Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 126 137
Rank change year-on-year -21 +11 +49
Contract jobs citing User Stories 113 127 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.61% 1.81% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.02% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 91 100
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.98%
10th Percentile £370 £375 £319
90th Percentile £635 £638 £603
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
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 6,094 6,275 5,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.93% 89.27% 88.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,855 4,980 4,691
City of London median daily rate £510 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.99% +6.32% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 59 53
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.34 £13.75
90th Percentile £33.60 £30.90 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £19.13 £20.00 £19.46
% change year-on-year -4.38% +2.77% -2.70%

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 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 19 November 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 -15 2 £488 -
User Stories
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 94 (83.19%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (46.90%) Scrum
3 35 (30.97%) Finance
4 26 (23.01%) TDD
5 23 (20.35%) JavaScript
6 21 (18.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (18.58%) BDD
7 20 (17.70%) JIRA
7 20 (17.70%) C#
8 19 (16.81%) Business Analysis
8 19 (16.81%) Test Automation
8 19 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (15.93%) Acceptance Criteria
9 18 (15.93%) Kanban
9 18 (15.93%) HTML
10 17 (15.04%) .NET
10 17 (15.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (14.16%) Asset Management
12 15 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (13.27%) User Experience
13 14 (12.39%) DevOps
13 14 (12.39%) Confluence
14 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (10.62%) Degree
14 12 (10.62%) Banking
14 12 (10.62%) Data Analysis
14 12 (10.62%) CSS
14 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
14 12 (10.62%) Jenkins
14 12 (10.62%) SDLC

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 (12.39%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.88%) Drupal
2 1 (0.88%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.88%) Mule
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Magento
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.88%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.31%) GitHub
3 6 (5.31%) PaaS
4 4 (3.54%) IaaS
4 4 (3.54%) SaaS
5 2 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.77%) npm
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.88%) Force.com
6 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.88%) Heroku
6 1 (0.88%) Serverless
6 1 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.88%) Taleo
6 1 (0.88%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) X.509
2 2 (1.77%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.31%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.54%) CouchDB
3 4 (3.54%) Redis
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.77%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.77%) Power BI
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.88%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (17.70%) JIRA
2 12 (10.62%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.31%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.42%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (3.54%) Selenium
7 3 (2.65%) Appium
8 2 (1.77%) JMeter
8 2 (1.77%) Mocha
8 2 (1.77%) webpack
9 1 (0.88%) Babel
9 1 (0.88%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.88%) gulp
9 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.88%) Subversion
9 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (30.97%) Finance
2 12 (10.62%) Banking
3 11 (9.73%) Retail
4 6 (5.31%) Marketing
5 4 (3.54%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.54%) Front Office
6 3 (2.65%) Law
6 3 (2.65%) Publishing
7 2 (1.77%) Games
7 2 (1.77%) Legal
7 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (40.71%) Analyst
2 34 (30.09%) Business Analyst
3 25 (22.12%) Developer
4 14 (12.39%) Product Owner
5 10 (8.85%) Analyst Developer
6 9 (7.96%) React Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Digital Product Owner
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Agile Product Owner
9 5 (4.42%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Digital Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Digital Business Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Product Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Scrum Master
9 5 (4.42%) Senior Business Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.93%) HTML
2 17 (15.04%) .NET
3 12 (10.62%) CSS
4 11 (9.73%) AngularJS
4 11 (9.73%) HTML5
4 11 (9.73%) REST
5 8 (7.08%) React
6 7 (6.19%) CSS3
6 7 (6.19%) Redux
7 6 (5.31%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.31%) Entity Framework
7 6 (5.31%) JSON
7 6 (5.31%) RESTful
7 6 (5.31%) Web Services
8 5 (4.42%) WCF
8 5 (4.42%) WPF
9 4 (3.54%) LINQ
9 4 (3.54%) Node.js
9 4 (3.54%) OAuth
9 4 (3.54%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) User Experience
2 9 (7.96%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.19%) Fintech
4 7 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 7 (6.19%) Tandem
5 5 (4.42%) Equities
5 5 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.54%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.54%) PKI
7 3 (2.65%) Learning Management System
7 3 (2.65%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.77%) Derivative
8 2 (1.77%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.88%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.88%) Media Streaming
9 1 (0.88%) Social Media
9 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.65%) Android
2 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.77%) Unix
3 1 (0.88%) Linux
3 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (83.19%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (46.90%) Scrum
3 26 (23.01%) TDD
4 21 (18.58%) BDD
4 21 (18.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (16.81%) Business Analysis
5 19 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (16.81%) Test Automation
6 18 (15.93%) Acceptance Criteria
6 18 (15.93%) Kanban
7 17 (15.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (14.16%) Asset Management
9 15 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (12.39%) DevOps
11 12 (10.62%) Data Analysis
11 12 (10.62%) SDLC
12 10 (8.85%) Microservices
12 10 (8.85%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 9 (7.96%) Pair Programming
13 9 (7.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.35%) JavaScript
2 20 (17.70%) C#
3 11 (9.73%) SQL
4 10 (8.85%) Java
5 8 (7.08%) Python
6 6 (5.31%) Ruby
7 2 (1.77%) Java 8
7 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.88%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) ES6
8 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (10.62%) Degree
2 9 (7.96%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.65%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.77%) ISEB
6 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.88%) Ansible
2 1 (0.88%) Control-M
2 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.31%) Cadence
3 4 (3.54%) Oracle
4 3 (2.65%) Progress
5 2 (1.77%) Perfecto Mobile
5 2 (1.77%) Tableau
5 2 (1.77%) Workday
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe
6 1 (0.88%) BT
6 1 (0.88%) Capita
6 1 (0.88%) hybris
6 1 (0.88%) iRise
6 1 (0.88%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.88%) WorldPay