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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
UK / Scotland
Rank 76 88 110
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 29 41 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.67% 1.59% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.92% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 8
Median daily rate £400 £325 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £268 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
1462 2131 2215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 84.02% 82.60% 80.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 1142 1258
Median daily rate £388 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 40
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £49.41 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +9 18 £375 +7.14% 3
Glasgow +1 8 £455 +42.18% 1
Moray - 2 £388 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 86 (92.47%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (44.09%) Scrum
3 34 (36.56%) BDD
4 28 (30.11%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (26.88%) User Experience
6 22 (23.66%) JIRA
7 21 (22.58%) Kanban
8 19 (20.43%) SQL
9 16 (17.20%) Business Analysis
10 15 (16.13%) Test Automation
11 14 (15.05%) Java
12 13 (13.98%) Web Services
13 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
13 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
13 12 (12.90%) MS Visio
13 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (11.83%) Python
14 11 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (10.75%) TDD
15 10 (10.75%) GIS
15 10 (10.75%) Cucumber
15 10 (10.75%) Git (software)
15 10 (10.75%) Selenium
15 10 (10.75%) Wireframes
15 10 (10.75%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
16 9 (9.68%) Disclosure Scotland
16 9 (9.68%) QA
16 9 (9.68%) Jenkins
16 9 (9.68%) Project Management
16 9 (9.68%) Linux

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 7 (7.53%) JBoss
2 6 (6.45%) Confluence
3 3 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.08%) Apache
5 1 (1.08%) CMS
5 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (12.90%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.23%) MS Project
4 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.23%) GitHub
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) GIS
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.23%) QGIS
3 3 (3.23%) Spatial Data
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.08%) MarkLogic
5 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.08%) QlikView
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (23.66%) JIRA
2 10 (10.75%) Cucumber
2 10 (10.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.75%) Selenium
3 9 (9.68%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.45%) Maven
5 5 (5.38%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.30%) Artifactory
6 4 (4.30%) Gradle
6 4 (4.30%) JBehave
7 3 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.23%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.23%) YouTrack
8 2 (2.15%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.08%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (8.60%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Local Government
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.15%) Publishing
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Electronics
4 1 (1.08%) Law
4 1 (1.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (48.39%) Analyst
2 29 (31.18%) Business Analyst
3 16 (17.20%) Developer
4 12 (12.90%) Agile Business Analyst
4 12 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 10 (10.75%) Consultant
6 9 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Scrum Master
7 7 (7.53%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Web Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.38%) QA Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Salesforce Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) Developer in Test
10 4 (4.30%) Functional Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) Product Owner
10 4 (4.30%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.30%) Research Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) Salesforce Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.98%) Web Services
2 9 (9.68%) CSS
2 9 (9.68%) HTML
3 8 (8.60%) AngularJS
4 7 (7.53%) jQuery
5 6 (6.45%) REST
5 6 (6.45%) Velocity
5 6 (6.45%) XML
6 5 (5.38%) CSS3
6 5 (5.38%) Gherkin
6 5 (5.38%) HTML5
6 5 (5.38%) Java EE
6 5 (5.38%) JMS
6 5 (5.38%) JSP
6 5 (5.38%) SOAP
6 5 (5.38%) Visualforce
7 4 (4.30%) Ajax
7 4 (4.30%) Dojo
7 4 (4.30%) Node.js
8 3 (3.23%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.88%) User Experience
2 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.15%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.08%) FMCG
4 1 (1.08%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Linux
2 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (92.47%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (44.09%) Scrum
3 34 (36.56%) BDD
4 28 (30.11%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (22.58%) Kanban
6 16 (17.20%) Business Analysis
7 15 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 11 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (10.75%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
9 10 (10.75%) TDD
9 10 (10.75%) Wireframes
10 9 (9.68%) Project Management
11 8 (8.60%) BPMN
11 8 (8.60%) Data Migration
11 8 (8.60%) Migration
11 8 (8.60%) PRINCE2
11 8 (8.60%) Use Case
12 7 (7.53%) Web Development
13 6 (6.45%) Automated Testing
13 6 (6.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.43%) SQL
2 14 (15.05%) Java
3 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.83%) Python
5 5 (5.38%) Apex Code
6 4 (4.30%) C#
6 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.23%) C
8 2 (2.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) Degree
1 7 (7.53%) ISEB
2 5 (5.38%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) APMP
4 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (9.68%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) WCAG
3 3 (3.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.08%) Actionable Recommendations
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.68%) Oracle
3 6 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.15%) SAP
5 1 (1.08%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.08%) Google
5 1 (1.08%) Tableau
5 1 (1.08%) Talend
5 1 (1.08%) Telerik
5 1 (1.08%) Twitter
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
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