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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 18 37 46
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 21 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.86% 0.81% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.20% 0.95% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 3
Median daily rate £450 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +8.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.53% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
256 315 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 83.66% 84.68% 79.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 223 205
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £620 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 9
Median hourly rate £50.78 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton +9 9 £450 -12.19%
Dunstable +7 2 £529 +41.00%
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 37 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Scrum
3 15 (40.54%) E-Commerce
4 14 (37.84%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (37.84%) Microservices
5 12 (32.43%) SOA
5 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
5 12 (32.43%) .NET
5 12 (32.43%) SOAP
5 12 (32.43%) C#
5 12 (32.43%) Retail
5 12 (32.43%) Software Engineering
6 11 (29.73%) JIRA
6 11 (29.73%) Data Transformation
6 11 (29.73%) REST
7 10 (27.03%) Reverse Engineering
7 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (27.03%) Use Case
8 9 (24.32%) Migration
8 9 (24.32%) Data Modelling
9 8 (21.62%) Change Management
9 8 (21.62%) Business Analysis
10 7 (18.92%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (18.92%) Sitecore
10 7 (18.92%) CMS
10 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
10 7 (18.92%) Wireframes
11 6 (16.22%) Data Flow Diagram
11 6 (16.22%) Data Analysis
11 6 (16.22%) Confluence

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 7 (18.92%) CMS
1 7 (18.92%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (16.22%) Confluence
2 6 (16.22%) Drupal
3 5 (13.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) JIRA
2 4 (10.81%) Axure RP
General
1 12 (32.43%) Retail
2 4 (10.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Analyst
2 17 (45.95%) Business Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Developer
3 11 (29.73%) Senior Developer
4 7 (18.92%) Business Data Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Data Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Designer
4 7 (18.92%) Senior Designer
5 5 (13.51%) .NET Designer
5 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Architect
6 4 (10.81%) Business Integration Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Data Integration Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Digital Business Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) SOA Designer
6 4 (10.81%) SOA Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) .NET
1 12 (32.43%) SOAP
2 11 (29.73%) REST
3 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (13.51%) Middleware
5 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) User Experience
3 4 (10.81%) Data Integration
3 4 (10.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Scrum
3 15 (40.54%) E-Commerce
4 14 (37.84%) Microservices
5 12 (32.43%) SOA
5 12 (32.43%) Software Engineering
6 11 (29.73%) Data Transformation
7 10 (27.03%) Reverse Engineering
7 10 (27.03%) Use Case
8 9 (24.32%) Data Modelling
8 9 (24.32%) Migration
9 8 (21.62%) Business Analysis
9 8 (21.62%) Change Management
10 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
10 7 (18.92%) Wireframes
11 6 (16.22%) Data Analysis
11 6 (16.22%) Data Flow Diagram
11 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (13.51%) Low Latency
12 5 (13.51%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) Sitecore
3 5 (13.51%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.11%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.41%) Adobe
6 1 (2.70%) hybris