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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 35 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.85% 3.59% 4.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 4.23% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 12
Median daily rate £455 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.97% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £430 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.83 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -1.01%
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
167 284 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 71.06% 85.03% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 210 214
Median daily rate £388 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) Node.js
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) STB
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) MPEG
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) Digital TV
2 2 (50.00%) DVB
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DVB
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Requirements Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Real Time Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) Node.js
1 2 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Digital TV
1 2 (50.00%) MPEG
1 2 (50.00%) STB
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared