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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 24 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.74% 2.68% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.35% 3.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £360 £415 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
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
189 285 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.70% 76.41% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 170 142
Average daily rate £375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 14
Average hourly rate £25.13 £20.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.62% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) Scrum
3 13 (65.00%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (65.00%) Git (software)
4 12 (60.00%) REST
5 8 (40.00%) TDD
5 8 (40.00%) Subversion
6 7 (35.00%) C++
6 7 (35.00%) SQL
6 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
6 7 (35.00%) Node.js
7 6 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (30.00%) Appium
7 6 (30.00%) RoboGuice
7 6 (30.00%) Android SDK
7 6 (30.00%) Android Development
7 6 (30.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (30.00%) Robotium
7 6 (30.00%) Gradle
7 6 (30.00%) Artifactory
7 6 (30.00%) Android
7 6 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (30.00%) Software Architecture
7 6 (30.00%) HTML5
7 6 (30.00%) Mockito
7 6 (30.00%) C
7 6 (30.00%) HTML
7 6 (30.00%) Java
7 6 (30.00%) Ant
7 6 (30.00%) DTV

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (35.00%) Node.js
2 5 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) DVB
1 6 (30.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (20.00%) SAP BW
3 3 (15.00%) SAP BI
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (40.00%) Subversion
3 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (30.00%) Ant
4 6 (30.00%) Appium
4 6 (30.00%) Artifactory
4 6 (30.00%) Gradle
4 6 (30.00%) Maven
4 6 (30.00%) Mockito
4 6 (30.00%) Robotium
4 6 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
7 1 (5.00%) RubyMine
General
1 6 (30.00%) Publishing
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Android Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Real Time Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Requirements Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Requirements Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) ERP Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) REST
2 6 (30.00%) Android SDK
2 6 (30.00%) HTML
2 6 (30.00%) HTML5
2 6 (30.00%) JSON
2 6 (30.00%) RoboGuice
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Android NDK
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) DTV
1 6 (30.00%) MPEG
1 6 (30.00%) STB
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) Scrum
3 13 (65.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (40.00%) TDD
5 6 (30.00%) Android Development
5 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (30.00%) SOA
5 6 (30.00%) Software Architecture
5 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (20.00%) ERP
6 4 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Requirements Management
7 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (10.00%) Coaching
8 2 (10.00%) DevOps
8 2 (10.00%) SDLC
9 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C++
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded C++
3 2 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) zsh
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian