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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 147 232 279
Rank change year-on-year
+85 +47
Contract jobs citing User Stories 363 203 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.47% 0.80% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.03% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 133 99
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£450 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+20.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £53.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
19071 19669 18770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.41% 77.64% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13778 13777 12793
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 231 331
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 +20 66 £465 +16.25% 6
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 576 (82.64%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (44.48%) Scrum
3 235 (33.72%) TDD
4 175 (25.11%) Java
5 130 (18.65%) BDD
6 119 (17.07%) JavaScript
7 116 (16.64%) SQL
8 109 (15.64%) HTML
9 102 (14.63%) QA
10 91 (13.06%) Business Analysis
11 90 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
12 89 (12.77%) Finance
13 87 (12.48%) Banking
14 85 (12.20%) Web Services
15 84 (12.05%) E-Commerce
16 79 (11.33%) Pair Programming
17 78 (11.19%) XML
18 76 (10.90%) Data Modelling
19 75 (10.76%) User Acceptance Testing
20 73 (10.47%) User Experience
21 71 (10.19%) Kanban
21 71 (10.19%) CSS
22 66 (9.47%) Cucumber
23 65 (9.33%) UML
24 64 (9.18%) Project Management
25 63 (9.04%) JSON
26 61 (8.75%) HTML5
27 60 (8.61%) Linux
28 58 (8.32%) Spring
29 57 (8.18%) Use Case

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 43 (6.17%) CMS
2 16 (2.30%) Apache
3 14 (2.01%) Confluence
4 12 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.58%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.43%) Drupal
7 9 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.15%) JBoss
9 6 (0.86%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.57%) Node.js
12 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle Spatial
14 1 (0.14%) Alfresco
14 1 (0.14%) WordPress
14 1 (0.14%) IIS
14 1 (0.14%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 29 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.58%) MS Office
4 4 (0.57%) MS Project
5 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.29%) Bond Adapt
1 2 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.14%) Agresso
2 1 (0.14%) Summit
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.57%) SaaS
3 2 (0.29%) GitHub
4 1 (0.14%) Trello
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.30%) Internet
2 12 (1.72%) SNMP
3 9 (1.29%) MVNO
4 6 (0.86%) AMQP
5 5 (0.72%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.29%) Intranet
6 2 (0.29%) Network Security
7 1 (0.14%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (5.16%) Relational Database
3 30 (4.30%) SQL Server
4 29 (4.16%) MySQL
5 21 (3.01%) RDBMS
6 20 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.44%) ProClarity
8 15 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (2.15%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.58%) Data Mart
11 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.29%) DB2
12 8 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.72%) OLAP
13 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.57%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 66 (9.47%) Cucumber
2 55 (7.89%) Selenium
3 51 (7.32%) JIRA
4 29 (4.16%) Mockito
5 21 (3.01%) Subversion
5 21 (3.01%) JUnit
5 21 (3.01%) Jenkins
6 20 (2.87%) jMock
6 20 (2.87%) Git (software)
7 19 (2.73%) Eclipse
8 14 (2.01%) WebDriver
9 12 (1.72%) SpecFlow
10 11 (1.58%) Ant
11 10 (1.43%) ERwin
11 10 (1.43%) SoapUI
11 10 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (1.29%) Capybara
12 9 (1.29%) WATIR
13 7 (1.00%) Maven
13 7 (1.00%) Checkstyle
General
1 89 (12.77%) Finance
2 87 (12.48%) Banking
3 53 (7.60%) Investment Banking
4 48 (6.89%) Retail
5 45 (6.46%) Games
6 38 (5.45%) Front Office
7 34 (4.88%) Publishing
8 23 (3.30%) Marketing
9 18 (2.58%) Legal
10 17 (2.44%) Back Office
11 15 (2.15%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.15%) Law
13 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.57%) Advertising
14 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Local Government
16 1 (0.14%) Billing
16 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 297 (42.61%) Analyst
2 256 (36.73%) Business Analyst
3 179 (25.68%) Developer
4 95 (13.63%) Java Developer
5 84 (12.05%) Agile Business Analyst
6 50 (7.17%) Tester
7 42 (6.03%) ScrumMaster
8 34 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
9 31 (4.45%) Automation Tester
10 26 (3.73%) Scala Developer
11 23 (3.30%) Agile Java Developer
12 21 (3.01%) Senior Developer
13 19 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (2.73%) Designer
14 17 (2.44%) Agile Coach
14 17 (2.44%) Architect
15 16 (2.30%) Senior Business Analyst
15 16 (2.30%) Technical Analyst
16 15 (2.15%) Senior Java Developer
17 14 (2.01%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (15.64%) HTML
2 85 (12.20%) Web Services
3 78 (11.19%) XML
4 71 (10.19%) CSS
5 63 (9.04%) JSON
6 61 (8.75%) HTML5
7 58 (8.32%) Spring
8 44 (6.31%) Hibernate
9 42 (6.03%) RESTful
10 35 (5.02%) Ajax
11 32 (4.59%) .NET
11 32 (4.59%) REST
12 29 (4.16%) SOAP
13 27 (3.87%) CSS3
14 23 (3.30%) jQuery
15 21 (3.01%) J2EE
15 21 (3.01%) JSP
16 19 (2.73%) J2SE
17 18 (2.58%) JavaBeans
17 18 (2.58%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.47%) User Experience
2 54 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (6.17%) Open Source
4 24 (3.44%) Mobile App
5 21 (3.01%) Fixed Income
6 14 (2.01%) Mobile Banking
7 13 (1.87%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.87%) Digital Media
8 12 (1.72%) iPad
8 12 (1.72%) iPhone
8 12 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
9 11 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.58%) Online Games
10 10 (1.43%) Data Integration
10 10 (1.43%) Video on Demand
11 9 (1.29%) Over-the-Top Content
11 9 (1.29%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.29%) Derivative
12 7 (1.00%) Streaming Media
12 7 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 60 (8.61%) Linux
2 28 (4.02%) Apple iOS
3 20 (2.87%) Windows
4 17 (2.44%) Android
5 10 (1.43%) UNIX
6 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.57%) Solaris
7 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (82.64%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (44.48%) Scrum
3 235 (33.72%) TDD
4 130 (18.65%) BDD
5 91 (13.06%) Business Analysis
6 90 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
7 84 (12.05%) E-Commerce
8 79 (11.33%) Pair Programming
9 76 (10.90%) Data Modelling
10 75 (10.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 71 (10.19%) Kanban
12 65 (9.33%) UML
13 64 (9.18%) Project Management
14 57 (8.18%) SOA
14 57 (8.18%) Use Case
15 56 (8.03%) OO
16 49 (7.03%) Automated Testing
17 43 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
18 42 (6.03%) Mentoring
19 41 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 175 (25.11%) Java
2 119 (17.07%) JavaScript
3 116 (16.64%) SQL
4 50 (7.17%) Python
4 50 (7.17%) Ruby
5 46 (6.60%) Scala
6 25 (3.59%) C#
7 11 (1.58%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.58%) PHP
8 6 (0.86%) C
9 4 (0.57%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.43%) Perl
10 3 (0.43%) Golang
11 2 (0.29%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.29%) PHP5
11 2 (0.29%) Groovy
12 1 (0.14%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.14%) XPath
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 52 (7.46%) Degree
2 30 (4.30%) ISEB
3 23 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.57%) CBAP
5 4 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.29%) IIBA
8 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (14.63%) QA
2 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.14%) FATCA
3 1 (0.14%) EMIR
3 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.14%) GxP
3 1 (0.14%) Basel II
3 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.14%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 4 (0.57%) Capistrano
1 4 (0.57%) Puppet
2 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.14%) Ansible
3 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (7.32%) Oracle
2 31 (4.45%) Microsoft
3 17 (2.44%) Cognos
4 12 (1.72%) Siebel
5 9 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.29%) Canoo
6 7 (1.00%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.00%) Business Objects
7 6 (0.86%) Adobe
8 4 (0.57%) IBM
8 4 (0.57%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.43%) Omniture
9 3 (0.43%) Google
9 3 (0.43%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.29%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.29%) Open Text
10 2 (0.29%) VMware
10 2 (0.29%) SAP
11 1 (0.14%) Temenos
11 1 (0.14%) HP
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