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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 159 183 208
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +25
Contract jobs citing User Stories 102 70 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 0.72% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.01% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 35 22
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £251 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-81.86% +500.00%
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
7561 6953 5999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.13% 71.86% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4265 3871 3116
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 278 266
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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
Berkshire +1 29 £400 +6.66% 12
Hampshire -12 26 £388 -18.31% 6
West Sussex - 12 £480 - 2
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £355 +9.23% 1
East Sussex +6 10 £388 +3.33%
Surrey +3 10 £325 -13.33% 8
Kent - 2 £348 - 1
Oxfordshire -21 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £413 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 164 (84.54%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (39.69%) Scrum
3 44 (22.68%) Waterfall
4 40 (20.62%) Finance
5 39 (20.10%) Business Analysis
6 36 (18.56%) Java
7 34 (17.53%) TDD
8 33 (17.01%) User Experience
9 31 (15.98%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (15.46%) JIRA
10 30 (15.46%) HTML
11 28 (14.43%) OO
12 25 (12.89%) Web Services
13 24 (12.37%) CSS
13 24 (12.37%) JavaScript
13 24 (12.37%) ISEB
13 24 (12.37%) RESTful
14 23 (11.86%) UML
14 23 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (11.34%) Publishing
15 22 (11.34%) Microsoft
15 22 (11.34%) Kanban
15 22 (11.34%) BDD
15 22 (11.34%) Mobile App
16 20 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (10.31%) Web Development
16 20 (10.31%) Subversion
17 18 (9.28%) JSON
17 18 (9.28%) Jenkins
18 17 (8.76%) AngularJS

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 11 (5.67%) Confluence
2 10 (5.15%) CMS
3 9 (4.64%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.55%) Alfresco
5 3 (1.55%) Apache
5 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.03%) Kentico
6 2 (1.03%) SAS
6 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.52%) Lync
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.52%) Drupal
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.52%) Documentum
Applications
1 13 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.67%) MS Office
3 9 (4.64%) MS Visio
3 9 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.76%) HTTP
2 6 (3.09%) Internet
3 4 (2.06%) AMQP
4 3 (1.55%) NAS
5 2 (1.03%) Broadband
6 1 (0.52%) ATM
6 1 (0.52%) Firewall
6 1 (0.52%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.19%) MongoDB
1 12 (6.19%) NoSQL
2 10 (5.15%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.58%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.06%) Big Data
4 4 (2.06%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.55%) MySQL
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (15.46%) JIRA
2 20 (10.31%) Subversion
3 18 (9.28%) Jenkins
4 14 (7.22%) Ant
5 13 (6.70%) Git (software)
6 12 (6.19%) Maven
7 8 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (3.61%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.06%) Appium
9 4 (2.06%) SpecFlow
9 4 (2.06%) Robotium
9 4 (2.06%) Gradle
9 4 (2.06%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.06%) Mercurial
9 4 (2.06%) Mockito
9 4 (2.06%) JUnit
9 4 (2.06%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.03%) Axure RP
General
1 40 (20.62%) Finance
2 22 (11.34%) Publishing
3 11 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.09%) Automotive
5 5 (2.58%) Games
5 5 (2.58%) Marketing
5 5 (2.58%) German Language
5 5 (2.58%) Advertising
6 4 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.55%) Back Office
7 3 (1.55%) Banking
7 3 (1.55%) Retail
7 3 (1.55%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.03%) Electronics
8 2 (1.03%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 112 (57.73%) Analyst
2 100 (51.55%) Business Analyst
3 47 (24.23%) Agile Business Analyst
4 40 (20.62%) Developer
5 12 (6.19%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (5.15%) Requirements Analyst
6 10 (5.15%) Android Developer
6 10 (5.15%) ScrumMaster
7 9 (4.64%) Java Developer
8 7 (3.61%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) Architect
9 6 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.09%) Financial Business Analyst
9 6 (3.09%) UML Business Analyst
9 6 (3.09%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 5 (2.58%) Business Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.58%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.58%) Consultant
11 4 (2.06%) Designer
11 4 (2.06%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.46%) HTML
2 25 (12.89%) Web Services
3 24 (12.37%) CSS
3 24 (12.37%) RESTful
4 18 (9.28%) JSON
5 17 (8.76%) HTML5
5 17 (8.76%) AngularJS
6 14 (7.22%) CSS3
7 12 (6.19%) Android SDK
8 11 (5.67%) Backbone.js
8 11 (5.67%) Dojo
9 10 (5.15%) jQuery
9 10 (5.15%) .NET
9 10 (5.15%) DOM
10 8 (4.12%) JNI
10 8 (4.12%) Android NDK
11 7 (3.61%) RoboGuice
11 7 (3.61%) REST
11 7 (3.61%) EJB
11 7 (3.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.01%) User Experience
2 22 (11.34%) Mobile App
3 20 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.70%) Open Source
5 6 (3.09%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.58%) Web 2.0
7 4 (2.06%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.55%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.03%) Statistics
9 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.03%) DTV
9 2 (1.03%) GIS
10 1 (0.52%) Handset
10 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.52%) Life Science
10 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.22%) Android
2 10 (5.15%) Linux
3 5 (2.58%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.06%) Windows
5 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (84.54%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (39.69%) Scrum
3 44 (22.68%) Waterfall
4 39 (20.10%) Business Analysis
5 34 (17.53%) TDD
6 31 (15.98%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (14.43%) OO
8 23 (11.86%) UML
8 23 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (11.34%) Kanban
9 22 (11.34%) BDD
10 20 (10.31%) Web Development
11 17 (8.76%) Use Case
11 17 (8.76%) E-Commerce
12 15 (7.73%) Project Management
13 14 (7.22%) Software Engineering
13 14 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (6.70%) Unit Testing
14 13 (6.70%) Test Scripting
15 12 (6.19%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.56%) Java
2 24 (12.37%) JavaScript
3 16 (8.25%) SQL
4 12 (6.19%) C#
5 5 (2.58%) Groovy
5 5 (2.58%) Scala
6 3 (1.55%) Ruby
7 2 (1.03%) R
7 2 (1.03%) VBScript
7 2 (1.03%) VB
7 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.52%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.52%) C
8 1 (0.52%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (12.37%) ISEB
2 14 (7.22%) Degree
3 7 (3.61%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.06%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.52%) PMP
6 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.52%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (4.64%) Puppet
1 9 (4.64%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.76%) Oracle
3 9 (4.64%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.09%) Twitter
5 4 (2.06%) HP
5 4 (2.06%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.55%) SAP
7 2 (1.03%) Cognos
7 2 (1.03%) Google
8 1 (0.52%) Nintex
8 1 (0.52%) hybris
8 1 (0.52%) ESRI
8 1 (0.52%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.52%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.52%) Apple
8 1 (0.52%) CODA
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