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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 71 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 54 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.41% 0.55% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 0.67% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 13 10
Median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £352 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £445 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.49% -12.93%
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
1850 2681 2236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.63% 81.84% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 1400 1155
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £269 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 61 30
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 £11.37 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +17 25 £381 -5.86%
Glasgow +30 20 £335 -9.15%
West Lothian +10 4 £378 -
Fife - 3 - -
Dundee - 1 £110 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
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User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 90 (82.57%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.70%) Scrum
3 33 (30.28%) BDD
4 30 (27.52%) Kanban
4 30 (27.52%) User Experience
5 28 (25.69%) Java
5 28 (25.69%) Web Services
6 25 (22.94%) XML
6 25 (22.94%) JIRA
7 23 (21.10%) SQL
7 23 (21.10%) Wireframes
8 21 (19.27%) JBoss
8 21 (19.27%) Finance
9 20 (18.35%) Oracle
10 19 (17.43%) MS Visio
11 16 (14.68%) Linux
12 15 (13.76%) Workflow
12 15 (13.76%) Test Automation
12 15 (13.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (12.84%) Java EE
13 14 (12.84%) Degree
13 14 (12.84%) SOA
14 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
14 13 (11.93%) Spring
14 13 (11.93%) BPMN
14 13 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (11.01%) Domain-Driven Design
15 12 (11.01%) OO
15 12 (11.01%) Python

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 21 (19.27%) JBoss
2 9 (8.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 8 (7.34%) Apache
3 8 (7.34%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.75%) CMS
5 1 (0.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (17.43%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.92%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) MarkLogic
1 8 (7.34%) NoSQL
2 7 (6.42%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.67%) GIS
5 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.92%) QGIS
6 1 (0.92%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 25 (22.94%) JIRA
2 10 (9.17%) Selenium
3 8 (7.34%) SoapUI
4 6 (5.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (19.27%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Banking
3 3 (2.75%) Retail
4 2 (1.83%) Publishing
4 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (53.21%) Analyst
2 38 (34.86%) Business Analyst
3 20 (18.35%) Developer
4 17 (15.60%) Agile Business Analyst
4 17 (15.60%) Java Developer
4 17 (15.60%) Test Analyst
5 12 (11.01%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (10.09%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (7.34%) Designer
7 8 (7.34%) UX Designer
8 6 (5.50%) Tester
9 5 (4.59%) Developer in Test
10 4 (3.67%) QA Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) QA Test Analyst
11 3 (2.75%) Non-Functional Tester
12 2 (1.83%) Automation Tester
12 2 (1.83%) Lead Solutions Architect
12 2 (1.83%) Product Analyst
12 2 (1.83%) QA Tester
12 2 (1.83%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.69%) Web Services
2 25 (22.94%) XML
3 14 (12.84%) Java EE
4 13 (11.93%) Spring
5 11 (10.09%) J2EE
6 10 (9.17%) Drools
7 8 (7.34%) AngularJS
7 8 (7.34%) Apache Commons
7 8 (7.34%) Ext JS
7 8 (7.34%) Hibernate
7 8 (7.34%) jBPM
7 8 (7.34%) JSP
7 8 (7.34%) Servlets
8 7 (6.42%) JMS
8 7 (6.42%) SOAP
8 7 (6.42%) XSLT
9 2 (1.83%) .NET
9 2 (1.83%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.92%) JPA
10 1 (0.92%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (27.52%) User Experience
2 15 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.34%) Minimum Viable Product
4 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.92%) iPad
6 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.68%) Linux
2 8 (7.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (82.57%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.70%) Scrum
3 33 (30.28%) BDD
4 30 (27.52%) Kanban
5 23 (21.10%) Wireframes
6 15 (13.76%) Test Automation
6 15 (13.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (13.76%) Workflow
7 14 (12.84%) SOA
8 13 (11.93%) BPMN
8 13 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (11.01%) Domain-Driven Design
9 12 (11.01%) OO
10 11 (10.09%) Business Analysis
11 10 (9.17%) CRM
11 10 (9.17%) Defect Management
11 10 (9.17%) Manual Testing
11 10 (9.17%) Open Source
12 9 (8.26%) Product Management
13 8 (7.34%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.69%) Java
2 23 (21.10%) SQL
3 12 (11.01%) Python
4 8 (7.34%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.42%) C
6 2 (1.83%) Perl
7 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.84%) Degree
2 11 (10.09%) ISEB
3 8 (7.34%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (7.34%) QA
3 4 (3.67%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (1.83%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Ansible
2 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) Oracle
2 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.67%) SAP
4 1 (0.92%) IBM
4 1 (0.92%) ION Trading
4 1 (0.92%) Telerik
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