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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 164 190 207
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +17
Contract jobs citing User Stories 92 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.78% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 25 23
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.80% +24.61%
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
7186 5989 6139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.23% 70.41% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4042 3263 2982
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 236 335
Average hourly rate £21.99 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 - 25 £346 - 5
Berkshire +18 20 £308 -18.00% 5
Oxfordshire - 20 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire -3 13 £375 +15.38% 2
Surrey -22 7 £438 +20.68% 7
Kent -2 2 £413 +3.12%
West Sussex -7 1 - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 153 (88.95%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (58.14%) Scrum
3 49 (28.49%) Business Analysis
4 45 (26.16%) JIRA
5 41 (23.84%) E-Commerce
6 40 (23.26%) BDD
7 39 (22.67%) Finance
8 29 (16.86%) HTML
9 27 (15.70%) Java
10 25 (14.53%) Oracle
10 25 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (14.53%) Kanban
11 24 (13.95%) Publishing
12 22 (12.79%) User Experience
13 21 (12.21%) TDD
14 18 (10.47%) CSS
14 18 (10.47%) UML
14 18 (10.47%) RESTful
15 17 (9.88%) Waterfall
15 17 (9.88%) Jenkins
15 17 (9.88%) Web Services
16 16 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (9.30%) Web Development
16 16 (9.30%) Oracle Database
17 15 (8.72%) Mobile App
17 15 (8.72%) Spring
17 15 (8.72%) SQL
18 14 (8.14%) Workflow
18 14 (8.14%) CMS
18 14 (8.14%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 14 (8.14%) CMS
2 10 (5.81%) Confluence
3 9 (5.23%) Apache
4 8 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.65%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.07%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (4.07%) Alfresco
6 5 (2.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.74%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (1.16%) IIS
8 2 (1.16%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.58%) WordPress
9 1 (0.58%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.58%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 13 (7.56%) MS Visio
2 9 (5.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.07%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.33%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (2.33%) MS Office
5 2 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.07%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.65%) HTTP
2 3 (1.74%) Internet
2 3 (1.74%) DAB
3 1 (0.58%) Firewall
3 1 (0.58%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.30%) Oracle Database
2 12 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (5.23%) MySQL
3 9 (5.23%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.23%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.49%) SAP BI
5 6 (3.49%) SAP BW
6 5 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.74%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.74%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.58%) DB2
9 1 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 45 (26.16%) JIRA
2 17 (9.88%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.98%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.40%) Subversion
5 9 (5.23%) Maven
6 8 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.07%) Cucumber
7 7 (4.07%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (3.49%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.33%) Axure RP
9 4 (2.33%) Selenium
9 4 (2.33%) JUnit
10 3 (1.74%) JMeter
10 3 (1.74%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.74%) Hudson
10 3 (1.74%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.58%) Ant
General
1 39 (22.67%) Finance
2 24 (13.95%) Publishing
3 11 (6.40%) Marketing
4 10 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.07%) Retail
6 6 (3.49%) Automotive
7 5 (2.91%) Legal
7 5 (2.91%) Banking
8 4 (2.33%) French Language
8 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.74%) Electronics
9 3 (1.74%) German Language
10 1 (0.58%) Law
10 1 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 115 (66.86%) Analyst
2 95 (55.23%) Business Analyst
3 59 (34.30%) Agile Business Analyst
4 23 (13.37%) Developer
5 14 (8.14%) Requirements Analyst
6 13 (7.56%) Lead Business Analyst
7 11 (6.40%) ScrumMaster
8 9 (5.23%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 9 (5.23%) Financial Business Analyst
8 9 (5.23%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.65%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.07%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.07%) Product Manager
11 6 (3.49%) Designer
12 5 (2.91%) UX Designer
12 5 (2.91%) Product Owner
12 5 (2.91%) Oracle Developer
12 5 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (2.33%) Senior Business Analyst
13 4 (2.33%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.86%) HTML
2 18 (10.47%) CSS
2 18 (10.47%) RESTful
3 17 (9.88%) Web Services
4 15 (8.72%) Spring
5 13 (7.56%) SOAP
5 13 (7.56%) .NET
5 13 (7.56%) HTML5
6 12 (6.98%) XML
7 11 (6.40%) JSON
8 9 (5.23%) CSS3
9 8 (4.65%) EJB
9 8 (4.65%) Java EE
9 8 (4.65%) jQuery
9 8 (4.65%) EJB 3.0
9 8 (4.65%) Hibernate
10 6 (3.49%) Ajax
11 4 (2.33%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.33%) Middleware
11 4 (2.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.79%) User Experience
2 15 (8.72%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.07%) Algorithms
4 7 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.91%) Open Source
5 5 (2.91%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.74%) DTV
7 2 (1.16%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.58%) STB
8 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.23%) Linux
2 8 (4.65%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (1.74%) Android
3 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.16%) Windows
5 1 (0.58%) UNIX
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (88.95%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (58.14%) Scrum
3 49 (28.49%) Business Analysis
4 41 (23.84%) E-Commerce
5 40 (23.26%) BDD
6 25 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (14.53%) Kanban
7 21 (12.21%) TDD
8 18 (10.47%) UML
9 17 (9.88%) Waterfall
10 16 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (9.30%) Web Development
11 14 (8.14%) Use Case
11 14 (8.14%) Workflow
12 13 (7.56%) OO
13 12 (6.98%) B2B
13 12 (6.98%) Software Engineering
14 10 (5.81%) Requirements Analysis
15 9 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (5.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.70%) Java
2 15 (8.72%) SQL
3 12 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.49%) C#
5 5 (2.91%) Groovy
5 5 (2.91%) Scala
5 5 (2.91%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.74%) Python
7 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.74%) Perl
8 2 (1.16%) PHP
8 2 (1.16%) C
8 2 (1.16%) VBScript
8 2 (1.16%) VB
9 1 (0.58%) PHP5
9 1 (0.58%) PHP4
9 1 (0.58%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (8.14%) Degree
2 13 (7.56%) ISEB
3 8 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.07%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.58%) PMP
8 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.74%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.91%) Puppet
1 5 (2.91%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (14.53%) Oracle
2 12 (6.98%) SAP
3 10 (5.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.91%) Adobe
5 4 (2.33%) VMware
6 2 (1.16%) HP
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.58%) CODA
7 1 (0.58%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.58%) Cadence
7 1 (0.58%) Teradata
7 1 (0.58%) Rackspace
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