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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank - 30 24
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex - 0.71% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.00% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate
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- £555 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.13% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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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
197 200 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 78.49% 70.92% 73.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 114 83
Average daily rate £425 £424 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 8 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management