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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 150 149 231
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +82
Contract jobs citing User Stories 316 324 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.43% 1.43% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.84% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 238 118
Average daily rate
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£418 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £55.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.89% -3.91%
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
17318 17624 17111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 77.89% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12201 12641 11801
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 267
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.88 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -34.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 57 £425 - 20
Croydon - 3 £375 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £400 -
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
Feltham - 1 £365 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 478 (81.43%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (40.37%) Scrum
3 158 (26.92%) TDD
4 144 (24.53%) Java
5 129 (21.98%) JavaScript
6 100 (17.04%) Banking
7 99 (16.87%) HTML
8 97 (16.52%) Use Case
9 92 (15.67%) SQL
10 85 (14.48%) QA
11 84 (14.31%) User Experience
12 82 (13.97%) Business Analysis
13 77 (13.12%) JIRA
14 72 (12.27%) Finance
15 71 (12.10%) BDD
16 69 (11.75%) CSS
17 67 (11.41%) E-Commerce
18 62 (10.56%) Oracle
19 61 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
20 58 (9.88%) Linux
21 56 (9.54%) Project Management
22 55 (9.37%) OO
23 53 (9.03%) Web Services
24 52 (8.86%) Pair Programming
24 52 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
25 51 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
26 50 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
26 50 (8.52%) HTML5
27 49 (8.35%) Retail
27 49 (8.35%) Investment Banking

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.75%) Confluence
3 19 (3.24%) CMS
4 13 (2.21%) Apache
5 10 (1.70%) Drupal
6 8 (1.36%) Node.js
7 5 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.68%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.17%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.17%) Liferay
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.75%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.56%) MS Office
4 14 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.68%) MS Project
5 4 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.34%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) Primavera
4 1 (0.17%) Unica
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.39%) GitHub
2 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.02%) IBM Blueworks
4 5 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.51%) SaaS
5 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Office 365
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.02%) SNMP
2 4 (0.68%) Internet
3 3 (0.51%) AMQP
3 3 (0.51%) DNS
3 3 (0.51%) HTTP
4 2 (0.34%) Broadband
4 2 (0.34%) Intranet
5 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.17%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.17%) LDAP
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.64%) Relational Database
2 29 (4.94%) RDBMS
3 23 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 18 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.21%) MySQL
6 10 (1.70%) Big Data
7 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.02%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.85%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.51%) QlikView
11 3 (0.51%) DTS
11 3 (0.51%) Redis
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.34%) DB2
12 2 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.17%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 77 (13.12%) JIRA
2 32 (5.45%) jMock
2 32 (5.45%) Cucumber
3 28 (4.77%) Selenium
4 26 (4.43%) Subversion
5 19 (3.24%) Git (software)
6 18 (3.07%) JUnit
7 15 (2.56%) Eclipse
8 13 (2.21%) Jenkins
9 10 (1.70%) Grunt
9 10 (1.70%) Ant
9 10 (1.70%) Maven
9 10 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (1.53%) Bower
11 7 (1.19%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.02%) Redmine
12 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.85%) JMeter
14 4 (0.68%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.68%) Behat
General
1 100 (17.04%) Banking
2 72 (12.27%) Finance
3 49 (8.35%) Retail
3 49 (8.35%) Investment Banking
4 24 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.75%) Law
6 17 (2.90%) Games
7 15 (2.56%) Front Office
8 12 (2.04%) Marketing
9 11 (1.87%) Billing
9 11 (1.87%) Publishing
9 11 (1.87%) Legal
10 8 (1.36%) Advertising
11 7 (1.19%) Back Office
12 6 (1.02%) Automotive
12 6 (1.02%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.51%) French Language
14 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 270 (46.00%) Analyst
2 250 (42.59%) Business Analyst
3 156 (26.58%) Developer
4 96 (16.35%) Java Developer
5 85 (14.48%) Agile Business Analyst
6 33 (5.62%) Senior Developer
7 26 (4.43%) ScrumMaster
8 23 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
9 20 (3.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 18 (3.07%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (3.07%) Technical Analyst
11 17 (2.90%) Tester
12 16 (2.73%) Technical Business Analyst
12 16 (2.73%) Product Manager
13 15 (2.56%) Senior Business Analyst
13 15 (2.56%) Lead Developer
14 14 (2.39%) Front-End Developer
14 14 (2.39%) Product Owner
14 14 (2.39%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (16.87%) HTML
2 69 (11.75%) CSS
3 53 (9.03%) Web Services
4 50 (8.52%) HTML5
5 45 (7.67%) Hibernate
6 44 (7.50%) .NET
7 42 (7.16%) XML
8 39 (6.64%) JSON
9 29 (4.94%) J2SE
10 27 (4.60%) Spring
11 25 (4.26%) AngularJS
12 24 (4.09%) RESTful
13 22 (3.75%) JSP
13 22 (3.75%) CSS3
13 22 (3.75%) jQuery
14 21 (3.58%) REST
14 21 (3.58%) J2EE
15 19 (3.24%) SOAP
16 15 (2.56%) Struts
17 13 (2.21%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.31%) User Experience
2 61 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.07%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.39%) Open Source
5 13 (2.21%) Fixed Income
6 11 (1.87%) Visualisation
7 9 (1.53%) New Media
8 6 (1.02%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.02%) Derivative
9 5 (0.85%) FMCG
9 5 (0.85%) NHS
9 5 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.68%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.51%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (0.51%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.88%) Linux
2 28 (4.77%) Apple iOS
3 24 (4.09%) Android
4 16 (2.73%) Windows
5 6 (1.02%) UNIX
6 4 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (81.43%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (40.37%) Scrum
3 158 (26.92%) TDD
4 97 (16.52%) Use Case
5 82 (13.97%) Business Analysis
6 71 (12.10%) BDD
7 67 (11.41%) E-Commerce
8 56 (9.54%) Project Management
9 55 (9.37%) OO
10 52 (8.86%) Pair Programming
10 52 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 47 (8.01%) Web Development
14 45 (7.67%) CRM
15 44 (7.50%) Technical Analysis
16 43 (7.33%) Migration
17 37 (6.30%) Waterfall
18 36 (6.13%) Mentoring
19 34 (5.79%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 144 (24.53%) Java
2 129 (21.98%) JavaScript
3 92 (15.67%) SQL
4 46 (7.84%) Python
5 42 (7.16%) C#
6 27 (4.60%) Ruby
7 15 (2.56%) PHP
8 10 (1.70%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.02%) C
9 6 (1.02%) Groovy
10 4 (0.68%) Go
11 3 (0.51%) C-shell
11 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.51%) Perl
11 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.34%) VBA
12 2 (0.34%) Scala
13 1 (0.17%) R
13 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 27 (4.60%) Security Cleared
2 25 (4.26%) Degree
3 15 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.87%) ISEB
5 7 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.34%) PMP
7 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.34%) HND
7 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.17%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (14.48%) QA
2 4 (0.68%) WAI
3 2 (0.34%) FATCA
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.51%) Puppet
2 3 (0.51%) Ansible
2 3 (0.51%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 62 (10.56%) Oracle
2 33 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 11 (1.87%) SAP
3 11 (1.87%) Guidewire
4 9 (1.53%) Atlassian
4 9 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.36%) JD Edwards
6 7 (1.19%) IBM
7 5 (0.85%) Adobe
8 4 (0.68%) Cognos
8 4 (0.68%) Pega
8 4 (0.68%) Google
9 3 (0.51%) Canoo
9 3 (0.51%) ATG
9 3 (0.51%) Sybase
9 3 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.34%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.34%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.34%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.17%) hybris
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