The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 44 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.74% 0.86% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £104.41 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-68.72% +248.04%
User Stories
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
333 378 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.63% 81.47% 79.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 230 94
Average daily rate £475 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +9 1 £513 +34.86%
Dunstable - 1 £375 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
4 3 (33.33%) Front Office
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) ERP
5 2 (22.22%) Kanban
5 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
5 2 (22.22%) V-Model
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (11.11%) MS Visio

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
1 3 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Business Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) ERP
5 2 (22.22%) Kanban
5 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
5 2 (22.22%) V-Model
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB