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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 19 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.38% 2.53% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 3.24% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £409 £370 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £362 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £410 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
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
208 247 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.55% 78.16% 79.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 165 158
Median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 12
Median hourly rate £14.75 £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.66% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.65 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
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 4 December 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 23 (76.67%) Service Management
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (53.33%) IaaS
4 15 (50.00%) VMware
5 13 (43.33%) PaaS
6 12 (40.00%) ITIL
6 12 (40.00%) Windows
7 11 (36.67%) Linux
7 11 (36.67%) Scrum
8 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (23.33%) CA
10 6 (20.00%) BMC
10 6 (20.00%) ITSM
10 6 (20.00%) JIRA
11 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 5 (16.67%) Firewall
11 5 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (16.67%) Security Management
11 5 (16.67%) SIEM
11 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (16.67%) Analytics
11 5 (16.67%) Security Hardening
11 5 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
12 4 (13.33%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (13.33%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
12 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (53.33%) IaaS
2 13 (43.33%) PaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.33%) Power BI
1 1 (3.33%) QlikView
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
1 16 (53.33%) Business Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Business Requirements Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Requirements Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) IT Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) ITSM Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Service Design Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Knowledge Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) RESTful
2 1 (3.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) CMDB
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Service Management
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) ITIL
4 11 (36.67%) Scrum
5 6 (20.00%) ITSM
6 5 (16.67%) Analytics
6 5 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
6 5 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Security Hardening
6 5 (16.67%) Security Management
6 5 (16.67%) SIEM
6 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (13.33%) Operations Management
8 3 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (6.67%) BDD
9 2 (6.67%) Service Design
9 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (23.33%) CA
3 6 (20.00%) BMC
4 4 (13.33%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (10.00%) ArcSight
5 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 3 (10.00%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 3 (10.00%) Remedy
5 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (10.00%) Splunk
5 3 (10.00%) Symantec
6 2 (6.67%) SAP
7 1 (3.33%) ATG
7 1 (3.33%) Tableau
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