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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 107 87 109
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 22 34 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 1.36% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.88% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.24% -28.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-81.86% +500.00%
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
2300 1812 1519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.74% 72.34% 71.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1260 923 808
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 22 23
Average hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.18 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -24 14 £220 -29.08%
Glasgow -3 5 £315 - 2
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Scrum
3 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 11 (25.58%) XML
4 11 (25.58%) Selenium
5 10 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (20.93%) BDD
6 9 (20.93%) QA
7 8 (18.60%) SOA
7 8 (18.60%) JIRA
7 8 (18.60%) TDD
8 7 (16.28%) JSON
8 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
8 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
9 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
9 6 (13.95%) XPath
9 6 (13.95%) Maven
9 6 (13.95%) Open Source
9 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
9 6 (13.95%) XML Schema
10 5 (11.63%) Project Management
10 5 (11.63%) CSS
10 5 (11.63%) Eclipse
10 5 (11.63%) .NET
10 5 (11.63%) HTML
10 5 (11.63%) Java
10 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
10 5 (11.63%) Ant
10 5 (11.63%) Use Case

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 2 (4.65%) JBoss
1 2 (4.65%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Selenium
2 8 (18.60%) JIRA
3 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
4 6 (13.95%) Maven
5 5 (11.63%) FitNesse
5 5 (11.63%) Ant
5 5 (11.63%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.65%) JUnit
6 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.33%) Axure RP
7 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.33%) JBehave
7 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (2.33%) JDeveloper
7 1 (2.33%) Log4j
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Front Office
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Test Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Tester
4 6 (13.95%) Business Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (11.63%) Automation Tester
6 4 (9.30%) UAT Test Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) UAT Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Agile Coach
9 1 (2.33%) Product Owner
9 1 (2.33%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) User Experience Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Knowledge Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) XML
2 7 (16.28%) JSON
3 6 (13.95%) XML Schema
4 5 (11.63%) HTML
4 5 (11.63%) .NET
4 5 (11.63%) CSS
4 5 (11.63%) RESTful
5 3 (6.98%) XSLT
6 2 (4.65%) NHibernate
6 2 (4.65%) Java EE
6 2 (4.65%) Classic ASP
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.33%) HTML5
7 1 (2.33%) CSS3
7 1 (2.33%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.33%) Sass
7 1 (2.33%) LESS
7 1 (2.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Open Source
3 3 (6.98%) User Experience
4 2 (4.65%) Health Informatics
4 2 (4.65%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.65%) Equities
4 2 (4.65%) Informatics
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Scrum
3 10 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (20.93%) BDD
5 8 (18.60%) TDD
5 8 (18.60%) SOA
6 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (11.63%) Use Case
7 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.63%) Project Management
8 4 (9.30%) Automation Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.98%) UML
9 3 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (6.98%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.98%) BPMN
10 2 (4.65%) Investment Management
10 2 (4.65%) Kanban
10 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) XPath
3 5 (11.63%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.65%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) VBScript
4 2 (4.65%) VB
4 2 (4.65%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) HL7
3 1 (2.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe
2 1 (2.33%) Coverity
2 1 (2.33%) Guidewire
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