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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
London / City of London
Rank 100 105 143
Rank change year-on-year +5 +38  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 55 54 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.84% 1.62% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.85% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 45 42
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.05% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.42% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

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 2561 2922 4205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.83% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2335 3244
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories in the City of London.

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

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 66 (74.16%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.20%) Scrum
3 28 (31.46%) Finance
4 19 (21.35%) User Experience
5 18 (20.22%) HTML
6 17 (19.10%) Kanban
7 16 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (16.85%) TDD
9 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
9 14 (15.73%) Project Management
9 14 (15.73%) HTML5
10 13 (14.61%) JIRA
10 13 (14.61%) Use Case
11 12 (13.48%) CSS
11 12 (13.48%) E-Commerce
12 11 (12.36%) Banking
13 10 (11.24%) SQL
14 9 (10.11%) Java
14 9 (10.11%) Confluence
14 9 (10.11%) Business Analysis
14 9 (10.11%) Marketing
15 8 (8.99%) Wireframes
15 8 (8.99%) DevOps
16 7 (7.87%) BDD
16 7 (7.87%) CSS3
16 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
16 7 (7.87%) Risk Management
17 6 (6.74%) Advertising
17 6 (6.74%) Retail
17 6 (6.74%) Games

User Stories
Top Related 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 9 (10.11%) Confluence
2 2 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.25%) CMS
3 1 (1.12%) Drupal
3 1 (1.12%) Magnolia
3 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.12%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) InVision
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.25%) MS Office
1 2 (2.25%) MS Project
1 2 (2.25%) UXPin
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.12%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Magento
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) Firewall
1 1 (1.12%) Internet
1 1 (1.12%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.12%) LDAP
1 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.12%) MySQL
3 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (14.61%) JIRA
2 5 (5.62%) Bitbucket
2 5 (5.62%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.62%) Selenium
3 3 (3.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.25%) gulp
5 1 (1.12%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.12%) Grunt
5 1 (1.12%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.12%) Mocha
5 1 (1.12%) Mockito
5 1 (1.12%) Moq
5 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.12%) XMLSpy
General
1 28 (31.46%) Finance
2 11 (12.36%) Banking
3 9 (10.11%) Marketing
4 6 (6.74%) Advertising
4 6 (6.74%) Games
4 6 (6.74%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.74%) Retail
5 4 (4.49%) Front Office
6 3 (3.37%) Automotive
7 2 (2.25%) French Language
7 2 (2.25%) Law
8 1 (1.12%) Back Office
8 1 (1.12%) Electronics
8 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.12%) Legal
8 1 (1.12%) Local Government
8 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.12%) Publishing
8 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (48.31%) Analyst
2 38 (42.70%) Business Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Agile Business Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Developer
4 11 (12.36%) Digital Analyst
4 11 (12.36%) Digital Business Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.74%) Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Scrum Master
7 5 (5.62%) Digital Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Designer
8 4 (4.49%) Product Owner
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) UX Designer
8 4 (4.49%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Project Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.22%) HTML
2 14 (15.73%) HTML5
3 12 (13.48%) CSS
4 7 (7.87%) CSS3
5 6 (6.74%) Django
5 6 (6.74%) REST
6 5 (5.62%) D3.js
6 5 (5.62%) SOAP
7 4 (4.49%) .NET
7 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.37%) Highcharts JS
8 3 (3.37%) jQuery
8 3 (3.37%) Web Services
9 2 (2.25%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (2.25%) Framer.js
9 2 (2.25%) PhoneGap
9 2 (2.25%) RESTful
9 2 (2.25%) Sass
9 2 (2.25%) Spring
9 2 (2.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) User Experience
2 5 (5.62%) Fintech
3 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Derivative
5 2 (2.25%) Social Media
6 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.12%) Contactless
6 1 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.12%) Equities
6 1 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.12%) IPTV
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.12%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.74%) Unix
2 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.25%) Android
3 2 (2.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (74.16%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.20%) Scrum
3 17 (19.10%) Kanban
4 16 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (16.85%) TDD
6 14 (15.73%) Project Management
7 13 (14.61%) Use Case
8 12 (13.48%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.11%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.99%) DevOps
10 8 (8.99%) Wireframes
11 7 (7.87%) BDD
11 7 (7.87%) Risk Management
12 6 (6.74%) Analytics
12 6 (6.74%) Automated Testing
12 6 (6.74%) BPMN
12 6 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.74%) Waterfall
13 5 (5.62%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (5.62%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
2 10 (11.24%) SQL
3 9 (10.11%) Java
4 5 (5.62%) Python
5 4 (4.49%) C#
6 2 (2.25%) Apple Swift
6 2 (2.25%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.12%) BeanShell
7 1 (1.12%) ES6
7 1 (1.12%) PHP
7 1 (1.12%) Ruby
7 1 (1.12%) Scala
7 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.25%) Degree
1 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) APMP
2 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) ISEB
2 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) PMO
3 2 (2.25%) MiFID
4 1 (1.12%) GAAP
4 1 (1.12%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle
3 3 (3.37%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.37%) Murex
4 2 (2.25%) Adobe
4 2 (2.25%) Apple
4 2 (2.25%) Cadence
4 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.12%) Google
5 1 (1.12%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.12%) HP
5 1 (1.12%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.12%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.12%) Workday
5 1 (1.12%) WorldPay
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago