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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 58 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 23 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.96% - 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% - 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 1
Average daily rate
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£388 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.80% +24.61%
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
610 331 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.51% 65.29% 68.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 177 190
Average daily rate £350 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £471 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 17
Average hourly rate £21.91 £16.16 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.58% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £81.50 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 - 8 £374 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Scrum
3 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (40.63%) HP
5 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 11 (34.38%) Waterfall
6 11 (34.38%) XML
7 10 (31.25%) Maven
7 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
7 10 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (31.25%) Selenium
8 9 (28.13%) Open Source
8 9 (28.13%) REST
8 9 (28.13%) JSON
9 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
9 8 (25.00%) Firewall
9 8 (25.00%) SOAP
9 8 (25.00%) Service Management
10 7 (21.88%) TDD
10 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
11 6 (18.75%) QA
11 6 (18.75%) Java
12 5 (15.63%) Windows
12 5 (15.63%) UML
12 5 (15.63%) Finance
12 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
12 5 (15.63%) Coaching
12 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
13 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (9.38%) OpenROAD
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Ingres
1 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Selenium
1 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
1 10 (31.25%) Maven
2 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
3 4 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Business Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Agile Coach
5 4 (12.50%) Integration Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) OpenROAD Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) UML Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Mobile Product Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Product Owner
8 1 (3.13%) Project Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) XML
2 9 (28.13%) JSON
2 9 (28.13%) REST
3 8 (25.00%) SOAP
4 3 (9.38%) Velocity
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
5 1 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.13%) Spring
5 1 (3.13%) Ajax
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Open Source
2 3 (9.38%) Statistics
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) AIX
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) UNIX
4 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Scrum
3 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 11 (34.38%) Waterfall
6 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 8 (25.00%) Service Management
7 7 (21.88%) TDD
8 5 (15.63%) UML
8 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
8 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
8 5 (15.63%) Coaching
9 4 (12.50%) High Availability
9 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 4 (12.50%) SOA
9 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 3 (9.38%) Strategic Management
10 3 (9.38%) Refactoring
10 3 (9.38%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Ruby
3 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) ISEB
3 2 (6.25%) CBAP
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) HP
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Progress
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft