The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 104 109 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 26 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.29% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 8
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£381 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
User Stories
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2091 1727 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.82% 69.95% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1119 854 898
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 80
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Scotland region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 14 £369 - 1
Glasgow - 12 £613 - 5
Midlothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.00%) Use Case
3 17 (30.36%) Scrum
4 16 (28.57%) Workflow
5 15 (26.79%) BPMN
6 13 (23.21%) User Experience
7 11 (19.64%) Content Management
7 11 (19.64%) MS Visio
7 11 (19.64%) Data Modelling
7 11 (19.64%) UML
7 11 (19.64%) Java
8 10 (17.86%) WCAG
9 9 (16.07%) TDD
10 7 (12.50%) Django
10 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (12.50%) Kanban
10 7 (12.50%) Ruby
10 7 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (12.50%) Play Framework
10 7 (12.50%) BDD
10 7 (12.50%) REST
10 7 (12.50%) Product Management
10 7 (12.50%) Scala
10 7 (12.50%) Software Architecture
10 7 (12.50%) MongoDB
10 7 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (12.50%) NoSQL
10 7 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 7 (12.50%) MySQL

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 11 (19.64%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 7 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 7 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Billing
3 3 (5.36%) Publishing
4 2 (3.57%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) Analyst
2 19 (33.93%) Business Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Architect
4 8 (14.29%) ScrumMaster
5 7 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 6 (10.71%) Senior Business Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Digital Architect
7 5 (8.93%) UML Business Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Architect
9 3 (5.36%) UI Programmer
9 3 (5.36%) UI Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Tester
10 2 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) IT Business Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Django
1 7 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
1 7 (12.50%) Play Framework
1 7 (12.50%) REST
2 3 (5.36%) HTML
2 3 (5.36%) CSS
3 2 (3.57%) Velocity
3 2 (3.57%) Java EE
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.79%) RichFaces
4 1 (1.79%) NHibernate
4 1 (1.79%) JSON
4 1 (1.79%) EDI
4 1 (1.79%) .NET
4 1 (1.79%) XML
4 1 (1.79%) XSLT
4 1 (1.79%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.79%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) User Experience
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
4 1 (1.79%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.79%) Statistics
4 1 (1.79%) Informatics
4 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.00%) Use Case
3 17 (30.36%) Scrum
4 16 (28.57%) Workflow
5 15 (26.79%) BPMN
6 11 (19.64%) Content Management
6 11 (19.64%) Data Modelling
6 11 (19.64%) UML
7 9 (16.07%) TDD
8 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.50%) Kanban
8 7 (12.50%) BDD
8 7 (12.50%) Product Management
8 7 (12.50%) Software Architecture
8 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 6 (10.71%) DSDM
10 5 (8.93%) Line Management
10 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.93%) Web Development
10 5 (8.93%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) Java
2 7 (12.50%) Ruby
2 7 (12.50%) Scala
3 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) SQL
4 2 (3.57%) VBScript
4 2 (3.57%) VB
5 1 (1.79%) C#
5 1 (1.79%) Perl
5 1 (1.79%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
1 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) WCAG
2 1 (1.79%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.79%) JBoss
1 1 (1.79%) HP
1 1 (1.79%) Cadence
1 1 (1.79%) ION Trading
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