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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / Midlands
Rank 12 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.20% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.89% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
91 122 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 72.80% 74.39% 69.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 68 35
Median daily rate £450 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (40.00%) MS Project
3 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) Blog
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) User Experience
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (10.00%) TDD

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (40.00%) MS Project
1 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Product Owner
2 4 (40.00%) Digital Product Owner
2 4 (40.00%) Product Owner
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Architect
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) C# Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blog
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) Service Design
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA