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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 53 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.20% 0.76% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 1.23% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £550 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +32.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
446 162 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 87.80% 61.83% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 71 170
Average daily rate £425 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £565 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £101.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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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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
Bedford - 1 £450 - 3
Luton - - - -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
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%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Product Management
3 1 (25.00%) DSDM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) CBAP
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Banking

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) 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%) Product Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) DSDM
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) CBAP
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft