Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 110 115
Rank change year-on-year -31 +5 +60
Contract jobs citing User Stories 120 142 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.73% 2.09% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.35% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 105 126
City of London median daily rate £523 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.56% +7.78%
10th Percentile £387 £375 £319
90th Percentile £638 £600 £634
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 5,986 6,033 5,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.39% 88.96% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,772 4,713 4,776
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £681 £675 £658
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 56 51
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £31.13 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 -7 2 £488 -
London Bridge - 1 £515 -
User Stories
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 92 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.83%) Scrum
3 37 (30.83%) Finance
4 23 (19.17%) TDD
5 22 (18.33%) Business Analysis
6 21 (17.50%) Acceptance Criteria
7 20 (16.67%) BDD
7 20 (16.67%) JIRA
8 19 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (15.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (15.00%) Banking
10 17 (14.17%) Test Automation
10 17 (14.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (14.17%) SDLC
11 16 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (13.33%) Retail
12 15 (12.50%) Project Management
12 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 15 (12.50%) Kanban
13 14 (11.67%) JavaScript
13 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (10.83%) User Experience
14 13 (10.83%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (10.83%) E-Commerce
14 13 (10.83%) Waterfall
15 12 (10.00%) SQL
15 12 (10.00%) HTML
15 12 (10.00%) Data Analysis
16 11 (9.17%) C#
16 11 (9.17%) .NET

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 11 (9.17%) Confluence
2 3 (2.50%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.83%) Drupal
3 1 (0.83%) Mule
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.83%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.83%) IaaS
2 7 (5.83%) PaaS
2 7 (5.83%) SaaS
3 6 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.67%) npm
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.83%) Force.com
5 1 (0.83%) GitHub
5 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.83%) Heroku
5 1 (0.83%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.83%) Serverless
5 1 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.83%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) X.509
2 1 (0.83%) GoToMeeting
2 1 (0.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.83%) Skype
2 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.83%) Big Data
5 1 (0.83%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.83%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.83%) Power BI
5 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (16.67%) JIRA
2 8 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.50%) Selenium
5 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.67%) webpack
7 1 (0.83%) Babel
7 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.83%) Capybara
7 1 (0.83%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.83%) GitLab
7 1 (0.83%) gulp
7 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.83%) TestNG
7 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (30.83%) Finance
2 18 (15.00%) Banking
3 16 (13.33%) Retail
4 9 (7.50%) Marketing
5 5 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.33%) Law
7 3 (2.50%) Publishing
8 2 (1.67%) Advertising
8 2 (1.67%) Front Office
8 2 (1.67%) Games
8 2 (1.67%) Legal
8 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.83%) French Language
9 1 (0.83%) German Language
9 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (36.67%) Analyst
2 38 (31.67%) Business Analyst
3 23 (19.17%) Developer
4 13 (10.83%) Product Owner
5 7 (5.83%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (5.83%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (5.83%) React Developer
6 6 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.00%) Product Manager
6 6 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Digital Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Digital Business Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.17%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Scrum Master
8 4 (3.33%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.00%) HTML
2 11 (9.17%) .NET
2 11 (9.17%) CSS
3 7 (5.83%) AngularJS
3 7 (5.83%) REST
4 6 (5.00%) HTML5
4 6 (5.00%) RESTful
4 6 (5.00%) WCF
4 6 (5.00%) WPF
5 5 (4.17%) CSS3
5 5 (4.17%) Entity Framework
5 5 (4.17%) React
6 4 (3.33%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.33%) Caliburn.Micro
6 4 (3.33%) LINQ
6 4 (3.33%) Node.js
6 4 (3.33%) OAuth
6 4 (3.33%) OAuth2
6 4 (3.33%) Sass
6 4 (3.33%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.83%) User Experience
3 11 (9.17%) Fintech
4 7 (5.83%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.83%) Reinsurance
5 6 (5.00%) Equities
6 5 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.17%) Fixed Income
7 4 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.67%) Derivative
9 2 (1.67%) iPad
9 2 (1.67%) PKI
9 2 (1.67%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.83%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.83%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.67%) Android
2 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.83%) Scrum
3 23 (19.17%) TDD
4 22 (18.33%) Business Analysis
5 21 (17.50%) Acceptance Criteria
6 20 (16.67%) BDD
7 19 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (15.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (14.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (14.17%) SDLC
8 17 (14.17%) Test Automation
9 16 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (12.50%) Kanban
10 15 (12.50%) Project Management
11 13 (10.83%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (10.83%) E-Commerce
11 13 (10.83%) Waterfall
12 12 (10.00%) Data Analysis
13 10 (8.33%) Asset Management
14 9 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.67%) JavaScript
2 12 (10.00%) SQL
3 11 (9.17%) C#
4 8 (6.67%) Java
5 3 (2.50%) Python
5 3 (2.50%) Ruby
6 2 (1.67%) ES6
7 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.83%) ES7
7 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.17%) Degree
2 7 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) ISEB
5 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
1 1 (0.83%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (0.83%) Control-M
3 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.83%) Progress
3 5 (4.17%) Oracle
4 4 (3.33%) Cadence
5 3 (2.50%) Guidewire
5 3 (2.50%) HP
5 3 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.67%) BT
6 2 (1.67%) Informatica
6 2 (1.67%) Jitterbit
6 2 (1.67%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.67%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.67%) Tableau
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe
7 1 (0.83%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.83%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.83%) Casewise
7 1 (0.83%) Demandware
7 1 (0.83%) hybris
7 1 (0.83%) Sitecore