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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 168 184 187
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 87 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.56% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.77% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 27 22
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£378 £323 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.05% -12.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.05% +13.07%
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
6904 6079 5346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.77% 72.15% 70.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3808 3190 2643
Average daily rate £398 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.85% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 256 330
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +14 26 £400 +33.89% 7
Hampshire -1 21 £350 -6.35% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 14 £375 +15.38% 1
Oxfordshire -4 14 £425 +50.44% 2
Surrey -17 7 £300 -11.11% 16
Kent -10 1 £400 - 1
West Sussex -11 1 - - 4
East Sussex - - - - 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 167 (88.36%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (48.68%) Scrum
3 47 (24.87%) Business Analysis
4 44 (23.28%) Java
5 39 (20.63%) Finance
5 39 (20.63%) BDD
6 38 (20.11%) E-Commerce
7 36 (19.05%) JIRA
8 35 (18.52%) Publishing
8 35 (18.52%) Waterfall
9 31 (16.40%) HTML
9 31 (16.40%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (14.81%) Oracle
11 27 (14.29%) Jenkins
12 26 (13.76%) User Experience
12 26 (13.76%) RESTful
12 26 (13.76%) TDD
13 25 (13.23%) Web Services
14 24 (12.70%) ISEB
15 23 (12.17%) CSS
15 23 (12.17%) SQL
16 22 (11.64%) Subversion
17 20 (10.58%) Git (software)
18 19 (10.05%) JavaScript
18 19 (10.05%) UML
19 18 (9.52%) Kanban
19 18 (9.52%) JSON
19 18 (9.52%) Mobile App
20 17 (8.99%) HTML5
21 16 (8.47%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 16 (8.47%) CMS
2 11 (5.82%) WebLogic
3 9 (4.76%) Apache
4 8 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (4.23%) Confluence
4 8 (4.23%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.70%) Alfresco
5 7 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.59%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (1.06%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (1.06%) Kentico
7 2 (1.06%) SAS
8 1 (0.53%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.53%) IIS
8 1 (0.53%) Documentum
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.53%) Lync
8 1 (0.53%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 16 (8.47%) MS Visio
2 14 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (6.35%) MS Excel
4 10 (5.29%) MS Office
5 4 (2.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.65%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.88%) HTTP
2 3 (1.59%) DAB
3 2 (1.06%) Broadband
4 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.53%) Firewall
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.47%) Oracle Database
2 12 (6.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (5.29%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.76%) MySQL
4 9 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.65%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (2.12%) SAP BW
7 4 (2.12%) SAP BI
8 3 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.59%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 36 (19.05%) JIRA
2 27 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 22 (11.64%) Subversion
4 20 (10.58%) Git (software)
5 16 (8.47%) Maven
6 11 (5.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (4.76%) Ant
8 7 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.70%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.17%) Selenium
10 4 (2.12%) Artifactory
10 4 (2.12%) Robotium
10 4 (2.12%) Appium
10 4 (2.12%) Mockito
10 4 (2.12%) JUnit
11 3 (1.59%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.59%) JMeter
11 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (20.63%) Finance
2 35 (18.52%) Publishing
3 10 (5.29%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.29%) Marketing
4 6 (3.17%) Legal
4 6 (3.17%) Automotive
5 5 (2.65%) German Language
5 5 (2.65%) Retail
5 5 (2.65%) Advertising
6 4 (2.12%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.12%) French Language
7 3 (1.59%) Banking
8 2 (1.06%) Electronics
8 2 (1.06%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Military
9 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.53%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 118 (62.43%) Analyst
2 104 (55.03%) Business Analyst
3 65 (34.39%) Agile Business Analyst
4 36 (19.05%) Developer
5 10 (5.29%) Software Engineer
5 10 (5.29%) Java Developer
5 10 (5.29%) Lead Business Analyst
6 8 (4.23%) Android Developer
6 8 (4.23%) Financial Business Analyst
6 8 (4.23%) Requirements Analyst
6 8 (4.23%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 7 (3.70%) ScrumMaster
8 6 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (2.65%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (2.65%) Tester
9 5 (2.65%) Product Owner
10 4 (2.12%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.12%) Product Manager
11 3 (1.59%) UML Business Analyst
11 3 (1.59%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.40%) HTML
2 26 (13.76%) RESTful
3 25 (13.23%) Web Services
4 23 (12.17%) CSS
5 18 (9.52%) JSON
6 17 (8.99%) HTML5
7 15 (7.94%) SOAP
7 15 (7.94%) Spring
8 13 (6.88%) XML
8 13 (6.88%) CSS3
9 12 (6.35%) .NET
10 11 (5.82%) Android SDK
11 9 (4.76%) jQuery
12 8 (4.23%) Android NDK
12 8 (4.23%) REST
12 8 (4.23%) EJB 3.0
12 8 (4.23%) EJB
12 8 (4.23%) Hibernate
12 8 (4.23%) JNI
12 8 (4.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.76%) User Experience
2 18 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.35%) Open Source
4 10 (5.29%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.17%) Web 2.0
8 3 (1.59%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.06%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.06%) DTV
9 2 (1.06%) Statistics
10 1 (0.53%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Life Science
10 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.53%) STB
10 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.53%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.88%) Android
2 12 (6.35%) Linux
3 11 (5.82%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.06%) Windows
5 1 (0.53%) UNIX
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (88.36%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (48.68%) Scrum
3 47 (24.87%) Business Analysis
4 39 (20.63%) BDD
5 38 (20.11%) E-Commerce
6 35 (18.52%) Waterfall
7 31 (16.40%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (13.76%) TDD
9 19 (10.05%) UML
10 18 (9.52%) Kanban
11 16 (8.47%) Software Engineering
11 16 (8.47%) OO
12 15 (7.94%) Workflow
12 15 (7.94%) Web Development
12 15 (7.94%) Test Automation
13 13 (6.88%) Unit Testing
13 13 (6.88%) Project Management
13 13 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (6.35%) SOA
14 12 (6.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.28%) Java
2 23 (12.17%) SQL
3 19 (10.05%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.29%) C#
5 6 (3.17%) Scala
5 6 (3.17%) Groovy
6 5 (2.65%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.59%) Perl
7 3 (1.59%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.59%) Python
8 2 (1.06%) R
8 2 (1.06%) VBScript
8 2 (1.06%) VB
8 2 (1.06%) C
9 1 (0.53%) PHP5
9 1 (0.53%) PHP4
9 1 (0.53%) PHP
9 1 (0.53%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (12.70%) ISEB
2 14 (7.41%) Degree
3 8 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.12%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.53%) PMP
8 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.53%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.12%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 8 (4.23%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.59%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.23%) Vagrant
1 8 (4.23%) Puppet
2 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) cPanel
Vendors
1 28 (14.81%) Oracle
2 15 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.76%) SAP
4 4 (2.12%) VMware
5 3 (1.59%) HP
6 2 (1.06%) Google
7 1 (0.53%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.53%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.53%) Cadence
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe
7 1 (0.53%) Nintex
7 1 (0.53%) Rackspace
Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Roc Search
Rate: Open Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 17 days ago