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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 165 162
Rank change year-on-year +28 -3  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 370 357 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.80% 1.55% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 1.82% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 275 272
Median daily rate £475 £450 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +6.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £32.65
% change year-on-year +0.93% +22.51%  

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 17638 19605 18324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.68% 85.20% 81.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12672 14248 12798
Median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 177 259
Median hourly rate £28.35 £21.78 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% +8.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £12.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +15 74 £475 +5.55% 20
Croydon +11 9 £440 +1.14% 1
Hammersmith +2 2 - - 1
Wimbledon - 2 £419 -
Westminster +3 1 - -
Feltham +2 1 - -
Osterley -1 1 £500 +9.28%
Greenwich - 1 £425 -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 521 (75.73%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (38.95%) Scrum
3 147 (21.37%) Finance
4 110 (15.99%) TDD
5 109 (15.84%) Kanban
6 101 (14.68%) User Experience
7 100 (14.53%) BDD
8 96 (13.95%) JavaScript
9 95 (13.81%) Security Cleared
10 94 (13.66%) JIRA
11 92 (13.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 89 (12.94%) HTML
13 88 (12.79%) DevOps
14 83 (12.06%) CSS
14 83 (12.06%) Business Analysis
15 81 (11.77%) Continuous Integration
16 76 (11.05%) SC Cleared
17 71 (10.32%) Java
18 66 (9.59%) Waterfall
19 64 (9.30%) Project Management
20 63 (9.16%) Use Case
21 62 (9.01%) SQL
22 61 (8.87%) Banking
23 58 (8.43%) Microsoft
24 56 (8.14%) E-Commerce
25 54 (7.85%) HTML5
26 51 (7.41%) REST
27 50 (7.27%) Web Services
28 49 (7.12%) SDLC
29 47 (6.83%) QA

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 40 (5.81%) Confluence
2 17 (2.47%) CMS
3 15 (2.18%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.73%) JBoss
6 4 (0.58%) Drupal
6 4 (0.58%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.29%) Apache
7 2 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.29%) GemFire
7 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.15%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.15%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (1.74%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.87%) InVision
4 6 (0.87%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.58%) UXPin
6 3 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.29%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.15%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
4 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.33%) GitHub
3 14 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.73%) SaaS
5 4 (0.58%) Force.com
5 4 (0.58%) Office 365
6 3 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.15%) Google Play
8 1 (0.15%) iTunes
8 1 (0.15%) Slack
8 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.45%) Firewall
2 5 (0.73%) Internet
3 4 (0.58%) HTTP
3 4 (0.58%) Skype
4 3 (0.44%) IMAP
4 3 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.29%) DNS
5 2 (0.29%) DVB
5 2 (0.29%) POP3
5 2 (0.29%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.15%) Intelligent Network
6 1 (0.15%) LDAP
6 1 (0.15%) Network Security
6 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.23%) Big Data
2 27 (3.92%) Hadoop
3 26 (3.78%) SQL Server
4 19 (2.76%) NoSQL
5 14 (2.03%) MySQL
5 14 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.45%) Blockchain
9 9 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.02%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.73%) MarkLogic
12 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.44%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.44%) Oracle OWB
13 3 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.29%) Oracle Discoverer
14 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 94 (13.66%) JIRA
2 42 (6.10%) Cucumber
3 39 (5.67%) Jenkins
4 38 (5.52%) Selenium
5 26 (3.78%) Git (software)
6 25 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (2.47%) Subversion
8 16 (2.33%) WebDriver
9 11 (1.60%) Grunt
9 11 (1.60%) gulp
10 10 (1.45%) GitLab
10 10 (1.45%) Mocha
11 9 (1.31%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 8 (1.16%) Mockito
13 7 (1.02%) JUnit
13 7 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (0.87%) JMeter
14 6 (0.87%) LoadRunner
14 6 (0.87%) Maven
General
1 147 (21.37%) Finance
2 61 (8.87%) Banking
3 39 (5.67%) Marketing
4 35 (5.09%) Retail
5 19 (2.76%) Games
5 19 (2.76%) Publishing
5 19 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.47%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.03%) Advertising
8 13 (1.89%) Legal
9 12 (1.74%) Front Office
10 11 (1.60%) Back Office
11 7 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.58%) Electronics
13 3 (0.44%) Automotive
13 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.44%) French Language
13 3 (0.44%) Local Government
13 3 (0.44%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 320 (46.51%) Analyst
2 278 (40.41%) Business Analyst
3 135 (19.62%) Developer
4 91 (13.23%) Agile Business Analyst
5 51 (7.41%) Architect
6 49 (7.12%) Digital Analyst
6 49 (7.12%) Digital Business Analyst
7 38 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
8 31 (4.51%) Product Owner
8 31 (4.51%) Scrum Master
9 28 (4.07%) Java Developer
9 28 (4.07%) Technical Architect
10 26 (3.78%) Project Manager
11 25 (3.63%) Senior Business Analyst
12 24 (3.49%) Technical Analyst
13 21 (3.05%) Technical Business Analyst
14 19 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
15 16 (2.33%) Senior Developer
16 15 (2.18%) Delivery Manager
16 15 (2.18%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (12.94%) HTML
2 83 (12.06%) CSS
3 54 (7.85%) HTML5
4 51 (7.41%) REST
5 50 (7.27%) Web Services
6 37 (5.38%) XML
7 36 (5.23%) CSS3
8 32 (4.65%) JSON
8 32 (4.65%) Node.js
9 26 (3.78%) AngularJS
9 26 (3.78%) RESTful
10 24 (3.49%) .NET
10 24 (3.49%) Gherkin
10 24 (3.49%) jQuery
11 23 (3.34%) Sass
12 21 (3.05%) React
12 21 (3.05%) SOAP
13 19 (2.76%) Velocity
14 18 (2.62%) Spring
15 13 (1.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (14.68%) User Experience
2 40 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.34%) Fintech
3 23 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.62%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.45%) Video on Demand
7 9 (1.31%) Blog
8 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
9 6 (0.87%) Minimum Viable Product
10 5 (0.73%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.73%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.73%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.58%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.58%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.58%) NHS
12 3 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 26 (3.78%) Linux
2 22 (3.20%) Unix
3 13 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.16%) Windows
5 5 (0.73%) Android
6 4 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (75.73%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (38.95%) Scrum
3 110 (15.99%) TDD
4 109 (15.84%) Kanban
5 100 (14.53%) BDD
6 92 (13.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 88 (12.79%) DevOps
8 83 (12.06%) Business Analysis
9 81 (11.77%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (9.59%) Waterfall
11 64 (9.30%) Project Management
12 63 (9.16%) Use Case
13 56 (8.14%) E-Commerce
14 49 (7.12%) SDLC
15 36 (5.23%) Analytics
16 35 (5.09%) SOA
17 34 (4.94%) Automated Testing
17 34 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
17 34 (4.94%) Wireframes
18 31 (4.51%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 96 (13.95%) JavaScript
2 71 (10.32%) Java
3 62 (9.01%) SQL
4 21 (3.05%) C#
5 14 (2.03%) Python
5 14 (2.03%) Scala
6 12 (1.74%) ES6
7 9 (1.31%) C
7 9 (1.31%) Ruby
8 8 (1.16%) PHP
9 6 (0.87%) Apple Swift
10 5 (0.73%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.73%) SOQL
11 4 (0.58%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.44%) C++
13 2 (0.29%) Groovy
13 2 (0.29%) Perl
13 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.29%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 95 (13.81%) Security Cleared
2 76 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.23%) Degree
4 20 (2.91%) ISEB
5 17 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.60%) CISSP
8 10 (1.45%) ISSAP
9 5 (0.73%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.58%) PMP
10 4 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.44%) APMP
11 3 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.15%) CISA
12 1 (0.15%) IIBA
12 1 (0.15%) MBA
12 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.83%) QA
2 18 (2.62%) MiFID
3 8 (1.16%) PMO
4 7 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.87%) EMIR
6 5 (0.73%) COBIT
6 5 (0.73%) SLA
7 4 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.29%) GAAP
8 2 (0.29%) GDPR
8 2 (0.29%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.29%) SDET
8 2 (0.29%) SEPA
9 1 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 31 (4.51%) Docker
2 13 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.74%) HDFS
3 12 (1.74%) vCloud
4 3 (0.44%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 23 (3.34%) Puppet
2 13 (1.89%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.58%) Piwik
6 1 (0.15%) Ansible
6 1 (0.15%) Mesos
6 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 58 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.63%) Oracle
3 18 (2.62%) Tableau
4 17 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.03%) VMware
6 11 (1.60%) Hortonworks
7 10 (1.45%) SAP
8 9 (1.31%) Adobe
9 6 (0.87%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.87%) Google
10 5 (0.73%) Apple
10 5 (0.73%) HP
10 5 (0.73%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.58%) Pardot
12 3 (0.44%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.44%) Murex
12 3 (0.44%) New Relic
13 2 (0.29%) Cadence
13 2 (0.29%) IBM
13 2 (0.29%) Sybase
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 54 minutes ago
London
Difrent
Rate: Up to £450 per day (depending on experience)
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Yoh
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Salt
Rate: Negotiable Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £575 - £620 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Williams Lea Tag
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago