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 1 May 2016 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 34 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.70% 3.76% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 4.51% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 9
Median daily rate £383 £370 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% -22.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
User Stories
Hampshire

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
214 355 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.56% 83.53% 75.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 260 209
Median daily rate £375 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -51.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Scrum
1 14 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (92.86%) REST
2 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (57.14%) Node.js
4 8 (57.14%) C++
5 7 (50.00%) HTML
5 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (50.00%) SOA
5 7 (50.00%) MPEG
5 7 (50.00%) HTTP
5 7 (50.00%) DTV
5 7 (50.00%) DVB
5 7 (50.00%) TDD
5 7 (50.00%) STB
5 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
5 7 (50.00%) HTML5
5 7 (50.00%) Software Architecture
5 7 (50.00%) C
6 6 (42.86%) Android
6 6 (42.86%) JSON
6 6 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (42.86%) Mockito
6 6 (42.86%) Robotium
6 6 (42.86%) Android SDK
6 6 (42.86%) Android Development
6 6 (42.86%) Appium
6 6 (42.86%) RoboGuice
6 6 (42.86%) Sonatype Nexus

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DVB
1 7 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (42.86%) Ant
2 6 (42.86%) Appium
2 6 (42.86%) Artifactory
2 6 (42.86%) Gradle
2 6 (42.86%) Maven
2 6 (42.86%) Mockito
2 6 (42.86%) Robotium
2 6 (42.86%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (42.86%) Subversion
3 5 (35.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (35.71%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (42.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Android Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Embedded C Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Real Time Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
3 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) REST
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (42.86%) Android SDK
3 6 (42.86%) JSON
3 6 (42.86%) RoboGuice
4 1 (7.14%) Android NDK
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (7.14%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) DTV
1 7 (50.00%) MPEG
1 7 (50.00%) STB
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Scrum
2 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (50.00%) SOA
4 7 (50.00%) Software Architecture
4 7 (50.00%) TDD
5 6 (42.86%) Android Development
5 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) OOP
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C++
2 7 (50.00%) C
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded C++
5 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) zsh