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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 20 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.75% 0.55% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -34.09%
User Stories
England

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
98 138 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 73.13% 76.24% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 78 47
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 3 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) 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 1 (100.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design