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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 23 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.15% 6.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.46% 8.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.89% -3.91%
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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
268 231 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 82.46% 75.24% 64.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 178 129
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £495 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £50.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £50.00 £22.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £68.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Scrum
3 13 (41.94%) Java
4 9 (29.03%) JIRA
4 9 (29.03%) Android
5 8 (25.81%) Kanban
5 8 (25.81%) TDD
5 8 (25.81%) Subversion
5 8 (25.81%) Android SDK
6 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
6 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Finance
7 6 (19.35%) Android Development
7 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
8 5 (16.13%) Publishing
8 5 (16.13%) Web Services
8 5 (16.13%) Ant
8 5 (16.13%) UML
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.13%) Maven
9 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.90%) JNI
9 4 (12.90%) Ruby
9 4 (12.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (12.90%) Oracle
9 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
9 4 (12.90%) Android NDK
9 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (9.68%) RoboGuice
10 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (9.68%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
1 3 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
1 3 (9.68%) SAP BW
1 3 (9.68%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) JIRA
2 8 (25.81%) Subversion
3 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
4 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
5 5 (16.13%) Ant
5 5 (16.13%) Maven
6 4 (12.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
7 3 (9.68%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.23%) Hudson
8 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Requirements Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Business Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Android Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) iOS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) Android SDK
2 5 (16.13%) Web Services
3 4 (12.90%) JNI
3 4 (12.90%) Android NDK
4 3 (9.68%) RoboGuice
4 3 (9.68%) REST
4 3 (9.68%) JSON
5 2 (6.45%) SOAP
6 1 (3.23%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (3.23%) .NET
6 1 (3.23%) RESTful
6 1 (3.23%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) GIS
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Scrum
3 8 (25.81%) Kanban
3 8 (25.81%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Android Development
6 5 (16.13%) UML
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) SDLC
8 3 (9.68%) BDD
8 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (9.68%) ERP
8 3 (9.68%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (9.68%) Requirements Management
8 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
10 1 (3.23%) DevOps
10 1 (3.23%) Test Planning
10 1 (3.23%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) ESRI
3 1 (3.23%) Apple