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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 101 90 105
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 0.96% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.33% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 2
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£300 £345 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +25.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £180 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.05% +13.07%
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
2045 1650 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.11% 71.86% 68.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 834 735
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 19
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.75 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.25 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 -6 16 £300 -14.28% 2
Glasgow - - - -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Scrum
3 12 (31.58%) TDD
4 8 (21.05%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) Use Case
5 7 (18.42%) Django
5 7 (18.42%) Ruby
5 7 (18.42%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (18.42%) Kanban
5 7 (18.42%) Product Management
5 7 (18.42%) Scala
5 7 (18.42%) Software Architecture
5 7 (18.42%) MongoDB
5 7 (18.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
5 7 (18.42%) REST
5 7 (18.42%) MySQL
5 7 (18.42%) Java
5 7 (18.42%) XML
5 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
5 7 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (18.42%) Play Framework
5 7 (18.42%) User Experience
6 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 6 (15.79%) BDD
6 6 (15.79%) Selenium
7 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.16%) JSON
7 5 (13.16%) QA
7 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (7.89%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) MongoDB
1 7 (18.42%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
1 7 (18.42%) MySQL
1 7 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Selenium
2 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.89%) FitNesse
3 3 (7.89%) Maven
3 3 (7.89%) Ant
3 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.26%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.63%) JBehave
5 1 (2.63%) Log4j
5 1 (2.63%) JDeveloper
5 1 (2.63%) JUnit
5 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Technical Architect
3 7 (18.42%) Architect
3 7 (18.42%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Digital Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Tester
6 4 (10.53%) Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Automation Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (5.26%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Architect
8 2 (5.26%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (5.26%) Automated Test Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Django
1 7 (18.42%) Ruby on Rails
1 7 (18.42%) REST
1 7 (18.42%) XML
1 7 (18.42%) Play Framework
2 5 (13.16%) JSON
2 5 (13.16%) HTML
2 5 (13.16%) CSS
3 4 (10.53%) .NET
4 3 (7.89%) RESTful
4 3 (7.89%) XSLT
4 3 (7.89%) XML Schema
5 2 (5.26%) Classic ASP
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.26%) NHibernate
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.63%) CSS3
6 1 (2.63%) HTML5
6 1 (2.63%) jQuery
6 1 (2.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Open Source
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.26%) Health Informatics
4 2 (5.26%) Informatics
5 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Scrum
3 12 (31.58%) TDD
4 8 (21.05%) Use Case
5 7 (18.42%) Kanban
5 7 (18.42%) Product Management
5 7 (18.42%) Software Architecture
5 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
6 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 6 (15.79%) BDD
7 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Line Management
8 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.89%) BPMN
8 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.89%) Content Management
8 3 (7.89%) UML
8 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) Ruby
2 7 (18.42%) Scala
2 7 (18.42%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) XPath
5 2 (5.26%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
5 2 (5.26%) VBScript
5 2 (5.26%) VB
5 2 (5.26%) VB6
6 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) HL7
3 1 (2.63%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Coverity
2 1 (2.63%) Adobe
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Guidewire
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