Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 169 163
Rank change year-on-year +59 -6 +21
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1,075 679 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.33% 1.62% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 1.89% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 464 500
London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £360 £350 £325
90th Percentile £621 £598 £613
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
London median hourly rate £47.50 £44.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +76.00% -53.27%
England median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £32.63
% change year-on-year -8.75% +22.61% -39.02%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 39,938 35,984 37,455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.61% 86.02% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,177 25,888 26,698
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 425 458
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £13.39 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £50.30
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 20 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 January 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
Central London +20 164 £475 +5.56% 55
West London +22 93 £525 +23.53% 32
South London +9 68 £500 +14.29% 5
East London -6 21 £600 +45.45% 5
North London -4 3 £500 +19.40% 2
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 890 (82.79%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (38.42%) Scrum
3 248 (23.07%) Acceptance Criteria
4 235 (21.86%) TDD
5 222 (20.65%) BDD
6 203 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
7 201 (18.70%) JavaScript
8 193 (17.95%) Finance
9 176 (16.37%) Kanban
10 167 (15.53%) JIRA
11 164 (15.26%) Git (software)
12 156 (14.51%) Business Analysis
13 154 (14.33%) User Experience
14 147 (13.67%) RESTful
15 142 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 141 (13.12%) Security Cleared
17 136 (12.65%) Banking
18 135 (12.56%) DevOps
19 133 (12.37%) Continuous Improvement
19 133 (12.37%) HTML
20 132 (12.28%) Java
21 125 (11.63%) Test Automation
22 124 (11.53%) Web Services
23 110 (10.23%) Continuous Delivery
24 105 (9.77%) CSS
25 100 (9.30%) Project Management
25 100 (9.30%) SC Cleared
26 99 (9.21%) Node.js
27 94 (8.74%) SQL
28 93 (8.65%) HTML5

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 90 (8.37%) Confluence
2 39 (3.63%) CMS
3 25 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.58%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.58%) WebSphere
5 10 (0.93%) Apache
6 8 (0.74%) WordPress
7 7 (0.65%) nginx
8 5 (0.47%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.37%) IIS
9 4 (0.37%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.28%) Drupal
10 3 (0.28%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.19%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (1.95%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.65%) Chatbot
5 7 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.56%) InVision
7 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.093%) InDesign
8 1 (0.093%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 23 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.37%) Magento
3 2 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.19%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.19%) Summit
3 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.093%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.093%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 74 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.30%) npm
3 14 (1.30%) SaaS
4 12 (1.12%) Slack
5 11 (1.02%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.84%) IaaS
6 9 (0.84%) Trello
7 7 (0.65%) Dialogflow
7 7 (0.65%) Office 365
8 6 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.56%) BrowserStack
9 5 (0.47%) PaaS
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.37%) IBM Blueworks
11 3 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.28%) Serverless
12 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.70%) HTTP
2 8 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.47%) SMS
4 3 (0.28%) Internet
4 3 (0.28%) Network Security
4 3 (0.28%) WAN
5 2 (0.19%) Intranet
5 2 (0.19%) LAN
5 2 (0.19%) SSH
5 2 (0.19%) SSL
6 1 (0.093%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.093%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.093%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (6.51%) NoSQL
2 61 (5.67%) SQL Server
3 51 (4.74%) Relational Database
4 44 (4.09%) RDBMS
5 43 (4.00%) MySQL
6 39 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (2.42%) MongoDB
8 22 (2.05%) Hadoop
9 18 (1.67%) Redis
10 17 (1.58%) Big Data
11 13 (1.21%) Data Lake
12 10 (0.93%) Lumira
12 10 (0.93%) Power BI
12 10 (0.93%) SAP HANA
12 10 (0.93%) Spotfire
13 9 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.84%) HBase
14 7 (0.65%) HDInsight
14 7 (0.65%) Neo4j
14 7 (0.65%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 167 (15.53%) JIRA
2 164 (15.26%) Git (software)
3 60 (5.58%) Cucumber
4 59 (5.49%) Jenkins
5 24 (2.23%) Appium
6 22 (2.05%) Subversion
7 21 (1.95%) Xcode
8 20 (1.86%) Calabash
8 20 (1.86%) Selenium
9 19 (1.77%) Maven
10 17 (1.58%) JUnit
10 17 (1.58%) webpack
11 14 (1.30%) gulp
11 14 (1.30%) Mockito
11 14 (1.30%) TeamCity
12 12 (1.12%) Grunt
12 12 (1.12%) IntelliJ
12 12 (1.12%) Visual Studio
13 11 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 193 (17.95%) Finance
2 136 (12.65%) Banking
3 72 (6.70%) Retail
4 48 (4.47%) Law
5 46 (4.28%) Telecoms
6 40 (3.72%) Legal
7 39 (3.63%) Games
7 39 (3.63%) Marketing
8 38 (3.53%) Retail Banking
9 32 (2.98%) Investment Banking
10 28 (2.60%) Publishing
11 22 (2.05%) Private Banking
12 18 (1.67%) Front Office
13 17 (1.58%) Back Office
14 14 (1.30%) Electronics
14 14 (1.30%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.56%) Automotive
16 3 (0.28%) Advertising
17 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 433 (40.28%) Analyst
2 394 (36.65%) Business Analyst
3 279 (25.95%) Developer
4 107 (9.95%) Agile Business Analyst
5 82 (7.63%) Senior Developer
6 65 (6.05%) Digital Analyst
7 64 (5.95%) Digital Business Analyst
8 60 (5.58%) Product Owner
9 59 (5.49%) JavaScript Developer
10 54 (5.02%) React Developer
11 43 (4.00%) Java Developer
12 40 (3.72%) Architect
12 40 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
13 39 (3.63%) Scrum Master
14 38 (3.53%) Delivery Manager
14 38 (3.53%) Technical Analyst
15 36 (3.35%) Project Manager
15 36 (3.35%) Senior Business Analyst
16 35 (3.26%) Agile Developer
17 33 (3.07%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (13.67%) RESTful
2 133 (12.37%) HTML
3 124 (11.53%) Web Services
4 105 (9.77%) CSS
5 99 (9.21%) Node.js
6 93 (8.65%) HTML5
7 87 (8.09%) AngularJS
8 81 (7.53%) JSON
9 74 (6.88%) CSS3
10 73 (6.79%) XML
11 71 (6.60%) .NET
12 68 (6.33%) React
13 62 (5.77%) REST
14 41 (3.81%) Velocity
15 36 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
16 30 (2.79%) RabbitMQ
16 30 (2.79%) SOAP
17 29 (2.70%) Redux
18 26 (2.42%) Express
19 25 (2.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 154 (14.33%) User Experience
2 88 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (4.37%) Mobile App
4 30 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.60%) Data Structures
6 27 (2.51%) Video on Demand
7 24 (2.23%) Video\Live Streaming
8 18 (1.67%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.58%) Fintech
10 16 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.40%) Clustering
12 14 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 12 (1.12%) Blog
14 11 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.93%) IPTV
15 10 (0.93%) Minimum Viable Product
15 10 (0.93%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
17 8 (0.74%) Chromecast
17 8 (0.74%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 63 (5.86%) Linux
2 38 (3.53%) Unix
3 20 (1.86%) Android
4 14 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.93%) Windows
6 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.093%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.093%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 890 (82.79%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (38.42%) Scrum
3 248 (23.07%) Acceptance Criteria
4 235 (21.86%) TDD
5 222 (20.65%) BDD
6 203 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
7 176 (16.37%) Kanban
8 156 (14.51%) Business Analysis
9 142 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 135 (12.56%) DevOps
11 133 (12.37%) Continuous Improvement
12 125 (11.63%) Test Automation
13 110 (10.23%) Continuous Delivery
14 100 (9.30%) Project Management
15 88 (8.19%) Use Case
16 86 (8.00%) Pair Programming
17 82 (7.63%) E-Commerce
17 82 (7.63%) Open Source
18 80 (7.44%) Analytics
18 80 (7.44%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 201 (18.70%) JavaScript
2 132 (12.28%) Java
3 94 (8.74%) SQL
4 88 (8.19%) Python
5 77 (7.16%) C#
6 30 (2.79%) Bash Shell
7 29 (2.70%) ES6
8 28 (2.60%) Scala
9 27 (2.51%) Ruby
10 21 (1.95%) Apple Swift
10 21 (1.95%) Shell Script
11 17 (1.58%) Groovy
12 13 (1.21%) C
12 13 (1.21%) PHP
13 11 (1.02%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.93%) Kotlin
14 10 (0.93%) Perl
15 6 (0.56%) R
15 6 (0.56%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 141 (13.12%) Security Cleared
2 100 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 62 (5.77%) Degree
4 27 (2.51%) ISEB
5 22 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
7 14 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.84%) PMP
9 8 (0.74%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.56%) IIBA
11 5 (0.47%) MBA
11 5 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.37%) CBAP
12 4 (0.37%) CCA
12 4 (0.37%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.093%) CISA
14 1 (0.093%) CISM
14 1 (0.093%) CISSP
14 1 (0.093%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (8.47%) QA
2 36 (3.35%) GDPR
3 18 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.93%) PMO
5 9 (0.84%) PSD2
6 5 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.47%) IFRS
7 4 (0.37%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.28%) MiFID
9 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.19%) EMIR
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.093%) Basel III
10 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.093%) SLA
10 1 (0.093%) WAI
10 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (4.74%) Docker
2 16 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.56%) HDFS
5 5 (0.47%) vCloud
6 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (2.88%) Ansible
1 31 (2.88%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.95%) Puppet
3 18 (1.67%) Terraform
4 14 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.02%) Kibana
5 11 (1.02%) logstash
6 10 (0.93%) Grafana
7 2 (0.19%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.19%) Nagios
7 2 (0.19%) Salt
7 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.093%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.093%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.093%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.093%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.093%) Munin
8 1 (0.093%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.093%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (5.95%) Microsoft
2 30 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
2 30 (2.79%) SAP
3 24 (2.23%) Oracle
4 19 (1.77%) Adobe
5 15 (1.40%) Apigee
5 15 (1.40%) hybris
6 14 (1.30%) Google
7 13 (1.21%) ATG
8 12 (1.12%) Atlassian
8 12 (1.12%) Splunk
9 11 (1.02%) Alteryx
9 11 (1.02%) AppDynamics
10 10 (0.93%) IBM
11 9 (0.84%) Cisco
11 9 (0.84%) Xamarin
12 8 (0.74%) Cadence
12 8 (0.74%) VMware
13 7 (0.65%) Tableau
14 6 (0.56%) Nintex