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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / South East
Rank 120 161 159
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 128 97 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.68% 1.13% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.40% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 56 64
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
6133 6948 7637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.52% 80.97% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3617 4286 4183
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 272 252
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +18 35 £488 +29.13% 3
West Sussex +12 30 £428 +18.16% 4
Berkshire +14 22 £475 +31.03% 4
Surrey +13 12 £403 -2.42% 5
Oxfordshire -2 12 £438 -27.08% 6
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £363 -3.33% 1
Middlesex +10 5 £348 -4.13% 1
Kent 0 2 £500 +42.85%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 236 (76.87%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (46.25%) Scrum
3 53 (17.26%) Service Management
4 52 (16.94%) JIRA
5 51 (16.61%) Selenium
6 49 (15.96%) Security Cleared
7 47 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
8 46 (14.98%) Business Analysis
9 45 (14.66%) Kanban
10 44 (14.33%) IaaS
11 43 (14.01%) Linux
12 42 (13.68%) Java
12 42 (13.68%) VMware
12 42 (13.68%) Degree
13 41 (13.36%) TDD
14 38 (12.38%) Test Scripting
14 38 (12.38%) SC Cleared
15 37 (12.05%) JavaScript
15 37 (12.05%) SQL
16 36 (11.73%) Git (software)
17 34 (11.07%) QA
17 34 (11.07%) BDD
18 33 (10.75%) Jenkins
18 33 (10.75%) PaaS
18 33 (10.75%) HTML
18 33 (10.75%) Service Design
19 32 (10.42%) CSS
19 32 (10.42%) ISEB
19 32 (10.42%) Confluence
20 31 (10.10%) ITIL

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 32 (10.42%) Confluence
2 7 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.95%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.30%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (0.98%) IIS
5 3 (0.98%) JBoss
5 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.65%) Apache
6 2 (0.65%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.65%) GeoServer
6 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.33%) GemFire
7 1 (0.33%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (2.93%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.61%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.28%) MS Office
4 5 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.65%) MS Project
6 1 (0.33%) InVision
Business Applications
1 15 (4.89%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 44 (14.33%) IaaS
2 33 (10.75%) PaaS
3 10 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.28%) Amazon Kinesis
4 7 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.65%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.65%) SaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) GitHub
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.58%) Firewall
2 6 (1.95%) DVB
3 5 (1.63%) HTTP
4 3 (0.98%) Network Security
5 2 (0.65%) VLAN
6 1 (0.33%) AMQP
6 1 (0.33%) CHAP
6 1 (0.33%) Extranet
6 1 (0.33%) Internet
6 1 (0.33%) Intranet
6 1 (0.33%) SAN
6 1 (0.33%) SSL
6 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.58%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 8 (2.61%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (2.61%) Oracle Database 12c
4 7 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (1.95%) Big Data
5 6 (1.95%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.63%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.63%) MySQL
7 4 (1.30%) GIS
7 4 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.30%) HBase
8 3 (0.98%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 52 (16.94%) JIRA
2 51 (16.61%) Selenium
3 36 (11.73%) Git (software)
4 33 (10.75%) Jenkins
5 27 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (6.19%) Cucumber
7 15 (4.89%) SpecFlow
8 14 (4.56%) WebDriver
9 12 (3.91%) TeamCity
10 11 (3.58%) JUnit
10 11 (3.58%) SoapUI
11 10 (3.26%) Gatling
12 9 (2.93%) HP UFT
13 8 (2.61%) Oracle APEX
14 6 (1.95%) JMeter
15 5 (1.63%) Ant
15 5 (1.63%) Gradle
15 5 (1.63%) Maven
15 5 (1.63%) Rational DOORS
15 5 (1.63%) RSpec
General
1 29 (9.45%) Finance
2 20 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.93%) Marketing
3 9 (2.93%) Publishing
4 7 (2.28%) Automotive
4 7 (2.28%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.95%) Games
5 6 (1.95%) Retail
6 5 (1.63%) Electronics
7 3 (0.98%) Military
7 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.65%) Advertising
8 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.65%) Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Billing
8 2 (0.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 110 (35.83%) Analyst
2 87 (28.34%) Business Analyst
3 39 (12.70%) Developer
4 22 (7.17%) User Researcher
5 21 (6.84%) Tester
6 18 (5.86%) Agile Business Analyst
7 17 (5.54%) Scrum Master
8 16 (5.21%) Automation Tester
9 14 (4.56%) Technical Analyst
9 14 (4.56%) Technical Business Analyst
10 13 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (4.23%) Test Analyst
11 11 (3.58%) Digital Analyst
11 11 (3.58%) Digital Business Analyst
11 11 (3.58%) Java Developer
12 9 (2.93%) Consultant
12 9 (2.93%) Designer
12 9 (2.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 9 (2.93%) Test Engineer
13 8 (2.61%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.75%) HTML
2 32 (10.42%) CSS
3 25 (8.14%) Web Services
4 22 (7.17%) AngularJS
5 19 (6.19%) RESTful
6 18 (5.86%) jQuery
7 17 (5.54%) HTML5
7 17 (5.54%) Spring
8 16 (5.21%) Gherkin
8 16 (5.21%) Node.js
8 16 (5.21%) REST
9 15 (4.89%) XML
10 14 (4.56%) Ajax
11 13 (4.23%) CSS3
12 11 (3.58%) Sass
13 10 (3.26%) Hibernate
13 10 (3.26%) LESS
13 10 (3.26%) Middleware
14 9 (2.93%) React
15 8 (2.61%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.17%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.21%) User Experience
4 14 (4.56%) Mobile App
5 13 (4.23%) CMDB
6 9 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.95%) STB
8 5 (1.63%) Digital TV
8 5 (1.63%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.30%) MPEG
9 4 (1.30%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.98%) Life Science
10 3 (0.98%) Social Network
11 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.65%) New Media
12 1 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.01%) Linux
2 25 (8.14%) Windows
3 9 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.61%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (1.95%) Unix
6 2 (0.65%) Android
7 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (76.87%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (46.25%) Scrum
3 53 (17.26%) Service Management
4 46 (14.98%) Business Analysis
5 45 (14.66%) Kanban
6 41 (13.36%) TDD
7 38 (12.38%) Test Scripting
8 34 (11.07%) BDD
9 33 (10.75%) Service Design
10 31 (10.10%) ITIL
11 28 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (8.79%) UML
12 27 (8.79%) Usability Testing
13 25 (8.14%) Software Testing
14 24 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (7.82%) Performance Testing
14 24 (7.82%) Waterfall
15 23 (7.49%) Automated Testing
15 23 (7.49%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.68%) Java
2 37 (12.05%) JavaScript
2 37 (12.05%) SQL
3 19 (6.19%) C#
4 18 (5.86%) Scala
5 15 (4.89%) F#
6 14 (4.56%) C++
7 11 (3.58%) Groovy
7 11 (3.58%) Perl
7 11 (3.58%) PL/SQL
7 11 (3.58%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.93%) VBScript
9 8 (2.61%) Python
10 7 (2.28%) C
11 5 (1.63%) ES6
11 5 (1.63%) PHP
12 3 (0.98%) ECMAScript
13 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 42 (13.68%) Degree
3 38 (12.38%) SC Cleared
4 32 (10.42%) ISEB
5 12 (3.91%) ISTQB
6 11 (3.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.07%) QA
2 8 (2.61%) WCAG
3 3 (0.98%) WAI
4 2 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) SDET
5 1 (0.33%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.98%) Docker
2 3 (0.98%) HDFS
2 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.63%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.98%) Puppet
4 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 42 (13.68%) VMware
2 30 (9.77%) Oracle
3 22 (7.17%) HP
4 17 (5.54%) Microsoft
5 13 (4.23%) Atlassian
5 13 (4.23%) CA
6 12 (3.91%) Cisco
7 11 (3.58%) BMC
7 11 (3.58%) CA Agile Central
8 8 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.61%) SAP
8 8 (2.61%) Splunk
9 6 (1.95%) ArcSight
9 6 (1.95%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.95%) Intel Security
9 6 (1.95%) Remedy
9 6 (1.95%) SolarWinds
9 6 (1.95%) Symantec
10 4 (1.30%) Google
10 4 (1.30%) IBM
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