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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 11 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 5.00% 5.94% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.00% 6.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
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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
50 89 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 83.33% 88.12% 62.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 33
Average daily rate £375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £260 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 21 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +10.52%
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 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 24 December 2014, 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%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Publishing
3 4 (50.00%) CMS
3 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) WCF
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Content Management
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) WinForms
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) Firewall
6 1 (12.50%) IIS
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Business Analyst
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) Kanban
3 4 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware