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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 98 174 169
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 161 100 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.09% 1.05% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.32% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 65 74
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
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
6177 7599 7495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.00% 79.70% 76.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3663 4488 4209
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 313 284
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Hampshire +46 67 £450 +20.00% 7
Berkshire +18 29 £450 +23.28% 1
West Sussex +33 26 £450 +28.57% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 9 £338 +3.84% 1
East Sussex +11 9 £325 -7.14% 2
Oxfordshire -9 6 £466 -20.68% 3
Surrey +13 4 £450 +9.09%
Middlesex 0 4 £348 -4.13%
Kent - 4 £445 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 291 (80.17%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (50.69%) Scrum
3 70 (19.28%) Security Cleared
4 67 (18.46%) JIRA
5 66 (18.18%) Selenium
6 65 (17.91%) TDD
7 60 (16.53%) BDD
8 58 (15.98%) Service Management
8 58 (15.98%) Java
9 57 (15.70%) Kanban
10 55 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 50 (13.77%) SC Cleared
12 48 (13.22%) Test Scripting
13 45 (12.40%) QA
13 45 (12.40%) Linux
14 44 (12.12%) HTML
14 44 (12.12%) Business Analysis
14 44 (12.12%) IaaS
15 43 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
16 42 (11.57%) Git (software)
16 42 (11.57%) VMware
17 41 (11.29%) CSS
17 41 (11.29%) Web Services
18 40 (11.02%) Oracle
19 39 (10.74%) JavaScript
20 38 (10.47%) Confluence
20 38 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
21 36 (9.92%) Performance Testing
21 36 (9.92%) Jenkins
21 36 (9.92%) Software Engineering

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 38 (10.47%) Confluence
2 8 (2.20%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.93%) IIS
4 5 (1.38%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.28%) Apache
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.28%) GemFire
7 1 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (3.31%) MS Office
2 3 (0.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) InVision
Business Applications
1 16 (4.41%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.12%) IaaS
2 35 (9.64%) PaaS
3 12 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.75%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.55%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.03%) Firewall
2 5 (1.38%) HTTP
3 3 (0.83%) DVB
4 1 (0.28%) AMQP
4 1 (0.28%) Broadband
4 1 (0.28%) CHAP
4 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.28%) Extranet
4 1 (0.28%) Internet
4 1 (0.28%) SSL
4 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.23%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 10 (2.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 10 (2.75%) Oracle Database
2 10 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (2.75%) Oracle Database 12c
3 9 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.20%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.65%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.65%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.38%) Big Data
6 5 (1.38%) GIS
7 4 (1.10%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.10%) HBase
7 4 (1.10%) MySQL
8 3 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 67 (18.46%) JIRA
2 66 (18.18%) Selenium
3 55 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (11.57%) Git (software)
5 36 (9.92%) Jenkins
6 28 (7.71%) SpecFlow
7 21 (5.79%) Cucumber
7 21 (5.79%) WebDriver
8 19 (5.23%) Oracle APEX
9 18 (4.96%) SoapUI
10 15 (4.13%) Gatling
10 15 (4.13%) TeamCity
11 13 (3.58%) HP UFT
12 12 (3.31%) JUnit
13 11 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (2.48%) JMeter
15 8 (2.20%) Gradle
15 8 (2.20%) Visual Studio
16 7 (1.93%) Ant
16 7 (1.93%) Maven
General
1 26 (7.16%) Finance
2 19 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.58%) Marketing
3 13 (3.58%) Retail
4 12 (3.31%) Games
5 11 (3.03%) Military
6 7 (1.93%) Automotive
6 7 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.93%) Publishing
7 5 (1.38%) Electronics
8 4 (1.10%) Legal
9 3 (0.83%) Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 135 (37.19%) Analyst
2 114 (31.40%) Business Analyst
3 41 (11.29%) Developer
4 38 (10.47%) Tester
5 31 (8.54%) Agile Business Analyst
6 30 (8.26%) Automation Tester
7 19 (5.23%) Consultant
8 15 (4.13%) User Researcher
9 14 (3.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 14 (3.86%) Scrum Master
9 14 (3.86%) Test Analyst
10 13 (3.58%) Product Owner
10 13 (3.58%) Technical Business Analyst
11 12 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
11 12 (3.31%) Test Engineer
12 10 (2.75%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
13 9 (2.48%) Data Business Analyst
13 9 (2.48%) Oracle Developer
14 8 (2.20%) QA Engineer
14 8 (2.20%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.12%) HTML
2 41 (11.29%) CSS
2 41 (11.29%) Web Services
3 30 (8.26%) RESTful
4 28 (7.71%) .NET
5 26 (7.16%) AngularJS
6 24 (6.61%) HTML5
7 23 (6.34%) Gherkin
7 23 (6.34%) Node.js
8 21 (5.79%) CSS3
9 19 (5.23%) jQuery
10 18 (4.96%) Ajax
11 17 (4.68%) REST
11 17 (4.68%) Sass
12 15 (4.13%) LESS
12 15 (4.13%) Spring
13 11 (3.03%) Hibernate
13 11 (3.03%) JSON
13 11 (3.03%) Middleware
14 10 (2.75%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.54%) User Experience
3 20 (5.51%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.68%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.20%) Psychology
7 7 (1.93%) CMDB
8 6 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.38%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.38%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.83%) Digital TV
10 3 (0.83%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (0.83%) MPEG
10 3 (0.83%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.83%) Social Network
10 3 (0.83%) STB
11 2 (0.55%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.55%) iPhone
11 2 (0.55%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.55%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.40%) Linux
2 32 (8.82%) Windows
3 11 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.75%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (1.93%) Android
6 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.28%) Unix
7 1 (0.28%) VMS
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (80.17%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (50.69%) Scrum
3 65 (17.91%) TDD
4 60 (16.53%) BDD
5 58 (15.98%) Service Management
6 57 (15.70%) Kanban
7 48 (13.22%) Test Scripting
8 44 (12.12%) Business Analysis
9 38 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (9.92%) Performance Testing
10 36 (9.92%) Software Engineering
11 34 (9.37%) Automated Testing
11 34 (9.37%) ITIL
11 34 (9.37%) Software Testing
12 33 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
13 32 (8.82%) Regression Testing
14 29 (7.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (7.71%) Test Automation
16 27 (7.44%) Migration
17 26 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.98%) Java
2 39 (10.74%) JavaScript
3 33 (9.09%) C#
4 28 (7.71%) SQL
5 27 (7.44%) F#
6 25 (6.89%) Scala
7 18 (4.96%) C++
7 18 (4.96%) Groovy
8 13 (3.58%) Perl
8 13 (3.58%) VBScript
9 11 (3.03%) C
9 11 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.75%) PHP
10 10 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.48%) Python
12 3 (0.83%) Ruby
13 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.55%) R
13 2 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 70 (19.28%) Security Cleared
2 50 (13.77%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.99%) Degree
4 28 (7.71%) ISEB
5 10 (2.75%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.48%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.40%) QA
2 8 (2.20%) WCAG
3 3 (0.83%) WAI
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) SDET
5 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.83%) Docker
2 3 (0.83%) HDFS
2 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.38%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.83%) Puppet
4 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 42 (11.57%) VMware
2 40 (11.02%) Oracle
3 20 (5.51%) Atlassian
3 20 (5.51%) CA Agile Central
4 19 (5.23%) HP
5 17 (4.68%) Microsoft
6 15 (4.13%) CA
7 11 (3.03%) BMC
7 11 (3.03%) Cisco
8 10 (2.75%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.20%) SAP
9 8 (2.20%) Splunk
10 6 (1.65%) ArcSight
10 6 (1.65%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.65%) Intel Security
10 6 (1.65%) SolarWinds
10 6 (1.65%) Symantec
11 5 (1.38%) Remedy
12 3 (0.83%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.83%) Tableau
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