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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 155 204 179
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -25
Contract jobs citing User Stories 88 27 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.31% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.43% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 9 59
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£408 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £516 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
6684 6212 7076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.85% 71.33% 71.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3468 3352
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 248 325
Average hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.38 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +12 27 £375 - 8
Berkshire +37 24 £420 -4.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +19 16 £438 - 2
Surrey +2 9 £425 +25.92% 13
East Sussex -5 7 £450 +12.50% 2
Kent - 1 £425 - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 177 (91.24%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (44.33%) Scrum
3 50 (25.77%) Business Analysis
4 46 (23.71%) Finance
5 40 (20.62%) E-Commerce
6 39 (20.10%) Mobile App
7 36 (18.56%) User Experience
7 36 (18.56%) BDD
8 32 (16.49%) JIRA
9 29 (14.95%) HTML
10 28 (14.43%) Marketing
11 24 (12.37%) Web Services
12 23 (11.86%) JavaScript
12 23 (11.86%) OO
12 23 (11.86%) TDD
12 23 (11.86%) Kanban
13 22 (11.34%) RESTful
14 21 (10.82%) Waterfall
14 21 (10.82%) Java
14 21 (10.82%) CSS
15 20 (10.31%) SQL
15 20 (10.31%) UML
15 20 (10.31%) HTTP
16 19 (9.79%) Use Case
17 18 (9.28%) DOM
17 18 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (8.76%) HTML5
19 16 (8.25%) QA
19 16 (8.25%) Dojo
19 16 (8.25%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (4.12%) Confluence
2 6 (3.09%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.58%) CMS
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Spatial
5 2 (1.03%) IIS
5 2 (1.03%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.52%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (5.67%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.06%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (2.06%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.31%) HTTP
2 4 (2.06%) Internet
3 3 (1.55%) DAB
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.09%) SAP BW
3 6 (3.09%) SAP BI
4 5 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.06%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.55%) MySQL
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) DB2
8 1 (0.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 32 (16.49%) JIRA
2 15 (7.73%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.19%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.67%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.15%) SoapUI
6 7 (3.61%) SpecFlow
6 7 (3.61%) Subversion
6 7 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.61%) Selenium
7 4 (2.06%) Axure RP
7 4 (2.06%) Maven
7 4 (2.06%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (2.06%) JUnit
8 3 (1.55%) Behat
8 3 (1.55%) Hudson
8 3 (1.55%) Ant
8 3 (1.55%) JMeter
8 3 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.55%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.03%) WinRunner
General
1 46 (23.71%) Finance
2 28 (14.43%) Marketing
3 14 (7.22%) Retail
4 11 (5.67%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.12%) Publishing
6 6 (3.09%) Banking
7 4 (2.06%) French Language
7 4 (2.06%) Legal
8 3 (1.55%) Automotive
9 2 (1.03%) Electronics
9 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 127 (65.46%) Analyst
2 102 (52.58%) Business Analyst
3 54 (27.84%) Agile Business Analyst
4 26 (13.40%) Developer
5 17 (8.76%) Lead Business Analyst
6 16 (8.25%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (7.22%) Requirements Analyst
8 12 (6.19%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.64%) Product Owner
9 9 (4.64%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) ScrumMaster
10 8 (4.12%) Systems Analyst
10 8 (4.12%) Architect
11 7 (3.61%) Consultant
11 7 (3.61%) Business Systems Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Business Consultant
11 7 (3.61%) Systems Architect
11 7 (3.61%) Business Architect
11 7 (3.61%) Product Manager
12 5 (2.58%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.95%) HTML
2 24 (12.37%) Web Services
3 22 (11.34%) RESTful
4 21 (10.82%) CSS
5 18 (9.28%) DOM
6 17 (8.76%) HTML5
7 16 (8.25%) Dojo
7 16 (8.25%) CSS3
7 16 (8.25%) Backbone.js
7 16 (8.25%) AngularJS
8 15 (7.73%) .NET
9 9 (4.64%) SOAP
10 7 (3.61%) Spring
11 5 (2.58%) Ajax
11 5 (2.58%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.06%) jQuery
12 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET
12 4 (2.06%) XML
13 3 (1.55%) Gherkin
13 3 (1.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.10%) Mobile App
2 36 (18.56%) User Experience
3 18 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.12%) FMCG
4 8 (4.12%) Open Source
5 7 (3.61%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.58%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.55%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.03%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.03%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.03%) DTV
8 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.12%) Linux
2 7 (3.61%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.55%) Android
4 2 (1.03%) Windows
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) UNIX
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (91.24%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (44.33%) Scrum
3 50 (25.77%) Business Analysis
4 40 (20.62%) E-Commerce
5 36 (18.56%) BDD
6 23 (11.86%) OO
6 23 (11.86%) TDD
6 23 (11.86%) Kanban
7 21 (10.82%) Waterfall
8 20 (10.31%) UML
9 19 (9.79%) Use Case
10 16 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (7.22%) Test Automation
12 12 (6.19%) Web Development
12 12 (6.19%) B2B
13 11 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (5.67%) CRM
13 11 (5.67%) Requirements Analysis
14 9 (4.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.86%) JavaScript
2 21 (10.82%) Java
3 20 (10.31%) SQL
4 8 (4.12%) C#
5 4 (2.06%) Ruby
5 4 (2.06%) PHP
5 4 (2.06%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.06%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.55%) Python
6 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.03%) Groovy
7 2 (1.03%) Scala
7 2 (1.03%) Perl
8 1 (0.52%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.52%) VBA
8 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.52%) PHP5
8 1 (0.52%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 10 (5.15%) Degree
2 6 (3.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.09%) ISTQB
2 6 (3.09%) ISEB
3 5 (2.58%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.52%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.25%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.03%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.09%) Puppet
1 6 (3.09%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (7.22%) Oracle
2 10 (5.15%) SAP
3 7 (3.61%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.09%) VMware
5 5 (2.58%) Adobe
6 4 (2.06%) Capita
7 2 (1.03%) ESRI
8 1 (0.52%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.52%) CODA
8 1 (0.52%) Cadence
8 1 (0.52%) Teradata
8 1 (0.52%) Ab Initio
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