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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 133 170 158
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -12
Contract jobs citing User Stories 424 318 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.91% 1.35% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.65% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 238 250
Median daily rate £430 £416 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.30% -2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.83 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -1.01%
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
18925 19241 19257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.36% 81.63% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13680 13773 13490
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 233 237
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £66.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +79 90 £425 +6.25% 12
Croydon +7 22 £525 +5.00% 1
Hayes - 8 £350 -
Westminster - 6 £413 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £400 -
Hammersmith 0 1 £388 -3.12%
Bromley - 1 £375 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £413 -
Osterley - 1 £450 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 652 (83.48%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (39.69%) Scrum
3 147 (18.82%) Finance
4 137 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 125 (16.01%) TDD
6 124 (15.88%) Business Analysis
7 120 (15.36%) User Experience
8 112 (14.34%) BDD
9 102 (13.06%) Java
10 100 (12.80%) HTML
11 96 (12.29%) Mentoring
12 90 (11.52%) Project Management
12 90 (11.52%) Kanban
13 89 (11.40%) JIRA
14 87 (11.14%) JavaScript
14 87 (11.14%) CSS
15 83 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
16 77 (9.86%) SQL
17 75 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
18 74 (9.48%) Security Cleared
19 73 (9.35%) E-Commerce
20 68 (8.71%) REST
21 66 (8.45%) QA
22 65 (8.32%) Use Case
22 65 (8.32%) Retail
23 62 (7.94%) Banking
24 61 (7.81%) Open Source
25 60 (7.68%) HTML5
26 59 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
27 58 (7.43%) 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 42 (5.38%) Confluence
2 35 (4.48%) CMS
3 20 (2.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (1.92%) JBoss
4 15 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.15%) Mule
6 8 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.64%) Drupal
8 4 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.38%) Apache
9 3 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) Documentum
11 1 (0.13%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.71%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.43%) MS Office
4 15 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.28%) MS Project
6 6 (0.77%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.51%) InVision
7 4 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.13%) Gliffy
8 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) Maximo
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
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%) Endur
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Radian6
5 1 (0.13%) Shopify
5 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.77%) SaaS
4 5 (0.64%) GitHub
4 5 (0.64%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (0.38%) Basecamp
6 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.38%) IaaS
6 3 (0.38%) Lucidchart
7 2 (0.26%) Yammer
8 1 (0.13%) AdWords
8 1 (0.13%) Office 365
8 1 (0.13%) PaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.66%) HTTP
2 11 (1.41%) Internet
3 4 (0.51%) Intranet
3 4 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.38%) DNS
4 3 (0.38%) SSL
5 2 (0.26%) NAS
5 2 (0.26%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) CTI
6 1 (0.13%) DSL
6 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.13%) SNMP
6 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.84%) NoSQL
2 23 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 23 (2.94%) MySQL
3 22 (2.82%) Big Data
3 22 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.66%) SQL Server
7 12 (1.54%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.77%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.38%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.26%) QlikView
11 2 (0.26%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.26%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 89 (11.40%) JIRA
2 42 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 40 (5.12%) Cucumber
4 35 (4.48%) Selenium
5 20 (2.56%) gulp
5 20 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 19 (2.43%) Grunt
7 16 (2.05%) Bower
7 16 (2.05%) IntelliJ
7 16 (2.05%) Maven
8 13 (1.66%) Appium
9 12 (1.54%) Eclipse
10 11 (1.41%) Axure RP
11 9 (1.15%) Gradle
11 9 (1.15%) Subversion
12 8 (1.02%) JMeter
13 7 (0.90%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.90%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 147 (18.82%) Finance
2 65 (8.32%) Retail
3 62 (7.94%) Banking
4 47 (6.02%) Marketing
5 45 (5.76%) Games
6 24 (3.07%) Advertising
7 21 (2.69%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.56%) Publishing
9 12 (1.54%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.41%) Legal
11 10 (1.28%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.02%) Back Office
12 8 (1.02%) Electronics
12 8 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.02%) Front Office
13 4 (0.51%) Law
14 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.26%) Local Government
15 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 366 (46.86%) Analyst
2 330 (42.25%) Business Analyst
3 114 (14.60%) Agile Business Analyst
4 107 (13.70%) Developer
5 45 (5.76%) Architect
6 40 (5.12%) Delivery Manager
7 38 (4.87%) Digital Business Analyst
8 37 (4.74%) Digital Analyst
8 37 (4.74%) Scrum Master
9 31 (3.97%) Java Developer
10 30 (3.84%) Senior Analyst
11 29 (3.71%) Technical Architect
12 28 (3.59%) Project Manager
13 26 (3.33%) Product Owner
14 25 (3.20%) Test Analyst
15 24 (3.07%) Finance Business Analyst
15 24 (3.07%) Senior Business Analyst
16 23 (2.94%) Designer
16 23 (2.94%) Financial Analyst
17 22 (2.82%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (12.80%) HTML
2 87 (11.14%) CSS
3 68 (8.71%) REST
4 60 (7.68%) HTML5
5 53 (6.79%) XML
6 49 (6.27%) CSS3
6 49 (6.27%) Web Services
7 43 (5.51%) Ajax
8 39 (4.99%) JSON
9 36 (4.61%) AngularJS
10 30 (3.84%) Node.js
11 28 (3.59%) SOAP
12 27 (3.46%) jQuery
12 27 (3.46%) Spring
13 26 (3.33%) Sass
14 24 (3.07%) .NET
15 23 (2.94%) RESTful
16 22 (2.82%) Velocity
17 20 (2.56%) Gherkin
17 20 (2.56%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 120 (15.36%) User Experience
2 83 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.05%) Minimum Viable Product
6 12 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.54%) Video on Demand
6 12 (1.54%) Virtual Team
7 11 (1.41%) Equities
7 11 (1.41%) Visualisation
8 9 (1.15%) Data Integration
8 9 (1.15%) Semantic Web
9 8 (1.02%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.90%) Streaming Video
11 6 (0.77%) Blog
11 6 (0.77%) Derivative
11 6 (0.77%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 18 (2.30%) Apple iOS
2 17 (2.18%) Linux
3 15 (1.92%) Android
4 14 (1.79%) Unix
5 5 (0.64%) Windows
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (83.48%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (39.69%) Scrum
3 137 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 125 (16.01%) TDD
5 124 (15.88%) Business Analysis
6 112 (14.34%) BDD
7 96 (12.29%) Mentoring
8 90 (11.52%) Kanban
8 90 (11.52%) Project Management
9 75 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
10 73 (9.35%) E-Commerce
11 65 (8.32%) Use Case
12 61 (7.81%) Open Source
13 59 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
14 58 (7.43%) SDLC
15 55 (7.04%) Continuous Delivery
16 52 (6.66%) Analytics
17 50 (6.40%) Agile Project Management
18 47 (6.02%) Coaching
18 47 (6.02%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 102 (13.06%) Java
2 87 (11.14%) JavaScript
3 77 (9.86%) SQL
4 27 (3.46%) Ruby
5 25 (3.20%) Scala
6 17 (2.18%) C#
7 15 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.02%) C
8 8 (1.02%) Groovy
8 8 (1.02%) PHP
9 4 (0.51%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.38%) ES6
10 3 (0.38%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.38%) Python
10 3 (0.38%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.26%) C-shell
11 2 (0.26%) Perl
11 2 (0.26%) R
11 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 53 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.10%) Degree
4 18 (2.30%) ISEB
5 7 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.90%) PMP
6 6 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.64%) BC Cleared
7 5 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.38%) CISSP
9 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
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 66 (8.45%) QA
2 8 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.51%) FATCA
4 3 (0.38%) COBIT
4 3 (0.38%) MiFID
5 2 (0.26%) SDET
6 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) RMADS
6 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.02%) Docker
3 2 (0.26%) HDFS
3 2 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (0.90%) Ansible
1 7 (0.90%) Puppet
2 6 (0.77%) CloudHub
3 4 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.51%) WMI
4 1 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 41 (5.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.07%) Adobe
3 21 (2.69%) hybris
4 18 (2.30%) Atlassian
5 16 (2.05%) Oracle
6 12 (1.54%) Google
7 10 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.15%) VMware
9 8 (1.02%) MuleSoft
9 8 (1.02%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.90%) Pega
11 6 (0.77%) SAP
12 5 (0.64%) ATG
12 5 (0.64%) HP
12 5 (0.64%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.64%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.51%) BMC
13 4 (0.51%) Guidewire
13 4 (0.51%) JDA
13 4 (0.51%) Remedy
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Project Practice
Salary: £350 per Day or Up To £55k
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reuben Chase
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
The Rank Group plc
Rate: ftc
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
The Rank Group plc
Rate: Day Rate
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Posted: 27 days ago