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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 108 110 100
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 21 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 0.12% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.18% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 9
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£375 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
2099 1712 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.33% 69.91% 65.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 863 843
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 68
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 18 £369 - 4
Glasgow - 3 £375 - 3
Midlothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 40 (65.57%) Use Case
2 26 (42.62%) Workflow
3 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (34.43%) BPMN
5 18 (29.51%) UML
6 16 (26.23%) MS Visio
6 16 (26.23%) Data Modelling
7 15 (24.59%) Content Management
8 14 (22.95%) WCAG
9 13 (21.31%) Scrum
10 11 (18.03%) Java
10 11 (18.03%) Process Management
11 9 (14.75%) CRM
12 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (13.11%) Data Migration
12 8 (13.11%) BDD
12 8 (13.11%) Migration
13 7 (11.48%) Finance
13 7 (11.48%) Document Management
14 6 (9.84%) Java EE
14 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (9.84%) DSDM
15 5 (8.20%) Web Development
16 4 (6.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 4 (6.56%) Axure RP
16 4 (6.56%) Billing
16 4 (6.56%) JIRA
16 4 (6.56%) Analytics
17 3 (4.92%) Refactoring
17 3 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (4.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (26.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.64%) Informix
1 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) JIRA
1 4 (6.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 4 (6.56%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Billing
3 3 (4.92%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Analyst
2 25 (40.98%) Business Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) Senior Business Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) ScrumMaster
5 7 (11.48%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Architect
6 6 (9.84%) Developer
7 5 (8.20%) UML Business Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Architect
9 3 (4.92%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.92%) Tester
9 3 (4.92%) UI Developer
9 3 (4.92%) UI Programmer
9 3 (4.92%) Security Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.28%) Automation Tester
10 2 (3.28%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.28%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Java EE
2 3 (4.92%) HTML
2 3 (4.92%) CSS
3 2 (3.28%) JSON
3 2 (3.28%) Velocity
4 1 (1.64%) RichFaces
4 1 (1.64%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.64%) XML
4 1 (1.64%) XSLT
4 1 (1.64%) EDI
4 1 (1.64%) JSF
4 1 (1.64%) NHibernate
4 1 (1.64%) .NET
4 1 (1.64%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.64%) Statistics
1 1 (1.64%) Informatics
1 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
1 1 (1.64%) Open Source
1 1 (1.64%) Health Informatics
1 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (65.57%) Use Case
2 26 (42.62%) Workflow
3 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (34.43%) BPMN
5 18 (29.51%) UML
6 16 (26.23%) Data Modelling
7 15 (24.59%) Content Management
8 13 (21.31%) Scrum
9 11 (18.03%) Process Management
10 9 (14.75%) CRM
11 8 (13.11%) Migration
11 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (13.11%) Data Migration
11 8 (13.11%) BDD
12 7 (11.48%) Document Management
13 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (9.84%) DSDM
14 5 (8.20%) Web Development
15 4 (6.56%) Analytics
16 3 (4.92%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) Java
2 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.92%) SQL
3 2 (3.28%) VBScript
3 2 (3.28%) VB
3 2 (3.28%) Perl
3 2 (3.28%) C
4 1 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) PHP
4 1 (1.64%) VB6
4 1 (1.64%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) ISEB
1 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) WCAG
2 1 (1.64%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) JBoss
2 1 (1.64%) HP
2 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.64%) Cadence
2 1 (1.64%) ION Trading
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