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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 148 175 216
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +41
Contract jobs citing User Stories 135 80 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.35% 0.86% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.15% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 51 10
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£378 £413 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% +18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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
7697 6928 6483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.77% 74.51% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4723 3915 3571
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 273 262
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.25 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.30% -23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.44 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
(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
Berkshire +23 48 £358 -14.88% 5
Hampshire +24 34 £375 -0.66% 4
Surrey -3 17 £400 - 3
West Sussex -6 12 £525 +27.27% 7
Oxfordshire -9 11 £400 +21.21% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 8 £385 -3.75% 2
East Sussex -3 4 £344 -23.61% 4
Middlesex +5 2 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 179 (79.56%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (49.78%) Scrum
3 62 (27.56%) TDD
4 48 (21.33%) Finance
5 46 (20.44%) BDD
6 45 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 42 (18.67%) Java
8 40 (17.78%) Security Cleared
9 34 (15.11%) Test Scripting
10 32 (14.22%) Oracle
10 32 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (12.44%) SDLC
12 28 (12.44%) Waterfall
13 27 (12.00%) JIRA
13 27 (12.00%) Use Case
14 25 (11.11%) Kanban
14 25 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 25 (11.11%) HTML
15 24 (10.67%) CSS
16 23 (10.22%) Data Protection
17 22 (9.78%) JavaScript
17 22 (9.78%) ISEB
18 21 (9.33%) jQuery
18 21 (9.33%) Cucumber
19 20 (8.89%) Web Services
20 19 (8.44%) SQL
20 19 (8.44%) CRM
20 19 (8.44%) Microsoft
20 19 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (5.78%) Oracle Spatial
2 10 (4.44%) Confluence
3 5 (2.22%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.33%) CMS
5 2 (0.89%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.44%) Drupal
6 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.44%) Apache
6 1 (0.44%) SAS
6 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 10 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.78%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (6.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.11%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.78%) DAB
2 3 (1.33%) HTTP
2 3 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.44%) SSL
3 1 (0.44%) Internet
3 1 (0.44%) Firewall
3 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.44%) Network Security
3 1 (0.44%) AMQP
3 1 (0.44%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.78%) Oracle Database
2 11 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.56%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (3.56%) SAP BW
4 7 (3.11%) SAP BI
4 7 (3.11%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.78%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.33%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.89%) MySQL
8 2 (0.89%) DB2
8 2 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (12.00%) JIRA
2 21 (9.33%) Cucumber
3 19 (8.44%) Selenium
3 19 (8.44%) Git (software)
4 12 (5.33%) TeamCity
5 11 (4.89%) Subversion
6 10 (4.44%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.00%) SpecFlow
7 9 (4.00%) WebDriver
8 8 (3.56%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (2.22%) HP UFT
9 5 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.22%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.78%) JMeter
10 4 (1.78%) JUnit
11 3 (1.33%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.33%) Hudson
12 2 (0.89%) Capybara
13 1 (0.44%) Gradle
General
1 48 (21.33%) Finance
2 11 (4.89%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.89%) Publishing
3 9 (4.00%) Law
4 6 (2.67%) Retail
5 4 (1.78%) Banking
5 4 (1.78%) Automotive
6 3 (1.33%) Marketing
7 2 (0.89%) Military
7 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.89%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 152 (67.56%) Analyst
2 120 (53.33%) Business Analyst
3 46 (20.44%) Agile Business Analyst
4 25 (11.11%) Developer
5 20 (8.89%) Test Analyst
6 18 (8.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 18 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
7 15 (6.67%) Tester
7 15 (6.67%) Requirements Analyst
8 14 (6.22%) ScrumMaster
9 11 (4.89%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.44%) CRM Business Analyst
10 10 (4.44%) CRM Analyst
11 8 (3.56%) Agile Test Analyst
12 7 (3.11%) Automation Tester
12 7 (3.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
12 7 (3.11%) Financial Business Analyst
13 6 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 5 (2.22%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.11%) HTML
2 24 (10.67%) CSS
3 21 (9.33%) jQuery
4 20 (8.89%) Web Services
5 16 (7.11%) AngularJS
6 13 (5.78%) EJB
6 13 (5.78%) .NET
6 13 (5.78%) Spring
7 11 (4.89%) Java EE
8 10 (4.44%) Hibernate
8 10 (4.44%) Spring MVC
9 8 (3.56%) Middleware
9 8 (3.56%) SOAP
10 7 (3.11%) JPA
11 6 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (2.22%) Ajax
12 5 (2.22%) XML
13 4 (1.78%) J2SE
13 4 (1.78%) J2EE
13 4 (1.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.11%) User Experience
3 15 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.78%) GIS
5 9 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.22%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.78%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.33%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.33%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.89%) New Media
9 2 (0.89%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.89%) NHS
9 2 (0.89%) DTV
10 1 (0.44%) Handset
10 1 (0.44%) Replication
10 1 (0.44%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.78%) Linux
2 6 (2.67%) UNIX
3 5 (2.22%) Windows
3 5 (2.22%) Android
3 5 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.44%) CentOS
5 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (79.56%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (49.78%) Scrum
3 62 (27.56%) TDD
4 46 (20.44%) BDD
5 45 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 34 (15.11%) Test Scripting
7 29 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (12.44%) Waterfall
8 28 (12.44%) SDLC
9 27 (12.00%) Use Case
10 25 (11.11%) Kanban
11 23 (10.22%) Data Protection
12 19 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (8.44%) CRM
13 18 (8.00%) UML
13 18 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (6.22%) Migration
14 14 (6.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (5.33%) Automated Testing
15 12 (5.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (18.67%) Java
2 22 (9.78%) JavaScript
3 19 (8.44%) SQL
4 17 (7.56%) C#
5 14 (6.22%) Python
6 7 (3.11%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.22%) Ruby
7 5 (2.22%) Perl
8 3 (1.33%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.33%) VBScript
8 3 (1.33%) VB
9 2 (0.89%) XPath
9 2 (0.89%) Scala
10 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.44%) Groovy
10 1 (0.44%) F#
10 1 (0.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 22 (9.78%) ISEB
4 7 (3.11%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.67%) Degree
6 4 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (14.22%) Oracle
2 19 (8.44%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.44%) SAP
4 7 (3.11%) HP
5 6 (2.67%) Twitter
6 4 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.78%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.33%) CODA
7 3 (1.33%) ESRI
7 3 (1.33%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.89%) Cognos
8 2 (0.89%) Sybase
9 1 (0.44%) Informatica
9 1 (0.44%) hybris
9 1 (0.44%) Splunk
9 1 (0.44%) WSO2
9 1 (0.44%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.44%) ATG
9 1 (0.44%) Teradata
Gatwick
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago