Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 136 183
Rank change year-on-year +17 +47 -12
Contract jobs citing User Stories 127 119 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.81% 1.79% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.05% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 100 70
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.98% -8.91%
10th Percentile £375 £319 £313
90th Percentile £638 £603 £566
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6210 5816 7704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.39% 87.43% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4932 4656 6127
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £664 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 73
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.87
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.06% -5.07% +13.92%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 19 November 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

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

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 City of London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 - -
User Stories
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 100 (78.74%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.92%) Scrum
3 35 (27.56%) Finance
4 32 (25.20%) Acceptance Criteria
5 23 (18.11%) Use Case
6 22 (17.32%) Business Analysis
6 22 (17.32%) HTML
7 21 (16.54%) SQL
7 21 (16.54%) JIRA
7 21 (16.54%) REST
8 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
8 20 (15.75%) XML
9 19 (14.96%) Java
9 19 (14.96%) TDD
9 19 (14.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (14.17%) SDLC
10 18 (14.17%) Law
11 17 (13.39%) Banking
12 16 (12.60%) Legal
12 16 (12.60%) C#
12 16 (12.60%) NoSQL
13 15 (11.81%) Test Scripting
13 15 (11.81%) SOAP
14 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
14 14 (11.02%) .NET
14 14 (11.02%) JSON
14 14 (11.02%) BDD
14 14 (11.02%) User Experience
14 14 (11.02%) AngularJS

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 10 (7.87%) Confluence
2 4 (3.15%) CMS
3 3 (2.36%) Drupal
4 2 (1.57%) Apache
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.79%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.57%) InVision
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.57%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.79%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.57%) Trello
3 1 (0.79%) Dialogflow
3 1 (0.79%) GitHub
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.66%) HTTP
2 1 (0.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.60%) NoSQL
2 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.94%) MarkLogic
4 5 (3.94%) MySQL
5 4 (3.15%) QlikView
6 2 (1.57%) Big Data
6 2 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.79%) MS Access
7 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (16.54%) JIRA
2 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.72%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.72%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.94%) Subversion
5 4 (3.15%) Axure RP
5 4 (3.15%) JUnit
5 4 (3.15%) Mockito
5 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (1.57%) JBehave
7 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.79%) Maven
7 1 (0.79%) Selenium
7 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (27.56%) Finance
2 18 (14.17%) Law
3 17 (13.39%) Banking
4 16 (12.60%) Legal
5 10 (7.87%) Publishing
6 8 (6.30%) Marketing
7 4 (3.15%) Investment Banking
7 4 (3.15%) Retail
7 4 (3.15%) Retail Banking
8 3 (2.36%) Front Office
9 2 (1.57%) Automotive
9 2 (1.57%) Back Office
9 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.79%) Advertising
10 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.79%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (51.18%) Analyst
2 62 (48.82%) Business Analyst
3 34 (26.77%) Developer
4 21 (16.54%) Agile Business Analyst
5 13 (10.24%) JavaScript Developer
6 12 (9.45%) Agile Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Digital Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) Digital Business Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Data Business Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.94%) Mobile Developer
9 5 (3.94%) Product Owner
9 5 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Technical Business Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Legal Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) SQL Developer
11 3 (2.36%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.32%) HTML
2 21 (16.54%) REST
3 20 (15.75%) XML
4 15 (11.81%) SOAP
5 14 (11.02%) .NET
5 14 (11.02%) AngularJS
5 14 (11.02%) JSON
6 13 (10.24%) Node.js
7 11 (8.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (8.66%) CSS
7 11 (8.66%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (7.09%) HTML5
9 8 (6.30%) CSS3
10 5 (3.94%) Java EE
10 5 (3.94%) Web Services
10 5 (3.94%) XSLT
11 4 (3.15%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.15%) JMS
11 4 (3.15%) Spring
11 4 (3.15%) XForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.02%) User Experience
3 8 (6.30%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.94%) Social Media
6 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.36%) Reinsurance
7 3 (2.36%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.57%) Derivative
8 2 (1.57%) Fintech
8 2 (1.57%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (1.57%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.79%) Equities
9 1 (0.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.79%) Media Streaming
9 1 (0.79%) NHS
9 1 (0.79%) Robotics
9 1 (0.79%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.79%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.94%) Android
1 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (78.74%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.92%) Scrum
3 32 (25.20%) Acceptance Criteria
4 23 (18.11%) Use Case
5 22 (17.32%) Business Analysis
6 19 (14.96%) TDD
6 19 (14.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (14.17%) SDLC
8 15 (11.81%) Test Scripting
9 14 (11.02%) BDD
10 12 (9.45%) Kanban
10 12 (9.45%) OO
10 12 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (8.66%) Agile Testing
11 11 (8.66%) API Development
11 11 (8.66%) API Integration
11 11 (8.66%) Document Management
11 11 (8.66%) Workflow
12 10 (7.87%) Waterfall
13 9 (7.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.54%) SQL
2 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
3 19 (14.96%) Java
4 16 (12.60%) C#
5 5 (3.94%) Apple Swift
5 5 (3.94%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.36%) PHP
6 3 (2.36%) R
7 1 (0.79%) ES6
7 1 (0.79%) Python
7 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (4.72%) Degree
2 4 (3.15%) ISEB
3 3 (2.36%) IIBA
3 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.79%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.87%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) GDPR
3 1 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.79%) EMIR
3 1 (0.79%) IFRS
3 1 (0.79%) MiFID
3 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (8.66%) Apigee
2 9 (7.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.30%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (5.51%) Oracle
5 5 (3.94%) Apple
5 5 (3.94%) Workday
6 3 (2.36%) Adobe
6 3 (2.36%) Cadence
6 3 (2.36%) Guidewire
6 3 (2.36%) iManage
7 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.57%) Tableau
8 1 (0.79%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.79%) Datameer
8 1 (0.79%) Google
8 1 (0.79%) HP
8 1 (0.79%) Informatica
8 1 (0.79%) Omniture
8 1 (0.79%) Planview
8 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow