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 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 93 113 87
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -26
Contract jobs citing User Stories 55 20 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.87% 0.68% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 0.86% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 9 27
Median daily rate £390 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £212 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
2427 2329 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.69% 79.57% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1233 1087
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 62 36
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 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 27 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 +25 41 £389 +41.45% 2
Glasgow +10 11 £425 +20.99% 4
Aberdeen - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £420 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 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 81 (82.65%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (37.76%) Scrum
3 29 (29.59%) Web Services
3 29 (29.59%) Kanban
4 26 (26.53%) User Experience
5 23 (23.47%) BDD
6 22 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (20.41%) Business Analysis
8 19 (19.39%) JIRA
8 19 (19.39%) XML
8 19 (19.39%) JBoss
8 19 (19.39%) MS Visio
9 18 (18.37%) Finance
10 17 (17.35%) Oracle
10 17 (17.35%) Wireframes
11 16 (16.33%) Java
12 15 (15.31%) Selenium
12 15 (15.31%) Disclosure Scotland
13 14 (14.29%) SQL
14 13 (13.27%) SOA
15 12 (12.24%) BPMN
16 11 (11.22%) Use Case
16 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
16 11 (11.22%) Test Automation
17 10 (10.20%) Domain-Driven Design
17 10 (10.20%) Business Process Mapping
17 10 (10.20%) Defect Management
17 10 (10.20%) Software Testing
17 10 (10.20%) Workflow
18 9 (9.18%) Content Management

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 19 (19.39%) JBoss
2 8 (8.16%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (4.08%) Apache
3 4 (4.08%) CMS
3 4 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.02%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (19.39%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.10%) MS Office
3 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.02%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) MarkLogic
1 4 (4.08%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (19.39%) JIRA
2 15 (15.31%) Selenium
3 8 (8.16%) WebDriver
4 7 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 5 (5.10%) Firebug
6 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.06%) JMeter
General
1 18 (18.37%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Publishing
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (68.37%) Analyst
2 50 (51.02%) Business Analyst
3 23 (23.47%) Agile Business Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Tester
7 5 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Designer
8 4 (4.08%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Non-Functional Tester
8 4 (4.08%) UX Designer
9 3 (3.06%) Business Change Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Change Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Digital Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Digital Business Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Process Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) UML Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.59%) Web Services
2 19 (19.39%) XML
3 9 (9.18%) Java EE
4 6 (6.12%) Drools
4 6 (6.12%) J2EE
5 5 (5.10%) Spring
6 4 (4.08%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.08%) Apache Commons
6 4 (4.08%) Apache CXF
6 4 (4.08%) Ext JS
6 4 (4.08%) Hibernate
6 4 (4.08%) jBPM
6 4 (4.08%) JPA
6 4 (4.08%) JSF
6 4 (4.08%) JSP
6 4 (4.08%) RichFaces
6 4 (4.08%) Servlets
7 3 (3.06%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.02%) CSS3
8 1 (1.02%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.53%) User Experience
2 22 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.06%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.02%) iPad
6 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Linux
2 5 (5.10%) Unix
3 4 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (82.65%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (37.76%) Scrum
3 29 (29.59%) Kanban
4 23 (23.47%) BDD
5 20 (20.41%) Business Analysis
6 17 (17.35%) Wireframes
7 13 (13.27%) SOA
8 12 (12.24%) BPMN
9 11 (11.22%) Test Automation
9 11 (11.22%) Use Case
10 10 (10.20%) Business Process Mapping
10 10 (10.20%) Defect Management
10 10 (10.20%) Domain-Driven Design
10 10 (10.20%) Software Testing
10 10 (10.20%) Workflow
11 9 (9.18%) Content Management
11 9 (9.18%) Migration
11 9 (9.18%) Process Management
11 9 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (8.16%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.33%) Java
2 14 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (2.04%) Perl
3 2 (2.04%) Python
4 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.14%) Degree
2 6 (6.12%) ISEB
3 4 (4.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.08%) QA
3 3 (3.06%) WCAG
Vendors
1 17 (17.35%) Oracle
2 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.06%) SAP
4 1 (1.02%) IBM
4 1 (1.02%) ION Trading