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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 106 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.29% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.38% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +20.96%
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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Coventry - 3 £400 -
Birmingham 0 1 £495 -1.00% 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Scrum
3 7 (36.84%) Use Case
3 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
4 5 (26.32%) SLA
4 5 (26.32%) RUP
4 5 (26.32%) CRM
4 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
4 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) UML
4 5 (26.32%) Change Management
4 5 (26.32%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Six Sigma
4 5 (26.32%) Benchmarking
4 5 (26.32%) BPR
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
4 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Business Development
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) Data Migration
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
4 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
4 5 (26.32%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Target Operating Model
5 4 (21.05%) Business Continuity Planning

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Payments Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
1 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
1 1 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (5.26%) ServiceStack
1 1 (5.26%) NancyFx
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Scrum
3 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
3 7 (36.84%) Use Case
3 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Business Development
4 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Six Sigma
4 5 (26.32%) Change Management
4 5 (26.32%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) UML
4 5 (26.32%) RUP
4 5 (26.32%) CRM
4 5 (26.32%) Benchmarking
4 5 (26.32%) BPR
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
4 5 (26.32%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
1 1 (5.26%) Endeca
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