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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 59 88 104
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 65 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.21% 1.47% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 1.86% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 14
Median daily rate £388 £350 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £293 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £386 £693
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 £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
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
1630 2264 2174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.49% 79.41% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1193 1215
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 23
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +29 36 £394 +12.50% 4
Glasgow +19 24 £394 +23.04% 5
West Lothian 0 3 £350 -6.66%
Fife - 1 - -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 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 Scotland region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 110 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (37.19%) Scrum
3 44 (36.36%) BDD
4 34 (28.10%) JIRA
4 34 (28.10%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (25.62%) Java
5 31 (25.62%) SQL
6 29 (23.97%) User Experience
7 25 (20.66%) Kanban
8 22 (18.18%) Oracle
9 21 (17.36%) Test Automation
10 19 (15.70%) Python
10 19 (15.70%) Web Services
11 17 (14.05%) JBoss
12 16 (13.22%) JavaScript
13 15 (12.40%) Linux
13 15 (12.40%) OO
13 15 (12.40%) Java EE
13 15 (12.40%) Degree
13 15 (12.40%) QA
13 15 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (11.57%) Business Analysis
14 14 (11.57%) XML
14 14 (11.57%) Workflow
15 13 (10.74%) Migration
15 13 (10.74%) MS Visio
15 13 (10.74%) ISEB
15 13 (10.74%) GIS
15 13 (10.74%) AngularJS
15 13 (10.74%) Wireframes

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 17 (14.05%) JBoss
2 9 (7.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (6.61%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (4.96%) Apache
4 6 (4.96%) Confluence
4 6 (4.96%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.65%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (10.74%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.31%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.48%) GitHub
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.74%) GIS
2 11 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.96%) MarkLogic
3 6 (4.96%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.96%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.31%) QGIS
4 4 (3.31%) Spatial Data
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (28.10%) JIRA
2 12 (9.92%) Selenium
3 10 (8.26%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.44%) Git (software)
4 9 (7.44%) Jenkins
4 9 (7.44%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.96%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (3.31%) Artifactory
7 4 (3.31%) Gradle
7 4 (3.31%) JBehave
7 4 (3.31%) Maven
8 3 (2.48%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.48%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (2.48%) Local Government
3 2 (1.65%) Banking
3 2 (1.65%) Publishing
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
4 1 (0.83%) Electronics
4 1 (0.83%) Law
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (47.11%) Analyst
2 33 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 28 (23.14%) Developer
4 20 (16.53%) Java Developer
4 20 (16.53%) Test Analyst
5 14 (11.57%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (9.92%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (8.26%) Agile Business Analyst
8 9 (7.44%) Consultant
8 9 (7.44%) Developer in Test
9 8 (6.61%) QA Analyst
9 8 (6.61%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (5.79%) Web Developer
11 5 (4.13%) Designer
11 5 (4.13%) QA Tester
11 5 (4.13%) Salesforce Consultant
11 5 (4.13%) Scrum Master
11 5 (4.13%) Tester
11 5 (4.13%) UX Designer
12 4 (3.31%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.70%) Web Services
2 15 (12.40%) Java EE
3 14 (11.57%) XML
4 13 (10.74%) AngularJS
5 12 (9.92%) Spring
6 10 (8.26%) JSP
7 9 (7.44%) JMS
7 9 (7.44%) SOAP
7 9 (7.44%) XSLT
8 7 (5.79%) CSS
8 7 (5.79%) Hibernate
8 7 (5.79%) HTML
8 7 (5.79%) jQuery
9 6 (4.96%) Apache Commons
9 6 (4.96%) Drools
9 6 (4.96%) Ext JS
9 6 (4.96%) J2EE
9 6 (4.96%) jBPM
9 6 (4.96%) Servlets
10 5 (4.13%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.97%) User Experience
2 15 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.79%) Minimum Viable Product
4 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.48%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.40%) Linux
2 6 (4.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (37.19%) Scrum
3 44 (36.36%) BDD
4 34 (28.10%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (20.66%) Kanban
6 21 (17.36%) Test Automation
7 15 (12.40%) OO
8 14 (11.57%) Business Analysis
8 14 (11.57%) Workflow
9 13 (10.74%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
9 13 (10.74%) Migration
9 13 (10.74%) Wireframes
10 12 (9.92%) BPMN
10 12 (9.92%) Data Migration
10 12 (9.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (9.09%) CRM
11 11 (9.09%) Open Source
11 11 (9.09%) TDD
12 10 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.62%) Java
1 31 (25.62%) SQL
2 19 (15.70%) Python
3 16 (13.22%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.44%) C
5 5 (4.13%) Apex Code
5 5 (4.13%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.48%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Degree
2 13 (10.74%) ISEB
3 10 (8.26%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.96%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.83%) APMP
6 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.40%) QA
2 9 (7.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (4.13%) Data Quality
4 4 (3.31%) WCAG
5 3 (2.48%) Actionable Recommendations
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) Ansible
2 1 (0.83%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 22 (18.18%) Oracle
2 11 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.65%) SAP
4 2 (1.65%) Telerik
5 1 (0.83%) Google
5 1 (0.83%) Twitter
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