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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 163 194 242
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +48
Contract jobs citing User Stories 301 247 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.41% 1.10% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.41% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 182 100
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £112.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-70.97% +275.00%
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
16791 17576 15878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.53% 78.45% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11824 12256 11182
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
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 £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 237 215
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 52 £450 +20.00% 16
Canary Wharf - 7 £463 -
Croydon - 2 £400 -
Bromley - 1 £475 -
Chessington - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (83.30%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (40.70%) Scrum
3 197 (34.26%) TDD
4 159 (27.65%) Java
5 143 (24.87%) JavaScript
6 111 (19.30%) HTML
7 101 (17.57%) QA
8 96 (16.70%) SQL
9 84 (14.61%) User Experience
10 80 (13.91%) CSS
11 79 (13.74%) Banking
12 78 (13.57%) Use Case
13 77 (13.39%) BDD
13 77 (13.39%) Web Services
14 73 (12.70%) E-Commerce
15 70 (12.17%) JIRA
16 67 (11.65%) Pair Programming
17 65 (11.30%) Finance
18 64 (11.13%) Business Analysis
19 61 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
19 61 (10.61%) Hibernate
20 60 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
21 59 (10.26%) Linux
21 59 (10.26%) Oracle
22 55 (9.57%) OO
23 53 (9.22%) Python
23 53 (9.22%) Technical Analysis
24 52 (9.04%) XML
24 52 (9.04%) Kanban
25 50 (8.70%) HTML5

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (4.87%) CMS
2 24 (4.17%) Apache
3 22 (3.83%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.78%) Confluence
5 13 (2.26%) Drupal
6 11 (1.91%) Node.js
7 7 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.17%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.17%) SAS
11 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.17%) nginx
11 1 (0.17%) Liferay
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.61%) MS Office
4 9 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.52%) MS Project
6 2 (0.35%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (1.04%) GitHub
2 4 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) SaaS
3 2 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.57%) SNMP
2 5 (0.87%) Internet
3 4 (0.70%) Intranet
4 3 (0.52%) HTTP
4 3 (0.52%) DNS
5 2 (0.35%) Broadband
5 2 (0.35%) MVNO
6 1 (0.17%) Firewall
6 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.17%) AMQP
6 1 (0.17%) LDAP
6 1 (0.17%) VPN
6 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.26%) Relational Database
2 31 (5.39%) RDBMS
3 25 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.09%) SQL Server
5 10 (1.74%) DB2
6 9 (1.57%) MySQL
7 6 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.87%) Redis
9 4 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.52%) QlikView
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.35%) ProClarity
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.35%) OLAP
11 2 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.35%) DTS
11 2 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 70 (12.17%) JIRA
2 44 (7.65%) Selenium
3 38 (6.61%) Cucumber
4 33 (5.74%) jMock
5 26 (4.52%) JUnit
6 25 (4.35%) Eclipse
7 24 (4.17%) Subversion
8 17 (2.96%) Git (software)
9 16 (2.78%) Redmine
10 15 (2.61%) Jenkins
11 12 (2.09%) Maven
12 11 (1.91%) JMeter
13 10 (1.74%) Ant
13 10 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (1.39%) Grunt
14 8 (1.39%) Bower
15 7 (1.22%) WebDriver
15 7 (1.22%) LoadRunner
15 7 (1.22%) Checkstyle
15 7 (1.22%) WATIR
General
1 79 (13.74%) Banking
2 65 (11.30%) Finance
3 45 (7.83%) Retail
4 42 (7.30%) Investment Banking
5 26 (4.52%) Games
6 22 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 20 (3.48%) Front Office
8 17 (2.96%) Law
9 16 (2.78%) Legal
10 15 (2.61%) Publishing
11 11 (1.91%) Marketing
12 7 (1.22%) Billing
13 6 (1.04%) Automotive
13 6 (1.04%) Back Office
14 5 (0.87%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.87%) Advertising
15 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.35%) French Language
16 1 (0.17%) German Language
16 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 222 (38.61%) Analyst
2 201 (34.96%) Business Analyst
3 168 (29.22%) Developer
4 100 (17.39%) Java Developer
5 69 (12.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 43 (7.48%) Senior Developer
7 29 (5.04%) ScrumMaster
8 28 (4.87%) Tester
9 26 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
10 23 (4.00%) Agile Coach
11 21 (3.65%) Agile Java Developer
12 20 (3.48%) Delivery Manager
12 20 (3.48%) Technical Analyst
13 19 (3.30%) Product Owner
14 18 (3.13%) Front-End Developer
15 17 (2.96%) Technical Business Analyst
15 17 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
16 16 (2.78%) Designer
17 15 (2.61%) Senior Business Analyst
18 13 (2.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (19.30%) HTML
2 80 (13.91%) CSS
3 77 (13.39%) Web Services
4 61 (10.61%) Hibernate
5 52 (9.04%) XML
6 50 (8.70%) JSON
6 50 (8.70%) HTML5
7 47 (8.17%) .NET
8 39 (6.78%) Spring
9 32 (5.57%) JSP
10 30 (5.22%) J2SE
10 30 (5.22%) REST
11 28 (4.87%) RESTful
12 27 (4.70%) J2EE
13 26 (4.52%) CSS3
14 24 (4.17%) jQuery
14 24 (4.17%) SOAP
14 24 (4.17%) Struts
15 23 (4.00%) AngularJS
16 19 (3.30%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.61%) User Experience
2 60 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.65%) Fixed Income
5 17 (2.96%) Open Source
6 11 (1.91%) Visualisation
7 9 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.39%) New Media
9 7 (1.22%) Reference Data
10 6 (1.04%) Data Integration
10 6 (1.04%) FMCG
11 5 (0.87%) STB
11 5 (0.87%) NHS
11 5 (0.87%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.70%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.70%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.70%) Derivative
12 4 (0.70%) Human Factors
12 4 (0.70%) Social Network
12 4 (0.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.26%) Linux
2 27 (4.70%) Apple iOS
3 20 (3.48%) Android
4 8 (1.39%) UNIX
4 8 (1.39%) Windows
5 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.17%) CentOS
6 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (83.30%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (40.70%) Scrum
3 197 (34.26%) TDD
4 78 (13.57%) Use Case
5 77 (13.39%) BDD
6 73 (12.70%) E-Commerce
7 67 (11.65%) Pair Programming
8 64 (11.13%) Business Analysis
9 61 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (9.57%) OO
11 53 (9.22%) Technical Analysis
12 52 (9.04%) Kanban
13 48 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (8.00%) Mentoring
15 43 (7.48%) Project Management
16 42 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
17 39 (6.78%) Web Development
18 38 (6.61%) Waterfall
19 37 (6.43%) OOD
19 37 (6.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 159 (27.65%) Java
2 143 (24.87%) JavaScript
3 96 (16.70%) SQL
4 53 (9.22%) Python
5 42 (7.30%) Ruby
6 41 (7.13%) C#
7 17 (2.96%) PHP
8 8 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.39%) Scala
9 6 (1.04%) C
10 5 (0.87%) Golang
11 4 (0.70%) Groovy
12 3 (0.52%) VBA
13 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.35%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.35%) XPath
13 2 (0.35%) XAML
13 2 (0.35%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.35%) Perl
14 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (4.87%) Degree
2 15 (2.61%) ISEB
3 13 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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
1 101 (17.57%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) WAI
3 2 (0.35%) GxP
3 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.35%) FATCA
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 (0.70%) 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 59 (10.26%) Oracle
2 28 (4.87%) Microsoft
3 13 (2.26%) SAP
4 12 (2.09%) Canoo
5 11 (1.91%) JD Edwards
6 7 (1.22%) Adobe
7 6 (1.04%) Cognos
8 5 (0.87%) ATG
9 4 (0.70%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.52%) IBM
11 2 (0.35%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.35%) Primavera
11 2 (0.35%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.35%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.35%) FatWire
11 2 (0.35%) OpenText
11 2 (0.35%) VMware
11 2 (0.35%) Demandware
11 2 (0.35%) Endeca
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