Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 July 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
England > London
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 151 174
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23 +5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 796 789 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.89% 1.74% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.03% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 594 511
London median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £588 £600
England median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.65
% change year-on-year -6.25% +22.51% -12.93%

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36356 38921 38085
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.45% 85.77% 82.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26020 28191 26923
London median daily rate £488 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 343 517
London median hourly rate £23.88 £21.64 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.33% +8.20% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.99 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.34 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.41%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in London

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Stories in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in London

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in London over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in London

User Stories
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Stories in London

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
Central London -12 166 £475 +5.56% 31
West London +28 38 £475 - 12
South London -16 34 £438 +9.38% 3
East London +1 13 £450 +13.64% 2
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 London region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 655 (82.29%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (40.95%) Scrum
3 208 (26.13%) Finance
4 165 (20.73%) BDD
5 155 (19.47%) TDD
6 138 (17.34%) JIRA
7 134 (16.83%) Kanban
8 120 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
9 114 (14.32%) Test Automation
9 114 (14.32%) Business Analysis
10 110 (13.82%) Security Cleared
11 105 (13.19%) Banking
11 105 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 101 (12.69%) JavaScript
13 99 (12.44%) DevOps
14 97 (12.19%) SQL
15 87 (10.93%) User Experience
16 86 (10.80%) HTML
17 84 (10.55%) Java
18 82 (10.30%) SC Cleared
19 78 (9.80%) RESTful
20 74 (9.30%) CSS
21 70 (8.79%) Git (software)
22 69 (8.67%) Waterfall
23 68 (8.54%) Confluence
24 64 (8.04%) Node.js
24 64 (8.04%) Analytics
25 63 (7.91%) Microsoft
26 62 (7.79%) NoSQL
27 61 (7.66%) Marketing

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 68 (8.54%) Confluence
2 33 (4.15%) CMS
3 15 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 14 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.88%) Apache
7 6 (0.75%) Drupal
8 5 (0.63%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.38%) nginx
9 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.01%) InDesign
3 8 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.88%) InVision
5 6 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.50%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.25%) UXPin
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.50%) iTrent
2 4 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.13%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 10 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.88%) SaaS
4 6 (0.75%) GitHub
4 6 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 5 (0.63%) Force.com
5 5 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.50%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.25%) IaaS
8 2 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle CX
8 2 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.13%) Google Play
9 1 (0.13%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.26%) Firewall
2 9 (1.13%) HTTP
3 5 (0.63%) Intranet
4 4 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.25%) DVB
5 2 (0.25%) Internet
5 2 (0.25%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.13%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.13%) DNS
6 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.13%) Intelligent Network
6 1 (0.13%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.79%) NoSQL
2 46 (5.78%) Relational Database
3 41 (5.15%) MySQL
4 38 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (4.27%) SQL Server
6 33 (4.15%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.01%) Big Data
8 13 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (1.63%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.51%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.13%) MarkLogic
11 9 (1.13%) QlikView
12 7 (0.88%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.38%) EDRMS
14 3 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 138 (17.34%) JIRA
2 70 (8.79%) Git (software)
3 41 (5.15%) Cucumber
4 38 (4.77%) Jenkins
5 33 (4.15%) Subversion
6 31 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (2.89%) Selenium
8 18 (2.26%) WebDriver
9 14 (1.76%) JUnit
10 11 (1.38%) Mockito
11 8 (1.01%) Appium
11 8 (1.01%) Axure RP
11 8 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.88%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.75%) Calabash
13 6 (0.75%) Mocha
13 6 (0.75%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.75%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.75%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 208 (26.13%) Finance
2 105 (13.19%) Banking
3 61 (7.66%) Marketing
4 52 (6.53%) Retail
5 26 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.14%) Investment Banking
7 24 (3.02%) Games
8 20 (2.51%) Publishing
9 19 (2.39%) Front Office
9 19 (2.39%) Manufacturing
10 18 (2.26%) Electronics
10 18 (2.26%) Legal
11 15 (1.88%) Advertising
12 10 (1.26%) Back Office
13 8 (1.01%) Law
14 5 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.63%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.50%) Automotive
15 4 (0.50%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 378 (47.49%) Analyst
2 330 (41.46%) Business Analyst
3 172 (21.61%) Developer
4 106 (13.32%) Agile Business Analyst
5 56 (7.04%) Product Owner
6 52 (6.53%) Digital Analyst
7 51 (6.41%) Digital Business Analyst
8 43 (5.40%) Senior Analyst
9 35 (4.40%) Scrum Master
10 34 (4.27%) Senior Business Analyst
10 34 (4.27%) Senior Developer
11 29 (3.64%) Agile Product Owner
12 27 (3.39%) Architect
13 25 (3.14%) Java Developer
14 24 (3.02%) Python Developer
14 24 (3.02%) Web Developer
15 23 (2.89%) Project Manager
15 23 (2.89%) Systems Analyst
16 21 (2.64%) Technical Analyst
17 20 (2.51%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (10.80%) HTML
2 78 (9.80%) RESTful
3 74 (9.30%) CSS
4 64 (8.04%) Node.js
5 59 (7.41%) XML
6 54 (6.78%) REST
7 51 (6.41%) HTML5
8 49 (6.16%) AngularJS
8 49 (6.16%) Web Services
9 45 (5.65%) JSON
10 36 (4.52%) .NET
11 34 (4.27%) CSS3
12 31 (3.89%) React
13 28 (3.52%) Gherkin
13 28 (3.52%) jQuery
14 25 (3.14%) SOAP
15 24 (3.02%) Velocity
16 19 (2.39%) Sass
17 18 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (2.26%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 87 (10.93%) User Experience
2 55 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.89%) Mobile App
5 19 (2.39%) Fintech
6 16 (2.01%) Data Structures
6 16 (2.01%) Video on Demand
7 15 (1.88%) Social Media
8 14 (1.76%) Blog
8 14 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.26%) Derivative
11 9 (1.13%) Fixed Income
12 8 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.88%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.75%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.63%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.63%) Equities
15 5 (0.63%) NHS
15 5 (0.63%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.15%) Linux
1 33 (4.15%) Unix
2 12 (1.51%) Apple iOS
3 10 (1.26%) Android
4 7 (0.88%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.38%) Windows
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (82.29%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (40.95%) Scrum
3 165 (20.73%) BDD
4 155 (19.47%) TDD
5 134 (16.83%) Kanban
6 120 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
7 114 (14.32%) Business Analysis
7 114 (14.32%) Test Automation
8 105 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 99 (12.44%) DevOps
10 69 (8.67%) Waterfall
11 64 (8.04%) Analytics
12 60 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
12 60 (7.54%) Data Modelling
13 59 (7.41%) Project Management
13 59 (7.41%) Use Case
14 58 (7.29%) SDLC
15 57 (7.16%) E-Commerce
16 54 (6.78%) Web Development
17 53 (6.66%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 101 (12.69%) JavaScript
2 97 (12.19%) SQL
3 84 (10.55%) Java
4 59 (7.41%) Python
5 30 (3.77%) C#
6 20 (2.51%) Scala
7 14 (1.76%) C
7 14 (1.76%) R
8 13 (1.63%) ES6
8 13 (1.63%) Ruby
9 11 (1.38%) PHP
10 9 (1.13%) Apple Swift
11 7 (0.88%) Apex Code
11 7 (0.88%) Go
11 7 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.88%) SOQL
12 6 (0.75%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.75%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.63%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 110 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 82 (10.30%) SC Cleared
3 49 (6.16%) Degree
4 35 (4.40%) ISEB
5 18 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.63%) IIBA
6 5 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.50%) CISSP
7 4 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.50%) ISSAP
7 4 (0.50%) PMP
7 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.38%) CBAP
8 3 (0.38%) CLAS
8 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.38%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.66%) QA
2 20 (2.51%) MiFID
3 9 (1.13%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (1.13%) EMIR
4 7 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.63%) GDPR
5 5 (0.63%) PMO
6 3 (0.38%) SLA
7 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.25%) SEPA
7 2 (0.25%) WAI
7 2 (0.25%) WCAG
8 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 55 (6.91%) Docker
2 6 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.38%) HDFS
4 3 (0.38%) vCloud
5 1 (0.13%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 44 (5.53%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.63%) Kibana
2 13 (1.63%) logstash
3 9 (1.13%) Puppet
4 8 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.88%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.50%) Grafana
6 4 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.50%) Piwik
7 3 (0.38%) Nagios
8 2 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.13%) Ansible
9 1 (0.13%) Mesos
9 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.40%) Oracle
3 26 (3.27%) Adobe
4 22 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
4 22 (2.76%) SAP
5 20 (2.51%) Splunk
6 15 (1.88%) AppDynamics
7 13 (1.63%) Workday
8 11 (1.38%) hybris
9 10 (1.26%) Tableau
10 9 (1.13%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.01%) OpenText
12 7 (0.88%) Cadence
12 7 (0.88%) VMware
13 6 (0.75%) Google
14 5 (0.63%) Apple
15 4 (0.50%) IBM
15 4 (0.50%) Murex
15 4 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
15 4 (0.50%) SOASTA, Inc
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