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 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 47 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 28 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.66% 1.67% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.82% 2.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 0
Average daily rate
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£423 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-81.86% +500.00%
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
581 542 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 75.85% 75.49% 68.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 347 172
Average daily rate £365 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 9
Average hourly rate £18.90 £25.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £12.40 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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
West Wales +4 2 £438 +9.37%
South Wales -3 1 £425 +21.42% 1
North Wales - 1 £350 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (75.00%) Use Case
3 28 (70.00%) Security Cleared
4 27 (67.50%) SC Cleared
5 22 (55.00%) User Experience
5 22 (55.00%) ISEB
6 18 (45.00%) Business Analysis
7 17 (42.50%) Finance
8 16 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (40.00%) System Testing
8 16 (40.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 16 (40.00%) Axure RP
9 14 (35.00%) JIRA
10 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
10 11 (27.50%) Confluence
11 6 (15.00%) UML
11 6 (15.00%) SOA
11 6 (15.00%) Oracle
11 6 (15.00%) XML
12 5 (12.50%) Java
13 4 (10.00%) HP
13 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
13 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
13 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (7.50%) Progress
14 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
15 2 (5.00%) Scrum
15 2 (5.00%) TDD
15 2 (5.00%) Change Management
15 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 11 (27.50%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) OpenROAD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Ingres
1 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 16 (40.00%) Axure RP
2 14 (35.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) Maven
3 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (87.50%) Analyst
2 32 (80.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) OpenROAD Developer
6 2 (5.00%) UML Business Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Service Integration Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Website Developer
7 1 (2.50%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (2.50%) Integration Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Process Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) JSON
2 2 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
3 1 (2.50%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (55.00%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Statistics
2 1 (2.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) UNIX
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) AIX
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
1 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (75.00%) Use Case
3 18 (45.00%) Business Analysis
4 16 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (40.00%) System Testing
5 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.00%) UML
6 6 (15.00%) SOA
7 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.00%) Change Management
9 2 (5.00%) TDD
9 2 (5.00%) Coaching
9 2 (5.00%) Scrum
9 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
10 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (2.50%) Kanban
10 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.50%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (67.50%) SC Cleared
3 22 (55.00%) ISEB
4 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) CBAP
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (7.50%) Progress