The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 150 200 189
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 919 641 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 1.14% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.43% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 458 442
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £577 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £41.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44155 44688 42248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 79.64% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 28799 26498
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1198 1222
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories within the UK.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in the UK

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories within the UK.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

User Stories
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +51 831 £425 +6.25% 139
London +31 399 £450 +5.88% 75
South East +87 185 £400 +6.66% 23
City of London +75 87 £445 +4.70% 18
Scotland +43 67 £378 - 4
West Sussex +28 57 £425 -11.45%
West Midlands +30 55 £403 +0.68% 9
North West +24 54 £410 +9.33% 8
Yorkshire +25 51 £474 +13.81% 7
West Yorkshire +9 47 £461 +10.81% 7
Edinburgh +30 46 £383 +2.20%
East of England +17 44 £455 +13.75% 9
Leeds +14 42 £473 +13.17% 6
Hampshire +19 35 £400 +6.66% 5
Berkshire +17 32 £375 +10.29% 6
Worthing -7 29 £485 -5.36%
East Sussex +28 21 £350 -3.44% 3
Manchester +8 20 £463 +42.30% 4
South West -12 20 £400 +6.66% 3
North East -58 20 £450 -30.23% 3
Croydon +2 18 £456 +17.74% 2
Surrey +1 18 £463 +42.30% 3
Tyne and Wear -63 18 £450 -30.76% 3
Glasgow +17 17 £350 -9.67% 4
Cheshire +8 17 £375 -23.85%
Newcastle upon Tyne -59 17 £450 -30.23% 3
Birmingham +9 16 £250 -49.49% 3
Coventry +8 15 £409 +2.25% 2
Andover -1 15 £375 - 1
Telford - 14 £500 -

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 with a requirement for User Stories.

1 1446 (84.17%) Agile Software Development
2 665 (38.71%) Scrum
3 261 (15.19%) User Experience
4 257 (14.96%) Finance
5 254 (14.78%) Business Analysis
6 243 (14.14%) TDD
7 236 (13.74%) BDD
8 229 (13.33%) JIRA
9 227 (13.21%) Project Management
10 221 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 210 (12.22%) Java
12 204 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
13 190 (11.06%) Waterfall
14 182 (10.59%) Kanban
14 182 (10.59%) SQL
15 174 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
16 171 (9.95%) Mentoring
17 166 (9.66%) Use Case
18 158 (9.20%) HTML
19 148 (8.61%) Web Services
20 141 (8.21%) Security Cleared
21 137 (7.97%) E-Commerce
22 134 (7.80%) REST
23 128 (7.45%) QA
24 125 (7.28%) JavaScript
25 120 (6.98%) Git (software)
26 117 (6.81%) Microsoft
27 116 (6.75%) User Acceptance Testing
28 115 (6.69%) Agile Project Management
28 115 (6.69%) Wireframes

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 98 (5.70%) Confluence
2 58 (3.38%) CMS
3 32 (1.86%) JBoss
4 30 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.05%) Apache
6 15 (0.87%) Drupal
6 15 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 14 (0.81%) IIS
8 11 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 11 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.52%) Mule
10 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.35%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
14 3 (0.17%) SAS
15 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (3.14%) MS Excel
1 54 (3.14%) MS Visio
2 29 (1.69%) MS Office
3 22 (1.28%) MS Project
4 18 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.23%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.23%) InVision
7 4 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.058%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.058%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.058%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.35%) Magento
3 6 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
5 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.17%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.12%) Maximo
7 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.12%) SAP hybris
8 1 (0.058%) Radian6
8 1 (0.058%) RiskWrite
8 1 (0.058%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.058%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.28%) SaaS
4 14 (0.81%) PaaS
5 12 (0.70%) IaaS
6 9 (0.52%) Boomi
7 6 (0.35%) iPaaS
8 5 (0.29%) GitHub
8 5 (0.29%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.29%) Office 365
9 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.17%) AtomSphere
11 2 (0.12%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.12%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.12%) Yammer
12 1 (0.058%) Force.com
12 1 (0.058%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.058%) Lucidchart
12 1 (0.058%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.39%) HTTP
2 26 (1.51%) Internet
3 23 (1.34%) DVB
4 7 (0.41%) Network Security
4 7 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.35%) Intranet
5 6 (0.35%) Skype
5 6 (0.35%) Wireless
6 4 (0.23%) DNS
6 4 (0.23%) SSL
7 3 (0.17%) LAN
7 3 (0.17%) MPLS
7 3 (0.17%) SNMP
8 2 (0.12%) DSL
8 2 (0.12%) MVNO
8 2 (0.12%) NAS
8 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.058%) 3G
9 1 (0.058%) CTI
9 1 (0.058%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.78%) NoSQL
2 39 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 38 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (1.98%) Big Data
5 31 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 30 (1.75%) MySQL
7 24 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (1.40%) Relational Database
8 22 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (0.76%) Hadoop
10 13 (0.76%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (0.41%) Pentaho
13 6 (0.35%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.35%) MS Access
13 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 229 (13.33%) JIRA
2 120 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 107 (6.23%) Selenium
4 80 (4.66%) Jenkins
5 77 (4.48%) Cucumber
6 51 (2.97%) WebDriver
7 42 (2.44%) Maven
8 35 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (1.75%) SoapUI
10 28 (1.63%) JMeter
11 26 (1.51%) JUnit
12 23 (1.34%) gulp
13 21 (1.22%) SpecFlow
14 19 (1.11%) Ant
15 18 (1.05%) Appium
15 18 (1.05%) Jasmine
16 17 (0.99%) Eclipse
16 17 (0.99%) Grunt
17 16 (0.93%) Axure RP
17 16 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
General
1 257 (14.96%) Finance
2 98 (5.70%) Retail
3 70 (4.07%) Marketing
4 66 (3.84%) Banking
5 61 (3.55%) Games
6 52 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 45 (2.62%) Publishing
8 22 (1.28%) Advertising
9 16 (0.93%) Legal
10 12 (0.70%) Back Office
10 12 (0.70%) Electronics
11 11 (0.64%) Front Office
12 10 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.35%) Automotive
13 6 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.29%) French Language
14 5 (0.29%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.23%) Law
15 4 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 794 (46.22%) Analyst
2 667 (38.82%) Business Analyst
3 237 (13.80%) Agile Business Analyst
4 223 (12.98%) Developer
5 110 (6.40%) Delivery Manager
6 96 (5.59%) Architect
7 93 (5.41%) Digital Business Analyst
8 91 (5.30%) Digital Analyst
9 80 (4.66%) Scrum Master
10 63 (3.67%) Test Analyst
11 62 (3.61%) Designer
12 54 (3.14%) Java Developer
12 54 (3.14%) Project Manager
12 54 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
13 50 (2.91%) Consultant
13 50 (2.91%) Tester
14 49 (2.85%) Digital Delivery Manager
14 49 (2.85%) Product Owner
15 47 (2.74%) Technical Architect
16 45 (2.62%) Agile Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (9.20%) HTML
2 148 (8.61%) Web Services
3 134 (7.80%) REST
4 108 (6.29%) CSS
5 102 (5.94%) HTML5
6 95 (5.53%) .NET
7 94 (5.47%) XML
8 69 (4.02%) Ajax
9 66 (3.84%) CSS3
10 64 (3.73%) Node.js
11 61 (3.55%) RESTful
12 60 (3.49%) JSON
12 60 (3.49%) Spring
13 59 (3.43%) AngularJS
14 52 (3.03%) SOAP
15 40 (2.33%) jQuery
16 38 (2.21%) Gherkin
17 32 (1.86%) Sass
18 31 (1.80%) Java EE
19 26 (1.51%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 261 (15.19%) User Experience
2 204 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (3.84%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 29 (1.69%) STB
8 23 (1.34%) Digital TV
8 23 (1.34%) MPEG
9 21 (1.22%) Minimum Viable Product
10 20 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (0.99%) Data Integration
12 17 (0.99%) Psychology
13 15 (0.87%) NHS
13 15 (0.87%) Virtual Team
14 13 (0.76%) Video on Demand
15 12 (0.70%) Digital Media
16 10 (0.58%) Equities
17 9 (0.52%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 62 (3.61%) Linux
2 46 (2.68%) Unix
3 27 (1.57%) Windows
4 22 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 17 (0.99%) Android
6 7 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.23%) CentOS
8 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.12%) Solaris
9 2 (0.12%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.058%) VME
10 1 (0.058%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1446 (84.17%) Agile Software Development
2 665 (38.71%) Scrum
3 254 (14.78%) Business Analysis
4 243 (14.14%) TDD
5 236 (13.74%) BDD
6 227 (13.21%) Project Management
7 221 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 190 (11.06%) Waterfall
9 182 (10.59%) Kanban
10 174 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
11 171 (9.95%) Mentoring
12 166 (9.66%) Use Case
13 137 (7.97%) E-Commerce
14 116 (6.75%) User Acceptance Testing
15 115 (6.69%) Agile Project Management
15 115 (6.69%) Wireframes
16 111 (6.46%) Open Source
17 103 (6.00%) Coaching
17 103 (6.00%) Migration
18 100 (5.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 210 (12.22%) Java
2 182 (10.59%) SQL
3 125 (7.28%) JavaScript
4 80 (4.66%) C#
5 46 (2.68%) C
6 37 (2.15%) C++
7 36 (2.10%) Ruby
8 34 (1.98%) PHP
9 33 (1.92%) Scala
10 30 (1.75%) Groovy
11 26 (1.51%) Python
12 22 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 17 (0.99%) T-SQL
14 16 (0.93%) PL/SQL
15 15 (0.87%) F#
16 13 (0.76%) Perl
17 11 (0.64%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.47%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.41%) ES6
20 6 (0.35%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 141 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 92 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 85 (4.95%) Degree
4 64 (3.73%) ISEB
5 38 (2.21%) ISTQB
6 26 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.47%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.35%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.35%) PMP
11 5 (0.29%) CISSP
12 4 (0.23%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.17%) CBAP
13 3 (0.17%) CISMP
14 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.12%) ISSAP
14 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (7.45%) QA
2 38 (2.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.29%) SLA
5 4 (0.23%) FATCA
5 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.23%) WCAG
6 3 (0.17%) COBIT
6 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) MiFID
7 2 (0.12%) SDET
7 2 (0.12%) WAI
8 1 (0.058%) HL7
8 1 (0.058%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (1.40%) Docker
2 9 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.23%) vSphere
5 2 (0.12%) HDFS
5 2 (0.12%) vCloud
5 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.058%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.058%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (1.16%) Puppet
2 13 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.52%) Ansible
5 6 (0.35%) CloudHub
6 4 (0.23%) WMI
7 3 (0.17%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.17%) Grafana
8 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.12%) Graphite
8 2 (0.12%) Nagios
9 1 (0.058%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.058%) Kibana
9 1 (0.058%) logstash
Vendors
1 117 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 85 (4.95%) Oracle
3 39 (2.27%) Atlassian
4 32 (1.86%) SAP
5 27 (1.57%) Pega
6 26 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (1.34%) hybris
8 22 (1.28%) Rally
8 22 (1.28%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.11%) Informatica
10 18 (1.05%) HP
11 17 (0.99%) Adobe
11 17 (0.99%) Sitecore
12 16 (0.93%) ServiceNow
13 11 (0.64%) VMware
14 9 (0.52%) Dell
14 9 (0.52%) Google
15 8 (0.47%) BMC
15 8 (0.47%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.47%) Remedy
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Elevate Direct
Rate: 400 GBP (Per Day)
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £270 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £449 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £360.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Reco Group
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 22 days ago
Glasgow City Centre
JP Morgan Glasgow
Rate: Competitive + full benefits
Posted: 23 days ago