The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Story
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 82 151
Rank change year-on-year -5 +69  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 80 89 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.43% 2.61% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 3.05% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 81 47
Median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +1.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £338 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £575 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £399
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2903 2921 4710
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.08% 85.81% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2223 2386 3712
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the City of London

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Stories in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in the City of London

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in the City of London

User Stories
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Stories in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 102 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (37.78%) Scrum
3 43 (31.85%) Finance
4 27 (20.00%) JIRA
5 23 (17.04%) TDD
6 22 (16.30%) HTML
6 22 (16.30%) SQL
7 20 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 20 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (14.81%) User Experience
8 19 (14.07%) HTML5
8 19 (14.07%) BDD
8 19 (14.07%) Banking
8 19 (14.07%) Kanban
9 18 (13.33%) CSS
9 18 (13.33%) Waterfall
10 17 (12.59%) Java
11 16 (11.85%) Test Automation
11 16 (11.85%) SDLC
12 15 (11.11%) Use Case
12 15 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 14 (10.37%) OO
13 14 (10.37%) Business Analysis
13 14 (10.37%) Confluence
14 13 (9.63%) REST
14 13 (9.63%) Retail
14 13 (9.63%) Investment Banking
14 13 (9.63%) Marketing
14 13 (9.63%) Continuous Integration

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 14 (10.37%) Confluence
2 4 (2.96%) CMS
3 3 (2.22%) Drupal
4 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.74%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.22%) InVision
2 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.48%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.48%) UXPin
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.74%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.74%) Google Play
2 1 (0.74%) IaaS
2 1 (0.74%) iTunes
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.74%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 10 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.19%) MarkLogic
3 7 (5.19%) MySQL
4 6 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.22%) Big Data
7 3 (2.22%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.48%) QlikView
9 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (20.00%) JIRA
2 12 (8.89%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.19%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.44%) Selenium
4 6 (4.44%) Subversion
4 6 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.70%) Bitbucket
5 5 (3.70%) JUnit
5 5 (3.70%) Mockito
6 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (1.48%) gulp
8 2 (1.48%) JBehave
9 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.74%) Grunt
9 1 (0.74%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.74%) Mocha
9 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.74%) XMLSpy
General
1 43 (31.85%) Finance
2 19 (14.07%) Banking
3 13 (9.63%) Investment Banking
3 13 (9.63%) Marketing
3 13 (9.63%) Retail
4 9 (6.67%) Front Office
4 9 (6.67%) Publishing
5 8 (5.93%) Advertising
6 7 (5.19%) Games
7 5 (3.70%) Back Office
8 3 (2.22%) Automotive
9 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.48%) French Language
9 2 (1.48%) Law
10 1 (0.74%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.74%) Legal
10 1 (0.74%) Local Government
10 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (45.93%) Analyst
2 44 (32.59%) Business Analyst
3 37 (27.41%) Developer
4 19 (14.07%) Agile Business Analyst
5 12 (8.89%) SQL Analyst
6 10 (7.41%) Analyst Developer
6 10 (7.41%) SQL Developer
6 10 (7.41%) SSIS Analyst
6 10 (7.41%) SSIS Developer
7 9 (6.67%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.93%) Digital Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) Digital Business Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) Product Owner
10 6 (4.44%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) SQL Server Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Designer
11 5 (3.70%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.30%) HTML
2 19 (14.07%) HTML5
3 18 (13.33%) CSS
4 13 (9.63%) REST
5 11 (8.15%) SOAP
6 10 (7.41%) CSS3
6 10 (7.41%) XML
7 9 (6.67%) Spring
8 7 (5.19%) AngularJS
8 7 (5.19%) Hibernate
8 7 (5.19%) Java EE
8 7 (5.19%) XSLT
9 6 (4.44%) .NET
9 6 (4.44%) Django
10 5 (3.70%) Apache Cordova
10 5 (3.70%) D3.js
10 5 (3.70%) JMS
10 5 (3.70%) PhoneGap
10 5 (3.70%) RESTful
10 5 (3.70%) XForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.81%) User Experience
2 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.44%) Social Media
4 5 (3.70%) Fintech
4 5 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.22%) Contactless
6 2 (1.48%) Derivative
6 2 (1.48%) Equities
6 2 (1.48%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.48%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.48%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.74%) IPTV
7 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.74%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.19%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.70%) Android
2 5 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (0.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (37.78%) Scrum
3 23 (17.04%) TDD
4 20 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (14.07%) BDD
5 19 (14.07%) Kanban
6 18 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 16 (11.85%) SDLC
7 16 (11.85%) Test Automation
8 15 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 15 (11.11%) Use Case
9 14 (10.37%) Business Analysis
9 14 (10.37%) OO
10 13 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (9.63%) Project Management
11 12 (8.89%) DevOps
12 11 (8.15%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (5.93%) Analytics
14 8 (5.93%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.30%) SQL
2 20 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 17 (12.59%) Java
4 7 (5.19%) C#
4 7 (5.19%) Python
5 5 (3.70%) Apple Swift
5 5 (3.70%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.22%) PHP
7 2 (1.48%) R
8 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.74%) ES6
8 1 (0.74%) Ruby
8 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.44%) Degree
2 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.48%) ISEB
4 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.89%) QA
2 6 (4.44%) MiFID
3 2 (1.48%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.48%) EMIR
3 2 (1.48%) PMO
4 1 (0.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Ansible
1 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.44%) Oracle
3 5 (3.70%) Apple
3 5 (3.70%) Tableau
4 4 (2.96%) Cadence
5 3 (2.22%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.74%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.74%) Google
6 1 (0.74%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.74%) HP
6 1 (0.74%) IBM
6 1 (0.74%) Murex
6 1 (0.74%) Omniture
6 1 (0.74%) Splunk
6 1 (0.74%) StatPro
6 1 (0.74%) WorldPay
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