The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Woking region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 12 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 3.70% 3.33% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.65% 3.75% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.05% +13.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Woking region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43 80 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 79.63% 88.89% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 35
Average daily rate £400 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Woking

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Woking

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
4 4 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) Publishing
4 4 (50.00%) CMS
4 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) Firewall
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) IIS
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) UML
6 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Business Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
1 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
4 4 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) UML
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) VMware