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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 115 155 174
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +19
Contract jobs citing User Stories 175 114 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.99% 1.19% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.49% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 87 51
Median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -12.93%
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
7188 7636 7022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.72% 79.40% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4380 4694 3920
Median daily rate £416 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 249 264
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +26.21%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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
Hampshire +39 70 £425 +14.86% 9
Berkshire +7 38 £400 +11.11% 3
West Sussex +16 28 £469 -10.71%
Buckinghamshire +19 11 £425 +14.86%
East Sussex +15 11 £365 +6.25% 3
Surrey -2 10 £463 +17.46% 4
Sussex - 3 - -
Middlesex -5 1 £550 +74.60%
Oxfordshire -9 1 £425 +9.67% 3
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 298 (83.47%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (51.54%) Scrum
3 66 (18.49%) Java
3 66 (18.49%) BDD
4 63 (17.65%) TDD
5 57 (15.97%) Business Analysis
5 57 (15.97%) JIRA
6 55 (15.41%) Selenium
7 52 (14.57%) Security Cleared
7 52 (14.57%) Web Services
8 49 (13.73%) REST
9 48 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (13.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 47 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
11 46 (12.89%) .NET
11 46 (12.89%) User Experience
12 41 (11.48%) Migration
13 40 (11.20%) SC Cleared
14 39 (10.92%) Test Scripting
14 39 (10.92%) Degree
14 39 (10.92%) C#
15 38 (10.64%) Regression Testing
15 38 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
15 38 (10.64%) Kanban
15 38 (10.64%) Jenkins
16 37 (10.36%) Finance
17 36 (10.08%) SQL
17 36 (10.08%) Git (software)
18 35 (9.80%) ISEB
18 35 (9.80%) Software Engineering

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 34 (9.52%) Confluence
2 15 (4.20%) IIS
3 9 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.40%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.12%) JBoss
6 3 (0.84%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 15 (4.20%) MS Office
2 3 (0.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.56%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.80%) PaaS
3 9 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.24%) IaaS
5 7 (1.96%) Boomi
6 5 (1.40%) Slack
7 4 (1.12%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.84%) AtomSphere
8 3 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.28%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.64%) HTTP
2 11 (3.08%) DVB
3 5 (1.40%) Skype
4 4 (1.12%) Internet
5 1 (0.28%) 3G
5 1 (0.28%) Broadband
5 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.28%) GSM
5 1 (0.28%) VPN
5 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (4.20%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.12%) MySQL
5 4 (1.12%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.12%) VoltDB
6 3 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.84%) GIS
6 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 57 (15.97%) JIRA
2 55 (15.41%) Selenium
3 47 (13.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (10.64%) Jenkins
5 36 (10.08%) Git (software)
6 28 (7.84%) SpecFlow
7 26 (7.28%) WebDriver
8 23 (6.44%) Oracle APEX
9 22 (6.16%) SoapUI
10 20 (5.60%) Cucumber
10 20 (5.60%) JMeter
10 20 (5.60%) Maven
11 18 (5.04%) JUnit
12 14 (3.92%) Ant
12 14 (3.92%) Gradle
13 13 (3.64%) Hudson
13 13 (3.64%) jMock
14 9 (2.52%) HP UFT
15 8 (2.24%) TeamCity
15 8 (2.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (10.36%) Finance
2 23 (6.44%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.92%) Retail
4 11 (3.08%) Military
5 8 (2.24%) Games
6 7 (1.96%) Automotive
6 7 (1.96%) Marketing
6 7 (1.96%) Publishing
7 3 (0.84%) Banking
8 2 (0.56%) French Language
8 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 145 (40.62%) Analyst
2 126 (35.29%) Business Analyst
3 47 (13.17%) Developer
4 44 (12.32%) Agile Business Analyst
5 30 (8.40%) Tester
6 26 (7.28%) Consultant
7 25 (7.00%) Automation Tester
8 24 (6.72%) Digital Analyst
8 24 (6.72%) Digital Business Analyst
9 20 (5.60%) Developer in Test
9 20 (5.60%) Scrum Master
10 18 (5.04%) Product Owner
11 17 (4.76%) Test Engineer
12 16 (4.48%) Test Automation Developer
12 16 (4.48%) User Researcher
13 15 (4.20%) Java Developer
13 15 (4.20%) Test Analyst
14 14 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
15 12 (3.36%) Automation Test Analyst
16 10 (2.80%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.57%) Web Services
2 49 (13.73%) REST
3 46 (12.89%) .NET
4 34 (9.52%) HTML
5 23 (6.44%) Ajax
5 23 (6.44%) CSS
5 23 (6.44%) HTML5
6 19 (5.32%) Node.js
7 17 (4.76%) Gherkin
7 17 (4.76%) Java EE
8 16 (4.48%) Hibernate
8 16 (4.48%) Spring
9 13 (3.64%) JMS
9 13 (3.64%) RESTful
9 13 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
10 12 (3.36%) AngularJS
10 12 (3.36%) CSS3
10 12 (3.36%) JSON
10 12 (3.36%) XML
11 11 (3.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (12.89%) User Experience
3 23 (6.44%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (3.08%) Digital TV
5 11 (3.08%) MPEG
5 11 (3.08%) Psychology
5 11 (3.08%) STB
6 9 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.68%) CMDB
9 5 (1.40%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.12%) NHS
11 3 (0.84%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.84%) Minimum Viable Product
11 3 (0.84%) Telematics
12 2 (0.56%) iPhone
12 2 (0.56%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.56%) Social Media
12 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.44%) Linux
2 10 (2.80%) Windows
3 6 (1.68%) Android
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.12%) CentOS
5 4 (1.12%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.12%) Unix
6 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (83.47%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (51.54%) Scrum
3 66 (18.49%) BDD
4 63 (17.65%) TDD
5 57 (15.97%) Business Analysis
6 48 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (11.48%) Migration
8 39 (10.92%) Test Scripting
9 38 (10.64%) Kanban
9 38 (10.64%) Regression Testing
9 38 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (9.80%) Software Engineering
11 29 (8.12%) E-Commerce
12 28 (7.84%) Open Source
12 28 (7.84%) Project Management
12 28 (7.84%) Service Design
13 27 (7.56%) Coaching
13 27 (7.56%) Defect Tracking
13 27 (7.56%) Mentoring
14 23 (6.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 66 (18.49%) Java
2 39 (10.92%) C#
3 36 (10.08%) SQL
4 25 (7.00%) F#
5 21 (5.88%) C++
6 20 (5.60%) C
7 18 (5.04%) Groovy
7 18 (5.04%) PHP
8 17 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 12 (3.36%) Scala
10 11 (3.08%) Perl
11 8 (2.24%) Python
11 8 (2.24%) VBScript
12 6 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.40%) Ruby
14 4 (1.12%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.56%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.28%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 52 (14.57%) Security Cleared
2 40 (11.20%) SC Cleared
3 39 (10.92%) Degree
4 35 (9.80%) ISEB
5 20 (5.60%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.80%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.56%) CBAP
11 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.28%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.96%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) COBIT
2 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.28%) SDET
2 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.12%) Docker
2 4 (1.12%) vSphere
3 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (8.96%) Oracle
2 23 (6.44%) Rally
3 22 (6.16%) Atlassian
4 16 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.08%) VMware
6 7 (1.96%) Dell
7 6 (1.68%) BMC
7 6 (1.68%) HP
7 6 (1.68%) Remedy
8 5 (1.40%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.40%) SAP
9 4 (1.12%) Informatica
9 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.12%) SaltStack
10 3 (0.84%) CA
10 3 (0.84%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.84%) WSO2
11 2 (0.56%) Ericsson
11 2 (0.56%) Infor
11 2 (0.56%) Sun
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