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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 41 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.61% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£380 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.84% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%
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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
258 191 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.78% 70.48% 64.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 132 60
Average daily rate £380 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £170.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 11 (47.83%) Scrum
4 9 (39.13%) Subversion
4 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
5 8 (34.78%) Web Services
6 7 (30.43%) JIRA
6 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Android
6 7 (30.43%) Android SDK
7 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
7 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) TDD
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle
8 5 (21.74%) Kanban
8 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
8 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
8 5 (21.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (17.39%) Puppet
9 4 (17.39%) Vagrant
9 4 (17.39%) Android Development
9 4 (17.39%) Android NDK
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
9 4 (17.39%) JNI
9 4 (17.39%) Maven
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (17.39%) Test Automation

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (17.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.35%) SAP BI
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Subversion
1 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
2 7 (30.43%) JIRA
3 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
4 5 (21.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (17.39%) Maven
5 4 (17.39%) Ant
6 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
6 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.35%) JUnit
7 1 (4.35%) JMeter
7 1 (4.35%) Selenium
7 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
7 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.35%) Hudson
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Requirements Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Android Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Requirements Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Web Services
2 7 (30.43%) Android SDK
3 4 (17.39%) Android NDK
3 4 (17.39%) JNI
4 3 (13.04%) JSON
4 3 (13.04%) RoboGuice
4 3 (13.04%) REST
5 1 (4.35%) SOAP
5 1 (4.35%) .NET
5 1 (4.35%) Spring
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
2 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Android
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Scrum
3 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 5 (21.74%) Kanban
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) Android Development
6 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
6 4 (17.39%) UML
6 4 (17.39%) SOA
6 4 (17.39%) BPEL
6 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.04%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (13.04%) BDD
8 2 (8.70%) Requirements Management
8 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) ERP
9 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
1 4 (17.39%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
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