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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 26 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.52% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
154 168 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 80.63% 85.28% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 75 47
Median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £320 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 15 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

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 2 (66.67%) Agile Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared