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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 165 209 154
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -55
Contract jobs citing User Stories 81 36 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 0.41% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.56% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 18 61
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£413 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £318 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -
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
6729 6375 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.52% 71.86% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3766 3478 3316
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 251 328
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Berkshire +26 21 £420 -11.57% 3
Surrey +12 15 £400 +8.10% 6
Hampshire -2 15 £378 +25.83% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 14 £400 +60.00% 2
East Sussex -1 8 £450 +17.26%
West Sussex -1 4 £413 +26.92% 1
Middlesex -1 2 £438 +3.55%
Oxfordshire - 2 £330 - 5
Kent - - - - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 90 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (38.98%) Scrum
3 40 (22.60%) Business Analysis
3 40 (22.60%) Finance
4 38 (21.47%) Mobile App
5 35 (19.77%) E-Commerce
6 31 (17.51%) BDD
7 28 (15.82%) Marketing
8 26 (14.69%) HTML
9 25 (14.12%) OO
10 23 (12.99%) Web Services
11 22 (12.43%) UML
11 22 (12.43%) JavaScript
11 22 (12.43%) JIRA
12 21 (11.86%) RESTful
12 21 (11.86%) CSS
13 20 (11.30%) DOM
13 20 (11.30%) HTTP
14 19 (10.73%) HTML5
14 19 (10.73%) Use Case
15 18 (10.17%) Dojo
15 18 (10.17%) CSS3
15 18 (10.17%) Backbone.js
15 18 (10.17%) AngularJS
15 18 (10.17%) TDD
16 17 (9.60%) SQL
16 17 (9.60%) Waterfall
16 17 (9.60%) QA
16 17 (9.60%) Kanban
17 14 (7.91%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (2.82%) Confluence
2 4 (2.26%) CMS
2 4 (2.26%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.56%) WordPress
4 1 (0.56%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.26%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.13%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.26%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.30%) HTTP
2 4 (2.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.26%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.26%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.26%) SAP BI
3 4 (2.26%) SAP BW
3 4 (2.26%) MySQL
4 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 22 (12.43%) JIRA
2 13 (7.34%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.65%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.52%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.95%) SpecFlow
5 7 (3.95%) SoapUI
6 5 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.82%) Subversion
7 4 (2.26%) Selenium
7 4 (2.26%) Behat
7 4 (2.26%) Axure RP
8 3 (1.69%) Hudson
8 3 (1.69%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.69%) Ant
8 3 (1.69%) Maven
9 2 (1.13%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.13%) WinRunner
9 2 (1.13%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (22.60%) Finance
2 28 (15.82%) Marketing
3 13 (7.34%) Retail
4 11 (6.21%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.95%) Publishing
6 5 (2.82%) Banking
7 4 (2.26%) French Language
8 3 (1.69%) Legal
9 2 (1.13%) Electronics
9 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.56%) Front Office
10 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 115 (64.97%) Analyst
2 95 (53.67%) Business Analyst
3 43 (24.29%) Agile Business Analyst
4 26 (14.69%) Developer
5 18 (10.17%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (9.60%) Lead Business Analyst
7 10 (5.65%) Test Analyst
8 9 (5.08%) Architect
8 9 (5.08%) Systems Analyst
8 9 (5.08%) Requirements Analyst
9 8 (4.52%) Business Systems Analyst
9 8 (4.52%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Consultant
10 7 (3.95%) Product Manager
10 7 (3.95%) Business Consultant
10 7 (3.95%) Systems Architect
10 7 (3.95%) Business Architect
10 7 (3.95%) Product Owner
11 5 (2.82%) Designer
11 5 (2.82%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.69%) HTML
2 23 (12.99%) Web Services
3 21 (11.86%) RESTful
3 21 (11.86%) CSS
4 20 (11.30%) DOM
5 19 (10.73%) HTML5
6 18 (10.17%) Dojo
6 18 (10.17%) CSS3
6 18 (10.17%) Backbone.js
6 18 (10.17%) AngularJS
7 13 (7.34%) .NET
8 8 (4.52%) SOAP
9 5 (2.82%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.82%) XML
10 4 (2.26%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.69%) WCF
11 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
12 2 (1.13%) Spring
12 2 (1.13%) JMS
12 2 (1.13%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 38 (21.47%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.52%) FMCG
3 7 (3.95%) Open Source
4 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.69%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.13%) DTV
6 2 (1.13%) Statistics
7 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.82%) Oracle Linux
1 5 (2.82%) Linux
2 3 (1.69%) Android
2 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (38.98%) Scrum
3 40 (22.60%) Business Analysis
4 35 (19.77%) E-Commerce
5 31 (17.51%) BDD
6 25 (14.12%) OO
7 22 (12.43%) UML
8 19 (10.73%) Use Case
9 18 (10.17%) TDD
10 17 (9.60%) Waterfall
10 17 (9.60%) Kanban
11 14 (7.91%) CRM
12 13 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (6.78%) Test Automation
13 12 (6.78%) B2B
14 10 (5.65%) Web Development
15 9 (5.08%) Digital Marketing
15 9 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (5.08%) Content Management
16 8 (4.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.43%) JavaScript
2 17 (9.60%) SQL
3 14 (7.91%) Java
4 6 (3.39%) C#
5 5 (2.82%) PHP
6 4 (2.26%) Ruby
7 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.69%) Python
8 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.13%) PHP5
9 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.56%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.56%) PHP4
9 1 (0.56%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (5.65%) ISEB
1 10 (5.65%) Degree
2 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.60%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.56%) vSphere
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) Puppet
1 5 (2.82%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (6.21%) Oracle
2 7 (3.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.39%) SAP
4 4 (2.26%) VMware
4 4 (2.26%) Adobe
4 4 (2.26%) Capita
5 2 (1.13%) ESRI
6 1 (0.56%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.56%) CODA
6 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.56%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.56%) Teradata
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