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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 144 172 157
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 409 346 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.77% 1.46% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.77% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 245 262
Median daily rate £450 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -12.93%
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
19792 19510 19407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.69% 82.15% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14234 13880 13516
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 223 232
Median hourly rate £25.69 £22.12 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.16% +2.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.23 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +60 81 £450 +12.50% 19
Croydon -4 9 £525 +27.27%
Hayes - 8 £350 -
Westminster - 7 £425 -
Canary Wharf +3 3 £400 -15.84%
Osterley -2 3 £375 -31.81%
Hammersmith +2 1 £388 -3.12%
Bromley - 1 £375 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 648 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (42.44%) Scrum
3 164 (21.03%) Finance
4 146 (18.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 129 (16.54%) Business Analysis
6 128 (16.41%) User Experience
7 124 (15.90%) TDD
8 111 (14.23%) BDD
9 104 (13.33%) HTML
10 103 (13.21%) Java
11 98 (12.56%) Mentoring
12 94 (12.05%) JIRA
13 93 (11.92%) CSS
14 91 (11.67%) JavaScript
15 90 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
16 88 (11.28%) Project Management
17 85 (10.90%) Kanban
18 81 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
19 80 (10.26%) SQL
20 76 (9.74%) Banking
21 75 (9.62%) REST
22 70 (8.97%) Security Cleared
23 69 (8.85%) E-Commerce
24 68 (8.72%) Continuous Delivery
25 67 (8.59%) QA
26 66 (8.46%) Open Source
27 64 (8.21%) Use Case
27 64 (8.21%) Retail
28 58 (7.44%) HTML5
29 57 (7.31%) 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 40 (5.13%) Confluence
2 34 (4.36%) CMS
3 25 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 22 (2.82%) JBoss
5 21 (2.69%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.03%) Mule
7 5 (0.64%) Drupal
8 4 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.26%) IIS
9 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.13%) Apache
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.13%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (0.13%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.31%) MS Office
4 10 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.90%) MS Project
6 4 (0.51%) InVision
6 4 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Gliffy
8 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) Maximo
4 2 (0.26%) SAP hybris
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Beauchamp
5 1 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
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%) Shopify
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.51%) GitHub
3 4 (0.51%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.38%) Basecamp
4 3 (0.38%) IaaS
4 3 (0.38%) SaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.26%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.13%) AdWords
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.13%) Force.com
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.13%) Office 365
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.67%) HTTP
2 11 (1.41%) Internet
3 5 (0.64%) Intranet
4 4 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.38%) DNS
5 3 (0.38%) SSL
6 2 (0.26%) NAS
6 2 (0.26%) Network Security
7 1 (0.13%) AMQP
7 1 (0.13%) CTI
7 1 (0.13%) DSL
7 1 (0.13%) Firewall
7 1 (0.13%) FTP
7 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.23%) Big Data
2 30 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 24 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 24 (3.08%) MySQL
4 23 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.05%) Hadoop
7 15 (1.92%) SQL Server
8 12 (1.54%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.38%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.26%) Power BI
12 2 (0.26%) QlikView
12 2 (0.26%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 94 (12.05%) JIRA
2 44 (5.64%) Cucumber
3 41 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.33%) Selenium
5 21 (2.69%) Grunt
6 20 (2.56%) IntelliJ
7 19 (2.44%) gulp
8 18 (2.31%) Jenkins
9 17 (2.18%) Bower
10 16 (2.05%) Maven
11 15 (1.92%) Eclipse
12 13 (1.67%) Gradle
13 9 (1.15%) Subversion
14 8 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.90%) Appium
15 7 (0.90%) Capybara
15 7 (0.90%) JMeter
15 7 (0.90%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.90%) WebDriver
16 6 (0.77%) Xcode
General
1 164 (21.03%) Finance
2 76 (9.74%) Banking
3 64 (8.21%) Retail
4 42 (5.38%) Marketing
5 41 (5.26%) Games
6 24 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 23 (2.95%) Advertising
8 19 (2.44%) Publishing
9 13 (1.67%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.54%) Front Office
11 11 (1.41%) Legal
11 11 (1.41%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.28%) Financial Institution
13 8 (1.03%) Back Office
14 7 (0.90%) Electronics
15 6 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.51%) Law
17 2 (0.26%) Automotive
17 2 (0.26%) Local Government
17 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 365 (46.79%) Analyst
2 326 (41.79%) Business Analyst
3 113 (14.49%) Developer
4 108 (13.85%) Agile Business Analyst
5 46 (5.90%) Digital Analyst
5 46 (5.90%) Digital Business Analyst
6 43 (5.51%) Architect
7 42 (5.38%) Scrum Master
8 37 (4.74%) Delivery Manager
9 33 (4.23%) Java Developer
10 32 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
11 30 (3.85%) Technical Architect
12 28 (3.59%) Project Manager
13 26 (3.33%) Banking Analyst
13 26 (3.33%) Test Analyst
14 25 (3.21%) Lead Developer
14 25 (3.21%) Product Owner
14 25 (3.21%) Senior Business Analyst
15 24 (3.08%) Banking Business Analyst
15 24 (3.08%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (13.33%) HTML
2 93 (11.92%) CSS
3 75 (9.62%) REST
4 58 (7.44%) HTML5
5 57 (7.31%) XML
6 50 (6.41%) CSS3
7 44 (5.64%) Web Services
8 41 (5.26%) Ajax
9 38 (4.87%) JSON
10 34 (4.36%) AngularJS
11 32 (4.10%) SOAP
12 30 (3.85%) Spring
13 29 (3.72%) Node.js
14 28 (3.59%) Sass
15 27 (3.46%) .NET
15 27 (3.46%) jQuery
16 24 (3.08%) Java EE
17 23 (2.95%) Hibernate
17 23 (2.95%) JSP
17 23 (2.95%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 128 (16.41%) User Experience
2 90 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 31 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (2.31%) Minimum Viable Product
6 17 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.92%) Virtual Team
8 14 (1.79%) Visualisation
9 13 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.41%) Equities
11 10 (1.28%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.15%) Data Integration
12 9 (1.15%) Semantic Web
12 9 (1.15%) Video on Demand
13 7 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.77%) Derivative
14 6 (0.77%) Digital Media
14 6 (0.77%) NHS
14 6 (0.77%) Streaming Video
15 5 (0.64%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.08%) Linux
1 24 (3.08%) Unix
2 11 (1.41%) Apple iOS
3 8 (1.03%) Android
4 6 (0.77%) Windows
5 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.13%) VMS
5 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (42.44%) Scrum
3 146 (18.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 129 (16.54%) Business Analysis
5 124 (15.90%) TDD
6 111 (14.23%) BDD
7 98 (12.56%) Mentoring
8 88 (11.28%) Project Management
9 85 (10.90%) Kanban
10 81 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
11 69 (8.85%) E-Commerce
12 68 (8.72%) Continuous Delivery
13 66 (8.46%) Open Source
14 64 (8.21%) Use Case
15 57 (7.31%) SDLC
16 56 (7.18%) User Acceptance Testing
17 52 (6.67%) Coaching
18 49 (6.28%) Agile Project Management
19 45 (5.77%) Analytics
20 43 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 103 (13.21%) Java
2 91 (11.67%) JavaScript
3 80 (10.26%) SQL
4 29 (3.72%) Ruby
5 26 (3.33%) Scala
6 20 (2.56%) C#
7 15 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.77%) C
8 6 (0.77%) Groovy
8 6 (0.77%) PHP
9 5 (0.64%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.51%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.51%) Python
10 4 (0.51%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.26%) C-shell
11 2 (0.26%) ES6
11 2 (0.26%) Perl
11 2 (0.26%) R
11 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 49 (6.28%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.49%) Degree
4 16 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (2.05%) ISEB
5 8 (1.03%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.64%) BC Cleared
6 5 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.64%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.51%) PMP
8 3 (0.38%) CISSP
9 2 (0.26%) ISSAP
9 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (8.59%) QA
2 8 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.64%) FATCA
4 4 (0.51%) MiFID
5 3 (0.38%) COBIT
5 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.26%) SDET
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.54%) HDFS
2 12 (1.54%) vCloud
3 4 (0.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (2.18%) Puppet
2 5 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.51%) WMI
4 3 (0.38%) Ansible
4 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.26%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 44 (5.64%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.46%) Adobe
3 21 (2.69%) hybris
4 19 (2.44%) VMware
5 17 (2.18%) Atlassian
5 17 (2.18%) Oracle
6 12 (1.54%) Hortonworks
7 10 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.15%) Google
9 8 (1.03%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.90%) Pega
10 7 (0.90%) SAP
11 6 (0.77%) IBM
11 6 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.64%) ATG
12 5 (0.64%) Guidewire
12 5 (0.64%) HP
12 5 (0.64%) Remedy
12 5 (0.64%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.51%) Tableau
London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
World First
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Recann
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Holborn, London, UK
Reed Business Information
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £371.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 5 days ago