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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 103 165 158
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 175 99 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.98% 1.03% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.29% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 72 55
Median daily rate £410 £365 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.32% -4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £448 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £399 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -1.54%
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
7206 7649 6953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.54% 79.89% 76.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4361 4568 3825
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 245 251
Median hourly rate £39.50 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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
West Sussex +34 52 £425 -10.52%
Hampshire +16 37 £425 +14.86% 5
Berkshire 0 32 £375 +5.63% 6
Surrey +8 19 £463 +23.33% 4
East Sussex +24 15 £350 +1.89% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 10 £413 +3.12%
Oxfordshire +6 4 £425 +11.84% 1
Middlesex -5 2 £550 +74.60%
Sussex - 2 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 268 (85.62%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (51.44%) Scrum
3 58 (18.53%) Java
3 58 (18.53%) TDD
4 56 (17.89%) BDD
5 52 (16.61%) REST
6 49 (15.65%) Business Analysis
7 48 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (14.38%) Selenium
8 45 (14.38%) SQL
9 44 (14.06%) JIRA
10 42 (13.42%) User Experience
11 41 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
12 40 (12.78%) Degree
13 39 (12.46%) Migration
13 39 (12.46%) Web Services
14 37 (11.82%) Finance
14 37 (11.82%) Git (software)
15 36 (11.50%) .NET
16 35 (11.18%) Security Cleared
17 34 (10.86%) C#
17 34 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 33 (10.54%) Regression Testing
19 32 (10.22%) HTML
19 32 (10.22%) Software Engineering
20 31 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
20 31 (9.90%) Jenkins
21 30 (9.58%) Test Scripting
21 30 (9.58%) ISEB
22 28 (8.95%) SC Cleared

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 27 (8.63%) Confluence
2 14 (4.47%) IIS
3 9 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.60%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.28%) CMS
5 4 (1.28%) JBoss
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 6 (1.92%) MS Office
2 3 (0.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.96%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.24%) Boomi
4 4 (1.28%) iPaaS
5 3 (0.96%) AtomSphere
6 2 (0.64%) PaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Force.com
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.07%) HTTP
2 17 (5.43%) DVB
3 5 (1.60%) Skype
4 3 (0.96%) Internet
5 1 (0.32%) 3G
5 1 (0.32%) GSM
5 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.39%) NoSQL
2 11 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (1.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.28%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.28%) VoltDB
6 3 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.96%) GIS
6 3 (0.96%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.96%) MySQL
6 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.64%) Big Data
7 2 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 45 (14.38%) Selenium
2 44 (14.06%) JIRA
3 37 (11.82%) Git (software)
4 31 (9.90%) Jenkins
4 31 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (7.35%) SpecFlow
6 22 (7.03%) WebDriver
7 19 (6.07%) JMeter
7 19 (6.07%) Maven
7 19 (6.07%) SoapUI
8 18 (5.75%) Cucumber
9 17 (5.43%) Oracle APEX
10 16 (5.11%) JUnit
11 13 (4.15%) Ant
11 13 (4.15%) Gradle
12 12 (3.83%) Hudson
12 12 (3.83%) jMock
13 9 (2.88%) HP UFT
14 8 (2.56%) TeamCity
15 6 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (11.82%) Finance
2 24 (7.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.19%) Retail
4 7 (2.24%) Marketing
4 7 (2.24%) Publishing
5 5 (1.60%) Automotive
6 4 (1.28%) Games
6 4 (1.28%) Military
7 3 (0.96%) Banking
8 2 (0.64%) French Language
8 2 (0.64%) Legal
8 2 (0.64%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Front Office
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 126 (40.26%) Analyst
2 105 (33.55%) Business Analyst
3 44 (14.06%) Developer
4 34 (10.86%) Agile Business Analyst
5 24 (7.67%) Tester
6 22 (7.03%) Consultant
6 22 (7.03%) Digital Analyst
6 22 (7.03%) Digital Business Analyst
7 21 (6.71%) Scrum Master
8 20 (6.39%) Developer in Test
9 19 (6.07%) Automation Tester
10 16 (5.11%) Java Developer
10 16 (5.11%) Product Owner
10 16 (5.11%) Test Automation Developer
10 16 (5.11%) User Researcher
11 15 (4.79%) Test Engineer
12 14 (4.47%) Test Automation Engineer
13 13 (4.15%) Test Analyst
14 12 (3.83%) Systems Analyst
15 10 (3.19%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (16.61%) REST
2 39 (12.46%) Web Services
3 36 (11.50%) .NET
4 32 (10.22%) HTML
5 22 (7.03%) HTML5
6 20 (6.39%) Ajax
7 19 (6.07%) Node.js
8 16 (5.11%) Java EE
9 15 (4.79%) CSS
9 15 (4.79%) Hibernate
9 15 (4.79%) Spring
10 14 (4.47%) Gherkin
11 12 (3.83%) JMS
11 12 (3.83%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (3.83%) XML
12 11 (3.51%) SOAP
13 10 (3.19%) ASP.NET
13 10 (3.19%) JSON
14 8 (2.56%) jQuery
15 6 (1.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.42%) User Experience
2 41 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.67%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.43%) Digital TV
4 17 (5.43%) MPEG
4 17 (5.43%) STB
5 11 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (3.51%) Psychology
6 9 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.92%) CMDB
9 3 (0.96%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.96%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.96%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (0.96%) NHS
10 2 (0.64%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.64%) iPhone
10 2 (0.64%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.64%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.79%) Linux
2 5 (1.60%) Android
2 5 (1.60%) Oracle Linux
2 5 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (1.28%) CentOS
3 4 (1.28%) Ubuntu
3 4 (1.28%) Unix
4 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.64%) Windows
4 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (85.62%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (51.44%) Scrum
3 58 (18.53%) TDD
4 56 (17.89%) BDD
5 49 (15.65%) Business Analysis
6 48 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (12.46%) Migration
8 34 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (10.54%) Regression Testing
10 32 (10.22%) Software Engineering
11 30 (9.58%) Test Scripting
12 28 (8.95%) Service Design
13 27 (8.63%) Kanban
14 25 (7.99%) Coaching
15 24 (7.67%) Mentoring
16 23 (7.35%) Data Analysis
16 23 (7.35%) E-Commerce
17 22 (7.03%) Open Source
17 22 (7.03%) Project Management
17 22 (7.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 58 (18.53%) Java
2 45 (14.38%) SQL
3 34 (10.86%) C#
4 27 (8.63%) C++
5 22 (7.03%) C
6 20 (6.39%) F#
7 15 (4.79%) Groovy
8 13 (4.15%) JavaScript
8 13 (4.15%) PHP
9 10 (3.19%) Perl
10 9 (2.88%) Python
11 8 (2.56%) VBScript
12 6 (1.92%) Scala
12 6 (1.92%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.60%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.28%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.28%) Ruby
15 3 (0.96%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (12.78%) Degree
2 35 (11.18%) Security Cleared
3 30 (9.58%) ISEB
4 28 (8.95%) SC Cleared
5 17 (5.43%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.24%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.64%) CBAP
9 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.67%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.32%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.28%) Docker
2 4 (1.28%) vSphere
3 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (8.31%) Oracle
2 19 (6.07%) Atlassian
3 18 (5.75%) Rally
4 16 (5.11%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.24%) Dell
6 6 (1.92%) BMC
6 6 (1.92%) HP
6 6 (1.92%) Remedy
6 6 (1.92%) SAP
7 5 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.28%) Informatica
8 4 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.28%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.96%) Infor
9 3 (0.96%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.96%) VMware
9 3 (0.96%) WSO2
10 2 (0.64%) CA
10 2 (0.64%) Sun
10 2 (0.64%) Tableau
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