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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.97% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +10.76%
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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
262 225 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.74% 73.77% 67.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 158 86
Average daily rate £363 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £202 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £675 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.90 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Scrum
3 14 (58.33%) JIRA
4 11 (45.83%) Web Services
5 9 (37.50%) Kanban
6 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 8 (33.33%) UML
7 7 (29.17%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (25.00%) Subversion
8 6 (25.00%) Java
8 6 (25.00%) Oracle
9 5 (20.83%) SAP
9 5 (20.83%) ERP
9 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
9 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (20.83%) Requirements Management
9 5 (20.83%) SAP ERP
9 5 (20.83%) Confluence
9 5 (20.83%) BDD
9 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
9 5 (20.83%) Algorithms
10 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
10 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
10 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (20.83%) Confluence
2 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
1 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SAP BW
1 4 (16.67%) SAP BI
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) JIRA
2 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (25.00%) Subversion
3 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 3 (12.50%) Hudson
4 3 (12.50%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.17%) JMeter
5 1 (4.17%) JUnit
5 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Requirements Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Business Analyst
4 6 (25.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Business Requirements Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) SOAP
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
2 5 (20.83%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Scrum
3 9 (37.50%) Kanban
4 8 (33.33%) UML
5 7 (29.17%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (20.83%) ERP
7 5 (20.83%) Requirements Management
7 5 (20.83%) BDD
8 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 3 (12.50%) SOA
9 3 (12.50%) BPEL
9 3 (12.50%) TDD
9 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
10 1 (4.17%) Wealth Management
10 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) Python
2 3 (12.50%) C#
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
1 3 (12.50%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) SAP
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