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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 118 105 101
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.34% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.48% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £390 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £443 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-81.86% +500.00%
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
1961 1661 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.36% 70.26% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1151 861 636
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 91 113
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -8.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Birmingham -12 4 £225 -47.05%
Warwickshire - 1 £375 - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) Scrum
3 10 (29.41%) Business Analysis
3 10 (29.41%) Use Case
4 8 (23.53%) Project Management
4 8 (23.53%) Web Services
5 7 (20.59%) ISEB
6 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (17.65%) Open Source
7 5 (14.71%) Kanban
7 5 (14.71%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (14.71%) Coaching
8 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.82%) MVC
9 3 (8.82%) Finance
9 3 (8.82%) TDD
9 3 (8.82%) Web Development
9 3 (8.82%) QA
9 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.82%) Business Transformation
9 3 (8.82%) Data Governance
9 3 (8.82%) Business Process Mapping
10 2 (5.88%) User Experience
10 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (5.88%) Social Media
10 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Project
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) Hudson
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Business Analyst
1 22 (64.71%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Business Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Product Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Tester
4 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Tester
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.94%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.94%) Backbone.js
2 1 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.94%) ServiceStack
2 1 (2.94%) NancyFx
2 1 (2.94%) OAuth2
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Open Source
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Social Media
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) PKI
4 1 (2.94%) Wiki
4 1 (2.94%) Telematics
4 1 (2.94%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) Scrum
3 10 (29.41%) Use Case
3 10 (29.41%) Business Analysis
4 8 (23.53%) Project Management
5 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (14.71%) Kanban
6 5 (14.71%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (14.71%) Coaching
7 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.82%) MVC
8 3 (8.82%) TDD
8 3 (8.82%) Business Transformation
8 3 (8.82%) Web Development
8 3 (8.82%) Business Process Mapping
8 3 (8.82%) Data Governance
9 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C
1 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISEB
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.94%) SAP
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