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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / London
Rank 160 138 190
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +52
Contract jobs citing User Stories 306 353 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.58% 1.69% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.00% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 266 202
Median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
16411 17610 16936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.50% 84.21% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11831 12466 12257
Median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 211 191
Median hourly rate £32.25 £25.69 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.53% +25.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -29 36 £450 +12.50% 15
Croydon +4 15 £463 -22.91%
Docklands, London +1 2 - -
Hounslow -1 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £400 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 533 (78.15%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (45.45%) Scrum
3 135 (19.79%) Finance
3 135 (19.79%) User Experience
4 118 (17.30%) HTML
5 115 (16.86%) TDD
6 114 (16.72%) JavaScript
7 111 (16.28%) Kanban
8 104 (15.25%) JIRA
9 98 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
10 96 (14.08%) CSS
11 94 (13.78%) BDD
12 92 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 87 (12.76%) Java
14 83 (12.17%) REST
14 83 (12.17%) Project Management
14 83 (12.17%) Business Analysis
15 75 (11.00%) Security Cleared
16 72 (10.56%) Banking
17 71 (10.41%) SQL
17 71 (10.41%) DevOps
18 63 (9.24%) XML
19 61 (8.94%) Web Services
20 59 (8.65%) Use Case
21 58 (8.50%) SC Cleared
22 57 (8.36%) QA
22 57 (8.36%) HTML5
23 54 (7.92%) Retail
23 54 (7.92%) Degree
23 54 (7.92%) E-Commerce

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 41 (6.01%) Confluence
2 27 (3.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 25 (3.67%) CMS
4 21 (3.08%) JBoss
4 21 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.73%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.59%) IIS
7 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.29%) Apache
8 2 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.29%) GemFire
8 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.15%) Drupal
9 1 (0.15%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.15%) Marvel
9 1 (0.15%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.35%) MS Office
3 13 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.73%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.44%) InVision
7 2 (0.29%) MS Project
7 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.29%) UXPin
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.29%) Maximo
2 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.91%) SaaS
3 12 (1.76%) GitHub
4 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.73%) Office 365
6 4 (0.59%) PaaS
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.29%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.15%) Force.com
8 1 (0.15%) G Suite
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.15%) Slack
8 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.17%) Internet
2 5 (0.73%) Skype
3 4 (0.59%) HTTP
4 3 (0.44%) FTP
4 3 (0.44%) IMAP
4 3 (0.44%) LDAP
5 2 (0.29%) AMQP
5 2 (0.29%) DVB
5 2 (0.29%) Firewall
5 2 (0.29%) Intranet
5 2 (0.29%) POP3
5 2 (0.29%) VPN
6 1 (0.15%) CTI
6 1 (0.15%) DNS
6 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.18%) Big Data
2 38 (5.57%) Hadoop
3 24 (3.52%) NoSQL
3 24 (3.52%) SQL Server
4 17 (2.49%) MongoDB
4 17 (2.49%) MySQL
5 16 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (1.61%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.44%) Redis
10 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.29%) Power BI
12 1 (0.15%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 104 (15.25%) JIRA
2 38 (5.57%) Selenium
3 35 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 34 (4.99%) Git (software)
4 34 (4.99%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.79%) Maven
6 15 (2.20%) Gradle
6 15 (2.20%) Grunt
6 15 (2.20%) WebDriver
7 14 (2.05%) Eclipse
7 14 (2.05%) Subversion
8 13 (1.91%) IntelliJ
9 12 (1.76%) gulp
10 11 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (1.47%) SpecFlow
12 9 (1.32%) Capybara
13 8 (1.17%) Moq
14 7 (1.03%) Axure RP
14 7 (1.03%) Jasmine
14 7 (1.03%) Mockito
General
1 135 (19.79%) Finance
2 72 (10.56%) Banking
3 54 (7.92%) Retail
4 35 (5.13%) Marketing
5 21 (3.08%) Front Office
6 20 (2.93%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.79%) Games
7 19 (2.79%) Publishing
7 19 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.91%) Back Office
9 11 (1.61%) Advertising
9 11 (1.61%) Legal
10 9 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.59%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.44%) Automotive
13 3 (0.44%) Electronics
14 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.15%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 299 (43.84%) Analyst
2 270 (39.59%) Business Analyst
3 133 (19.50%) Developer
4 84 (12.32%) Agile Business Analyst
5 51 (7.48%) Digital Business Analyst
6 50 (7.33%) Digital Analyst
7 47 (6.89%) Scrum Master
8 37 (5.43%) Architect
9 34 (4.99%) Java Developer
10 30 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
11 29 (4.25%) Agile Scrum Master
12 24 (3.52%) Delivery Manager
12 24 (3.52%) Senior Business Analyst
13 23 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.23%) Banking Analyst
14 22 (3.23%) Big Data Engineer
14 22 (3.23%) Data Engineer
15 21 (3.08%) Banking Business Analyst
16 20 (2.93%) Lead Developer
16 20 (2.93%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (17.30%) HTML
2 96 (14.08%) CSS
3 83 (12.17%) REST
4 63 (9.24%) XML
5 61 (8.94%) Web Services
6 57 (8.36%) HTML5
7 43 (6.30%) CSS3
8 39 (5.72%) JSON
9 35 (5.13%) .NET
10 32 (4.69%) SOAP
11 29 (4.25%) Node.js
11 29 (4.25%) RESTful
11 29 (4.25%) Spring
12 28 (4.11%) Ajax
12 28 (4.11%) AngularJS
13 24 (3.52%) Java EE
14 23 (3.37%) JSP
14 23 (3.37%) Sass
15 22 (3.23%) Hibernate
15 22 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 135 (19.79%) User Experience
2 52 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 32 (4.69%) Mobile App
5 22 (3.23%) Fintech
6 19 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (2.20%) Fixed Income
8 15 (2.20%) Virtual Team
9 14 (2.05%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.61%) Visualisation
11 8 (1.17%) Semantic Web
12 7 (1.03%) Minimum Viable Product
12 7 (1.03%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.88%) Derivative
13 6 (0.88%) Equities
13 6 (0.88%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.88%) PMI
14 5 (0.73%) Blockchain
14 5 (0.73%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.57%) Linux
2 33 (4.84%) Unix
3 23 (3.37%) Windows
4 14 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.88%) Android
6 5 (0.73%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.29%) CentOS
7 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.15%) VMS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (78.15%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (45.45%) Scrum
3 115 (16.86%) TDD
4 111 (16.28%) Kanban
5 98 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
6 94 (13.78%) BDD
7 92 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 83 (12.17%) Business Analysis
8 83 (12.17%) Project Management
9 71 (10.41%) DevOps
10 59 (8.65%) Use Case
11 54 (7.92%) E-Commerce
12 51 (7.48%) Waterfall
13 50 (7.33%) Coaching
14 49 (7.18%) Continuous Delivery
15 48 (7.04%) Analytics
16 43 (6.30%) Open Source
17 42 (6.16%) SDLC
18 38 (5.57%) Wireframes
19 37 (5.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 114 (16.72%) JavaScript
2 87 (12.76%) Java
3 71 (10.41%) SQL
4 42 (6.16%) C#
5 26 (3.81%) Ruby
5 26 (3.81%) Scala
6 14 (2.05%) C
7 7 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.88%) ES6
8 6 (0.88%) PHP
9 5 (0.73%) Python
10 3 (0.44%) C++
10 3 (0.44%) Groovy
10 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.29%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.29%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.29%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.29%) Perl
12 1 (0.15%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 75 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 58 (8.50%) SC Cleared
3 54 (7.92%) Degree
4 29 (4.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.61%) ISEB
7 7 (1.03%) CISSP
7 7 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.03%) PMP
8 6 (0.88%) ISSAP
8 6 (0.88%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.44%) APMP
10 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.15%) CISA
11 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) IIBA
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (8.36%) QA
2 10 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.03%) MiFID
3 7 (1.03%) SDET
4 6 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.73%) COBIT
5 5 (0.73%) EMIR
6 4 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.44%) SLA
8 2 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.29%) GAAP
9 1 (0.15%) FATCA
System Software
1 31 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (4.40%) vCloud
3 29 (4.25%) HDFS
4 14 (2.05%) Docker
5 2 (0.29%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (5.43%) Puppet
2 7 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.73%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.29%) Ansible
6 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.15%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 40 (5.87%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.55%) VMware
3 28 (4.11%) Adobe
3 28 (4.11%) Hortonworks
4 19 (2.79%) Atlassian
4 19 (2.79%) Oracle
5 13 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (1.76%) Tableau
7 10 (1.47%) Google
8 8 (1.17%) SAP
8 8 (1.17%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.88%) HP
9 6 (0.88%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.73%) IBM
10 5 (0.73%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 3 (0.44%) Apple
11 3 (0.44%) GoldenSource
11 3 (0.44%) Murex
11 3 (0.44%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.44%) Sybase
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Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
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London
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London
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Careerwise UK Limited
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Opus Resourcing Ltd
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E-synergy Solutions
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Computer People
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Gamesys
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Digital Gurus
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
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Rate: £450 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
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