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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 108 121 110
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 33 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.15% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.44% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 5
Median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £282 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.78% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+30.16% -68.72%
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
2311 2032 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.64% 75.88% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1233 925
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 103 100
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.80 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 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 6 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
Shropshire -21 15 £470 -10.47%
Birmingham +3 7 £300 -20.00% 3
Warwickshire +2 5 £425 +41.66% 4
Coventry -2 3 £400 +25.00% 4
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 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 44 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) Oracle
3 21 (32.81%) SQL
4 20 (31.25%) Scrum
5 18 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (28.13%) Data Modelling
6 16 (25.00%) Unix
6 16 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 16 (25.00%) Use Case
7 15 (23.44%) Informatica
7 15 (23.44%) Test Strategy
8 14 (21.88%) Waterfall
8 14 (21.88%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (17.19%) Big Data
10 11 (17.19%) Pega
11 10 (15.63%) RUP
11 10 (15.63%) PL/SQL
11 10 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (14.06%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (14.06%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (14.06%) Pentaho
12 9 (14.06%) Hadoop
12 9 (14.06%) Functional Testing
13 8 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
13 8 (12.50%) Service Design
13 8 (12.50%) Data Migration
13 8 (12.50%) Change Management
13 8 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
13 8 (12.50%) UML

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 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.69%) Confluence
4 2 (3.13%) CMS
4 2 (3.13%) Node.js
4 2 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.13%) Sitefinity
4 2 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.13%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (17.19%) Big Data
3 9 (14.06%) Hadoop
3 9 (14.06%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (14.06%) Pentaho
4 6 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (6.25%) MS Access
6 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.56%) GIS
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.69%) JIRA
2 3 (4.69%) Selenium
2 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.13%) Spock
3 2 (3.13%) TestNG
4 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.56%) Gatling
4 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.56%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
1 3 (4.69%) Marketing
2 2 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (40.63%) Analyst
2 22 (34.38%) Business Analyst
3 20 (31.25%) Developer
4 9 (14.06%) Hadoop Developer
4 9 (14.06%) User Researcher
5 7 (10.94%) Big Data Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Digital Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Digital Business Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Digital User Researcher
6 6 (9.38%) Lead Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Process Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Business Process Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Scrum Master
10 2 (3.13%) Business Change Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Implementation Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Architect
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Systems Architect
10 2 (3.13%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) HTML
1 3 (4.69%) Middleware
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (4.69%) WebCenter
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.56%) CSS
3 1 (1.56%) Velocity
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) User Experience
3 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.25%) Psychology
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.56%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.25%) Scrum
3 18 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (28.13%) Data Modelling
4 16 (25.00%) Use Case
5 15 (23.44%) Test Strategy
6 14 (21.88%) Waterfall
7 10 (15.63%) RUP
7 10 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (14.06%) Functional Testing
8 9 (14.06%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (12.50%) Change Management
9 8 (12.50%) Data Migration
9 8 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (12.50%) Migration
9 8 (12.50%) Service Design
9 8 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
9 8 (12.50%) UML
9 8 (12.50%) Usability Testing
10 7 (10.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 16 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 10 (15.63%) PL/SQL
4 5 (7.81%) Java
5 3 (4.69%) Groovy
5 3 (4.69%) Scala
6 2 (3.13%) C#
6 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) ISEB
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) SLA
3 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) Oracle
2 15 (23.44%) Informatica
3 11 (17.19%) Pega
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.13%) Adobe
5 2 (3.13%) HP
5 2 (3.13%) Interwoven
5 2 (3.13%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
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