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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £32.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.34% -28.88%
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
108 92 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 72.48% 68.15% 73.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 32 50
Average daily rate £500 £405 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -14.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) B2C
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) hybris
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Business Process Mapping
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
1 1 (100.00%) Rally

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) B2C
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Business Process Mapping
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) hybris
1 1 (100.00%) Rally