The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 28 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.68% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
User Stories
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
118 147 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 79.73% 79.03% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 100 90
Average daily rate £363 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £254 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 16
Average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Middlesex region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

User Stories
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (33.33%) Automotive
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Yammer
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) XMPP
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Yammer
General
1 2 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Product Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Rollout Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Digital Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Web Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing