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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 162 216 167
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -49
Contract jobs citing User Stories 85 27 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 0.31% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.44% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 8 63
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£415 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £529 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.13% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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
6818 6171 7091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.46% 71.56% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3853 3428 3388
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 250 313
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.43 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Hampshire +6 22 £383 - 3
Berkshire +22 21 £430 -1.71% 5
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £438 - 4
Surrey +6 11 £400 +33.33% 3
East Sussex -7 7 £450 +12.50%
West Sussex -5 3 £413 +26.92%
Oxfordshire - 2 £330 - 3
Kent - 1 £425 - 3
Middlesex - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 170 (90.43%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (42.55%) Scrum
3 47 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 43 (22.87%) Finance
5 38 (20.21%) Mobile App
6 36 (19.15%) BDD
7 35 (18.62%) E-Commerce
7 35 (18.62%) User Experience
8 29 (15.43%) JIRA
9 28 (14.89%) Marketing
10 25 (13.30%) HTML
11 24 (12.77%) UML
12 23 (12.23%) Web Services
12 23 (12.23%) OO
13 22 (11.70%) JavaScript
13 22 (11.70%) Kanban
14 21 (11.17%) Waterfall
15 19 (10.11%) RESTful
15 19 (10.11%) CSS
15 19 (10.11%) DOM
15 19 (10.11%) HTTP
16 18 (9.57%) TDD
16 18 (9.57%) HTML5
17 17 (9.04%) CSS3
17 17 (9.04%) Backbone.js
17 17 (9.04%) AngularJS
17 17 (9.04%) Dojo
17 17 (9.04%) Use Case
17 17 (9.04%) Java
17 17 (9.04%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (4.26%) Confluence
2 5 (2.66%) CMS
3 4 (2.13%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.53%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.53%) WordPress
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.53%) Apache
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.53%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 11 (5.85%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.13%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.06%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.72%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.11%) HTTP
2 4 (2.13%) Internet
3 2 (1.06%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.19%) SAP BW
2 6 (3.19%) SAP BI
3 5 (2.66%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.60%) MySQL
5 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.53%) DB2
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (15.43%) JIRA
2 14 (7.45%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.85%) Cucumber
4 10 (5.32%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.79%) SoapUI
6 7 (3.72%) SpecFlow
7 6 (3.19%) Selenium
7 6 (3.19%) Subversion
8 5 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.13%) Maven
9 4 (2.13%) Axure RP
10 3 (1.60%) Behat
10 3 (1.60%) Ant
10 3 (1.60%) JUnit
10 3 (1.60%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.60%) Hudson
11 2 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.06%) WinRunner
11 2 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (1.06%) JMeter
General
1 43 (22.87%) Finance
2 28 (14.89%) Marketing
3 14 (7.45%) Retail
4 11 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.26%) Publishing
6 6 (3.19%) Banking
7 4 (2.13%) Legal
7 4 (2.13%) French Language
8 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.06%) Electronics
8 2 (1.06%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (68.09%) Analyst
2 104 (55.32%) Business Analyst
3 51 (27.13%) Agile Business Analyst
4 24 (12.77%) Developer
5 17 (9.04%) Lead Business Analyst
5 17 (9.04%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (7.45%) Requirements Analyst
7 12 (6.38%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.26%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.26%) Architect
8 8 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
8 8 (4.26%) Product Owner
9 7 (3.72%) ScrumMaster
9 7 (3.72%) Consultant
9 7 (3.72%) Business Systems Analyst
9 7 (3.72%) Product Manager
9 7 (3.72%) Business Consultant
9 7 (3.72%) Systems Architect
9 7 (3.72%) Business Architect
10 5 (2.66%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.30%) HTML
2 23 (12.23%) Web Services
3 19 (10.11%) DOM
3 19 (10.11%) CSS
3 19 (10.11%) RESTful
4 18 (9.57%) HTML5
5 17 (9.04%) Dojo
5 17 (9.04%) CSS3
5 17 (9.04%) Backbone.js
5 17 (9.04%) AngularJS
6 12 (6.38%) .NET
7 9 (4.79%) SOAP
8 6 (3.19%) Spring
9 5 (2.66%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.13%) XML
11 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.60%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.60%) WCF
12 2 (1.06%) jQuery
12 2 (1.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.21%) Mobile App
2 35 (18.62%) User Experience
3 17 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.26%) FMCG
5 7 (3.72%) Open Source
6 5 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.60%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.06%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.06%) DTV
9 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.19%) Linux
2 5 (2.66%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (1.60%) Android
3 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.53%) UNIX
4 1 (0.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (90.43%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (42.55%) Scrum
3 47 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 36 (19.15%) BDD
5 35 (18.62%) E-Commerce
6 24 (12.77%) UML
7 23 (12.23%) OO
8 22 (11.70%) Kanban
9 21 (11.17%) Waterfall
10 18 (9.57%) TDD
11 17 (9.04%) Use Case
12 14 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (6.91%) Test Automation
14 12 (6.38%) CRM
14 12 (6.38%) B2B
15 11 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (5.85%) Requirements Analysis
16 10 (5.32%) Web Development
17 9 (4.79%) Digital Marketing
17 9 (4.79%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.70%) JavaScript
2 17 (9.04%) Java
3 16 (8.51%) SQL
4 6 (3.19%) C#
5 4 (2.13%) PHP
5 4 (2.13%) Ruby
6 3 (1.60%) Python
6 3 (1.60%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.53%) PHP5
8 1 (0.53%) PHP4
8 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (5.32%) ISEB
1 10 (5.32%) Degree
2 5 (2.66%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.51%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) vSphere
2 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.66%) Puppet
1 5 (2.66%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (5.32%) Oracle
2 9 (4.79%) SAP
3 5 (2.66%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.13%) Adobe
4 4 (2.13%) VMware
4 4 (2.13%) Capita
5 2 (1.06%) ESRI
6 1 (0.53%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.53%) Cadence
6 1 (0.53%) Teradata
6 1 (0.53%) CODA
6 1 (0.53%) Rackspace
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