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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 168 165 172
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 316 332 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.47% 1.48% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.77% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 242 223
Median daily rate £470 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% +9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 - £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £32.38 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+69.88% -41.13%
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
18217 18803 18933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.83% 83.68% 80.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 13421 13967
Median daily rate £485 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 227 247
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the London region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

User Stories Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 December 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 -15 36 £450 +12.50% 10
Croydon -8 13 £450 -
Canary Wharf +1 2 £400 -21.95%
Hammersmith +6 1 - -
Docklands, London -1 1 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 600 (81.52%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (44.97%) Scrum
3 150 (20.38%) Finance
4 145 (19.70%) User Experience
5 133 (18.07%) HTML
6 121 (16.44%) TDD
7 116 (15.76%) JavaScript
8 111 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 110 (14.95%) Kanban
10 108 (14.67%) CSS
11 101 (13.72%) Project Management
12 98 (13.32%) Business Analysis
12 98 (13.32%) BDD
13 96 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
14 94 (12.77%) JIRA
15 92 (12.50%) REST
16 84 (11.41%) Java
17 81 (11.01%) Banking
18 80 (10.87%) SQL
19 68 (9.24%) XML
19 68 (9.24%) Security Cleared
20 67 (9.10%) Retail
20 67 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
20 67 (9.10%) Continuous Delivery
21 63 (8.56%) Analytics
22 62 (8.42%) HTML5
22 62 (8.42%) Use Case
23 59 (8.02%) E-Commerce
24 57 (7.74%) Degree
24 57 (7.74%) Open Source

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 37 (5.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 37 (5.03%) Confluence
2 31 (4.21%) CMS
3 30 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 28 (3.80%) JBoss
5 10 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.68%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.54%) IIS
7 4 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.27%) Apache
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.14%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.14%) Marvel
9 1 (0.14%) nginx
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 22 (2.99%) MS Office
4 9 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.68%) MS Project
6 3 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) InVision
8 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.14%) Beauchamp
3 1 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Maximo
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.14%) Radian6
3 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.77%) SaaS
3 12 (1.63%) GitHub
4 5 (0.68%) Office 365
4 5 (0.68%) PaaS
5 4 (0.54%) G Suite
6 3 (0.41%) Basecamp
6 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.27%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.14%) AdWords
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.14%) Force.com
8 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.36%) Internet
2 5 (0.68%) Skype
3 4 (0.54%) HTTP
3 4 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.41%) FTP
5 2 (0.27%) AMQP
5 2 (0.27%) DVB
5 2 (0.27%) Firewall
5 2 (0.27%) Intranet
5 2 (0.27%) LDAP
5 2 (0.27%) VPN
6 1 (0.14%) CTI
6 1 (0.14%) DNS
6 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.07%) Big Data
2 32 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 30 (4.08%) Hadoop
4 28 (3.80%) SQL Server
5 27 (3.67%) MySQL
6 25 (3.40%) MongoDB
7 24 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.77%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
12 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.27%) Oracle Discoverer
14 2 (0.27%) Power BI
14 2 (0.27%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 94 (12.77%) JIRA
2 38 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 30 (4.08%) Cucumber
3 30 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 29 (3.94%) Selenium
5 22 (2.99%) Maven
6 21 (2.85%) Gradle
7 20 (2.72%) Eclipse
8 19 (2.58%) IntelliJ
9 15 (2.04%) Grunt
10 13 (1.77%) WebDriver
11 11 (1.49%) Bower
11 11 (1.49%) Capybara
11 11 (1.49%) Subversion
11 11 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.36%) gulp
12 10 (1.36%) SpecFlow
13 7 (0.95%) Axure RP
14 6 (0.82%) JMeter
14 6 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 150 (20.38%) Finance
2 81 (11.01%) Banking
3 67 (9.10%) Retail
4 43 (5.84%) Marketing
5 25 (3.40%) Games
6 22 (2.99%) Front Office
7 19 (2.58%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.58%) Publishing
7 19 (2.58%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.17%) Advertising
9 14 (1.90%) Back Office
10 11 (1.49%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (1.09%) Legal
12 6 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Electronics
14 2 (0.27%) Automotive
14 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 332 (45.11%) Analyst
2 303 (41.17%) Business Analyst
3 128 (17.39%) Developer
4 96 (13.04%) Agile Business Analyst
5 55 (7.47%) Digital Business Analyst
6 54 (7.34%) Digital Analyst
7 49 (6.66%) Scrum Master
8 34 (4.62%) Architect
8 34 (4.62%) Delivery Manager
9 32 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 32 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
10 30 (4.08%) Banking Analyst
10 30 (4.08%) Lead Developer
11 29 (3.94%) Banking Business Analyst
12 28 (3.80%) Agile Scrum Master
12 28 (3.80%) Senior Business Analyst
13 23 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
14 22 (2.99%) Data Engineer
15 21 (2.85%) Big Data Engineer
15 21 (2.85%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (18.07%) HTML
2 108 (14.67%) CSS
3 92 (12.50%) REST
4 68 (9.24%) XML
5 62 (8.42%) HTML5
6 51 (6.93%) CSS3
7 50 (6.79%) Web Services
8 43 (5.84%) JSON
9 39 (5.30%) Ajax
10 37 (5.03%) .NET
11 35 (4.76%) SOAP
12 33 (4.48%) Java EE
13 31 (4.21%) AngularJS
13 31 (4.21%) Node.js
13 31 (4.21%) Spring
14 30 (4.08%) JSP
15 29 (3.94%) Servlets
16 28 (3.80%) Hibernate
17 27 (3.67%) JSTL
17 27 (3.67%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 145 (19.70%) User Experience
2 67 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 37 (5.03%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.85%) Virtual Team
6 20 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.58%) Fintech
8 17 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.31%) Semantic Web
9 15 (2.04%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.63%) Minimum Viable Product
10 12 (1.63%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.95%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.95%) Derivative
11 7 (0.95%) Equities
11 7 (0.95%) Video on Demand
12 6 (0.82%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.68%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (4.89%) Linux
2 30 (4.08%) Unix
3 23 (3.13%) Windows
4 14 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.09%) Android
6 5 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.27%) CentOS
7 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.14%) VMS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (81.52%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (44.97%) Scrum
3 121 (16.44%) TDD
4 111 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 110 (14.95%) Kanban
6 101 (13.72%) Project Management
7 98 (13.32%) BDD
7 98 (13.32%) Business Analysis
8 96 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (9.10%) Continuous Delivery
10 63 (8.56%) Analytics
11 62 (8.42%) Use Case
12 59 (8.02%) E-Commerce
13 57 (7.74%) Coaching
13 57 (7.74%) Open Source
13 57 (7.74%) Waterfall
14 55 (7.47%) Mentoring
15 51 (6.93%) DevOps
16 48 (6.52%) SDLC
17 43 (5.84%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 116 (15.76%) JavaScript
2 84 (11.41%) Java
3 80 (10.87%) SQL
4 41 (5.57%) C#
5 37 (5.03%) Ruby
6 33 (4.48%) Scala
7 15 (2.04%) C
8 9 (1.22%) PHP
8 9 (1.22%) T-SQL
9 6 (0.82%) Python
10 3 (0.41%) C++
10 3 (0.41%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.27%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.27%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.27%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.27%) Perl
12 1 (0.14%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.14%) Groovy
12 1 (0.14%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (9.24%) Security Cleared
2 57 (7.74%) Degree
3 49 (6.66%) SC Cleared
4 29 (3.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.36%) ISEB
7 6 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.82%) PMP
8 5 (0.68%) CISSP
9 4 (0.54%) ISSAP
9 4 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.41%) APMP
11 2 (0.27%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.14%) CISA
12 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (7.34%) QA
2 15 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.82%) SDET
5 5 (0.68%) COBIT
6 3 (0.41%) MiFID
7 2 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.27%) GAAP
8 1 (0.14%) EMIR
8 1 (0.14%) FATCA
8 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (3.94%) vCloud
3 28 (3.80%) HDFS
4 7 (0.95%) Docker
5 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (4.76%) Puppet
2 7 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.27%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.14%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 50 (6.79%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.16%) Adobe
3 30 (4.08%) VMware
4 27 (3.67%) Hortonworks
5 21 (2.85%) Oracle
6 19 (2.58%) Atlassian
7 15 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.90%) Google
9 8 (1.09%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.09%) Tableau
10 6 (0.82%) HP
10 6 (0.82%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.68%) IBM
11 5 (0.68%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 5 (0.68%) SAP
12 3 (0.41%) GoldenSource
12 3 (0.41%) Murex
12 3 (0.41%) Omniture
12 3 (0.41%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.41%) Sybase
East London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
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Rate: £60000 Per Annum pro rata
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: Market Rate
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