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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / London
Rank 143 150 188
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +38
Contract jobs citing User Stories 345 350 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.77% 1.65% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.95% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 269 216
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £345 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
16515 17982 17500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.94% 85.01% 82.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11965 12881 12456
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 209 204
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 -4 47 £450 +12.50% 21
Croydon +14 11 £470 -9.39% 1
Canary Wharf -4 2 £400 +1.01%
West End of London - 2 - - 6
Hounslow - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Feltham +3 1 - -
Hammersmith -3 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £413 - 1
Westminster - 1 £375 -
Hackney - 1 £375 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 514 (77.06%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (41.98%) Scrum
3 135 (20.24%) Finance
4 131 (19.64%) User Experience
5 116 (17.39%) HTML
6 112 (16.79%) TDD
7 109 (16.34%) Kanban
8 106 (15.89%) JavaScript
9 99 (14.84%) JIRA
10 92 (13.79%) BDD
11 90 (13.49%) CSS
12 88 (13.19%) Project Management
12 88 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
13 83 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 82 (12.29%) DevOps
15 81 (12.14%) Security Cleared
16 76 (11.39%) Business Analysis
17 71 (10.64%) Java
18 67 (10.04%) SC Cleared
18 67 (10.04%) REST
19 61 (9.15%) HTML5
20 60 (9.00%) Use Case
21 59 (8.85%) SQL
22 58 (8.70%) Banking
23 57 (8.55%) Web Services
24 55 (8.25%) Waterfall
25 54 (8.10%) E-Commerce
26 53 (7.95%) XML
27 49 (7.35%) QA
28 48 (7.20%) Coaching

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 45 (6.75%) Confluence
2 16 (2.40%) CMS
3 15 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 13 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.50%) JBoss
5 10 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.60%) Drupal
8 3 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.30%) Apache
9 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.30%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.30%) GemFire
9 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.15%) Marvel
10 1 (0.15%) Mule
10 1 (0.15%) nginx
10 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.25%) MS Office
3 11 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.60%) InVision
6 3 (0.45%) MS Project
6 3 (0.45%) UXPin
7 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.30%) Maximo
1 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.25%) GitHub
3 14 (2.10%) SaaS
4 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.75%) Office 365
6 4 (0.60%) PaaS
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.30%) Force.com
7 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) Slack
8 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.20%) Firewall
2 5 (0.75%) HTTP
2 5 (0.75%) Internet
2 5 (0.75%) Skype
3 4 (0.60%) DVB
4 3 (0.45%) IMAP
4 3 (0.45%) LDAP
5 2 (0.30%) POP3
5 2 (0.30%) SWIFTNet
5 2 (0.30%) VPN
6 1 (0.15%) AMQP
6 1 (0.15%) DNS
6 1 (0.15%) FTP
6 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.15%) Network Security
6 1 (0.15%) SSL
6 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.30%) Big Data
2 36 (5.40%) Hadoop
3 25 (3.75%) NoSQL
4 23 (3.45%) SQL Server
5 17 (2.55%) MySQL
5 17 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.20%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.45%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.45%) Redis
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Discoverer
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
14 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.15%) QlikView
14 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 99 (14.84%) JIRA
2 39 (5.85%) Jenkins
3 38 (5.70%) Selenium
4 34 (5.10%) Cucumber
5 28 (4.20%) Git (software)
6 20 (3.00%) WebDriver
7 15 (2.25%) Subversion
8 13 (1.95%) Maven
9 12 (1.80%) Grunt
10 11 (1.65%) gulp
10 11 (1.65%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (1.35%) Jasmine
12 9 (1.35%) Mocha
13 8 (1.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 8 (1.20%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.20%) GitLab
13 8 (1.20%) Gradle
14 7 (1.05%) Axure RP
14 7 (1.05%) IntelliJ
General
1 135 (20.24%) Finance
2 58 (8.70%) Banking
3 41 (6.15%) Retail
4 34 (5.10%) Marketing
5 19 (2.85%) Games
6 18 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.40%) Front Office
7 16 (2.40%) Publishing
8 13 (1.95%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.80%) Advertising
9 12 (1.80%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.65%) Legal
11 10 (1.50%) Back Office
12 4 (0.60%) Automotive
12 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.45%) French Language
14 2 (0.30%) Local Government
14 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 292 (43.78%) Analyst
2 264 (39.58%) Business Analyst
3 122 (18.29%) Developer
4 86 (12.89%) Agile Business Analyst
5 48 (7.20%) Digital Business Analyst
6 47 (7.05%) Digital Analyst
7 44 (6.60%) Scrum Master
8 39 (5.85%) Architect
9 32 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
10 27 (4.05%) Senior Business Analyst
11 26 (3.90%) Java Developer
11 26 (3.90%) Project Manager
12 24 (3.60%) Delivery Manager
12 24 (3.60%) Product Owner
13 23 (3.45%) Agile Scrum Master
14 20 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
15 18 (2.70%) Banking Analyst
15 18 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
16 17 (2.55%) Big Data Engineer
16 17 (2.55%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (17.39%) HTML
2 90 (13.49%) CSS
3 67 (10.04%) REST
4 61 (9.15%) HTML5
5 57 (8.55%) Web Services
6 53 (7.95%) XML
7 43 (6.45%) CSS3
8 40 (6.00%) JSON
9 33 (4.95%) Node.js
10 30 (4.50%) AngularJS
11 28 (4.20%) RESTful
12 26 (3.90%) .NET
13 24 (3.60%) Sass
14 23 (3.45%) jQuery
15 22 (3.30%) Gherkin
16 21 (3.15%) Ajax
17 20 (3.00%) Spring
17 20 (3.00%) Velocity
18 18 (2.70%) SOAP
19 17 (2.55%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 131 (19.64%) User Experience
2 46 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.75%) Fintech
5 21 (3.15%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.65%) Fixed Income
9 10 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.20%) Semantic Web
10 8 (1.20%) Video on Demand
11 7 (1.05%) Blog
11 7 (1.05%) Minimum Viable Product
12 6 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
13 5 (0.75%) Derivative
14 4 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.60%) Equities
14 4 (0.60%) Reference Data
14 4 (0.60%) STB
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.95%) Linux
2 28 (4.20%) Unix
3 20 (3.00%) Windows
4 15 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.90%) Android
6 5 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.15%) CentOS
7 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (77.06%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (41.98%) Scrum
3 112 (16.79%) TDD
4 109 (16.34%) Kanban
5 92 (13.79%) BDD
6 88 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
6 88 (13.19%) Project Management
7 83 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 82 (12.29%) DevOps
9 76 (11.39%) Business Analysis
10 60 (9.00%) Use Case
11 55 (8.25%) Waterfall
12 54 (8.10%) E-Commerce
13 48 (7.20%) Coaching
14 41 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
15 39 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 38 (5.70%) SDLC
17 37 (5.55%) Wireframes
18 36 (5.40%) Open Source
19 33 (4.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 106 (15.89%) JavaScript
2 71 (10.64%) Java
3 59 (8.85%) SQL
4 33 (4.95%) C#
5 22 (3.30%) Ruby
5 22 (3.30%) Scala
6 15 (2.25%) C
7 9 (1.35%) ES6
7 9 (1.35%) PHP
7 9 (1.35%) Python
8 4 (0.60%) C++
8 4 (0.60%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.45%) Apple Swift
9 3 (0.45%) Embedded C
9 3 (0.45%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.30%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.30%) Groovy
10 2 (0.30%) Perl
10 2 (0.30%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (12.14%) Security Cleared
2 67 (10.04%) SC Cleared
3 45 (6.75%) Degree
4 19 (2.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (2.40%) ISEB
6 14 (2.10%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.65%) CISSP
8 10 (1.50%) ISSAP
9 6 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.90%) PMP
10 5 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.45%) APMP
13 2 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.15%) IIBA
14 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.35%) QA
2 9 (1.35%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.35%) PMO
3 6 (0.90%) COBIT
3 6 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.90%) EMIR
3 6 (0.90%) MiFID
3 6 (0.90%) SDET
4 5 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.75%) SLA
5 2 (0.30%) GAAP
5 2 (0.30%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.30%) SEPA
System Software
1 26 (3.90%) Docker
2 22 (3.30%) vCloud
2 22 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.15%) HDFS
4 2 (0.30%) Dovecot
5 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (4.65%) Puppet
2 9 (1.35%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.30%) Ansible
5 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.15%) Mesos
5 1 (0.15%) Piwik
5 1 (0.15%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 44 (6.60%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.45%) VMware
3 20 (3.00%) Hortonworks
4 18 (2.70%) Atlassian
4 18 (2.70%) Oracle
5 15 (2.25%) Adobe
6 11 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (1.65%) Tableau
7 8 (1.20%) Sitecore
8 7 (1.05%) Google
9 6 (0.90%) SAP
9 6 (0.90%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.75%) HP
11 4 (0.60%) Apple
12 3 (0.45%) IBM
12 3 (0.45%) Murex
13 2 (0.30%) Guidewire
13 2 (0.30%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 2 (0.30%) Solace
13 2 (0.30%) Splunk
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