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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.38% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.88% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Average daily rate
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£365 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
276 195 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 78.19% 62.70% 68.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 125 91
Average daily rate £375 £355 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 40
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £10.50 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £40.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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
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 31 July 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Finance
3 11 (35.48%) Scrum
4 9 (29.03%) Java
4 9 (29.03%) Web Services
4 9 (29.03%) Mobile App
5 8 (25.81%) CRM
5 8 (25.81%) Marketing
5 8 (25.81%) Retail
5 8 (25.81%) FMCG
5 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
6 7 (22.58%) JIRA
6 7 (22.58%) UML
7 6 (19.35%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
8 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.13%) SQL
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle
8 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
9 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
9 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
9 4 (12.90%) Validation
9 4 (12.90%) .NET
9 4 (12.90%) SOAP
9 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
9 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
9 4 (12.90%) Requirements Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
1 3 (9.68%) Confluence
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
1 3 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SAP BW
1 3 (9.68%) SAP BI
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
2 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
3 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) Hudson
4 2 (6.45%) FitNesse
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Retail
2 8 (25.81%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Analyst
2 13 (41.94%) Business Analyst
3 11 (35.48%) Lead Business Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Requirements Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Software Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Product Owner
6 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) SAP Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Web Services
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) SOAP
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Mobile App
2 8 (25.81%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Scrum
3 8 (25.81%) CRM
3 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
4 7 (22.58%) UML
5 6 (19.35%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Requirements Management
7 4 (12.90%) Kanban
7 4 (12.90%) Validation
7 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
8 3 (9.68%) ERP
8 3 (9.68%) SOA
8 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.68%) BPEL
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) Ruby
3 2 (6.45%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
1 3 (9.68%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
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