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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 86 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 40 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.51% 0.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 0
Average daily rate £328 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 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 18 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 +9 37 £330 -34.00% 3
Glasgow +11 2 - -
Dundee - 1 £300 - 1
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 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 33 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) Scrum
3 25 (40.32%) Use Case
4 21 (33.87%) Java
5 16 (25.81%) SQL
5 16 (25.81%) SOA
5 16 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (25.81%) Selenium
5 16 (25.81%) Workflow
6 14 (22.58%) JIRA
7 13 (20.97%) Oracle
7 13 (20.97%) TDD
8 12 (19.35%) BPMN
8 12 (19.35%) JBoss
8 12 (19.35%) Test Automation
9 11 (17.74%) Java EE
10 10 (16.13%) Finance
10 10 (16.13%) Windows
10 10 (16.13%) BDD
11 9 (14.52%) UML
11 9 (14.52%) Subversion
11 9 (14.52%) Content Management
12 8 (12.90%) WCAG
12 8 (12.90%) UNIX
12 8 (12.90%) Data Modelling
13 7 (11.29%) Process Management
13 7 (11.29%) Eclipse
13 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
13 7 (11.29%) CRM
13 7 (11.29%) Linux

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (4.84%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
2 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
1 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.45%) MySQL
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (6.45%) Star Schema
2 3 (4.84%) Informix
2 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (25.81%) Selenium
2 14 (22.58%) JIRA
3 9 (14.52%) Subversion
4 7 (11.29%) Eclipse
4 7 (11.29%) Maven
4 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.29%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.06%) FitNesse
5 5 (8.06%) NUnit
5 5 (8.06%) JBehave
6 4 (6.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (6.45%) Axure RP
6 4 (6.45%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.45%) TortoiseSVN
6 4 (6.45%) RSpec
6 4 (6.45%) Gradle
6 4 (6.45%) WATIR
6 4 (6.45%) JUnit
7 3 (4.84%) Ant
7 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Marketing
3 3 (4.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (38.71%) Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Business Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) Test Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Architect
6 7 (11.29%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (11.29%) ScrumMaster
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Business Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Software Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Tester
8 5 (8.06%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Programmer
9 3 (4.84%) Software Programmer
9 3 (4.84%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.84%) Security Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.84%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Software Applications Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Automation Tester
10 2 (3.23%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) Java EE
2 7 (11.29%) XML
2 7 (11.29%) .NET
3 5 (8.06%) WPF
4 4 (6.45%) JSON
4 4 (6.45%) Drools
4 4 (6.45%) HTML
4 4 (6.45%) SOAP
4 4 (6.45%) Web Services
5 3 (4.84%) Velocity
6 2 (3.23%) RichFaces
6 2 (3.23%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.61%) Visualforce
7 1 (1.61%) RESTful
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Open Source
2 1 (1.61%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) UNIX
3 7 (11.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) Scrum
3 25 (40.32%) Use Case
4 16 (25.81%) SOA
4 16 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (25.81%) Workflow
5 13 (20.97%) TDD
6 12 (19.35%) BPMN
6 12 (19.35%) Test Automation
7 10 (16.13%) BDD
8 9 (14.52%) UML
8 9 (14.52%) Content Management
9 8 (12.90%) Data Modelling
10 7 (11.29%) Process Management
10 7 (11.29%) CRM
10 7 (11.29%) Software Testing
11 6 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (9.68%) Document Management
11 6 (9.68%) Migration
11 6 (9.68%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) Java
2 16 (25.81%) SQL
3 7 (11.29%) C#
4 4 (6.45%) Groovy
4 4 (6.45%) Python
4 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.84%) Perl
6 2 (3.23%) C
7 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.61%) XPath
7 1 (1.61%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) ISEB
3 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) WCAG
2 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Puppet
1 4 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Oracle
2 12 (19.35%) JBoss
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.06%) VMware
4 4 (6.45%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) Cadence
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