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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 46 36 25
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.40% 1.16% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 1.66% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£333 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +38.46%
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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
320 241 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 76.92% 70.06% 64.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 177 66
Average daily rate £388 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 16
Average hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Java
3 10 (50.00%) Subversion
4 9 (45.00%) Android
5 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (40.00%) Android SDK
6 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
6 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Scrum
7 6 (30.00%) Web Services
7 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
7 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (30.00%) Android Development
8 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (25.00%) Ant
8 5 (25.00%) Finance
8 5 (25.00%) Publishing
8 5 (25.00%) TDD
8 5 (25.00%) Maven
9 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
9 4 (20.00%) SOA
9 4 (20.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle
9 4 (20.00%) Linux
9 4 (20.00%) JNI
9 4 (20.00%) BPEL

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) DAB
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Subversion
2 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (25.00%) Ant
4 5 (25.00%) Maven
5 2 (10.00%) JIRA
6 1 (5.00%) JMeter
6 1 (5.00%) JUnit
6 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
1 5 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Android Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) iOS Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) Android SDK
2 6 (30.00%) Web Services
3 4 (20.00%) JNI
3 4 (20.00%) Android NDK
4 3 (15.00%) RoboGuice
4 3 (15.00%) REST
4 3 (15.00%) JSON
5 1 (5.00%) Cocoa
5 1 (5.00%) SOAP
5 1 (5.00%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (5.00%) RESTful
5 1 (5.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Android
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Scrum
3 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (30.00%) Android Development
4 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (20.00%) SOA
5 4 (20.00%) BPEL
6 3 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (10.00%) Kanban
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.00%) UML
8 1 (5.00%) OOP
8 1 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Vagrant
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Apple