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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 147 155 160
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 372 316 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.71% 1.43% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.76% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 257 238
Median daily rate £450 £418 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £571 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
18252 17962 18258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.99% 81.00% 80.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13340 12645 13088
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
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 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 255 229
Median hourly rate £21.17 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £80.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 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 25 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 +59 71 £450 +5.88% 16
Croydon +5 18 £456 +21.66% 2
Hayes - 5 £400 -
Bromley - 3 £375 -
Westminster - 3 £450 -
Hounslow - 2 £513 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £413 - 2
Osterley - 2 £458 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 592 (81.32%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (34.89%) Scrum
3 124 (17.03%) BDD
4 123 (16.90%) TDD
5 109 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 109 (14.97%) Finance
6 108 (14.84%) User Experience
7 106 (14.56%) JIRA
8 99 (13.60%) Project Management
9 93 (12.77%) Business Analysis
10 88 (12.09%) Use Case
11 85 (11.68%) Java
12 84 (11.54%) JavaScript
13 80 (10.99%) HTML
14 78 (10.71%) Security Cleared
15 75 (10.30%) Mentoring
16 69 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
17 67 (9.20%) SQL
18 66 (9.07%) Kanban
19 65 (8.93%) E-Commerce
20 63 (8.65%) QA
21 62 (8.52%) Retail
22 61 (8.38%) Web Services
22 61 (8.38%) CSS
22 61 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
23 60 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
24 58 (7.97%) SC Cleared
24 58 (7.97%) Git (software)
25 56 (7.69%) SDLC
26 55 (7.55%) 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 49 (6.73%) Confluence
2 33 (4.53%) CMS
2 33 (4.53%) Node.js
3 13 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.10%) Mule
5 7 (0.96%) Apache
6 6 (0.82%) Drupal
6 6 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.55%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.14%) Documentum
10 1 (0.14%) IIS
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.06%) MS Office
2 15 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.79%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (1.37%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.55%) MS Project
6 4 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.14%) Gliffy
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.27%) Magento
4 2 (0.27%) Maximo
4 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.27%) RiskWrite
4 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.27%) SAP hybris
4 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.14%) Endur
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Shopify
5 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.65%) GitHub
2 12 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.82%) Office 365
3 6 (0.82%) SaaS
4 4 (0.55%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.55%) IaaS
5 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.41%) Yammer
6 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.14%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.92%) Internet
2 13 (1.79%) HTTP
3 7 (0.96%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.55%) SNMP
5 3 (0.41%) DNS
5 3 (0.41%) Intranet
5 3 (0.41%) SSL
6 2 (0.27%) NAS
6 2 (0.27%) Network Security
7 1 (0.14%) CTI
7 1 (0.14%) DSL
7 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.14%) MVNO
7 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.16%) NoSQL
2 18 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.65%) Big Data
3 12 (1.65%) MongoDB
3 12 (1.65%) MySQL
4 11 (1.51%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (0.82%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.82%) MS Access
7 2 (0.27%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.27%) QlikView
7 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.27%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) DataStage
8 1 (0.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 106 (14.56%) JIRA
2 58 (7.97%) Git (software)
3 46 (6.32%) Cucumber
4 35 (4.81%) Selenium
5 23 (3.16%) gulp
5 23 (3.16%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.47%) Jasmine
7 14 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
7 14 (1.92%) Protractor
8 12 (1.65%) Appium
9 11 (1.51%) Axure RP
9 11 (1.51%) Subversion
10 10 (1.37%) Grunt
11 9 (1.24%) Bower
11 9 (1.24%) Maven
11 9 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.10%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.96%) IntelliJ
13 7 (0.96%) Mocha
14 6 (0.82%) Xcode
General
1 109 (14.97%) Finance
2 62 (8.52%) Retail
3 45 (6.18%) Games
4 41 (5.63%) Banking
5 30 (4.12%) Marketing
6 29 (3.98%) Telecoms
7 24 (3.30%) Publishing
8 17 (2.34%) Advertising
9 13 (1.79%) Electronics
10 11 (1.51%) Legal
11 9 (1.24%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.82%) Front Office
12 6 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.69%) Law
14 3 (0.41%) Back Office
15 2 (0.27%) Automotive
15 2 (0.27%) French Language
15 2 (0.27%) Local Government
15 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 335 (46.02%) Analyst
2 282 (38.74%) Business Analyst
3 104 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
4 91 (12.50%) Developer
5 40 (5.49%) Architect
6 38 (5.22%) Designer
7 36 (4.95%) Delivery Manager
8 30 (4.12%) Digital Business Analyst
8 30 (4.12%) Project Manager
9 28 (3.85%) Digital Analyst
9 28 (3.85%) Product Owner
10 27 (3.71%) Java Developer
10 27 (3.71%) Test Analyst
11 26 (3.57%) Scrum Master
11 26 (3.57%) UX Designer
12 25 (3.43%) JavaScript Developer
13 24 (3.30%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 23 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
15 20 (2.75%) Product Manager
15 20 (2.75%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (10.99%) HTML
2 61 (8.38%) CSS
2 61 (8.38%) Web Services
3 47 (6.46%) HTML5
4 41 (5.63%) AngularJS
4 41 (5.63%) RESTful
5 40 (5.49%) CSS3
6 39 (5.36%) REST
7 36 (4.95%) JSON
7 36 (4.95%) XML
8 30 (4.12%) Ajax
9 24 (3.30%) Sass
10 21 (2.88%) Spring
11 20 (2.75%) Velocity
12 19 (2.61%) jQuery
13 18 (2.47%) SOAP
14 17 (2.34%) .NET
14 17 (2.34%) Gherkin
15 12 (1.65%) Backbone.js
15 12 (1.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 108 (14.84%) User Experience
2 60 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 22 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.34%) IPTV
6 15 (2.06%) Over-the-Top Content
6 15 (2.06%) STB
7 14 (1.92%) Video on Demand
8 8 (1.10%) Equities
8 8 (1.10%) Minimum Viable Product
9 7 (0.96%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.96%) Digital Media
9 7 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (0.96%) Streaming Video
10 6 (0.82%) Economics
10 6 (0.82%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.69%) Blog
11 5 (0.69%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.69%) Derivative
11 5 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (2.88%) Linux
2 17 (2.34%) Unix
3 16 (2.20%) Apple iOS
4 14 (1.92%) Android
5 9 (1.24%) Windows
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (81.32%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (34.89%) Scrum
3 124 (17.03%) BDD
4 123 (16.90%) TDD
5 109 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 99 (13.60%) Project Management
7 93 (12.77%) Business Analysis
8 88 (12.09%) Use Case
9 75 (10.30%) Mentoring
10 69 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (9.07%) Kanban
12 65 (8.93%) E-Commerce
13 61 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
14 56 (7.69%) SDLC
15 55 (7.55%) Open Source
16 54 (7.42%) Wireframes
17 52 (7.14%) Waterfall
18 51 (7.01%) Continuous Delivery
18 51 (7.01%) Pair Programming
19 50 (6.87%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (11.68%) Java
2 84 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 67 (9.20%) SQL
4 22 (3.02%) Ruby
5 12 (1.65%) C#
6 11 (1.51%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.24%) ES6
7 9 (1.24%) PHP
8 8 (1.10%) Groovy
8 8 (1.10%) Scala
9 6 (0.82%) Apple Swift
9 6 (0.82%) C
10 5 (0.69%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.41%) Python
11 3 (0.41%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.27%) C-shell
12 2 (0.27%) ECMAScript
12 2 (0.27%) Perl
12 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 78 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 58 (7.97%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.02%) Degree
3 22 (3.02%) ISEB
4 10 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.96%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.69%) PMP
8 4 (0.55%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.65%) QA
2 5 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.41%) FATCA
3 3 (0.41%) SLA
4 2 (0.27%) COBIT
4 2 (0.27%) MiFID
5 1 (0.14%) HL7
5 1 (0.14%) RMADS
5 1 (0.14%) SDET
5 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 18 (2.47%) Docker
2 7 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) HDFS
3 2 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (1.10%) Ansible
1 8 (1.10%) Puppet
2 6 (0.82%) CloudHub
2 6 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.55%) WMI
5 1 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 38 (5.22%) Microsoft
2 20 (2.75%) hybris
3 18 (2.47%) Atlassian
4 13 (1.79%) Oracle
5 12 (1.65%) Rally
6 9 (1.24%) Adobe
7 8 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.96%) MuleSoft
8 7 (0.96%) VMware
9 6 (0.82%) ATG
9 6 (0.82%) Google
9 6 (0.82%) Pega
9 6 (0.82%) SAP
9 6 (0.82%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.82%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.69%) BT
10 5 (0.69%) Rackspace
11 4 (0.55%) Guidewire
11 4 (0.55%) HP
11 4 (0.55%) JDA
London
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
South West London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago