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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 173 248 250
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 281 179 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.23% 0.75% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 0.97% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 132 98
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £322 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £551 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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
17625 18479 15938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12904 12836 10936
Average daily rate £450 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 232 316
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -5.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +16 47 £450 +5.26% 13
Surbiton - 1 £388 -
Docklands, London - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 529 (83.70%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (45.73%) Scrum
3 225 (35.60%) TDD
4 167 (26.42%) Java
5 143 (22.63%) JavaScript
6 114 (18.04%) HTML
7 112 (17.72%) SQL
8 102 (16.14%) QA
9 101 (15.98%) BDD
10 94 (14.87%) Web Services
11 89 (14.08%) Banking
12 84 (13.29%) Business Analysis
12 84 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
12 84 (13.29%) E-Commerce
13 78 (12.34%) CSS
13 78 (12.34%) Pair Programming
14 73 (11.55%) Finance
14 73 (11.55%) User Experience
15 68 (10.76%) User Acceptance Testing
16 67 (10.60%) Data Modelling
17 65 (10.28%) OO
18 64 (10.13%) Use Case
19 63 (9.97%) Linux
20 60 (9.49%) Kanban
20 60 (9.49%) HTML5
21 57 (9.02%) JIRA
21 57 (9.02%) XML
22 56 (8.86%) Selenium
23 55 (8.70%) Oracle
24 54 (8.54%) Hibernate

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 37 (5.85%) CMS
2 23 (3.64%) Apache
3 16 (2.53%) Drupal
4 12 (1.90%) Node.js
4 12 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.58%) Confluence
6 9 (1.42%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.95%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.32%) JBoss
10 2 (0.32%) SAS
11 1 (0.16%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.16%) IIS
11 1 (0.16%) nginx
11 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 18 (2.85%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.27%) MS Office
4 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.32%) MS Project
6 2 (0.32%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.32%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.32%) Bond Adapt
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.16%) Agresso
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.47%) GitHub
3 2 (0.32%) Office 365
3 2 (0.32%) SaaS
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.16%) Trello
4 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.06%) SNMP
2 9 (1.42%) MVNO
3 7 (1.11%) Internet
4 3 (0.47%) Intranet
5 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.16%) NFC
6 1 (0.16%) AMQP
6 1 (0.16%) HTTP
6 1 (0.16%) VPN
6 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 26 (4.11%) RDBMS
4 19 (3.01%) MySQL
5 17 (2.69%) SQL Server
6 13 (2.06%) ProClarity
7 11 (1.74%) DB2
8 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.95%) Data Mart
9 6 (0.95%) OLAP
10 5 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.79%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.63%) Redis
11 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 57 (9.02%) JIRA
2 56 (8.86%) Selenium
3 40 (6.33%) Cucumber
4 26 (4.11%) JUnit
4 26 (4.11%) Eclipse
5 25 (3.96%) jMock
6 23 (3.64%) Subversion
7 21 (3.32%) Jenkins
8 20 (3.16%) Git (software)
9 13 (2.06%) Ant
10 12 (1.90%) JMeter
10 12 (1.90%) WebDriver
10 12 (1.90%) SoapUI
10 12 (1.90%) Redmine
11 9 (1.42%) Capybara
11 9 (1.42%) Checkstyle
11 9 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.27%) Maven
12 8 (1.27%) WATIR
12 8 (1.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 89 (14.08%) Banking
2 73 (11.55%) Finance
3 48 (7.59%) Investment Banking
4 47 (7.44%) Retail
5 45 (7.12%) Games
6 36 (5.70%) Front Office
7 22 (3.48%) Publishing
8 18 (2.85%) Back Office
9 17 (2.69%) Legal
10 16 (2.53%) Telecoms
11 14 (2.22%) Marketing
12 6 (0.95%) Automotive
13 4 (0.63%) Law
14 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.47%) Advertising
15 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.32%) French Language
16 1 (0.16%) German Language
16 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 260 (41.14%) Analyst
2 219 (34.65%) Business Analyst
3 169 (26.74%) Developer
4 94 (14.87%) Java Developer
5 70 (11.08%) Agile Business Analyst
6 47 (7.44%) ScrumMaster
7 43 (6.80%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.85%) Tester
9 28 (4.43%) Agile Java Developer
10 25 (3.96%) Senior Java Developer
11 23 (3.64%) Scala Developer
12 22 (3.48%) Agile Coach
12 22 (3.48%) Delivery Manager
13 20 (3.16%) Technical Analyst
13 20 (3.16%) Automation Tester
14 17 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (2.37%) Product Manager
15 15 (2.37%) Technical Business Analyst
15 15 (2.37%) Designer
15 15 (2.37%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (18.04%) HTML
2 94 (14.87%) Web Services
3 78 (12.34%) CSS
4 60 (9.49%) HTML5
5 57 (9.02%) XML
6 54 (8.54%) Hibernate
7 43 (6.80%) RESTful
8 41 (6.49%) Spring
9 38 (6.01%) JSON
10 33 (5.22%) SOAP
11 31 (4.91%) .NET
12 28 (4.43%) J2EE
12 28 (4.43%) JSP
13 26 (4.11%) REST
14 24 (3.80%) J2SE
15 23 (3.64%) jQuery
16 22 (3.48%) CSS3
17 21 (3.32%) Ajax
17 21 (3.32%) Struts
17 21 (3.32%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.55%) User Experience
2 49 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.27%) Mobile App
4 24 (3.80%) Fixed Income
5 23 (3.64%) Open Source
6 14 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
7 12 (1.90%) Data Integration
8 11 (1.74%) Mobile Payment
9 10 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.42%) Video on Demand
11 7 (1.11%) Social Media
11 7 (1.11%) Digital Media
11 7 (1.11%) Over-the-Top Content
11 7 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.11%) Derivative
11 7 (1.11%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.95%) iPhone
12 6 (0.95%) Online Games
12 6 (0.95%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.95%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.97%) Linux
2 24 (3.80%) Apple iOS
3 17 (2.69%) Android
4 14 (2.22%) Windows
5 10 (1.58%) UNIX
6 4 (0.63%) Solaris
7 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.16%) CentOS
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (83.70%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (45.73%) Scrum
3 225 (35.60%) TDD
4 101 (15.98%) BDD
5 84 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
5 84 (13.29%) Business Analysis
5 84 (13.29%) E-Commerce
6 78 (12.34%) Pair Programming
7 68 (10.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 67 (10.60%) Data Modelling
9 65 (10.28%) OO
10 64 (10.13%) Use Case
11 60 (9.49%) Kanban
12 53 (8.39%) Mentoring
13 52 (8.23%) UML
14 51 (8.07%) SOA
15 45 (7.12%) Project Management
15 45 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 44 (6.96%) Automated Testing
16 44 (6.96%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 167 (26.42%) Java
2 143 (22.63%) JavaScript
3 112 (17.72%) SQL
4 52 (8.23%) Python
5 45 (7.12%) Ruby
6 33 (5.22%) Scala
7 25 (3.96%) C#
8 18 (2.85%) PHP
9 7 (1.11%) Golang
9 7 (1.11%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.79%) C
11 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.47%) Perl
13 2 (0.32%) XAML
13 2 (0.32%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.32%) XPath
13 2 (0.32%) PHP5
13 2 (0.32%) Groovy
13 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.16%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 43 (6.80%) Degree
2 28 (4.43%) ISEB
3 11 (1.74%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.47%) CBAP
6 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.16%) IIBA
7 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.16%) PMP
7 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (16.14%) QA
2 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.16%) FATCA
3 1 (0.16%) EMIR
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.16%) GxP
3 1 (0.16%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (0.47%) Ansible
2 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.32%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.16%) logstash
3 1 (0.16%) Salt
3 1 (0.16%) Kibana
3 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (8.70%) Oracle
2 21 (3.32%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.53%) Cognos
4 11 (1.74%) Siebel
4 11 (1.74%) Canoo
5 9 (1.42%) SAP
6 8 (1.27%) Business Objects
6 8 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.95%) Adobe
8 5 (0.79%) IBM
8 5 (0.79%) JD Edwards
8 5 (0.79%) Google
8 5 (0.79%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.63%) ATG
9 4 (0.63%) VMware
10 2 (0.32%) FatWire
10 2 (0.32%) Open Text
10 2 (0.32%) Pega
10 2 (0.32%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.32%) hybris
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