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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 29 28 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.15% 4.18% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 5.67% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £513 £360 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.36% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £360 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £360 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £418 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
197 194 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 75.77% 73.76% 80.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 127 213
Median daily rate £467 £373 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.36% -3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 11
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.80 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 19 (86.36%) Service Management
2 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) IaaS
3 12 (54.55%) VMware
4 11 (50.00%) Scrum
5 10 (45.45%) ITIL
5 10 (45.45%) PaaS
6 9 (40.91%) Windows
7 8 (36.36%) Linux
8 7 (31.82%) CA
9 6 (27.27%) BMC
10 5 (22.73%) Firewall
10 5 (22.73%) Security Management
10 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (22.73%) JIRA
10 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
10 5 (22.73%) SIEM
10 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (22.73%) Security Hardening
10 5 (22.73%) Data Loss Prevention
11 4 (18.18%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (18.18%) CMDB
11 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
11 4 (18.18%) ITSM
12 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
12 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
12 3 (13.64%) Symantec
12 3 (13.64%) Remedy
12 3 (13.64%) Intel Security

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (59.09%) IaaS
2 10 (45.45%) PaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) Power BI
1 1 (4.55%) QlikView
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Business Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Service Design Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (4.55%) Business Requirements Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) ITSM Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Knowledge Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Onboarding Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Node.js
1 1 (4.55%) RESTful
1 1 (4.55%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) CMDB
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Service Management
2 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) Scrum
4 10 (45.45%) ITIL
5 5 (22.73%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Security Hardening
5 5 (22.73%) Security Management
5 5 (22.73%) SIEM
5 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (18.18%) ITSM
7 3 (13.64%) Analytics
7 3 (13.64%) Event Correlation
7 3 (13.64%) Kanban
7 3 (13.64%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) DevOps
8 2 (9.09%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) CA
3 6 (27.27%) BMC
4 3 (13.64%) ArcSight
4 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco
4 3 (13.64%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) Intel Security
4 3 (13.64%) Remedy
4 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
4 3 (13.64%) Splunk
4 3 (13.64%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (9.09%) SAP
6 1 (4.55%) ATG
6 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.55%) Tableau