The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank - - 39
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £339
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
415 149 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 81.21% 62.61% 74.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 73 146
Average daily rate £425 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -53.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
User Stories
East of England

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
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 30 July 2014. 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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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
Bedford - - - - 7
Luton - - - -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Automotive
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) DSDM
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) DSDM
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle