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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 104 91 114
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Contract jobs citing User Stories 24 36 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.80% 1.37% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.86% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 5
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£314 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £255 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £495 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £104.41 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-68.72% +248.04%
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
2288 1935 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.24% 73.41% 71.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 25 22
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £18.00 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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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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 18 £313 -16.66% 6
Glasgow - 5 £315 - 1
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) Scrum
3 13 (28.89%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) Selenium
3 13 (28.89%) BDD
4 12 (26.67%) XML
5 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (20.00%) QA
7 8 (17.78%) SOA
7 8 (17.78%) JIRA
8 7 (15.56%) TDD
8 7 (15.56%) JSON
8 7 (15.56%) Use Case
8 7 (15.56%) MS Visio
8 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
8 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
8 7 (15.56%) Open Source
9 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
9 6 (13.33%) UML
9 6 (13.33%) XML Schema
9 6 (13.33%) BPMN
9 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
9 6 (13.33%) XPath
9 6 (13.33%) Maven
9 6 (13.33%) Business Analysis
10 5 (11.11%) RESTful
10 5 (11.11%) FitNesse
10 5 (11.11%) Eclipse
10 5 (11.11%) Workflow

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.67%) JBoss
2 2 (4.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Selenium
2 8 (17.78%) JIRA
3 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 6 (13.33%) Maven
5 5 (11.11%) FitNesse
5 5 (11.11%) Eclipse
5 5 (11.11%) Ant
6 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.44%) JUnit
7 2 (4.44%) JMeter
8 1 (2.22%) Axure RP
8 1 (2.22%) JBehave
8 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.22%) Log4j
8 1 (2.22%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (2.22%) JDeveloper
8 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Analyst
2 12 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Business Analyst
4 9 (20.00%) Tester
5 5 (11.11%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.89%) UAT Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.44%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Product Owner
9 1 (2.22%) Web Manager
9 1 (2.22%) Knowledge Manager
9 1 (2.22%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) XML
2 7 (15.56%) JSON
3 6 (13.33%) XML Schema
4 5 (11.11%) RESTful
4 5 (11.11%) .NET
4 5 (11.11%) HTML
5 3 (6.67%) CSS
5 3 (6.67%) XSLT
6 2 (4.44%) Web Services
6 2 (4.44%) Classic ASP
6 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.44%) NHibernate
6 2 (4.44%) Java EE
6 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.22%) HTML5
7 1 (2.22%) CSS3
7 1 (2.22%) Sass
7 1 (2.22%) LESS
7 1 (2.22%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Open Source
3 4 (8.89%) User Experience
4 2 (4.44%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.44%) Equities
4 2 (4.44%) Informatics
4 2 (4.44%) Health Informatics
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) Scrum
3 13 (28.89%) BDD
4 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (17.78%) SOA
6 7 (15.56%) TDD
6 7 (15.56%) Use Case
7 6 (13.33%) UML
7 6 (13.33%) BPMN
7 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 5 (11.11%) Workflow
8 5 (11.11%) Project Management
8 5 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.89%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.89%) CRM
9 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.89%) Kanban
10 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) XPath
3 5 (11.11%) Java
3 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) VBScript
4 2 (4.44%) VB
4 2 (4.44%) PHP
4 2 (4.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) Guidewire
2 1 (2.22%) Coverity
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe
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