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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 47 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.96% 0.70% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 0.91% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£394 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +38.46%
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
516 439 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.07% 76.88% 70.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 266 172
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.90 £45.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.00% +181.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £16.20 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £105.00 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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
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 5 March 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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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 +1 4 £363 - 4
West Wales - 3 £425 - 1
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) HP
2 14 (38.89%) XML
2 14 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
3 13 (36.11%) Scrum
4 12 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 11 (30.56%) Cucumber
5 11 (30.56%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (30.56%) Selenium
5 11 (30.56%) Maven
6 10 (27.78%) JSON
6 10 (27.78%) Use Case
6 10 (27.78%) Open Source
6 10 (27.78%) REST
7 9 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 9 (25.00%) Firewall
7 9 (25.00%) ISEB
7 9 (25.00%) SOAP
8 8 (22.22%) Service Management
8 8 (22.22%) SoapUI
8 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 8 (22.22%) User Experience
9 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
9 7 (19.44%) Finance
10 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
10 6 (16.67%) Java
10 6 (16.67%) Oracle
10 6 (16.67%) UML
10 6 (16.67%) SOA

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (8.33%) OpenROAD
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) PaaS
1 1 (2.78%) GitHub
1 1 (2.78%) IaaS
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 3 (8.33%) Ingres
1 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Cucumber
1 11 (30.56%) Selenium
1 11 (30.56%) Maven
2 8 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 4 (11.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (11.11%) Axure RP
4 3 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.78%) GitLab
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (75.00%) Analyst
2 15 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 12 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Integration Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) ScrumMaster
5 3 (8.33%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) OpenROAD Developer
6 2 (5.56%) UML Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Project Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Integration Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) XML
2 10 (27.78%) JSON
2 10 (27.78%) REST
3 9 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.78%) HTML5
4 1 (2.78%) CSS3
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) Spring
4 1 (2.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Open Source
2 8 (22.22%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (8.33%) AIX
2 3 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
3 13 (36.11%) Scrum
4 12 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 10 (27.78%) Use Case
6 9 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 8 (22.22%) Service Management
8 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 6 (16.67%) UML
8 6 (16.67%) SOA
9 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.89%) TDD
10 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (11.11%) High Availability
10 4 (11.11%) Coaching
10 4 (11.11%) System Testing
10 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
11 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) ISEB
2 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) HP
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) Progress
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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