The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 60 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.28% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
User Stories
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
564 398 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 78.44% 78.19% 71.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 268 339
Average daily rate £450 £388 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £518 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 12 17
Average hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% -37.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.94 £13.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £41.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Wiltshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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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
Salisbury - 2 £300 - 1
Swindon - - - - 4
Trowbridge - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
User Stories
South West

User Stories
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Maximo
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Media

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Maximo
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Product Owner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft