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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.51% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
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
143 117 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 85.12% 71.78% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 68 129
Median daily rate £400 £387 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% -12.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 20
Median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex 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 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 10 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) XMPP
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Yammer
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Yammer
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing