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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 63 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.54% 1.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +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
706 522 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 77.41% 75.22% 72.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 365 278
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.90 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.59% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.10 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 - 9 £425 -
South Wales -13 4 £450 +2.85%
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 41 (95.35%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (67.44%) Security Cleared
3 28 (65.12%) SC Cleared
4 21 (48.84%) Use Case
5 17 (39.53%) Scrum
6 15 (34.88%) User Experience
7 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (30.23%) ISEB
8 12 (27.91%) Business Analysis
8 12 (27.91%) Finance
8 12 (27.91%) System Testing
8 12 (27.91%) JIRA
8 12 (27.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 12 (27.91%) Axure RP
9 11 (25.58%) Confluence
10 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
11 5 (11.63%) Information Management
11 5 (11.63%) Velocity
12 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
12 4 (9.30%) Strategic Management
12 4 (9.30%) BPR
13 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
14 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (4.65%) jQuery
14 2 (4.65%) C#
14 2 (4.65%) HTML
14 2 (4.65%) .NET
14 2 (4.65%) TDD
14 2 (4.65%) CSS
14 2 (4.65%) Web Services

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (25.58%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) FileNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 12 (27.91%) Axure RP
1 12 (27.91%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Selenium
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.33%) Gradle
2 1 (2.33%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) JUnit
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.33%) JMeter
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Analyst
2 26 (60.47%) Business Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Agile Coach
5 6 (13.95%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Business Process Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Process Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.33%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Website Developer
8 1 (2.33%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Velocity
2 2 (4.65%) jQuery
2 2 (4.65%) HTML
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) CSS
2 2 (4.65%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) J2EE
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) RESTful
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.33%) HTML5
3 1 (2.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.33%) CSS3
3 1 (2.33%) JAX-RS
3 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) User Experience
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (95.35%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (48.84%) Use Case
3 17 (39.53%) Scrum
4 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (27.91%) Business Analysis
5 12 (27.91%) System Testing
6 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.63%) Information Management
8 4 (9.30%) Strategic Management
8 4 (9.30%) BPR
9 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.65%) BDD
10 2 (4.65%) TDD
11 1 (2.33%) Content Management
11 1 (2.33%) BPEL
11 1 (2.33%) Project Management
11 1 (2.33%) MVC
11 1 (2.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) C#
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (67.44%) Security Cleared
2 28 (65.12%) SC Cleared
3 13 (30.23%) ISEB
4 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Degree