The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 89 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 38 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.45% 0.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 0
Average daily rate £325 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -53.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1891 1680 1834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 71.93% 70.74% 66.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 873 939
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 72
Average hourly rate £27.09 £35.83 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.39% +88.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £9.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £45.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
User Stories
UK

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +12 36 £350 -30.00%
Glasgow +9 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £300 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.76%) Scrum
3 25 (42.37%) Use Case
4 20 (33.90%) Java
5 16 (27.12%) SQL
5 16 (27.12%) Workflow
6 15 (25.42%) SOA
6 15 (25.42%) Selenium
7 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (22.03%) Oracle
9 12 (20.34%) BPMN
9 12 (20.34%) JIRA
9 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
10 11 (18.64%) Java EE
10 11 (18.64%) TDD
10 11 (18.64%) JBoss
11 10 (16.95%) BDD
12 9 (15.25%) Content Management
12 9 (15.25%) UML
12 9 (15.25%) Finance
13 8 (13.56%) Data Modelling
13 8 (13.56%) UNIX
13 8 (13.56%) Windows
13 8 (13.56%) WCAG
14 7 (11.86%) Maven
14 7 (11.86%) Subversion
14 7 (11.86%) Linux
14 7 (11.86%) XML
14 7 (11.86%) Eclipse
14 7 (11.86%) CRM

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Visio
2 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.78%) MS Office
3 4 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.78%) Star Schema
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (6.78%) MySQL
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.08%) Informix
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Selenium
2 12 (20.34%) JIRA
3 7 (11.86%) Subversion
3 7 (11.86%) Maven
3 7 (11.86%) Eclipse
3 7 (11.86%) Cucumber
3 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.47%) FitNesse
4 5 (8.47%) JBehave
5 4 (6.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (6.78%) Axure RP
5 4 (6.78%) TortoiseSVN
5 4 (6.78%) RSpec
5 4 (6.78%) JUnit
5 4 (6.78%) WATIR
5 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.78%) Gradle
6 3 (5.08%) NUnit
6 3 (5.08%) Ant
6 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Publishing
4 2 (3.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Analyst
2 14 (23.73%) Business Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (15.25%) Test Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Architect
6 7 (11.86%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (11.86%) ScrumMaster
7 6 (10.17%) Senior Business Analyst
7 6 (10.17%) Developer
8 5 (8.47%) Tester
9 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Security Architect
10 3 (5.08%) Automation Tester
10 3 (5.08%) Security Solutions Architect
11 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
11 2 (3.39%) Senior Automation Tester
11 2 (3.39%) Automation Engineer
11 2 (3.39%) Test Automation Engineer
11 2 (3.39%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) Java EE
2 7 (11.86%) XML
3 5 (8.47%) .NET
4 4 (6.78%) SOAP
4 4 (6.78%) Web Services
4 4 (6.78%) JSON
4 4 (6.78%) Drools
4 4 (6.78%) HTML
5 3 (5.08%) Velocity
5 3 (5.08%) WPF
6 2 (3.39%) XML Schema
6 2 (3.39%) RichFaces
7 1 (1.69%) Visualforce
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.69%) RESTful
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Open Source
2 1 (1.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) UNIX
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.76%) Scrum
3 25 (42.37%) Use Case
4 16 (27.12%) Workflow
5 15 (25.42%) SOA
6 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (20.34%) BPMN
7 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
8 11 (18.64%) TDD
9 10 (16.95%) BDD
10 9 (15.25%) Content Management
10 9 (15.25%) UML
11 8 (13.56%) Data Modelling
12 7 (11.86%) CRM
12 7 (11.86%) Process Management
13 6 (10.17%) Migration
13 6 (10.17%) DSDM
13 6 (10.17%) Document Management
13 6 (10.17%) Software Testing
13 6 (10.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) Java
2 16 (27.12%) SQL
3 5 (8.47%) C#
4 4 (6.78%) Python
4 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
4 4 (6.78%) Groovy
5 3 (5.08%) Perl
6 2 (3.39%) C
7 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.69%) XPath
7 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) ISEB
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) WCAG
2 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (6.78%) Puppet
1 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Oracle
2 11 (18.64%) JBoss
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.47%) VMware
4 4 (6.78%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.69%) Cadence
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esynergy Solutions - UK
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Posted: 16 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 28 days ago