The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 36 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.60% 3.78% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 4.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
Average daily rate
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£370 £378 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.98% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-12.93% -7.40%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
314 292 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.56% 78.92% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 213 153
Average daily rate £350 £355 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +176.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £10.88 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Southampton region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Scrum
3 14 (46.67%) JIRA
4 11 (36.67%) Finance
5 8 (26.67%) Kanban
6 7 (23.33%) Requirements Management
6 7 (23.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (23.33%) Confluence
6 7 (23.33%) ERP
6 7 (23.33%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (23.33%) SAP BW
6 7 (23.33%) SAP
7 6 (20.00%) SAP BI
7 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
7 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (20.00%) SAP ERP
7 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (20.00%) BDD
8 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 5 (16.67%) SpecFlow
8 5 (16.67%) SDLC
8 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.67%) TDD
8 5 (16.67%) Web Services
8 5 (16.67%) UML
8 5 (16.67%) Java
8 5 (16.67%) Oracle
9 4 (13.33%) Ruby

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (23.33%) Confluence
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
1 6 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (23.33%) SAP BW
2 6 (20.00%) SAP BI
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (46.67%) JIRA
2 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.00%) Subversion
4 3 (10.00%) Hudson
4 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.00%) FitNesse
4 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Business Analyst
3 11 (36.67%) Requirements Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.67%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Scrum
3 8 (26.67%) Kanban
4 7 (23.33%) Requirements Management
4 7 (23.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (23.33%) ERP
5 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (20.00%) BDD
6 5 (16.67%) SDLC
6 5 (16.67%) UML
6 5 (16.67%) TDD
6 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.00%) Coaching
7 3 (10.00%) DevOps
8 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
9 1 (3.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Java
2 4 (13.33%) Ruby
3 3 (10.00%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) SAP
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) ESRI
4 1 (3.33%) Guidewire