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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 164 153 210
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +57
Contract jobs citing User Stories 90 96 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 1.07% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.47% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 45 25
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£375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.89% -3.91%
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
6906 6535 5827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.33% 72.77% 71.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3956 3616 3078
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 253 246
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 -9 31 £388 -13.77% 8
Berkshire -13 13 £338 +3.84% 3
Buckinghamshire +14 12 £355 +9.23% 1
Surrey +4 11 £325 -13.33% 8
West Sussex -11 10 £480 +50.00% 2
East Sussex -9 6 £400 - 5
Kent +4 3 £360 -4.00%
Oxfordshire -20 2 £350 +2.18% 5
Middlesex +5 1 £315 -29.01%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 154 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (40.11%) Scrum
3 40 (21.98%) TDD
4 39 (21.43%) Finance
5 33 (18.13%) Business Analysis
5 33 (18.13%) Waterfall
6 32 (17.58%) User Experience
7 30 (16.48%) Java
8 29 (15.93%) JIRA
9 26 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (13.19%) HTML
10 24 (13.19%) OO
11 23 (12.64%) JavaScript
11 23 (12.64%) Mobile App
12 22 (12.09%) Kanban
13 21 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (11.54%) BDD
14 20 (10.99%) CSS
14 20 (10.99%) Use Case
15 19 (10.44%) RESTful
15 19 (10.44%) UML
15 19 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (9.89%) AngularJS
16 18 (9.89%) Subversion
17 17 (9.34%) Web Development
17 17 (9.34%) HTTP
17 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
18 16 (8.79%) ISEB
19 15 (8.24%) Web Services
19 15 (8.24%) Publishing

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 13 (7.14%) Confluence
2 7 (3.85%) CMS
3 6 (3.30%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.65%) SAS
5 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.10%) Kentico
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Drupal
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.55%) Documentum
Applications
1 12 (6.59%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (4.95%) MS Excel
4 7 (3.85%) MS Office
5 2 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.20%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.34%) HTTP
2 5 (2.75%) Internet
3 4 (2.20%) AMQP
4 3 (1.65%) NAS
5 2 (1.10%) Broadband
6 1 (0.55%) MVNO
6 1 (0.55%) SSL
6 1 (0.55%) ATM
6 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 7 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 7 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.75%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.20%) SAP BW
3 4 (2.20%) SAP BI
3 4 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.20%) Big Data
4 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (15.93%) JIRA
2 18 (9.89%) Subversion
3 14 (7.69%) Ant
4 13 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 12 (6.59%) Git (software)
6 9 (4.95%) Maven
7 8 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (4.40%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.20%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.20%) JUnit
8 4 (2.20%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.20%) Mockito
8 4 (2.20%) Robotium
8 4 (2.20%) Gradle
8 4 (2.20%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.20%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.20%) Appium
9 3 (1.65%) Selenium
9 3 (1.65%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (21.43%) Finance
2 15 (8.24%) Publishing
3 8 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.30%) Games
5 5 (2.75%) Marketing
5 5 (2.75%) Automotive
5 5 (2.75%) Advertising
6 4 (2.20%) Retail
7 3 (1.65%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.65%) Back Office
8 2 (1.10%) Electronics
9 1 (0.55%) Banking
9 1 (0.55%) German Language
9 1 (0.55%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 108 (59.34%) Analyst
2 92 (50.55%) Business Analyst
3 41 (22.53%) Agile Business Analyst
4 36 (19.78%) Developer
5 13 (7.14%) Requirements Analyst
6 12 (6.59%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (6.04%) ScrumMaster
8 10 (5.49%) Android Developer
9 6 (3.30%) Architect
9 6 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.30%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.75%) UML Business Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) Business Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.20%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.20%) Consultant
11 4 (2.20%) UI Designer
11 4 (2.20%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 4 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.20%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.19%) HTML
2 20 (10.99%) CSS
3 19 (10.44%) RESTful
4 18 (9.89%) AngularJS
5 15 (8.24%) Web Services
6 12 (6.59%) HTML5
6 12 (6.59%) CSS3
6 12 (6.59%) Backbone.js
6 12 (6.59%) Android SDK
6 12 (6.59%) JSON
6 12 (6.59%) Dojo
7 11 (6.04%) DOM
8 10 (5.49%) .NET
9 8 (4.40%) jQuery
9 8 (4.40%) JNI
9 8 (4.40%) Android NDK
10 7 (3.85%) RoboGuice
10 7 (3.85%) REST
10 7 (3.85%) ASP.NET
11 6 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.58%) User Experience
2 23 (12.64%) Mobile App
3 19 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.65%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.65%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.10%) GIS
5 2 (1.10%) NHS
5 2 (1.10%) DTV
5 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.10%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.10%) Statistics
6 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.55%) Life Science
6 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.55%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.69%) Android
2 8 (4.40%) Linux
3 5 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.20%) Windows
5 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (40.11%) Scrum
3 40 (21.98%) TDD
4 33 (18.13%) Business Analysis
4 33 (18.13%) Waterfall
5 26 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (13.19%) OO
7 22 (12.09%) Kanban
8 21 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (11.54%) BDD
9 20 (10.99%) Use Case
10 19 (10.44%) UML
11 17 (9.34%) Web Development
12 15 (8.24%) SDLC
13 14 (7.69%) Unit Testing
13 14 (7.69%) Test Scripting
14 12 (6.59%) E-Commerce
14 12 (6.59%) Automated Testing
15 10 (5.49%) CRM
15 10 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.48%) Java
2 23 (12.64%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.14%) C#
4 12 (6.59%) SQL
5 4 (2.20%) Ruby
6 3 (1.65%) Groovy
6 3 (1.65%) Scala
7 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.10%) R
8 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.55%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.55%) Python
8 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (8.79%) ISEB
2 8 (4.40%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.40%) Degree
3 4 (2.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.20%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) CBAP
4 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.20%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.85%) Puppet
2 6 (3.30%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.95%) Atlassian
2 9 (4.95%) Oracle
3 6 (3.30%) SAP
3 6 (3.30%) Twitter
4 4 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.20%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.65%) CODA
6 2 (1.10%) Cognos
6 2 (1.10%) HP
6 2 (1.10%) Google
7 1 (0.55%) Nintex
7 1 (0.55%) WSO2
7 1 (0.55%) hybris
7 1 (0.55%) Teradata
7 1 (0.55%) Apple
7 1 (0.55%) Informatica
7 1 (0.55%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.55%) ESRI
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Rate: £325 per day
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Negotiable depending upon experience
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