The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 151 226 302
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +76
Contract jobs citing User Stories 340 204 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.45% 0.84% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.10% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 148 76
Average daily rate
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£425 £421 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.89% +3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £258 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £53.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18040 18538 19441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.72% 76.41% 73.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12586 12861 12944
Average daily rate £442 £450 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 252 381
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
User Stories
England

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

User Stories Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 +19 70 £480 +19.92% 4
Sidcup - 2 - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 376 (57.32%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (41.77%) Scrum
3 177 (26.98%) TDD
4 135 (20.58%) BDD
5 129 (19.66%) Java
6 104 (15.85%) SQL
7 88 (13.41%) Business Analysis
8 83 (12.65%) Cucumber
9 80 (12.20%) QA
9 80 (12.20%) Finance
10 74 (11.28%) HTML
11 71 (10.82%) E-Commerce
11 71 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
12 66 (10.06%) Ruby
13 65 (9.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 64 (9.76%) XML
14 64 (9.76%) Project Management
15 62 (9.45%) UML
15 62 (9.45%) JSON
16 61 (9.30%) Kanban
17 57 (8.69%) JavaScript
18 56 (8.54%) Banking
18 56 (8.54%) Test Automation
19 55 (8.38%) Open Source
20 54 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
21 53 (8.08%) Use Case
22 52 (7.93%) Selenium
22 52 (7.93%) CSS
22 52 (7.93%) ISEB
23 50 (7.62%) Web Services

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 46 (7.01%) CMS
2 15 (2.29%) Confluence
3 12 (1.83%) Drupal
4 11 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.07%) Node.js
6 7 (1.07%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.91%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.46%) WordPress
9 3 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.30%) Jetty
10 2 (0.30%) Documentum
10 2 (0.30%) Apache
10 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.15%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 34 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.20%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.68%) MS Project
4 8 (1.22%) MS Office
5 7 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.27%) Internet
2 8 (1.22%) Wireshark
3 6 (0.91%) AMQP
4 5 (0.76%) Intranet
5 2 (0.30%) Network Security
5 2 (0.30%) MVNO
6 1 (0.15%) NFC
6 1 (0.15%) VoIP
6 1 (0.15%) SNMP
6 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (4.57%) MySQL
3 28 (4.27%) SQL Server
4 27 (4.12%) NoSQL
5 22 (3.35%) Relational Database
6 20 (3.05%) MongoDB
7 19 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (1.98%) Data Mart
10 12 (1.83%) ProClarity
11 7 (1.07%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.07%) Big Data
12 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.61%) Redis
14 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.46%) InterSystems Cache
15 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 83 (12.65%) Cucumber
2 52 (7.93%) Selenium
3 44 (6.71%) JIRA
4 26 (3.96%) Mockito
4 26 (3.96%) Jenkins
5 23 (3.51%) WebDriver
6 22 (3.35%) Git (software)
6 22 (3.35%) Subversion
7 16 (2.44%) SpecFlow
8 14 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (1.83%) ERwin
10 10 (1.52%) JBehave
11 9 (1.37%) Maven
11 9 (1.37%) Capybara
12 8 (1.22%) JUnit
12 8 (1.22%) FitNesse
12 8 (1.22%) Hudson
13 7 (1.07%) WATIR
13 7 (1.07%) jMock
14 6 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (12.20%) Finance
2 56 (8.54%) Banking
3 41 (6.25%) Publishing
4 35 (5.34%) Investment Banking
5 33 (5.03%) Retail
6 29 (4.42%) Marketing
6 29 (4.42%) Games
7 21 (3.20%) Legal
8 19 (2.90%) Telecoms
9 17 (2.59%) Front Office
10 13 (1.98%) Back Office
11 11 (1.68%) Advertising
12 10 (1.52%) Law
13 5 (0.76%) Billing
14 3 (0.46%) German Language
14 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 289 (44.05%) Analyst
2 242 (36.89%) Business Analyst
3 118 (17.99%) Developer
4 68 (10.37%) Agile Business Analyst
5 60 (9.15%) Tester
6 49 (7.47%) Java Developer
7 32 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
8 27 (4.12%) Automation Tester
9 26 (3.96%) Project Manager
9 26 (3.96%) ScrumMaster
10 25 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
11 23 (3.51%) Test Analyst
12 21 (3.20%) Architect
12 21 (3.20%) Agile Coach
13 20 (3.05%) Product Manager
13 20 (3.05%) Designer
14 18 (2.74%) Senior Business Analyst
15 15 (2.29%) Technical Architect
15 15 (2.29%) User Experience Designer
16 14 (2.13%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (11.28%) HTML
2 64 (9.76%) XML
3 62 (9.45%) JSON
4 52 (7.93%) CSS
5 50 (7.62%) Web Services
6 43 (6.55%) REST
7 41 (6.25%) HTML5
8 39 (5.95%) Spring
9 36 (5.49%) .NET
10 30 (4.57%) CSS3
11 27 (4.12%) jQuery
12 26 (3.96%) Ajax
13 21 (3.20%) Ruby on Rails
13 21 (3.20%) RESTful
14 20 (3.05%) SOAP
15 18 (2.74%) Django
15 18 (2.74%) MDX
16 15 (2.29%) Play Framework
17 14 (2.13%) ASP.NET
17 14 (2.13%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.38%) Open Source
2 24 (3.66%) Mobile App
3 23 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.68%) Fixed Income
4 11 (1.68%) Digital Media
4 11 (1.68%) Video on Demand
4 11 (1.68%) iPhone
5 10 (1.52%) Data Integration
5 10 (1.52%) Derivative
6 9 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.37%) Online Games
7 8 (1.22%) iPad
7 8 (1.22%) IPTV
8 7 (1.07%) Credit Risk
9 6 (0.91%) Market Risk
9 6 (0.91%) Streaming Media
9 6 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.61%) W3C
10 4 (0.61%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.61%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.95%) Linux
2 28 (4.27%) Apple iOS
3 22 (3.35%) Android
4 21 (3.20%) Windows
5 12 (1.83%) UNIX
6 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (57.32%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (41.77%) Scrum
3 177 (26.98%) TDD
4 135 (20.58%) BDD
5 88 (13.41%) Business Analysis
6 71 (10.82%) E-Commerce
6 71 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (9.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 64 (9.76%) Project Management
9 62 (9.45%) UML
10 61 (9.30%) Kanban
11 56 (8.54%) Test Automation
12 54 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 53 (8.08%) Use Case
14 50 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 47 (7.16%) Test Scripting
15 47 (7.16%) Product Management
16 43 (6.55%) Content Management
17 40 (6.10%) Data Modelling
17 40 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 129 (19.66%) Java
2 104 (15.85%) SQL
3 66 (10.06%) Ruby
4 57 (8.69%) JavaScript
5 44 (6.71%) C#
6 33 (5.03%) Python
7 26 (3.96%) Scala
8 17 (2.59%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.37%) PHP
10 8 (1.22%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.76%) C
11 5 (0.76%) Perl
12 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.30%) Groovy
12 2 (0.30%) Golang
13 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.15%) XPath
13 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (7.93%) ISEB
2 37 (5.64%) Degree
3 24 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.07%) CBAP
7 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.30%) IIBA
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (12.20%) QA
2 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.30%) Basel III
3 2 (0.30%) EMIR
3 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) Basel II
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (0.61%) Cygwin
2 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.30%) HDFS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.22%) Puppet
2 5 (0.76%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.46%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.15%) Nagios
4 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.15%) Ansible
4 1 (0.15%) logstash
4 1 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 35 (5.34%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.18%) Oracle
3 18 (2.74%) Cognos
4 12 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.37%) JBoss
6 6 (0.91%) Business Objects
6 6 (0.91%) Adobe
7 4 (0.61%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.61%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.46%) VMware
8 3 (0.46%) Omniture
8 3 (0.46%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.46%) hybris
9 2 (0.30%) Google
9 2 (0.30%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.30%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.30%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.30%) Hummingbird
9 2 (0.30%) FatWire
10 1 (0.15%) Open Text
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