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
User Stories
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19232 18390 19103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.79% 80.79% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13996 12858 13566
Median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 264 237
Median hourly rate £21.78 £20.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -10.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.69 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in London

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in London

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the London region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in London

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the London region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in London

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the London region over the 3 months to 2 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +29 59 £450 - 22
Croydon -7 7 £343 -8.66%
Kingston Upon Thames +4 3 - - 1
Westminster - 3 £450 -
Bromley - 3 £375 -
Hayes - 3 £450 -
Hounslow - 2 £513 -
Osterley - 2 £458 -
Feltham +7 1 £350 -4.10% 1
Hammersmith +3 1 £425 +6.25%
Canary Wharf +1 1 £396 -1.00%
Paddington - 1 £425 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 594 (80.60%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (33.51%) Scrum
3 122 (16.55%) TDD
4 114 (15.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 113 (15.33%) BDD
6 107 (14.52%) Project Management
7 103 (13.98%) Use Case
8 102 (13.84%) Finance
9 101 (13.70%) User Experience
10 97 (13.16%) JIRA
11 93 (12.62%) Business Analysis
12 91 (12.35%) Java
13 90 (12.21%) JavaScript
14 80 (10.85%) Security Cleared
15 74 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (10.04%) HTML
16 67 (9.09%) E-Commerce
17 65 (8.82%) SQL
17 65 (8.82%) SC Cleared
18 63 (8.55%) QA
18 63 (8.55%) Pair Programming
18 63 (8.55%) Web Services
19 62 (8.41%) Kanban
20 61 (8.28%) Git (software)
20 61 (8.28%) Waterfall
21 60 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
22 59 (8.01%) Mentoring
22 59 (8.01%) Continuous Improvement
23 57 (7.73%) Retail
24 55 (7.46%) CSS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 43 (5.83%) Confluence
2 33 (4.48%) CMS
3 31 (4.21%) Node.js
4 13 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.95%) Apache
6 6 (0.81%) Drupal
6 6 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.54%) Mule
8 4 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.54%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.41%) Documentum
9 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.14%) SAS
11 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.31%) MS Office
2 17 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
2 17 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.76%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (1.36%) Fireworks
5 7 (0.95%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.14%) Gliffy
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.27%) Magento
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.27%) RiskWrite
3 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.14%) Endur
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.14%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.04%) GitHub
2 13 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.81%) Office 365
4 6 (0.81%) SaaS
5 5 (0.68%) IaaS
6 4 (0.54%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.41%) Yammer
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.14%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.14%) PaaS
9 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.04%) Internet
2 9 (1.22%) HTTP
3 8 (1.09%) DNS
3 8 (1.09%) Wireshark
4 5 (0.68%) SNMP
5 3 (0.41%) SSL
6 2 (0.27%) DSL
6 2 (0.27%) LAN
6 2 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.27%) WAN
6 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.14%) CTI
7 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.14%) Intranet
7 1 (0.14%) MVNO
7 1 (0.14%) Network Security
7 1 (0.14%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.71%) NoSQL
3 18 (2.44%) Big Data
4 17 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (1.76%) MySQL
6 12 (1.63%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.81%) MS Access
10 5 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (0.27%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.27%) QlikView
12 2 (0.27%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 97 (13.16%) JIRA
2 61 (8.28%) Git (software)
3 40 (5.43%) Cucumber
4 32 (4.34%) Selenium
5 25 (3.39%) Jasmine
6 23 (3.12%) Jenkins
7 21 (2.85%) Protractor
8 19 (2.58%) gulp
9 17 (2.31%) Karma Test Runner
10 12 (1.63%) Subversion
11 11 (1.49%) Appium
11 11 (1.49%) Axure RP
11 11 (1.49%) Mocha
12 10 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.22%) Maven
14 7 (0.95%) Eclipse
15 6 (0.81%) Mockito
15 6 (0.81%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.81%) Xcode
16 5 (0.68%) PHPUnit
General
1 102 (13.84%) Finance
2 57 (7.73%) Retail
3 49 (6.65%) Banking
4 42 (5.70%) Games
5 32 (4.34%) Marketing
6 26 (3.53%) Telecoms
7 24 (3.26%) Publishing
8 17 (2.31%) Investment Banking
9 15 (2.04%) Legal
10 13 (1.76%) Electronics
11 10 (1.36%) Advertising
12 6 (0.81%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.81%) Front Office
12 6 (0.81%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.54%) Back Office
13 4 (0.54%) Law
14 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.27%) Automotive
15 2 (0.27%) French Language
15 2 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 332 (45.05%) Analyst
2 287 (38.94%) Business Analyst
3 104 (14.11%) Developer
4 98 (13.30%) Agile Business Analyst
5 46 (6.24%) Delivery Manager
6 37 (5.02%) Java Developer
7 36 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 34 (4.61%) Architect
8 34 (4.61%) Digital Business Analyst
9 32 (4.34%) JavaScript Developer
10 31 (4.21%) Digital Analyst
10 31 (4.21%) Product Owner
11 29 (3.93%) Designer
12 25 (3.39%) Angular Developer
13 24 (3.26%) Scrum Master
14 23 (3.12%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 23 (3.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 22 (2.99%) Senior Developer
15 22 (2.99%) Test Analyst
16 21 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.04%) HTML
2 63 (8.55%) Web Services
3 55 (7.46%) CSS
4 47 (6.38%) RESTful
5 46 (6.24%) HTML5
6 43 (5.83%) AngularJS
7 39 (5.29%) CSS3
8 36 (4.88%) JSON
9 33 (4.48%) XML
10 32 (4.34%) REST
11 26 (3.53%) Ajax
11 26 (3.53%) Spring
12 21 (2.85%) .NET
13 20 (2.71%) Sass
14 18 (2.44%) SOAP
15 15 (2.04%) Gherkin
15 15 (2.04%) Velocity
16 12 (1.63%) jQuery
17 10 (1.36%) Backbone.js
18 9 (1.22%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.70%) User Experience
2 60 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (5.43%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.44%) IPTV
5 16 (2.17%) Over-the-Top Content
5 16 (2.17%) STB
6 13 (1.76%) Video on Demand
7 10 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.95%) Credit Risk
8 7 (0.95%) Digital Media
8 7 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.81%) Economics
9 6 (0.81%) Streaming Video
10 5 (0.68%) BBC
10 5 (0.68%) Blog
10 5 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.68%) Derivative
10 5 (0.68%) Minimum Viable Product
10 5 (0.68%) NHS
11 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (2.99%) Linux
2 21 (2.85%) Apple iOS
3 17 (2.31%) Android
4 13 (1.76%) Unix
5 10 (1.36%) Windows
6 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (80.60%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (33.51%) Scrum
3 122 (16.55%) TDD
4 114 (15.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 113 (15.33%) BDD
6 107 (14.52%) Project Management
7 103 (13.98%) Use Case
8 93 (12.62%) Business Analysis
9 74 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
10 67 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 63 (8.55%) Pair Programming
12 62 (8.41%) Kanban
13 61 (8.28%) Waterfall
14 59 (8.01%) Continuous Improvement
14 59 (8.01%) Mentoring
15 54 (7.33%) Open Source
15 54 (7.33%) User Acceptance Testing
16 51 (6.92%) PRINCE2
17 50 (6.78%) Continuous Delivery
18 46 (6.24%) UML
Programming Languages
1 91 (12.35%) Java
2 90 (12.21%) JavaScript
3 65 (8.82%) SQL
4 25 (3.39%) Ruby
5 17 (2.31%) C#
6 13 (1.76%) Groovy
7 12 (1.63%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.36%) ES6
9 9 (1.22%) PHP
9 9 (1.22%) Scala
10 7 (0.95%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.81%) Apple Swift
11 6 (0.81%) C
12 5 (0.68%) Python
13 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.27%) C-shell
14 2 (0.27%) ECMAScript
14 2 (0.27%) R
14 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 65 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.66%) Degree
4 24 (3.26%) ISEB
5 10 (1.36%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.36%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.22%) PMP
7 8 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.55%) QA
2 8 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.41%) SLA
5 2 (0.27%) MiFID
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.14%) FATCA
6 1 (0.14%) GAMP
6 1 (0.14%) GxP
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) RMADS
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) SDET
6 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 21 (2.85%) Docker
2 8 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) HDFS
3 2 (0.27%) vCloud
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (1.09%) Ansible
1 8 (1.09%) Puppet
2 6 (0.81%) CloudHub
2 6 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.54%) WMI
5 2 (0.27%) SCCM
6 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 38 (5.16%) Microsoft
2 19 (2.58%) hybris
3 17 (2.31%) Atlassian
4 12 (1.63%) Oracle
4 12 (1.63%) Rally
5 9 (1.22%) Adobe
6 8 (1.09%) Google
6 8 (1.09%) VMware
7 7 (0.95%) MuleSoft
7 7 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.81%) Pega
8 6 (0.81%) SAP
9 5 (0.68%) ATG
9 5 (0.68%) BT
9 5 (0.68%) Rackspace
9 5 (0.68%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.54%) Guidewire
10 4 (0.54%) JDA
11 3 (0.41%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.27%) Hortonworks
City, London
JM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 12 months contract
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 18 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 20 days ago
Feltham
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £500+ per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £200 - 350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago