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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 106 108 95
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 44 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.47% 0.80% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.01% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 23
Median daily rate £389 £314 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.98% -16.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £213 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £399 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+30.16% -68.72%
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
2480 2388 2024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.08% 79.26% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1285 1094
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 65 26
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +4 31 £363 +16.00% 2
Glasgow +9 11 £450 +42.85% 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 85 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (33.00%) Scrum
3 26 (26.00%) Web Services
4 25 (25.00%) Kanban
5 24 (24.00%) JBoss
6 23 (23.00%) Oracle
6 23 (23.00%) JIRA
7 21 (21.00%) Business Analysis
7 21 (21.00%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (20.00%) Selenium
8 20 (20.00%) Java
9 18 (18.00%) SQL
9 18 (18.00%) SOA
9 18 (18.00%) User Experience
9 18 (18.00%) BDD
10 17 (17.00%) Test Automation
10 17 (17.00%) BPMN
11 16 (16.00%) Use Case
11 16 (16.00%) Defect Management
12 15 (15.00%) Software Testing
12 15 (15.00%) MS Visio
12 15 (15.00%) Workflow
12 15 (15.00%) Finance
13 14 (14.00%) Process Management
13 14 (14.00%) Migration
13 14 (14.00%) Java EE
13 14 (14.00%) Content Management
13 14 (14.00%) Business Process Mapping
14 13 (13.00%) SoapUI
14 13 (13.00%) Data Migration

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 24 (24.00%) JBoss
2 8 (8.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (4.00%) Apache
3 4 (4.00%) CMS
3 4 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 9 (9.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) SaaS
2 1 (1.00%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) MarkLogic
1 4 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (23.00%) JIRA
2 20 (20.00%) Selenium
3 13 (13.00%) SoapUI
4 11 (11.00%) Firebug
5 8 (8.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.00%) JMeter
General
1 15 (15.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.00%) Publishing
3 3 (3.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (71.00%) Analyst
2 50 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 17 (17.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 15 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.00%) Tester
6 6 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) UML Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) UML Business Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Designer
8 4 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.00%) UX Designer
9 3 (3.00%) Business Change Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Change Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Consultant
9 3 (3.00%) Non-Functional Tester
9 3 (3.00%) Project Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.00%) Web Services
2 14 (14.00%) Java EE
3 11 (11.00%) XML
4 6 (6.00%) Drools
4 6 (6.00%) J2EE
5 4 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.00%) Apache Commons
5 4 (4.00%) Apache CXF
5 4 (4.00%) Ext JS
5 4 (4.00%) Hibernate
5 4 (4.00%) jBPM
5 4 (4.00%) JPA
5 4 (4.00%) JSF
5 4 (4.00%) JSP
5 4 (4.00%) RichFaces
5 4 (4.00%) Servlets
5 4 (4.00%) Spring
6 3 (3.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (18.00%) User Experience
3 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.00%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.00%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.00%) Unix
2 8 (8.00%) Linux
3 4 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (33.00%) Scrum
3 25 (25.00%) Kanban
4 21 (21.00%) Business Analysis
5 18 (18.00%) BDD
5 18 (18.00%) SOA
6 17 (17.00%) BPMN
6 17 (17.00%) Test Automation
7 16 (16.00%) Defect Management
7 16 (16.00%) Use Case
8 15 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 15 (15.00%) Workflow
9 14 (14.00%) Business Process Mapping
9 14 (14.00%) Content Management
9 14 (14.00%) Migration
9 14 (14.00%) Process Management
10 13 (13.00%) Data Migration
10 13 (13.00%) UML
11 12 (12.00%) Data Modelling
12 11 (11.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.00%) Java
2 18 (18.00%) SQL
3 2 (2.00%) Perl
3 2 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) ISEB
2 5 (5.00%) Degree
3 4 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 23 (23.00%) Oracle
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.00%) SAP
3 1 (1.00%) IBM
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