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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 167 191 182
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 100 47 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.73% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 28 25
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£400 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £373
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +38.46%
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
7382 6452 5457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.32% 72.86% 71.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4060 3447 2670
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 264 306
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £49.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +20 39 £400 +34.45% 8
Hampshire 0 21 £350 -24.32% 9
Buckinghamshire +3 12 £375 +15.38% 1
Surrey -2 10 £338 +8.00% 8
Oxfordshire -10 7 £420 +48.67% 3
East Sussex +3 4 £375 - 4
West Sussex -14 3 £400 - 1
Sussex - 1 £413 -
Kent - 1 £400 - 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 172 (89.12%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (43.52%) Scrum
3 46 (23.83%) Java
4 42 (21.76%) Business Analysis
5 40 (20.73%) Finance
5 40 (20.73%) Waterfall
6 36 (18.65%) HTML
7 35 (18.13%) JIRA
8 34 (17.62%) Publishing
9 33 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (17.10%) RESTful
10 32 (16.58%) BDD
11 31 (16.06%) TDD
12 27 (13.99%) ISEB
12 27 (13.99%) Oracle
12 27 (13.99%) CSS
12 27 (13.99%) OO
12 27 (13.99%) User Experience
13 26 (13.47%) E-Commerce
14 25 (12.95%) Jenkins
15 24 (12.44%) Mobile App
15 24 (12.44%) Web Services
16 23 (11.92%) JavaScript
16 23 (11.92%) Subversion
17 22 (11.40%) JSON
17 22 (11.40%) HTML5
18 20 (10.36%) SQL
18 20 (10.36%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (9.84%) UML
19 19 (9.84%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (7.25%) CMS
2 13 (6.74%) Confluence
2 13 (6.74%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.15%) Apache
3 8 (4.15%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (3.63%) Alfresco
5 6 (3.11%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.04%) Kentico
6 2 (1.04%) SAS
6 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.52%) IIS
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.52%) Documentum
7 1 (0.52%) Lync
7 1 (0.52%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.52%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 14 (7.25%) MS Visio
2 12 (6.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (6.22%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.70%) MS Office
4 4 (2.07%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.84%) HTTP
2 5 (2.59%) Internet
3 3 (1.55%) DAB
3 3 (1.55%) AMQP
4 2 (1.04%) NAS
4 2 (1.04%) Broadband
5 1 (0.52%) ATM
5 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) Firewall
5 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.77%) Oracle Database
2 13 (6.74%) MongoDB
2 13 (6.74%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (4.15%) MySQL
5 6 (3.11%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (2.07%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.55%) Big Data
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.04%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.04%) SAP BI
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (18.13%) JIRA
2 25 (12.95%) Jenkins
3 23 (11.92%) Subversion
4 18 (9.33%) Git (software)
5 17 (8.81%) Maven
6 13 (6.74%) Ant
7 11 (5.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (3.63%) JUnit
8 7 (3.63%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.11%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.59%) Selenium
10 5 (2.59%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.07%) Mockito
11 4 (2.07%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.07%) Robotium
11 4 (2.07%) Artifactory
11 4 (2.07%) Appium
12 3 (1.55%) Gradle
12 3 (1.55%) JMeter
General
1 40 (20.73%) Finance
2 34 (17.62%) Publishing
3 11 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.11%) Automotive
4 6 (3.11%) Retail
5 5 (2.59%) Marketing
5 5 (2.59%) German Language
5 5 (2.59%) Games
5 5 (2.59%) Advertising
6 4 (2.07%) Banking
6 4 (2.07%) Legal
6 4 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Back Office
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.52%) Military
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 117 (60.62%) Analyst
2 108 (55.96%) Business Analyst
3 61 (31.61%) Agile Business Analyst
4 45 (23.32%) Developer
5 12 (6.22%) Java Developer
5 12 (6.22%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (5.18%) Android Developer
7 8 (4.15%) ScrumMaster
7 8 (4.15%) Financial Business Analyst
7 8 (4.15%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 7 (3.63%) Lead Business Analyst
8 7 (3.63%) Software Engineer
9 5 (2.59%) Tester
9 5 (2.59%) Business Systems Analyst
9 5 (2.59%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (2.59%) Senior Business Analyst
10 4 (2.07%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (2.07%) Consultant
10 4 (2.07%) Requirements Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.65%) HTML
2 33 (17.10%) RESTful
3 27 (13.99%) CSS
4 24 (12.44%) Web Services
5 22 (11.40%) HTML5
5 22 (11.40%) JSON
6 19 (9.84%) CSS3
7 13 (6.74%) Spring
8 12 (6.22%) SOAP
8 12 (6.22%) AngularJS
8 12 (6.22%) Android SDK
9 11 (5.70%) Backbone.js
9 11 (5.70%) EJB
9 11 (5.70%) Dojo
10 10 (5.18%) XML
10 10 (5.18%) DOM
11 9 (4.66%) .NET
11 9 (4.66%) Java EE
12 8 (4.15%) EJB 3.0
12 8 (4.15%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.99%) User Experience
2 24 (12.44%) Mobile App
3 13 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.74%) Open Source
4 7 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.63%) Web 2.0
4 7 (3.63%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.55%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.04%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.04%) Statistics
6 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.04%) DTV
7 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.52%) STB
7 1 (0.52%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.52%) Life Science
7 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.25%) Linux
2 13 (6.74%) Android
3 10 (5.18%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.07%) Windows
5 1 (0.52%) UNIX
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (89.12%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (43.52%) Scrum
3 42 (21.76%) Business Analysis
4 40 (20.73%) Waterfall
5 33 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (16.58%) BDD
7 31 (16.06%) TDD
8 27 (13.99%) OO
9 26 (13.47%) E-Commerce
10 20 (10.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (9.84%) UML
11 19 (9.84%) Kanban
11 19 (9.84%) Web Development
12 15 (7.77%) Workflow
12 15 (7.77%) Test Automation
13 14 (7.25%) Configuration Management
13 14 (7.25%) Project Management
14 13 (6.74%) Software Engineering
14 13 (6.74%) Use Case
14 13 (6.74%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.83%) Java
2 23 (11.92%) JavaScript
3 20 (10.36%) SQL
4 9 (4.66%) C#
5 7 (3.63%) Groovy
5 7 (3.63%) Scala
6 4 (2.07%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.04%) VBScript
8 2 (1.04%) VB
8 2 (1.04%) C
8 2 (1.04%) Perl
8 2 (1.04%) R
8 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.52%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (13.99%) ISEB
2 15 (7.77%) Degree
3 9 (4.66%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.07%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.52%) PMP
8 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.52%) VCP4
8 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 8 (4.15%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.04%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.70%) Puppet
1 11 (5.70%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (13.99%) Oracle
2 17 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.15%) Atlassian
4 7 (3.63%) SAP
5 4 (2.07%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.55%) VMware
6 3 (1.55%) HP
7 2 (1.04%) Google
8 1 (0.52%) Cadence
8 1 (0.52%) Nintex
8 1 (0.52%) Apple
8 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.52%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.52%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe
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