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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 91 89 97
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 31 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.95% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.36% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 4
Average daily rate £460 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £483 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
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
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire - 18 £470 - 1
Coventry -13 4 £406 +35.41%
Birmingham -9 2 £375 +13.63% 6
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 40 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.00%) Scrum
3 15 (30.00%) SQL
3 15 (30.00%) Oracle
3 15 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 13 (26.00%) Use Case
5 12 (24.00%) Data Modelling
5 12 (24.00%) Pentaho
5 12 (24.00%) Hadoop
6 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 9 (18.00%) Migration
8 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
8 9 (18.00%) PL/SQL
8 9 (18.00%) Unix
8 9 (18.00%) Data Migration
8 9 (18.00%) Big Data
9 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
9 8 (16.00%) Target Operating Model
9 8 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (16.00%) Java
9 8 (16.00%) Informatica
9 8 (16.00%) BPR
10 7 (14.00%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (14.00%) GAP Analysis
10 7 (14.00%) Usability Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Risk Analysis
10 7 (14.00%) Requirements Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (8.00%) JBoss
1 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) Confluence
3 2 (4.00%) CMS
3 2 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.00%) Sitefinity
3 2 (4.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.00%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) Hadoop
1 12 (24.00%) Pentaho
2 9 (18.00%) Big Data
3 8 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (14.00%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (8.00%) MS Access
6 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.00%) Gatling
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.00%) Games
2 3 (6.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Developer
3 12 (24.00%) Business Analyst
4 8 (16.00%) Hadoop Developer
4 8 (16.00%) User Researcher
5 6 (12.00%) Big Data Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Process Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Digital User Researcher
7 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Scrum Master
8 3 (6.00%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Digital Business Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Pentaho Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Systems Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Systems Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) HTML
2 5 (10.00%) CSS
3 4 (8.00%) Spring
3 4 (8.00%) Spring Boot
4 3 (6.00%) Middleware
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (6.00%) WebCenter
5 2 (4.00%) .NET
5 2 (4.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.00%) JDBC
6 1 (2.00%) Lucene
6 1 (2.00%) Memcached
6 1 (2.00%) ODBC
6 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.00%) Psychology
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) EPoS
3 1 (2.00%) Linked Data
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Semantic Web
3 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Solaris
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.00%) Scrum
3 15 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 13 (26.00%) Use Case
5 12 (24.00%) Data Modelling
6 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Data Migration
8 9 (18.00%) Migration
9 8 (16.00%) BPR
9 8 (16.00%) Target Operating Model
9 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
10 7 (14.00%) GAP Analysis
10 7 (14.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (14.00%) Risk Analysis
10 7 (14.00%) Usability Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
12 5 (10.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) PL/SQL
2 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
3 8 (16.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) C++
4 1 (2.00%) Groovy
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
4 1 (2.00%) Python
4 1 (2.00%) Ruby
4 1 (2.00%) Scala
4 1 (2.00%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Oracle
2 8 (16.00%) Informatica
3 4 (8.00%) Cloudera
4 3 (6.00%) Pega
5 2 (4.00%) Adobe
5 2 (4.00%) HP
5 2 (4.00%) Interwoven
5 2 (4.00%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
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