The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Southampton region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 30 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.91% 0.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 0.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -53.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
269 175 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 71.16% 65.30% 62.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 118 88
Average daily rate £325 £381 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 17
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £23.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.25 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
User Stories
Hampshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 7 (63.64%) Waterfall
2 7 (63.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) FMCG
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) BPEL
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) UML

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
1 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
2 8 (72.73%) Business Analyst
2 8 (72.73%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) BPEL
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Data Transformation
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle