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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 90 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 54 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.80% 0.21% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 0.28% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 4 7
Median daily rate £403 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £278 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £467 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £399 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83
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
2459 1812 1775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.05% 76.46% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1128 946
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 £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 73 130
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +8 16 £250 -49.49% 2
Coventry +6 14 £409 +2.25% 1
Shropshire - 14 £500 -
Warwickshire -3 5 £406 +80.55% 1
Solihull - 2 £485 -
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Herefordshire - 1 £400 - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 76 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.25%) Data Modelling
3 28 (29.17%) Scrum
4 26 (27.08%) SQL
5 25 (26.04%) Use Case
6 24 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 23 (23.96%) Test Strategy
8 21 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (19.79%) Pega
11 18 (18.75%) Oracle
11 18 (18.75%) UML
12 17 (17.71%) RUP
12 17 (17.71%) Translating Business Requirements
13 16 (16.67%) Migration
14 14 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (14.58%) Functional Testing
14 14 (14.58%) Automated Testing
14 14 (14.58%) Unix
14 14 (14.58%) Informatica
14 14 (14.58%) Shell Script
15 13 (13.54%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (13.54%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (13.54%) TDD
15 13 (13.54%) Big Data
15 13 (13.54%) Test Scripting
15 13 (13.54%) User Experience
16 12 (12.50%) Process Improvement
16 12 (12.50%) Data Migration

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 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.08%) Confluence
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.04%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) Internet
2 4 (4.17%) Wireless
3 3 (3.13%) LAN
3 3 (3.13%) MPLS
3 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.04%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) Big Data
1 13 (13.54%) BusinessObjects
1 13 (13.54%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (10.42%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 8 (8.33%) Pentaho
3 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.21%) MS Access
4 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.04%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.25%) ClearCase
2 6 (6.25%) JIRA
2 6 (6.25%) Selenium
2 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 5 (5.21%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.21%) Spock
3 5 (5.21%) TestNG
4 3 (3.13%) ClearQuest
4 3 (3.13%) PVCS
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.04%) Gatling
6 1 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.04%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (3.13%) Finance
2 2 (2.08%) Games
2 2 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (43.75%) Analyst
2 38 (39.58%) Business Analyst
3 30 (31.25%) Developer
4 15 (15.63%) Digital Analyst
4 15 (15.63%) Digital Business Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) Lead Developer
6 8 (8.33%) Hadoop Developer
6 8 (8.33%) Scrum Master
7 7 (7.29%) Big Data Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) User Researcher
10 4 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Digital User Researcher
10 4 (4.17%) Public Sector Business Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Consultant
11 3 (3.13%) Implementation Consultant
11 3 (3.13%) Java Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Network Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) HTML
2 3 (3.13%) .NET
2 3 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (2.08%) Apache CXF
3 2 (2.08%) Node.js
4 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.04%) CSS
4 1 (1.04%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.54%) User Experience
3 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.13%) Data Conversion
4 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.13%) Psychology
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) EPoS
6 1 (1.04%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.58%) Unix
2 2 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.25%) Data Modelling
3 28 (29.17%) Scrum
4 25 (26.04%) Use Case
5 24 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 23 (23.96%) Test Strategy
7 21 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (18.75%) UML
9 17 (17.71%) RUP
9 17 (17.71%) Translating Business Requirements
10 16 (16.67%) Migration
11 14 (14.58%) Automated Testing
11 14 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (14.58%) Functional Testing
11 14 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (13.54%) TDD
12 13 (13.54%) Test Scripting
13 12 (12.50%) Process Improvement
13 12 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
13 12 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.08%) SQL
2 14 (14.58%) Shell Script
3 8 (8.33%) Java
3 8 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.25%) Groovy
4 6 (6.25%) Scala
5 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.08%) C
6 2 (2.08%) C#
6 2 (2.08%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.17%) Degree
3 2 (2.08%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) ISEB
4 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) QA
2 5 (5.21%) SLA
3 2 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 19 (19.79%) Pega
2 18 (18.75%) Oracle
3 14 (14.58%) Informatica
4 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.04%) Atlassian