The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 172 146 196
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +50
Contract jobs citing User Stories 86 104 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 1.16% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.57% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 55 26
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£375 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.83 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.01%
User Stories
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7214 6642 5966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.15% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4214 3656 3114
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 256 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the South East region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in the South East

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the South East region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Hampshire -11 27 £375 -16.66% 2
Berkshire +5 20 £340 +4.61% 7
West Sussex -7 10 £480 +16.36% 5
Surrey -18 10 £361 -8.54% 8
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £400 +23.07% 1
Oxfordshire -20 5 £375 +13.63% 3
East Sussex -10 4 £363 - 4
Middlesex +3 2 £315 -28.00%
Kent -1 2 £468 +24.66%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 162 (85.26%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (44.21%) Scrum
3 49 (25.79%) TDD
4 46 (24.21%) Finance
5 37 (19.47%) Business Analysis
6 34 (17.89%) Java
7 32 (16.84%) JIRA
8 31 (16.32%) BDD
9 28 (14.74%) Waterfall
10 26 (13.68%) User Experience
10 26 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (13.16%) Kanban
12 24 (12.63%) Test Scripting
12 24 (12.63%) HTML
13 23 (12.11%) JavaScript
14 22 (11.58%) Use Case
14 22 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (11.05%) Mobile App
16 20 (10.53%) SDLC
16 20 (10.53%) CSS
16 20 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (10.00%) OO
18 18 (9.47%) AngularJS
19 17 (8.95%) UML
20 16 (8.42%) ISEB
20 16 (8.42%) Subversion
21 15 (7.89%) Web Development
21 15 (7.89%) Security Cleared
22 14 (7.37%) RESTful
22 14 (7.37%) HTTP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (6.84%) Confluence
2 5 (2.63%) CMS
2 5 (2.63%) Oracle Spatial
3 4 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.58%) SAS
5 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.53%) Documentum
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (3.68%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.63%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.11%) MS Office
5 1 (0.53%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.11%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.37%) HTTP
2 5 (2.63%) Internet
3 4 (2.11%) DAB
3 4 (2.11%) AMQP
4 3 (1.58%) NAS
5 1 (0.53%) ATM
5 1 (0.53%) MVNO
5 1 (0.53%) Firewall
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.68%) MongoDB
1 7 (3.68%) NoSQL
1 7 (3.68%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.11%) Big Data
3 4 (2.11%) SAP BW
3 4 (2.11%) SAP BI
3 4 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.58%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (16.84%) JIRA
2 16 (8.42%) Subversion
3 13 (6.84%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.84%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.79%) Ant
5 9 (4.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (4.21%) Selenium
6 8 (4.21%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.68%) JUnit
8 6 (3.16%) Maven
8 6 (3.16%) SoapUI
8 6 (3.16%) SpecFlow
9 4 (2.11%) Gradle
9 4 (2.11%) JMeter
9 4 (2.11%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.11%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.11%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.58%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (24.21%) Finance
2 12 (6.32%) Publishing
3 7 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.16%) Games
5 5 (2.63%) Marketing
6 4 (2.11%) Retail
6 4 (2.11%) Automotive
7 3 (1.58%) Back Office
7 3 (1.58%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.05%) Banking
8 2 (1.05%) Electronics
8 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (61.58%) Analyst
2 98 (51.58%) Business Analyst
3 42 (22.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 32 (16.84%) Developer
5 13 (6.84%) ScrumMaster
5 13 (6.84%) Requirements Analyst
6 10 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (4.74%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.21%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.68%) Business Systems Analyst
9 7 (3.68%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (3.68%) Tester
9 7 (3.68%) Android Developer
10 6 (3.16%) Architect
10 6 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.63%) UML Business Analyst
11 5 (2.63%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 5 (2.63%) Financial Business Analyst
12 4 (2.11%) UI Designer
12 4 (2.11%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.63%) HTML
2 20 (10.53%) CSS
3 18 (9.47%) AngularJS
4 14 (7.37%) RESTful
5 12 (6.32%) Web Services
6 11 (5.79%) jQuery
7 9 (4.74%) JSON
7 9 (4.74%) Dojo
7 9 (4.74%) HTML5
7 9 (4.74%) CSS3
7 9 (4.74%) Backbone.js
7 9 (4.74%) .NET
8 8 (4.21%) EJB
8 8 (4.21%) DOM
8 8 (4.21%) Android SDK
9 7 (3.68%) Java EE
9 7 (3.68%) Spring
10 6 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (2.63%) Android NDK
11 5 (2.63%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.68%) User Experience
2 22 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (11.05%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.16%) GIS
5 4 (2.11%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.58%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.05%) Statistics
7 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.05%) NHS
7 2 (1.05%) DTV
7 2 (1.05%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.53%) Handset
8 1 (0.53%) Replication
8 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.26%) Android
2 6 (3.16%) Linux
3 5 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.11%) Windows
5 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (85.26%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (44.21%) Scrum
3 49 (25.79%) TDD
4 37 (19.47%) Business Analysis
5 31 (16.32%) BDD
6 28 (14.74%) Waterfall
7 26 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (13.16%) Kanban
9 24 (12.63%) Test Scripting
10 22 (11.58%) Use Case
11 20 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (10.53%) SDLC
12 19 (10.00%) OO
13 17 (8.95%) UML
14 15 (7.89%) Web Development
15 12 (6.32%) Automated Testing
15 12 (6.32%) E-Commerce
16 11 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.89%) Java
2 23 (12.11%) JavaScript
3 13 (6.84%) C#
4 10 (5.26%) SQL
5 5 (2.63%) Python
6 4 (2.11%) Ruby
7 3 (1.58%) Groovy
7 3 (1.58%) Scala
8 2 (1.05%) R
9 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.53%) VBScript
9 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (8.42%) ISEB
2 15 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.16%) Degree
4 6 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.63%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) CBAP
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.63%) Puppet
2 4 (2.11%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (6.32%) Oracle
1 12 (6.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.74%) Atlassian
3 6 (3.16%) Twitter
3 6 (3.16%) SAP
4 4 (2.11%) HP
4 4 (2.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.58%) CODA
5 3 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.05%) Cognos
6 2 (1.05%) Google
7 1 (0.53%) WSO2
7 1 (0.53%) Nintex
7 1 (0.53%) Apple
7 1 (0.53%) hybris
7 1 (0.53%) Informatica
7 1 (0.53%) ESRI
7 1 (0.53%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.53%) Teradata
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago