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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 17 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.42% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate
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£395 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.13% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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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
298 220 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.40% 68.75% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 162 121
Average daily rate £355 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 34
Average hourly rate £29.25 £11.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.93% -63.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 35 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Scrum
3 14 (37.84%) JIRA
4 13 (35.14%) Web Services
5 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (29.73%) UML
6 11 (29.73%) Java
6 11 (29.73%) Finance
7 9 (24.32%) Kanban
8 8 (21.62%) FMCG
8 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
8 8 (21.62%) CRM
8 8 (21.62%) Retail
8 8 (21.62%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (21.62%) Marketing
9 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
10 6 (16.22%) SoapUI
10 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
10 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
10 6 (16.22%) Requirements Management
10 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
10 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
10 6 (16.22%) Oracle
11 5 (13.51%) SQL
11 5 (13.51%) .NET
11 5 (13.51%) SAP
11 5 (13.51%) SOAP
11 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
11 5 (13.51%) ERP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (13.51%) Confluence
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
1 5 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SAP BW
1 4 (10.81%) SAP BI
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) JIRA
2 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
3 6 (16.22%) SoapUI
3 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (13.51%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.81%) Subversion
6 3 (8.11%) FitNesse
6 3 (8.11%) Hudson
7 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.70%) Selenium
7 1 (2.70%) JUnit
7 1 (2.70%) JMeter
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Retail
2 8 (21.62%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (70.27%) Analyst
2 13 (35.14%) Business Analyst
3 12 (32.43%) Requirements Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Lead Business Analyst
5 6 (16.22%) Software Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) Product Owner
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) SAP Business Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Business Requirements Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) Web Services
2 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 5 (13.51%) SOAP
3 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.62%) FMCG
2 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Scrum
3 11 (29.73%) UML
4 9 (24.32%) Kanban
5 8 (21.62%) CRM
5 8 (21.62%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
7 6 (16.22%) Requirements Management
7 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
8 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.51%) ERP
8 5 (13.51%) BDD
8 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.81%) Validation
9 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
10 3 (8.11%) TDD
10 3 (8.11%) BPEL
10 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) Java
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) Python
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) ISEB
1 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
1 3 (8.11%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) VMware