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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
UK / Scotland
Rank 74 78 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 32 52 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.93% 1.97% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.48% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 9
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
1371 2093 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.74% 79.16% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 1152 1126
Median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 22
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% +40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.90 £43.95 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 0 20 £375 +7.14% 3
Glasgow +6 9 £400 +26.98%
West Lothian - 2 £325 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 96 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (39.42%) Scrum
3 37 (35.58%) BDD
4 32 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (26.92%) JIRA
6 26 (25.00%) Java
7 25 (24.04%) SQL
8 23 (22.12%) Kanban
8 23 (22.12%) User Experience
9 18 (17.31%) Oracle
10 17 (16.35%) Test Automation
11 16 (15.38%) Python
12 15 (14.42%) Business Analysis
13 14 (13.46%) Web Services
13 14 (13.46%) JavaScript
14 13 (12.50%) Linux
14 13 (12.50%) OO
14 13 (12.50%) JBoss
15 12 (11.54%) TDD
15 12 (11.54%) GIS
15 12 (11.54%) Workflow
15 12 (11.54%) Java EE
15 12 (11.54%) Degree
15 12 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (11.54%) AngularJS
16 11 (10.58%) QA
16 11 (10.58%) BPMN
17 10 (9.62%) Open Source
17 10 (9.62%) Selenium
17 10 (9.62%) Finance

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 13 (12.50%) JBoss
2 7 (6.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (5.77%) Confluence
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (4.81%) Apache
4 5 (4.81%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.96%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (9.62%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.88%) GitHub
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) GIS
2 9 (8.65%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.81%) MarkLogic
3 5 (4.81%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.88%) QGIS
4 3 (2.88%) Spatial Data
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (26.92%) JIRA
2 10 (9.62%) Selenium
3 8 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.73%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.73%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.73%) SoapUI
5 5 (4.81%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.85%) Artifactory
6 4 (3.85%) Gradle
6 4 (3.85%) JBehave
6 4 (3.85%) Maven
7 3 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.88%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.88%) YouTrack
8 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (9.62%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Local Government
3 2 (1.92%) Banking
3 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.92%) Publishing
3 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.96%) Electronics
4 1 (0.96%) Law
4 1 (0.96%) Legal
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (47.12%) Analyst
2 29 (27.88%) Business Analyst
3 24 (23.08%) Developer
4 16 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 16 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 13 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (9.62%) Consultant
6 10 (9.62%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (8.65%) Agile Business Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Developer in Test
8 7 (6.73%) QA Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Scrum Master
8 7 (6.73%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Salesforce Consultant
10 4 (3.85%) Functional Consultant
10 4 (3.85%) GIS Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Research Consultant
10 4 (3.85%) Salesforce Functional Consultant
11 3 (2.88%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) Web Services
2 12 (11.54%) AngularJS
2 12 (11.54%) Java EE
3 10 (9.62%) Spring
4 9 (8.65%) JSP
4 9 (8.65%) XML
5 7 (6.73%) CSS
5 7 (6.73%) HTML
5 7 (6.73%) JMS
5 7 (6.73%) jQuery
5 7 (6.73%) SOAP
5 7 (6.73%) XSLT
6 6 (5.77%) Hibernate
6 6 (5.77%) Velocity
7 5 (4.81%) Drools
7 5 (4.81%) Ext JS
7 5 (4.81%) J2EE
7 5 (4.81%) jBPM
7 5 (4.81%) Servlets
7 5 (4.81%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.12%) User Experience
2 12 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.81%) Minimum Viable Product
4 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.88%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.96%) FMCG
6 1 (0.96%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.50%) Linux
2 5 (4.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (39.42%) Scrum
3 37 (35.58%) BDD
4 32 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (22.12%) Kanban
6 17 (16.35%) Test Automation
7 15 (14.42%) Business Analysis
8 13 (12.50%) OO
9 12 (11.54%) TDD
9 12 (11.54%) Workflow
10 11 (10.58%) BPMN
11 10 (9.62%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
11 10 (9.62%) Migration
11 10 (9.62%) Open Source
12 9 (8.65%) CRM
12 9 (8.65%) Data Migration
12 9 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (7.69%) Data Modelling
13 8 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.00%) Java
2 25 (24.04%) SQL
3 16 (15.38%) Python
4 14 (13.46%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.73%) C
6 5 (4.81%) Apex Code
6 5 (4.81%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (11.54%) Degree
2 9 (8.65%) ISEB
3 8 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.96%) APMP
6 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.58%) QA
2 9 (8.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.85%) WCAG
4 3 (2.88%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.96%) Actionable Recommendations
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (17.31%) Oracle
2 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.96%) Google
4 1 (0.96%) SAP
4 1 (0.96%) Telerik
4 1 (0.96%) Twitter
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