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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 108 181 145
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -36
Contract jobs citing User Stories 184 82 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.07% 0.87% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.09% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 60 51
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £399 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83
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
7180 7498 6836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.59% 79.60% 75.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4392 4364 3776
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 242 259
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.44 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex +32 58 £425 -11.45%
Hampshire +16 36 £400 +6.66% 3
Berkshire +16 30 £375 +10.29% 6
East Sussex +22 21 £350 -3.44% 1
Surrey +1 18 £463 +42.30% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 13 £425 +6.25% 2
Oxfordshire +12 5 £425 +15.25% 2
Kent +6 1 £375 -19.78% 1
Middlesex -4 1 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 242 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (51.58%) Scrum
3 54 (18.95%) REST
4 52 (18.25%) TDD
5 51 (17.89%) SQL
6 50 (17.54%) Business Analysis
7 49 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (16.14%) BDD
9 43 (15.09%) Java
10 40 (14.04%) Degree
10 40 (14.04%) User Experience
11 38 (13.33%) Git (software)
12 36 (12.63%) Selenium
12 36 (12.63%) Migration
13 35 (12.28%) Finance
13 35 (12.28%) HTML
13 35 (12.28%) Web Services
13 35 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (10.88%) JIRA
14 31 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (10.53%) C#
15 30 (10.53%) C++
15 30 (10.53%) .NET
16 29 (10.18%) Regression Testing
16 29 (10.18%) Jenkins
17 28 (9.82%) ISEB
18 27 (9.47%) C
18 27 (9.47%) Software Engineering
18 27 (9.47%) HTML5
19 26 (9.12%) NoSQL

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (7.72%) Confluence
2 13 (4.56%) IIS
3 9 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.75%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.40%) CMS
5 4 (1.40%) JBoss
6 2 (0.70%) SAS
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (2.11%) MS Office
2 3 (1.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.40%) Infor SunSystems
4 3 (1.05%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.46%) Boomi
4 4 (1.40%) iPaaS
5 3 (1.05%) AtomSphere
6 2 (0.70%) PaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Force.com
7 1 (0.35%) IaaS
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.77%) HTTP
2 23 (8.07%) DVB
3 5 (1.75%) Skype
4 3 (1.05%) Internet
5 1 (0.35%) 3G
5 1 (0.35%) GSM
5 1 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.12%) NoSQL
2 10 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (1.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (1.40%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.40%) VoltDB
5 3 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.05%) MySQL
5 3 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.70%) Big Data
6 2 (0.70%) GIS
6 2 (0.70%) OLAP
6 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 36 (12.63%) Selenium
3 31 (10.88%) JIRA
4 29 (10.18%) Jenkins
5 23 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (7.02%) WebDriver
7 18 (6.32%) Cucumber
7 18 (6.32%) JMeter
7 18 (6.32%) SpecFlow
8 17 (5.96%) Maven
9 16 (5.61%) JUnit
9 16 (5.61%) Oracle APEX
9 16 (5.61%) SoapUI
10 11 (3.86%) Ant
10 11 (3.86%) Gradle
10 11 (3.86%) Hudson
10 11 (3.86%) jMock
11 7 (2.46%) HP UFT
11 7 (2.46%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.75%) JBehave
General
1 35 (12.28%) Finance
2 22 (7.72%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.81%) Marketing
3 8 (2.81%) Publishing
4 7 (2.46%) Retail
5 5 (1.75%) Automotive
6 4 (1.40%) Military
7 3 (1.05%) Games
8 2 (0.70%) Banking
8 2 (0.70%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (41.40%) Analyst
2 98 (34.39%) Business Analyst
3 43 (15.09%) Developer
4 35 (12.28%) Agile Business Analyst
5 22 (7.72%) Digital Analyst
5 22 (7.72%) Digital Business Analyst
6 20 (7.02%) Developer in Test
7 19 (6.67%) Scrum Master
8 17 (5.96%) Consultant
8 17 (5.96%) Tester
9 16 (5.61%) Test Automation Developer
10 15 (5.26%) Java Developer
10 15 (5.26%) Test Engineer
11 14 (4.91%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (4.56%) Automation Tester
12 13 (4.56%) Test Analyst
12 13 (4.56%) User Researcher
13 12 (4.21%) Systems Analyst
14 11 (3.86%) Embedded Engineer
14 11 (3.86%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (18.95%) REST
2 35 (12.28%) HTML
2 35 (12.28%) Web Services
3 30 (10.53%) .NET
4 27 (9.47%) HTML5
5 23 (8.07%) Node.js
6 19 (6.67%) Ajax
7 15 (5.26%) Java EE
8 13 (4.56%) Hibernate
8 13 (4.56%) Spring
9 12 (4.21%) CSS
9 12 (4.21%) Gherkin
10 11 (3.86%) JMS
10 11 (3.86%) SOAP
10 11 (3.86%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (3.86%) XML
11 10 (3.51%) ASP.NET
12 9 (3.16%) JSON
13 7 (2.46%) jQuery
14 5 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.04%) User Experience
2 35 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.07%) Computer Science
3 23 (8.07%) DTV
3 23 (8.07%) MPEG
3 23 (8.07%) STB
4 11 (3.86%) Psychology
5 10 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.11%) CMDB
7 6 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.40%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.05%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.05%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (1.05%) NHS
10 2 (0.70%) Social Media
11 1 (0.35%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.35%) FMCG
11 1 (0.35%) Telematics
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.26%) Linux
2 5 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
2 5 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (1.40%) CentOS
3 4 (1.40%) Ubuntu
3 4 (1.40%) Unix
4 2 (0.70%) Windows
4 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.35%) Android
5 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (51.58%) Scrum
3 52 (18.25%) TDD
4 50 (17.54%) Business Analysis
5 49 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (16.14%) BDD
7 36 (12.63%) Migration
8 31 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (10.18%) Regression Testing
10 27 (9.47%) Software Engineering
11 26 (9.12%) Test Scripting
12 24 (8.42%) SOA
13 23 (8.07%) Service Design
13 23 (8.07%) Software Architecture
14 22 (7.72%) Coaching
15 21 (7.37%) Data Analysis
15 21 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
16 20 (7.02%) Waterfall
17 19 (6.67%) CRM
17 19 (6.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.89%) SQL
2 43 (15.09%) Java
3 30 (10.53%) C#
3 30 (10.53%) C++
4 27 (9.47%) C
5 15 (5.26%) F#
6 12 (4.21%) Groovy
7 11 (3.86%) PHP
8 9 (3.16%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.16%) Perl
9 8 (2.81%) Python
10 6 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.75%) VBScript
12 4 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.40%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.40%) Ruby
13 3 (1.05%) Scala
14 2 (0.70%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (14.04%) Degree
2 28 (9.82%) ISEB
3 26 (9.12%) Security Cleared
4 22 (7.72%) SC Cleared
5 16 (5.61%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.11%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.70%) CBAP
9 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.70%) IIBA
9 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.61%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.35%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.40%) Docker
2 4 (1.40%) vSphere
3 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (8.77%) Oracle
2 16 (5.61%) Atlassian
2 16 (5.61%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.56%) Rally
4 7 (2.46%) Dell
4 7 (2.46%) SAP
5 6 (2.11%) BMC
5 6 (2.11%) HP
5 6 (2.11%) Remedy
6 5 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.40%) Infor
7 4 (1.40%) Informatica
7 4 (1.40%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.05%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.05%) VMware
8 3 (1.05%) WSO2
9 2 (0.70%) CA
9 2 (0.70%) Sun
10 1 (0.35%) Adobe
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