Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 139 147
Rank change year-on-year +18 +8 -8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 140 118 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.06% 1.66% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.87% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 79 67
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £375 £361 £310
90th Percentile £602 £588 £580
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £60.00 £69.17 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.26% -13.54% +68.42%
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year +35.71% -56.25% +68.42%

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 5,995 6,313 5,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.15% 88.94% 88.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,683 5,028 4,315
City of London median daily rate £518 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 72 52
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -9.33% -2.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.63 £13.74
90th Percentile £37.09 £41.65 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.07 £20.75 £19.92
% change year-on-year +1.55% +4.17% -5.44%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 -19 2 £488 -
User Stories
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 116 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (39.29%) Scrum
3 52 (37.14%) Finance
4 34 (24.29%) JavaScript
4 34 (24.29%) JIRA
5 28 (20.00%) TDD
6 27 (19.29%) C#
6 27 (19.29%) Business Analysis
6 27 (19.29%) User Experience
7 25 (17.86%) Confluence
7 25 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (17.14%) SQL
8 24 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (16.43%) Acceptance Criteria
9 23 (16.43%) SDLC
9 23 (16.43%) DevOps
10 22 (15.71%) Microservices
10 22 (15.71%) BDD
10 22 (15.71%) HTML
11 21 (15.00%) Kanban
12 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (14.29%) .NET
12 20 (14.29%) Epics
13 18 (12.86%) Java
13 18 (12.86%) Test Automation
13 18 (12.86%) Data Analysis
14 17 (12.14%) Docker
15 16 (11.43%) Asset Management
15 16 (11.43%) Degree
15 16 (11.43%) CSS

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 25 (17.86%) Confluence
2 6 (4.29%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.43%) CMS
3 2 (1.43%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.71%) Drupal
4 1 (0.71%) SAS
4 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) InVision
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Magento
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.86%) GitHub
4 5 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.57%) AWS Fargate
5 4 (2.86%) PaaS
6 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.71%) Force.com
6 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.71%) Heroku
6 1 (0.71%) IaaS
6 1 (0.71%) npm
6 1 (0.71%) SaaS
6 1 (0.71%) Slack
6 1 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.71%) Taleo
6 1 (0.71%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) X.509
2 2 (1.43%) Internet
2 2 (1.43%) Intranet
3 1 (0.71%) Firewall
3 1 (0.71%) Network Security
3 1 (0.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.86%) NoSQL
3 10 (7.14%) Redis
4 9 (6.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (6.43%) CouchDB
5 6 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.86%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.71%) Power BI
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (24.29%) JIRA
2 15 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 14 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.43%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (6.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.29%) Selenium
7 5 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.86%) Appium
8 4 (2.86%) Mocha
8 4 (2.86%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.14%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.43%) JMeter
10 2 (1.43%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.71%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.71%) NUnit
11 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 52 (37.14%) Finance
2 15 (10.71%) Banking
3 8 (5.71%) Front Office
4 6 (4.29%) Retail
5 5 (3.57%) Marketing
6 3 (2.14%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.43%) Games
7 2 (1.43%) International Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Legal
7 2 (1.43%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Law
8 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (40.00%) Analyst
2 36 (25.71%) Business Analyst
2 36 (25.71%) Developer
3 13 (9.29%) Product Owner
4 11 (7.86%) Analyst Developer
5 10 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.43%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 9 (6.43%) React Developer
7 8 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.71%) Product Manager
8 6 (4.29%) Agile Business Analyst
8 6 (4.29%) Digital Product Owner
8 6 (4.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (4.29%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.57%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Agile Product Owner
9 5 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.57%) Lead Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.71%) HTML
2 20 (14.29%) .NET
3 16 (11.43%) CSS
4 15 (10.71%) AngularJS
5 14 (10.00%) REST
6 13 (9.29%) Redux
7 12 (8.57%) JSON
8 10 (7.14%) HTML5
8 10 (7.14%) Kafka
8 10 (7.14%) RESTful
9 9 (6.43%) .NET Core
9 9 (6.43%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (6.43%) Web Services
10 8 (5.71%) React
11 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (3.57%) Enzyme
11 5 (3.57%) Jest
11 5 (3.57%) Spring
11 5 (3.57%) WCF
11 5 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.29%) User Experience
2 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.29%) Mobile App
4 9 (6.43%) Tandem
5 7 (5.00%) Fintech
6 6 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.86%) Learning Management System
9 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.14%) PKI
10 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.71%) FMCG
10 1 (0.71%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.71%) IVR
10 1 (0.71%) Media Streaming
10 1 (0.71%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.71%) Social Media
10 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.29%) Android
2 5 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.43%) Unix
4 1 (0.71%) Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (39.29%) Scrum
3 28 (20.00%) TDD
4 27 (19.29%) Business Analysis
5 25 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (16.43%) Acceptance Criteria
7 23 (16.43%) DevOps
7 23 (16.43%) SDLC
8 22 (15.71%) BDD
8 22 (15.71%) Microservices
9 21 (15.00%) Kanban
10 20 (14.29%) Epics
11 18 (12.86%) Data Analysis
11 18 (12.86%) Test Automation
12 16 (11.43%) Asset Management
13 15 (10.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 15 (10.71%) Test Scripting
14 14 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (9.29%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.29%) JavaScript
2 27 (19.29%) C#
3 24 (17.14%) SQL
4 18 (12.86%) Java
5 9 (6.43%) Python
6 5 (3.57%) Ruby
7 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.43%) C
8 2 (1.43%) ES6
8 2 (1.43%) Java 8
8 2 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.71%) Go
9 1 (0.71%) PHP
9 1 (0.71%) R
9 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.71%) VBA
9 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (11.43%) Degree
2 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.86%) ISEB
5 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.71%) CISM
5 1 (0.71%) CISMP
5 1 (0.71%) CISSP
5 1 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) QA
2 4 (2.86%) Solvency II
3 3 (2.14%) MiFID
4 2 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (12.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.71%) Ansible
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.86%) Atlassian
2 4 (2.86%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (2.86%) Workday
3 3 (2.14%) Cadence
3 3 (2.14%) hybris
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle
4 2 (1.43%) Adobe
4 2 (1.43%) Perfecto Mobile
4 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.43%) Tableau
4 2 (1.43%) Temenos
5 1 (0.71%) Capita
5 1 (0.71%) Hotjar
5 1 (0.71%) iRise
5 1 (0.71%) Optimizely
5 1 (0.71%) SAP
5 1 (0.71%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.71%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.71%) WorldPay