The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 61 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 9 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.30% - 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% - 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate
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£475 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
User Stories
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
489 412 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 70.56% 70.79% 67.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 271 238
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
Average hourly rate £19.90 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.63 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £21.60 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Wales

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales - 7 £438 - 2
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 17 (73.91%) Scrum
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) JIRA
4 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 6 (26.09%) UML
5 5 (21.74%) Use Case
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) Product Management
6 4 (17.39%) Velocity
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
7 3 (13.04%) Java
7 3 (13.04%) Publishing
7 3 (13.04%) Strategic Management
7 3 (13.04%) Ruby
8 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
8 2 (8.70%) V-Model
8 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
8 2 (8.70%) QA
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) Telecoms

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 1 (4.35%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Ingres
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Publishing
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Business Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Coach
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Product Manager
6 1 (4.35%) OpenROAD Developer
6 1 (4.35%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile Product Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Product Owner
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Velocity
2 1 (4.35%) Django
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) CSS3
2 1 (4.35%) Play Framework
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) Ajax
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.35%) Statistics
1 1 (4.35%) Open Source
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) AIX
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Scrum
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) UML
3 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 5 (21.74%) Use Case
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (17.39%) Product Management
6 3 (13.04%) Strategic Management
7 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
7 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.70%) V-Model
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) Ruby
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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