The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 78 110 119
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 74 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.27% 0.48% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 0.62% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 6 3
Median daily rate £430 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £313 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
User Stories
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2645 1949 1933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.26% 78.15% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1577 1138 1008
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 100 114
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the West Midlands region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +12 29 £450 -18.18% 1
Shropshire - 17 £425 - 1
Birmingham - 16 £430 - 1
Warwickshire -5 1 £400 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £400 -
Staffordshire - 1 £413 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 103 (83.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.23%) Scrum
3 27 (21.77%) Data Modelling
3 27 (21.77%) Use Case
4 22 (17.74%) Test Scripting
5 21 (16.94%) Waterfall
6 19 (15.32%) Analytics
6 19 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (15.32%) TDD
6 19 (15.32%) Automated Testing
7 17 (13.71%) User Experience
7 17 (13.71%) Mentoring
8 16 (12.90%) Translating Business Requirements
8 16 (12.90%) Migration
8 16 (12.90%) Java
8 16 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (12.90%) QA
8 16 (12.90%) Process Improvement
9 15 (12.10%) Finance
10 14 (11.29%) UML
10 14 (11.29%) Project Management
10 14 (11.29%) Jenkins
10 14 (11.29%) Selenium
10 14 (11.29%) Web Development
11 13 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (10.48%) Pega
11 13 (10.48%) Test Strategy
11 13 (10.48%) Product Management
11 13 (10.48%) SQL
11 13 (10.48%) Software Engineering

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.42%) Confluence
2 2 (1.61%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.61%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.61%) CMS
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (7.26%) MS Excel
1 9 (7.26%) MS Visio
2 8 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) Wireless
2 3 (2.42%) Internet
2 3 (2.42%) LAN
2 3 (2.42%) MPLS
2 3 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (8.06%) Big Data
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.61%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.61%) HBase
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.61%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.81%) GIS
7 1 (0.81%) MS Access
7 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (11.29%) Jenkins
1 14 (11.29%) Selenium
2 10 (8.06%) WebDriver
3 9 (7.26%) JIRA
4 7 (5.65%) Spock
4 7 (5.65%) TestNG
5 4 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.42%) ClearQuest
6 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.42%) JUnit
6 3 (2.42%) PVCS
6 3 (2.42%) RSpec
6 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.61%) Grunt
7 2 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.61%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.81%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (12.10%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Banking
3 4 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
4 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (44.35%) Analyst
2 51 (41.13%) Business Analyst
3 23 (18.55%) Developer
4 15 (12.10%) Agile Business Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) Digital Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) Digital Business Analyst
6 12 (9.68%) Product Owner
7 7 (5.65%) Scrum Master
8 6 (4.84%) Data Business Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.03%) Public Sector Business Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Tester
10 4 (3.23%) Architect
10 4 (3.23%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.84%) HTML
1 6 (4.84%) Web Services
2 4 (3.23%) .NET
3 3 (2.42%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.42%) XML
4 2 (1.61%) Apache CXF
4 2 (1.61%) Drools
4 2 (1.61%) HTML5
4 2 (1.61%) iXBRL
4 2 (1.61%) JSON
4 2 (1.61%) Node.js
4 2 (1.61%) Sass
4 2 (1.61%) XBRL
5 1 (0.81%) jQuery
5 1 (0.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.71%) User Experience
2 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.42%) Data Conversion
4 3 (2.42%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.61%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.42%) Unix
2 2 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (83.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.23%) Scrum
3 27 (21.77%) Data Modelling
3 27 (21.77%) Use Case
4 22 (17.74%) Test Scripting
5 21 (16.94%) Waterfall
6 19 (15.32%) Analytics
6 19 (15.32%) Automated Testing
6 19 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (15.32%) TDD
7 17 (13.71%) Mentoring
8 16 (12.90%) Migration
8 16 (12.90%) Process Improvement
8 16 (12.90%) Translating Business Requirements
9 14 (11.29%) Project Management
9 14 (11.29%) UML
9 14 (11.29%) Web Development
10 13 (10.48%) Software Engineering
10 13 (10.48%) Test Strategy
10 13 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.90%) Java
2 13 (10.48%) SQL
3 11 (8.87%) Scala
4 8 (6.45%) Groovy
5 6 (4.84%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.23%) C#
6 4 (3.23%) R
6 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.42%) C
7 3 (2.42%) Python
8 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.61%) ISEB
4 2 (1.61%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.90%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.61%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) WCAG
3 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) HDFS
2 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (10.48%) Pega
2 9 (7.26%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.84%) Oracle
4 3 (2.42%) Informatica
5 2 (1.61%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.81%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
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