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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 167 200 196
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 98 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.51% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.72% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 25 22
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £316 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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
7215 6120 5835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.97% 71.35% 69.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3284 2885
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 235 363
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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 +26 27 £350 -6.66% 2
Hampshire +5 22 £345 -23.33% 4
Oxfordshire - 21 £475 - 4
Buckinghamshire +2 17 £345 +6.15% 1
Surrey -23 6 £438 +16.66% 7
Kent 0 1 £400 -
West Sussex -5 1 - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 161 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (54.95%) Scrum
3 47 (25.82%) Business Analysis
4 42 (23.08%) Finance
4 42 (23.08%) JIRA
4 42 (23.08%) BDD
5 39 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 33 (18.13%) Java
7 32 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (15.38%) HTML
8 28 (15.38%) Oracle
9 25 (13.74%) Web Services
9 25 (13.74%) Publishing
9 25 (13.74%) Waterfall
10 24 (13.19%) TDD
10 24 (13.19%) User Experience
11 23 (12.64%) RESTful
12 22 (12.09%) SQL
12 22 (12.09%) Jenkins
13 21 (11.54%) CSS
13 21 (11.54%) Kanban
14 18 (9.89%) ISEB
15 17 (9.34%) Subversion
16 16 (8.79%) CMS
16 16 (8.79%) Software Engineering
16 16 (8.79%) Mobile App
16 16 (8.79%) Oracle Database
17 15 (8.24%) JavaScript
17 15 (8.24%) .NET
17 15 (8.24%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 16 (8.79%) CMS
2 11 (6.04%) WebLogic
3 10 (5.49%) Confluence
4 9 (4.95%) Apache
5 8 (4.40%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (3.85%) Alfresco
6 7 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.65%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (1.10%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (1.10%) Kentico
8 2 (1.10%) IIS
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.55%) Lync
9 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.55%) WordPress
9 1 (0.55%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 14 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 11 (6.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (4.95%) MS Excel
4 6 (3.30%) MS Office
5 3 (1.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.85%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.49%) HTTP
2 3 (1.65%) DAB
3 2 (1.10%) Internet
4 1 (0.55%) Broadband
4 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.55%) Firewall
4 1 (0.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.79%) Oracle Database
2 12 (6.59%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (6.04%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.95%) MySQL
4 9 (4.95%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.40%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.30%) SAP BI
6 6 (3.30%) SAP BW
7 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.65%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.55%) DB2
10 1 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 42 (23.08%) JIRA
2 22 (12.09%) Jenkins
3 17 (9.34%) Subversion
4 15 (8.24%) Git (software)
5 11 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (6.04%) Maven
6 7 (3.85%) Cucumber
6 7 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 6 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (3.30%) Selenium
8 4 (2.20%) JUnit
9 3 (1.65%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.65%) Ant
9 3 (1.65%) JMeter
9 3 (1.65%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.65%) Hudson
9 3 (1.65%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.65%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.10%) Robotium
General
1 42 (23.08%) Finance
2 25 (13.74%) Publishing
3 10 (5.49%) Marketing
4 8 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.85%) Automotive
6 6 (3.30%) Legal
7 5 (2.75%) German Language
8 4 (2.20%) French Language
8 4 (2.20%) Banking
8 4 (2.20%) Retail
8 4 (2.20%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.10%) Electronics
10 1 (0.55%) Front Office
10 1 (0.55%) Law
10 1 (0.55%) Advertising
10 1 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 118 (64.84%) Analyst
2 100 (54.95%) Business Analyst
3 64 (35.16%) Agile Business Analyst
4 29 (15.93%) Developer
5 13 (7.14%) Lead Business Analyst
6 11 (6.04%) Requirements Analyst
7 10 (5.49%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.49%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.95%) ScrumMaster
9 8 (4.40%) Financial Business Analyst
9 8 (4.40%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Product Manager
11 5 (2.75%) Product Owner
11 5 (2.75%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.75%) Tester
11 5 (2.75%) Test Analyst
12 4 (2.20%) Senior Business Analyst
12 4 (2.20%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
12 4 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.38%) HTML
2 25 (13.74%) Web Services
3 23 (12.64%) RESTful
4 21 (11.54%) CSS
5 15 (8.24%) SOAP
5 15 (8.24%) .NET
5 15 (8.24%) Spring
5 15 (8.24%) HTML5
6 13 (7.14%) JSON
6 13 (7.14%) XML
7 11 (6.04%) CSS3
8 9 (4.95%) jQuery
9 8 (4.40%) EJB 3.0
9 8 (4.40%) EJB
9 8 (4.40%) Java EE
9 8 (4.40%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.85%) Ajax
11 6 (3.30%) .NET Framework
11 6 (3.30%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.75%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.19%) User Experience
2 16 (8.79%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.59%) Open Source
4 10 (5.49%) Algorithms
5 9 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.75%) Web 2.0
8 3 (1.65%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.10%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.10%) DTV
9 2 (1.10%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.55%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.55%) STB
10 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.59%) Linux
2 11 (6.04%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (2.75%) Android
4 2 (1.10%) Windows
4 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.55%) UNIX
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (54.95%) Scrum
3 47 (25.82%) Business Analysis
4 42 (23.08%) BDD
5 39 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 32 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (13.74%) Waterfall
8 24 (13.19%) TDD
9 21 (11.54%) Kanban
10 16 (8.79%) Software Engineering
11 15 (8.24%) Web Development
11 15 (8.24%) Workflow
11 15 (8.24%) OO
11 15 (8.24%) UML
11 15 (8.24%) Test Automation
12 13 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (7.14%) Project Management
13 12 (6.59%) SOA
13 12 (6.59%) B2B
13 12 (6.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.13%) Java
2 22 (12.09%) SQL
3 15 (8.24%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.40%) C#
5 6 (3.30%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.75%) Groovy
6 5 (2.75%) Scala
6 5 (2.75%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.65%) Python
7 3 (1.65%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.65%) Perl
8 2 (1.10%) C
8 2 (1.10%) VBScript
8 2 (1.10%) VB
9 1 (0.55%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) PHP5
9 1 (0.55%) PHP4
9 1 (0.55%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (9.89%) ISEB
2 12 (6.59%) Degree
3 8 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.75%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.55%) PMP
7 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.20%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (4.40%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.65%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.40%) Puppet
1 8 (4.40%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.55%) cPanel
Vendors
1 28 (15.38%) Oracle
2 14 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.04%) SAP
4 4 (2.20%) VMware
5 2 (1.10%) HP
6 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.55%) CODA
6 1 (0.55%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe
6 1 (0.55%) Cadence
6 1 (0.55%) Rackspace
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