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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 132 163 153
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 399 329 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.85% 1.40% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.73% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 253 256
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83
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
18244 19010 18944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.52% 81.18% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13325 13507 13410
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 244 233
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.33 £55.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +75 87 £445 +4.70% 16
Croydon +2 18 £456 +17.74% 2
Hayes - 10 £350 -
Westminster - 9 £425 -
Hounslow - 3 £513 -
Osterley - 2 £460 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £413 - 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 630 (83.55%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (38.99%) Scrum
3 140 (18.57%) TDD
4 128 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 127 (16.84%) Finance
6 117 (15.52%) BDD
7 109 (14.46%) User Experience
8 106 (14.06%) Business Analysis
9 99 (13.13%) HTML
10 97 (12.86%) JIRA
11 96 (12.73%) Project Management
12 91 (12.07%) Java
12 91 (12.07%) Mentoring
13 85 (11.27%) CSS
14 84 (11.14%) JavaScript
14 84 (11.14%) Kanban
15 79 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
16 75 (9.95%) E-Commerce
17 74 (9.81%) Security Cleared
17 74 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
18 68 (9.02%) Open Source
18 68 (9.02%) Use Case
19 66 (8.75%) HTML5
20 65 (8.62%) SQL
21 64 (8.49%) QA
22 60 (7.96%) Retail
22 60 (7.96%) Continuous Delivery
23 58 (7.69%) REST
23 58 (7.69%) CSS3
24 57 (7.56%) SDLC

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 46 (6.10%) Confluence
2 38 (5.04%) CMS
3 10 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 10 (1.33%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.19%) Mule
5 6 (0.80%) Apache
5 6 (0.80%) Drupal
6 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.53%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.13%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (0.13%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.39%) MS Office
2 18 (2.39%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.19%) MS Project
5 7 (0.93%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.53%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.53%) InVision
6 4 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.13%) Gliffy
7 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.27%) Maximo
4 2 (0.27%) SAP hybris
4 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.13%) Endur
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) Radian6
5 1 (0.13%) RiskWrite
5 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Shopify
5 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.93%) SaaS
4 5 (0.66%) GitHub
4 5 (0.66%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 4 (0.53%) IaaS
5 4 (0.53%) Office 365
6 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.27%) Basecamp
7 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.27%) PaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Yammer
8 1 (0.13%) AdWords
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.13%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.86%) HTTP
2 11 (1.46%) Internet
3 4 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.40%) DNS
4 3 (0.40%) Intranet
4 3 (0.40%) SNMP
4 3 (0.40%) SSL
5 2 (0.27%) NAS
5 2 (0.27%) Network Security
5 2 (0.27%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.13%) CTI
6 1 (0.13%) DSL
6 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.13%) MVNO
6 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.51%) NoSQL
2 25 (3.32%) MongoDB
3 23 (3.05%) MySQL
4 21 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (2.12%) SQL Server
7 15 (1.99%) Big Data
8 13 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.19%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.80%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.40%) QlikView
11 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.27%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.27%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 1 (0.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 97 (12.86%) JIRA
2 49 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 43 (5.70%) Cucumber
4 34 (4.51%) Selenium
5 23 (3.05%) gulp
6 19 (2.52%) Jenkins
7 17 (2.25%) Grunt
8 15 (1.99%) Bower
8 15 (1.99%) Jasmine
9 13 (1.72%) Appium
10 11 (1.46%) Axure RP
11 10 (1.33%) IntelliJ
11 10 (1.33%) Maven
12 9 (1.19%) Karma Test Runner
13 8 (1.06%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.06%) Protractor
13 8 (1.06%) Subversion
13 8 (1.06%) WebDriver
14 7 (0.93%) Mocha
15 6 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 127 (16.84%) Finance
2 60 (7.96%) Retail
3 48 (6.37%) Banking
4 47 (6.23%) Games
5 35 (4.64%) Marketing
6 29 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 25 (3.32%) Publishing
8 22 (2.92%) Advertising
9 10 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.19%) Electronics
10 9 (1.19%) Legal
11 7 (0.93%) Front Office
12 6 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.80%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.53%) Back Office
13 4 (0.53%) Law
14 2 (0.27%) Local Government
14 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.13%) Billing
15 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 339 (44.96%) Analyst
2 292 (38.73%) Business Analyst
3 109 (14.46%) Agile Business Analyst
4 102 (13.53%) Developer
5 50 (6.63%) Architect
6 39 (5.17%) Delivery Manager
7 31 (4.11%) Scrum Master
8 30 (3.98%) Project Manager
9 29 (3.85%) Digital Business Analyst
10 28 (3.71%) Designer
10 28 (3.71%) Digital Analyst
10 28 (3.71%) Product Owner
11 27 (3.58%) Technical Architect
11 27 (3.58%) Test Analyst
12 26 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
13 25 (3.32%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 22 (2.92%) Java Developer
15 21 (2.79%) Product Manager
15 21 (2.79%) Technical Analyst
16 20 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (13.13%) HTML
2 85 (11.27%) CSS
3 66 (8.75%) HTML5
4 58 (7.69%) CSS3
4 58 (7.69%) REST
5 54 (7.16%) Web Services
6 47 (6.23%) Ajax
7 46 (6.10%) JSON
8 43 (5.70%) AngularJS
9 41 (5.44%) XML
10 33 (4.38%) Node.js
11 32 (4.24%) RESTful
12 27 (3.58%) Sass
13 26 (3.45%) jQuery
14 22 (2.92%) Velocity
15 20 (2.65%) .NET
15 20 (2.65%) Spring
16 19 (2.52%) Play Framework
16 19 (2.52%) SOAP
17 18 (2.39%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 109 (14.46%) User Experience
2 74 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.44%) Mobile App
4 25 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (1.72%) Minimum Viable Product
5 13 (1.72%) Video on Demand
6 12 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.33%) Equities
8 9 (1.19%) Over-the-Top Content
8 9 (1.19%) Semantic Web
9 8 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.06%) IPTV
10 7 (0.93%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.93%) Derivative
10 7 (0.93%) Digital Media
10 7 (0.93%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.93%) Streaming Video
11 6 (0.80%) Blog
11 6 (0.80%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (2.39%) Apple iOS
1 18 (2.39%) Linux
2 15 (1.99%) Android
2 15 (1.99%) Unix
3 6 (0.80%) Windows
4 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (83.55%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (38.99%) Scrum
3 140 (18.57%) TDD
4 128 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 117 (15.52%) BDD
6 106 (14.06%) Business Analysis
7 96 (12.73%) Project Management
8 91 (12.07%) Mentoring
9 84 (11.14%) Kanban
10 79 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
11 75 (9.95%) E-Commerce
12 68 (9.02%) Open Source
12 68 (9.02%) Use Case
13 60 (7.96%) Continuous Delivery
14 57 (7.56%) SDLC
15 54 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
16 50 (6.63%) User Acceptance Testing
17 49 (6.50%) Prototyping
18 48 (6.37%) Waterfall
19 45 (5.97%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 91 (12.07%) Java
2 84 (11.14%) JavaScript
3 65 (8.62%) SQL
4 30 (3.98%) Ruby
5 21 (2.79%) Scala
6 14 (1.86%) C#
6 14 (1.86%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.46%) PHP
8 9 (1.19%) Groovy
9 7 (0.93%) ES6
10 6 (0.80%) Apple Swift
10 6 (0.80%) C
11 5 (0.66%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.53%) Python
13 3 (0.40%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.27%) C-shell
14 2 (0.27%) ECMAScript
14 2 (0.27%) Perl
14 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (9.81%) Security Cleared
2 55 (7.29%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.18%) Degree
4 19 (2.52%) ISEB
5 9 (1.19%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.80%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.66%) PMP
7 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.40%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.40%) CISSP
9 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.27%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.13%) CISM
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.49%) QA
2 6 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.53%) FATCA
4 3 (0.40%) COBIT
5 2 (0.27%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) RMADS
6 1 (0.13%) SDET
6 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (1.72%) Docker
2 8 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) HDFS
3 2 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (1.06%) Ansible
1 8 (1.06%) Puppet
2 6 (0.80%) CloudHub
3 5 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.53%) WMI
5 1 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 42 (5.57%) Microsoft
2 21 (2.79%) hybris
3 17 (2.25%) Atlassian
4 14 (1.86%) Adobe
5 12 (1.59%) Oracle
6 10 (1.33%) ServiceNow
7 9 (1.19%) Google
8 8 (1.06%) MuleSoft
8 8 (1.06%) Rally
8 8 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.06%) VMware
9 7 (0.93%) Pega
10 6 (0.80%) SAP
11 5 (0.66%) ATG
11 5 (0.66%) HP
11 5 (0.66%) Rackspace
11 5 (0.66%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.66%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.53%) BT
12 4 (0.53%) Guidewire
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £449 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £360.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Reco Group
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 22 days ago