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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 156 157 235
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +78
Contract jobs citing User Stories 365 349 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.52% 1.44% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.82% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 273 139
Average daily rate
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£450 £440 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £339 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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
19209 19220 19867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.81% 79.03% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13729 13396 13902
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 219 241
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -14 46 £425 -8.60% 14
Uxbridge +9 4 £315 -21.25%
Canary Wharf -7 4 £488 -2.50%
Paddington - 4 £400 -
Croydon -15 3 £325 -23.52%
Hammersmith -1 2 £400 -
Wimbledon - 2 £410 -
Osterley 0 1 £550 +69.23%
Sidcup -3 1 £375 -
Docklands, London -4 1 £593 -1.25%
Barking - 1 £350 - 1
Ilford - 1 £450 -
Isleworth - 1 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 566 (82.99%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (43.26%) Scrum
3 168 (24.63%) TDD
4 150 (21.99%) Java
5 123 (18.04%) Finance
6 115 (16.86%) JIRA
6 115 (16.86%) Use Case
7 112 (16.42%) JavaScript
8 102 (14.96%) BDD
9 100 (14.66%) Business Analysis
10 98 (14.37%) Banking
11 97 (14.22%) QA
12 96 (14.08%) User Experience
13 86 (12.61%) HTML
14 83 (12.17%) SQL
15 76 (11.14%) Project Management
15 76 (11.14%) User Acceptance Testing
15 76 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
16 73 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
17 66 (9.68%) Retail
18 62 (9.09%) E-Commerce
18 62 (9.09%) Security Cleared
19 60 (8.80%) Waterfall
20 57 (8.36%) Web Services
21 52 (7.62%) Pair Programming
22 51 (7.48%) CSS
22 51 (7.48%) SDLC
23 50 (7.33%) CRM
24 49 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
25 48 (7.04%) Oracle

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 47 (6.89%) Confluence
2 24 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.49%) Apache
4 12 (1.76%) CMS
5 7 (1.03%) Umbraco
6 6 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.44%) Node.js
9 3 (0.44%) Drupal
10 2 (0.29%) Mule
11 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 39 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.96%) MS Visio
3 21 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (2.64%) MS Office
5 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.29%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.44%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.15%) Agresso
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.79%) GitHub
2 6 (0.88%) IBM Blueworks
2 6 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.88%) SaaS
3 4 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) Force.com
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.61%) Internet
2 6 (0.88%) SNMP
3 5 (0.73%) AMQP
3 5 (0.73%) MVNO
4 3 (0.44%) HTTP
4 3 (0.44%) LDAP
5 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.15%) Skype
6 1 (0.15%) Broadband
6 1 (0.15%) DNS
6 1 (0.15%) Intranet
6 1 (0.15%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.15%) DSL
6 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.57%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.99%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.64%) Big Data
4 17 (2.49%) MySQL
5 15 (2.20%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.47%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.32%) QlikView
9 8 (1.17%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.03%) DB2
11 6 (0.88%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.44%) MS Access
14 3 (0.44%) DTS
15 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
15 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 115 (16.86%) JIRA
2 35 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.84%) Selenium
3 33 (4.84%) Cucumber
3 33 (4.84%) Jenkins
4 28 (4.11%) JUnit
5 24 (3.52%) Subversion
6 18 (2.64%) Maven
7 17 (2.49%) jMock
8 14 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (1.76%) WebDriver
10 11 (1.61%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.47%) Grunt
12 9 (1.32%) SoapUI
12 9 (1.32%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.17%) JBehave
14 7 (1.03%) Ant
14 7 (1.03%) SpecFlow
14 7 (1.03%) Axure RP
14 7 (1.03%) Bower
General
1 123 (18.04%) Finance
2 98 (14.37%) Banking
3 66 (9.68%) Retail
4 36 (5.28%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.96%) Games
6 21 (3.08%) Front Office
7 20 (2.93%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.64%) Law
8 18 (2.64%) Marketing
9 13 (1.91%) Publishing
10 11 (1.61%) Billing
11 10 (1.47%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.17%) Legal
13 7 (1.03%) Advertising
14 5 (0.73%) Back Office
15 4 (0.59%) Automotive
15 4 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.59%) Japanese Language
16 3 (0.44%) German Language
17 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 348 (51.03%) Analyst
2 316 (46.33%) Business Analyst
3 157 (23.02%) Developer
4 93 (13.64%) Agile Business Analyst
5 88 (12.90%) Java Developer
6 37 (5.43%) ScrumMaster
7 31 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 31 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 30 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
9 25 (3.67%) Delivery Manager
10 24 (3.52%) Senior Business Analyst
11 23 (3.37%) Tester
11 23 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
12 21 (3.08%) Test Analyst
13 20 (2.93%) Technical Analyst
14 16 (2.35%) Product Manager
15 15 (2.20%) Technical Business Analyst
15 15 (2.20%) Banking Business Analyst
16 12 (1.76%) Agile Project Manager
16 12 (1.76%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (12.61%) HTML
2 57 (8.36%) Web Services
3 51 (7.48%) CSS
4 40 (5.87%) HTML5
5 36 (5.28%) Spring
6 33 (4.84%) RESTful
7 32 (4.69%) .NET
8 28 (4.11%) REST
9 26 (3.81%) XML
10 25 (3.67%) AngularJS
10 25 (3.67%) Hibernate
11 24 (3.52%) JSON
12 20 (2.93%) SOAP
12 20 (2.93%) JSP
13 19 (2.79%) jQuery
14 18 (2.64%) Gherkin
15 16 (2.35%) J2SE
16 15 (2.20%) J2EE
17 14 (2.05%) JMS
17 14 (2.05%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 96 (14.08%) User Experience
2 76 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.52%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
5 8 (1.17%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.03%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.03%) Psychology
6 7 (1.03%) Human Factors
6 7 (1.03%) Credit Risk
7 6 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.88%) Visualisation
7 6 (0.88%) Derivative
7 6 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 5 (0.73%) Linked Data
8 5 (0.73%) Streaming Media
8 5 (0.73%) Video on Demand
8 5 (0.73%) Semantic Web
8 5 (0.73%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 47 (6.89%) Linux
2 25 (3.67%) Android
3 23 (3.37%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.49%) Windows
5 6 (0.88%) UNIX
5 6 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (82.99%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (43.26%) Scrum
3 168 (24.63%) TDD
4 115 (16.86%) Use Case
5 102 (14.96%) BDD
6 100 (14.66%) Business Analysis
7 76 (11.14%) Project Management
7 76 (11.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 73 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 60 (8.80%) Waterfall
11 52 (7.62%) Pair Programming
12 51 (7.48%) SDLC
13 50 (7.33%) CRM
14 49 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 45 (6.60%) Web Development
15 45 (6.60%) OO
16 43 (6.30%) UML
16 43 (6.30%) Data Modelling
17 41 (6.01%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 150 (21.99%) Java
2 112 (16.42%) JavaScript
3 83 (12.17%) SQL
4 24 (3.52%) C#
5 21 (3.08%) Python
6 18 (2.64%) Ruby
7 16 (2.35%) PHP
8 15 (2.20%) Scala
9 9 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.03%) Groovy
10 7 (1.03%) CoffeeScript
11 6 (0.88%) C
12 5 (0.73%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.44%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.29%) R
14 2 (0.29%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.29%) C-shell
14 2 (0.29%) Perl
14 2 (0.29%) VBA
15 1 (0.15%) sed
Qualifications
1 62 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 47 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.43%) Degree
4 19 (2.79%) ISEB
5 11 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.59%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.59%) CBAP
7 3 (0.44%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.29%) HND
8 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.29%) IIBA
8 2 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.15%) PMP
9 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (14.22%) QA
2 5 (0.73%) SLA
3 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) EMIR
4 1 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.88%) Docker
3 3 (0.44%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.73%) Puppet
2 5 (0.73%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.15%) Oozie
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 48 (7.04%) Oracle
2 37 (5.43%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.96%) Atlassian
4 16 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.05%) IBM
6 11 (1.61%) Guidewire
7 8 (1.17%) hybris
8 6 (0.88%) Tableau
8 6 (0.88%) Wall Street Systems
8 6 (0.88%) Google
8 6 (0.88%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.88%) StatPro
8 6 (0.88%) ATG
9 5 (0.73%) SAP
9 5 (0.73%) Pega
10 4 (0.59%) Cadence
10 4 (0.59%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.44%) Endeca
12 2 (0.29%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.29%) Cognos
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