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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 99 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 43 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.51% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.42% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 6
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.53% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
2325 1909 1755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.64% 76.54% 75.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1191 925
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 88 112
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -20.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Birmingham +13 15 £300 -20.00% 3
Shropshire -21 14 £450 -14.28%
Warwickshire -3 6 £406 +35.41% 3
Coventry - 3 £413 - 4
Solihull - 2 £485 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 57 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.00%) Scrum
3 23 (30.67%) Oracle
4 22 (29.33%) Data Modelling
5 20 (26.67%) SQL
6 18 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (24.00%) Waterfall
7 17 (22.67%) Test Strategy
7 17 (22.67%) Use Case
8 15 (20.00%) Informatica
8 15 (20.00%) Shell Script
8 15 (20.00%) Unix
9 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (17.33%) Translating Business Requirements
10 13 (17.33%) Pega
10 13 (17.33%) UML
10 13 (17.33%) RUP
10 13 (17.33%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (16.00%) Big Data
12 11 (14.67%) Functional Testing
12 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (14.67%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (13.33%) Migration
13 10 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (13.33%) Process Improvement
14 9 (12.00%) User Experience
14 9 (12.00%) Pentaho
14 9 (12.00%) Hadoop
14 9 (12.00%) Continuous Integration

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 6 (8.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.00%) Confluence
4 2 (2.67%) Node.js
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (16.00%) Big Data
3 11 (14.67%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (12.00%) Hadoop
5 9 (12.00%) Pentaho
6 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (5.33%) MS Access
7 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.33%) GIS
9 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.00%) ClearCase
2 6 (8.00%) JIRA
3 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.33%) Selenium
4 4 (5.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.00%) ClearQuest
5 3 (4.00%) PVCS
5 3 (4.00%) Spock
5 3 (4.00%) TestNG
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.33%) Gatling
7 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.33%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (4.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.67%) Games
2 2 (2.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Analyst
2 26 (34.67%) Developer
3 25 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Digital Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Digital Business Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Hadoop Developer
5 9 (12.00%) Lead Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Big Data Developer
7 6 (8.00%) User Researcher
8 5 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Process Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Scrum Master
9 4 (5.33%) Digital User Researcher
10 3 (4.00%) Architect
10 3 (4.00%) Business Process Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Consultant
10 3 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (4.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
10 3 (4.00%) Implementation Consultant
11 2 (2.67%) Senior Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) HTML
2 3 (4.00%) Middleware
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (4.00%) Web Services
2 3 (4.00%) WebCenter
3 2 (2.67%) Apache CXF
4 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.33%) CSS
4 1 (1.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.00%) User Experience
3 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.33%) Psychology
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (2.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.00%) Scrum
3 22 (29.33%) Data Modelling
4 18 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (24.00%) Waterfall
5 17 (22.67%) Test Strategy
5 17 (22.67%) Use Case
6 13 (17.33%) RUP
6 13 (17.33%) Translating Business Requirements
6 13 (17.33%) UML
7 11 (14.67%) Functional Testing
7 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (13.33%) Migration
8 10 (13.33%) Process Improvement
8 10 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (12.00%) Automated Testing
9 9 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.00%) Data Migration
9 9 (12.00%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (10.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) SQL
2 15 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 9 (12.00%) Java
3 9 (12.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.33%) Groovy
4 4 (5.33%) Scala
5 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.67%) C
6 2 (2.67%) C#
6 2 (2.67%) R
7 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) ISEB
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) QA
2 4 (5.33%) SLA
3 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 23 (30.67%) Oracle
2 15 (20.00%) Informatica
3 13 (17.33%) Pega
4 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago