The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / Midlands
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.57% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.13% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
78 85 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 69.64% 68.00% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 37
Median daily rate £450 £500 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £695 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 £34.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.52% -21.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands 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 the Midlands

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

User Stories
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design