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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 78 125 101
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -24
Contract jobs citing User Stories 56 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.16% 0.41% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 0.50% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 7 16
Median daily rate £378 £360 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £320 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £383 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £388 £364
% change year-on-year
+9.03% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -1.54%
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
2160 2586 2163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.24% 81.14% 79.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1301 1137
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 56 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.70 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +23 36 £390 +8.33% 1
Glasgow +18 16 £350 -5.08% 3
West Lothian +9 2 £399 - 1
Dundee - 1 £110 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 79 (82.29%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.50%) Scrum
3 30 (31.25%) User Experience
4 29 (30.21%) Kanban
5 28 (29.17%) Web Services
6 27 (28.13%) BDD
7 23 (23.96%) Wireframes
8 22 (22.92%) XML
9 20 (20.83%) JIRA
10 19 (19.79%) Java
10 19 (19.79%) Finance
11 18 (18.75%) MS Visio
11 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (17.71%) SQL
12 17 (17.71%) JBoss
13 15 (15.63%) Oracle
14 13 (13.54%) Microsoft
15 12 (12.50%) SOA
15 12 (12.50%) Business Analysis
15 12 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
15 12 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (12.50%) Test Automation
16 11 (11.46%) Disclosure Scotland
16 11 (11.46%) Linux
17 10 (10.42%) Selenium
17 10 (10.42%) BPMN
18 9 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (9.38%) Product Management
18 9 (9.38%) Java EE
18 9 (9.38%) Degree

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 (17.71%) JBoss
2 7 (7.29%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (5.21%) Apache
3 5 (5.21%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.17%) CMS
5 1 (1.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (1.04%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) MarkLogic
1 5 (5.21%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.04%) GIS
4 1 (1.04%) QGIS
4 1 (1.04%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 20 (20.83%) JIRA
2 10 (10.42%) Selenium
3 6 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 5 (5.21%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.04%) Firebug
General
1 19 (19.79%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Publishing
4 2 (2.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Back Office
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (55.21%) Analyst
2 37 (38.54%) Business Analyst
3 18 (18.75%) Agile Business Analyst
4 13 (13.54%) Test Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Developer
6 8 (8.33%) Designer
6 8 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) Tester
6 8 (8.33%) UX Designer
7 4 (4.17%) Non-Functional Tester
8 3 (3.13%) Process Analyst
9 2 (2.08%) Architect
9 2 (2.08%) Business Change Analyst
9 2 (2.08%) Change Analyst
9 2 (2.08%) Product Analyst
9 2 (2.08%) Project Analyst
9 2 (2.08%) QA Tester
9 2 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.17%) Web Services
2 22 (22.92%) XML
3 9 (9.38%) Java EE
4 8 (8.33%) J2EE
5 7 (7.29%) Drools
5 7 (7.29%) Spring
6 5 (5.21%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.21%) Apache Commons
6 5 (5.21%) Ext JS
6 5 (5.21%) Hibernate
6 5 (5.21%) jBPM
6 5 (5.21%) JSP
6 5 (5.21%) Servlets
7 3 (3.13%) JMS
7 3 (3.13%) SOAP
7 3 (3.13%) XSLT
8 2 (2.08%) .NET
8 2 (2.08%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.08%) JPA
8 2 (2.08%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (31.25%) User Experience
2 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.21%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.04%) iPad
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) Linux
2 5 (5.21%) Windows
3 1 (1.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (82.29%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.50%) Scrum
3 29 (30.21%) Kanban
4 27 (28.13%) BDD
5 23 (23.96%) Wireframes
6 12 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 12 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
6 12 (12.50%) SOA
6 12 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 12 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (10.42%) BPMN
8 9 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.38%) Product Management
9 8 (8.33%) Defect Management
9 8 (8.33%) Manual Testing
9 8 (8.33%) Migration
9 8 (8.33%) Prototyping
9 8 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 8 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 8 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.79%) Java
2 17 (17.71%) SQL
3 7 (7.29%) Python
4 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.13%) C
6 2 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Degree
2 7 (7.29%) ISEB
3 6 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (5.21%) QA
3 4 (4.17%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (2.08%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.04%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) Oracle
2 13 (13.54%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.21%) SAP
4 1 (1.04%) IBM
4 1 (1.04%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.04%) Telerik
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