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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 148 171 251
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +80
Contract jobs citing User Stories 325 305 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.46% 1.26% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.61% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 229 100
Average daily rate
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£421 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £536 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-81.86% +500.00%
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
17434 18911 16969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.16% 78.08% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12202 13316 11848
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 237 233
Average hourly rate £20.31 £23.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.69% -29.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
City of London +18 60 £456 +18.89% 11
Canary Wharf - 6 £463 -
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 479 (82.44%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (41.31%) Scrum
3 185 (31.84%) TDD
4 161 (27.71%) Java
5 143 (24.61%) JavaScript
6 106 (18.24%) HTML
7 99 (17.04%) SQL
8 95 (16.35%) QA
9 94 (16.18%) Banking
10 85 (14.63%) Use Case
11 83 (14.29%) User Experience
12 75 (12.91%) CSS
13 73 (12.56%) BDD
14 69 (11.88%) Oracle
15 68 (11.70%) Linux
15 68 (11.70%) E-Commerce
15 68 (11.70%) Pair Programming
15 68 (11.70%) Finance
15 68 (11.70%) JIRA
16 67 (11.53%) Business Analysis
17 65 (11.19%) Web Services
18 62 (10.67%) OO
18 62 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
19 59 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
20 57 (9.81%) Hibernate
21 56 (9.64%) Python
21 56 (9.64%) Technical Analysis
22 55 (9.47%) HTML5
23 49 (8.43%) .NET
24 48 (8.26%) Project Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 27 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.30%) CMS
3 18 (3.10%) Confluence
4 17 (2.93%) Apache
5 13 (2.24%) Drupal
6 11 (1.89%) Node.js
7 6 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.69%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.52%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.34%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.17%) nginx
11 1 (0.17%) Liferay
11 1 (0.17%) SAS
11 1 (0.17%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.44%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.58%) MS Office
4 14 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.52%) MS Project
6 2 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.34%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) Primavera
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.17%) Unica
4 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.17%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.89%) GitHub
2 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.86%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.34%) Office 365
4 2 (0.34%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.20%) SNMP
2 5 (0.86%) Internet
3 4 (0.69%) Intranet
4 3 (0.52%) HTTP
4 3 (0.52%) DNS
5 2 (0.34%) Broadband
6 1 (0.17%) LDAP
6 1 (0.17%) VPN
6 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.17%) Firewall
6 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.17%) AMQP
6 1 (0.17%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.23%) Relational Database
2 36 (6.20%) RDBMS
3 24 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.27%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.24%) MySQL
6 6 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.03%) Big Data
7 5 (0.86%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.86%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.86%) Redis
8 4 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.52%) QlikView
9 3 (0.52%) DB2
9 3 (0.52%) DTS
10 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 68 (11.70%) JIRA
2 38 (6.54%) jMock
3 35 (6.02%) Selenium
4 32 (5.51%) Cucumber
5 26 (4.48%) Subversion
6 19 (3.27%) JUnit
6 19 (3.27%) Git (software)
7 18 (3.10%) Eclipse
8 14 (2.41%) Jenkins
9 13 (2.24%) Maven
10 10 (1.72%) Ant
10 10 (1.72%) JMeter
10 10 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.55%) Redmine
11 9 (1.55%) Grunt
11 9 (1.55%) Bower
12 6 (1.03%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.03%) LoadRunner
12 6 (1.03%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.03%) WATIR
General
1 94 (16.18%) Banking
2 68 (11.70%) Finance
3 48 (8.26%) Retail
3 48 (8.26%) Investment Banking
4 24 (4.13%) Games
5 23 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.27%) Law
7 17 (2.93%) Front Office
8 13 (2.24%) Legal
8 13 (2.24%) Marketing
9 12 (2.07%) Publishing
10 10 (1.72%) Billing
11 7 (1.20%) Advertising
12 6 (1.03%) Automotive
13 5 (0.86%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.69%) Back Office
15 2 (0.34%) French Language
16 1 (0.17%) German Language
16 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 230 (39.59%) Analyst
2 211 (36.32%) Business Analyst
3 171 (29.43%) Developer
4 107 (18.42%) Java Developer
5 66 (11.36%) Agile Business Analyst
6 39 (6.71%) Senior Developer
7 32 (5.51%) ScrumMaster
8 25 (4.30%) Tester
9 23 (3.96%) Delivery Manager
9 23 (3.96%) Senior Java Developer
10 20 (3.44%) Agile Coach
11 19 (3.27%) Agile Java Developer
12 18 (3.10%) Product Owner
12 18 (3.10%) Technical Analyst
13 16 (2.75%) Front-End Developer
14 15 (2.58%) Product Manager
14 15 (2.58%) Technical Business Analyst
14 15 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (2.41%) Project Manager
15 14 (2.41%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (18.24%) HTML
2 75 (12.91%) CSS
3 65 (11.19%) Web Services
4 57 (9.81%) Hibernate
5 55 (9.47%) HTML5
6 49 (8.43%) .NET
7 47 (8.09%) XML
8 42 (7.23%) JSON
9 36 (6.20%) J2SE
10 30 (5.16%) Spring
11 29 (4.99%) REST
12 27 (4.65%) CSS3
12 27 (4.65%) AngularJS
13 26 (4.48%) RESTful
13 26 (4.48%) JSP
14 25 (4.30%) J2EE
15 24 (4.13%) jQuery
16 23 (3.96%) SOAP
17 19 (3.27%) Struts
18 15 (2.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.29%) User Experience
2 62 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.13%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.61%) Fixed Income
5 17 (2.93%) Open Source
6 11 (1.89%) Visualisation
7 9 (1.55%) New Media
7 9 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.38%) Reference Data
9 7 (1.20%) Data Integration
10 6 (1.03%) FMCG
11 5 (0.86%) Online Games
11 5 (0.86%) NHS
11 5 (0.86%) Derivative
12 4 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (0.69%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.69%) Social Network
12 4 (0.69%) Human Factors
13 3 (0.52%) iPhone
13 3 (0.52%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.70%) Linux
2 28 (4.82%) Apple iOS
3 22 (3.79%) Android
4 13 (2.24%) Windows
5 8 (1.38%) UNIX
6 4 (0.69%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.17%) CentOS
7 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (82.44%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (41.31%) Scrum
3 185 (31.84%) TDD
4 85 (14.63%) Use Case
5 73 (12.56%) BDD
6 68 (11.70%) Pair Programming
6 68 (11.70%) E-Commerce
7 67 (11.53%) Business Analysis
8 62 (10.67%) OO
9 59 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (9.64%) Technical Analysis
11 48 (8.26%) Web Development
11 48 (8.26%) Project Management
11 48 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 44 (7.57%) Kanban
12 44 (7.57%) Mentoring
13 42 (7.23%) OOD
14 40 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
15 38 (6.54%) Waterfall
15 38 (6.54%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 161 (27.71%) Java
2 143 (24.61%) JavaScript
3 99 (17.04%) SQL
4 56 (9.64%) Python
5 44 (7.57%) C#
6 36 (6.20%) Ruby
7 14 (2.41%) PHP
8 8 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.03%) C
9 6 (1.03%) Scala
10 5 (0.86%) Golang
10 5 (0.86%) Groovy
11 3 (0.52%) Perl
11 3 (0.52%) VBA
11 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.34%) C-shell
12 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.34%) XPath
12 2 (0.34%) XAML
12 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 28 (4.82%) Degree
2 22 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.10%) ISEB
4 11 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.86%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.17%) IIBA
8 1 (0.17%) CBAP
8 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.17%) PMP
8 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (16.35%) QA
2 4 (0.69%) WAI
3 2 (0.34%) FATCA
4 1 (0.17%) GxP
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (0.69%) Ansible
2 1 (0.17%) logstash
2 1 (0.17%) Salt
2 1 (0.17%) Kibana
2 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.17%) Puppet
2 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 69 (11.88%) Oracle
2 34 (5.85%) Microsoft
3 13 (2.24%) SAP
4 10 (1.72%) JD Edwards
5 9 (1.55%) Guidewire
6 6 (1.03%) IBM
7 5 (0.86%) Canoo
7 5 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.86%) Cognos
7 5 (0.86%) Adobe
8 4 (0.69%) ATG
9 2 (0.34%) FatWire
9 2 (0.34%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.34%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.34%) VMware
9 2 (0.34%) Sybase
9 2 (0.34%) Endeca
9 2 (0.34%) Google
9 2 (0.34%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.34%) EPiServer
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