The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 146 194 167
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -27
Contract jobs citing User Stories 92 36 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.00% 0.43% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.61% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 22 43
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.34% +11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.16 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6664 5946 6806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.64% 70.23% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3661 3169 3242
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 260 316
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Stories
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
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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
Berkshire +22 25 £331 -29.52% 4
Hampshire +1 24 £365 +21.66% 8
Surrey +7 18 £400 -10.61% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 10 £375 +50.00% 3
East Sussex -2 7 - - 2
West Sussex -3 6 £413 +26.92% 1
Middlesex 0 3 £438 +3.55%
Oxfordshire - 2 £330 - 5
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 81 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (32.93%) Scrum
3 41 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 39 (23.78%) Finance
5 35 (21.34%) Business Analysis
6 26 (15.85%) BDD
7 25 (15.24%) HTML
7 25 (15.24%) OO
8 24 (14.63%) E-Commerce
8 24 (14.63%) Marketing
9 21 (12.80%) UML
10 20 (12.20%) CSS
10 20 (12.20%) JavaScript
10 20 (12.20%) RESTful
11 19 (11.59%) Waterfall
11 19 (11.59%) HTML5
11 19 (11.59%) AngularJS
11 19 (11.59%) CSS3
11 19 (11.59%) Backbone.js
11 19 (11.59%) Dojo
11 19 (11.59%) DOM
11 19 (11.59%) HTTP
12 18 (10.98%) Web Services
13 17 (10.37%) QA
14 16 (9.76%) Use Case
14 16 (9.76%) CRM
15 15 (9.15%) SQL
16 14 (8.54%) Retail
17 13 (7.93%) TDD
17 13 (7.93%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 4 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.22%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.44%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (1.83%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.22%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.59%) HTTP
2 4 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.44%) MySQL
3 3 (1.83%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.22%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.22%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) DB2
5 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (7.32%) JIRA
2 11 (6.71%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.27%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.27%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.05%) SoapUI
4 5 (3.05%) SpecFlow
5 4 (2.44%) Behat
5 4 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.44%) Axure RP
5 4 (2.44%) Selenium
6 3 (1.83%) Ant
6 3 (1.83%) WinRunner
6 3 (1.83%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (1.83%) Ranorex
6 3 (1.83%) Maven
7 2 (1.22%) Subversion
8 1 (0.61%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.61%) Hudson
General
1 39 (23.78%) Finance
2 24 (14.63%) Marketing
3 14 (8.54%) Retail
4 11 (6.71%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.66%) Publishing
6 5 (3.05%) Banking
7 2 (1.22%) Automotive
7 2 (1.22%) Electronics
7 2 (1.22%) Front Office
7 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 109 (66.46%) Analyst
2 92 (56.10%) Business Analyst
3 36 (21.95%) Agile Business Analyst
4 22 (13.41%) Developer
5 19 (11.59%) JavaScript Developer
6 16 (9.76%) Lead Business Analyst
7 11 (6.71%) Architect
8 9 (5.49%) Test Analyst
8 9 (5.49%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) Business Systems Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) Consultant
10 7 (4.27%) Business Consultant
10 7 (4.27%) Systems Architect
10 7 (4.27%) Business Architect
10 7 (4.27%) Product Owner
11 6 (3.66%) Requirements Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.05%) Financial Business Analyst
12 5 (3.05%) ScrumMaster
12 5 (3.05%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.24%) HTML
2 20 (12.20%) CSS
2 20 (12.20%) RESTful
3 19 (11.59%) AngularJS
3 19 (11.59%) HTML5
3 19 (11.59%) CSS3
3 19 (11.59%) Backbone.js
3 19 (11.59%) DOM
3 19 (11.59%) Dojo
4 18 (10.98%) Web Services
5 11 (6.71%) .NET
6 5 (3.05%) SOAP
7 4 (2.44%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.83%) WCF
9 2 (1.22%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.22%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.22%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.61%) XML
10 1 (0.61%) Symfony
10 1 (0.61%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.88%) FMCG
3 7 (4.27%) Open Source
4 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.83%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.22%) DTV
6 2 (1.22%) Statistics
7 1 (0.61%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.05%) Linux
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (1.22%) UNIX
4 1 (0.61%) Windows
4 1 (0.61%) Solaris
4 1 (0.61%) Android
4 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (32.93%) Scrum
3 35 (21.34%) Business Analysis
4 26 (15.85%) BDD
5 25 (15.24%) OO
6 24 (14.63%) E-Commerce
7 21 (12.80%) UML
8 19 (11.59%) Waterfall
9 16 (9.76%) Use Case
9 16 (9.76%) CRM
10 13 (7.93%) TDD
10 13 (7.93%) Test Automation
11 12 (7.32%) Kanban
12 10 (6.10%) Web Development
12 10 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (5.49%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (5.49%) Content Management
14 8 (4.88%) Test Scripting
15 7 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.20%) JavaScript
2 15 (9.15%) SQL
3 12 (7.32%) Java
4 5 (3.05%) Ruby
5 4 (2.44%) PHP
5 4 (2.44%) C#
5 4 (2.44%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.22%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) R
7 1 (0.61%) PHP5
7 1 (0.61%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.61%) VB
7 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (6.10%) ISEB
1 10 (6.10%) Degree
2 4 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.37%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.05%) Puppet
1 5 (3.05%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (6.10%) Oracle
2 6 (3.66%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.44%) Adobe
3 4 (2.44%) SAP
3 4 (2.44%) VMware
3 4 (2.44%) Capita
4 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.22%) ESRI
4 2 (1.22%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.61%) CODA
5 1 (0.61%) Teradata
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