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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 26 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 18 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.11% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.52% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
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 £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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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
276 234 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 78.41% 73.13% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 179 123
Average daily rate £364 £383 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.90% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £202 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 26
Average hourly rate £18.55 £11.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.87% -63.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.93 £25.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 36 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) Scrum
3 14 (36.84%) Web Services
3 14 (36.84%) JIRA
4 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (28.95%) Finance
5 11 (28.95%) UML
5 11 (28.95%) Java
6 9 (23.68%) Kanban
7 8 (21.05%) FMCG
7 8 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (21.05%) Marketing
7 8 (21.05%) Retail
7 8 (21.05%) CRM
7 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (21.05%) Mobile App
8 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
8 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
8 7 (18.42%) Oracle
8 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
8 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
9 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.79%) Requirements Management
9 6 (15.79%) SQL
9 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
9 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
10 5 (13.16%) SpecFlow
10 5 (13.16%) BDD
10 5 (13.16%) Confluence
10 5 (13.16%) Algorithms

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (13.16%) Confluence
2 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Visio
1 5 (13.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SAP BW
1 4 (10.53%) SAP BI
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) JIRA
2 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
2 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
2 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
4 5 (13.16%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.53%) Subversion
6 3 (7.89%) Hudson
6 3 (7.89%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
7 1 (2.63%) JUnit
7 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Marketing
2 8 (21.05%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (68.42%) Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Business Analyst
3 12 (31.58%) Requirements Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) Lead Business Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) Software Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Product Owner
7 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Business Requirements Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) SAP Business Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Technical Business Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) Web Services
2 5 (13.16%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) SOAP
3 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.05%) FMCG
2 8 (21.05%) Mobile App
3 5 (13.16%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) Scrum
3 11 (28.95%) UML
4 9 (23.68%) Kanban
5 8 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (21.05%) CRM
5 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
7 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.79%) Requirements Management
7 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.16%) BDD
8 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.16%) ERP
9 4 (10.53%) BPEL
9 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) SOA
9 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 4 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) C#
3 3 (7.89%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (2.63%) ISEB
1 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Vagrant
1 4 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) VMware