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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 68 93 92
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 67 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.45% 0.98% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 1.23% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 10 18
Median daily rate £475 £378 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.82% -8.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £369 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £32.38 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+69.88% -41.13%
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
2254 2031 1709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.47% 79.46% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1118 1000
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 76 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Coventry +13 28 £515 +21.17% 2
Shropshire +2 15 £388 +3.33%
Birmingham +4 11 £475 +26.66% 2
Warwickshire -4 2 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £400 -
Worcestershire - 1 £600 - 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 111 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.06%) Scrum
3 33 (25.00%) Use Case
4 29 (21.97%) Analytics
5 26 (19.70%) Test Scripting
6 25 (18.94%) Waterfall
7 22 (16.67%) Product Management
7 22 (16.67%) Data Modelling
8 21 (15.91%) GAP Analysis
9 19 (14.39%) Finance
9 19 (14.39%) Migration
9 19 (14.39%) SQL
9 19 (14.39%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (13.64%) TDD
10 18 (13.64%) Data Analysis
11 17 (12.88%) Mentoring
12 15 (11.36%) Data Migration
12 15 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (10.61%) QA
13 14 (10.61%) Automated Testing
14 13 (9.85%) Project Management
14 13 (9.85%) Selenium
14 13 (9.85%) Target Operating Model
15 12 (9.09%) Coaching
15 12 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
15 12 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
15 12 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (9.09%) Test Automation
15 12 (9.09%) Big Data
15 12 (9.09%) BPR

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 5 (3.79%) Confluence
2 2 (1.52%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.52%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.52%) CMS
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (7.58%) MS Visio
2 9 (6.82%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.27%) Magento
3 1 (0.76%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) Wireless
2 3 (2.27%) Internet
2 3 (2.27%) LAN
2 3 (2.27%) MPLS
2 3 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.39%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (9.09%) Big Data
2 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.27%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.52%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.52%) HBase
6 2 (1.52%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.76%) GIS
7 1 (0.76%) MS Access
7 1 (0.76%) QlikView
7 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (9.85%) Selenium
2 10 (7.58%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.06%) JIRA
4 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.30%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.79%) JUnit
7 4 (3.03%) RSpec
7 4 (3.03%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (2.27%) Spock
8 3 (2.27%) TestNG
8 3 (2.27%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.52%) Grunt
10 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.76%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.76%) JMeter
10 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (14.39%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Banking
3 4 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (50.76%) Analyst
2 61 (46.21%) Business Analyst
3 19 (14.39%) Agile Business Analyst
3 19 (14.39%) Product Owner
4 12 (9.09%) Developer
4 12 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
4 12 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
5 9 (6.82%) Data Business Analyst
6 8 (6.06%) Product Manager
6 8 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.06%) Senior Business Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) Tester
8 6 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.55%) Digital Product Owner
8 6 (4.55%) QA Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (3.79%) Big Data Analyst
9 5 (3.79%) Public Sector Business Analyst
9 5 (3.79%) QA Test Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.79%) Web Services
2 4 (3.03%) .NET
2 4 (3.03%) Gherkin
2 4 (3.03%) JSON
3 3 (2.27%) HTML
3 3 (2.27%) XML
4 2 (1.52%) Drools
4 2 (1.52%) HTML5
4 2 (1.52%) iXBRL
4 2 (1.52%) Node.js
4 2 (1.52%) RESTful
4 2 (1.52%) Sass
4 2 (1.52%) XBRL
5 1 (0.76%) jQuery
5 1 (0.76%) REST
5 1 (0.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (7.58%) User Experience
2 3 (2.27%) Data Conversion
2 3 (2.27%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.52%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.76%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.76%) Robotics
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.52%) Unix
2 1 (0.76%) Linux
2 1 (0.76%) Windows
2 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.06%) Scrum
3 33 (25.00%) Use Case
4 29 (21.97%) Analytics
5 26 (19.70%) Test Scripting
6 25 (18.94%) Waterfall
7 22 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 22 (16.67%) Product Management
8 21 (15.91%) GAP Analysis
9 19 (14.39%) Migration
10 18 (13.64%) Data Analysis
10 18 (13.64%) TDD
11 17 (12.88%) Mentoring
12 15 (11.36%) Data Migration
12 15 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (10.61%) Automated Testing
14 13 (9.85%) Project Management
14 13 (9.85%) Target Operating Model
15 12 (9.09%) BPR
15 12 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.39%) SQL
2 11 (8.33%) Java
2 11 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 9 (6.82%) Scala
4 5 (3.79%) Groovy
5 3 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.27%) Python
5 3 (2.27%) R
6 2 (1.52%) C#
6 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.76%) C
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.27%) ISEB
3 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.61%) QA
2 5 (3.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.27%) SLA
3 3 (2.27%) WCAG
4 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) Docker
1 2 (1.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.06%) Pega
3 2 (1.52%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.52%) Cloudera
3 2 (1.52%) Informatica
3 2 (1.52%) Oracle
3 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.76%) ATG
4 1 (0.76%) Blue Prism
4 1 (0.76%) Demandware
4 1 (0.76%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.76%) Google
4 1 (0.76%) Guidewire
4 1 (0.76%) HP
4 1 (0.76%) hybris
4 1 (0.76%) IBM
4 1 (0.76%) SAP
4 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.76%) Unisys
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