The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 65 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.35% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.52% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £399 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83
User Stories
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
800 965 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 83.07% 80.22% 77.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 506 582
Median daily rate £406 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.98% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 38
Median hourly rate £12.00 £26.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.49 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Milton Keynes +17 13 £425 +6.25%
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Finance
3 10 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
5 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (32.00%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (32.00%) Scrum
5 8 (32.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (20.00%) Resource Management
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (20.00%) Demand Management
6 5 (20.00%) DevOps
6 5 (20.00%) Skype
6 5 (20.00%) Coaching
6 5 (20.00%) User Experience
7 3 (12.00%) Selenium
7 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Oracle
8 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
8 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.00%) C#
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.00%) Spanish Language
8 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (8.00%) Banking
8 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Analyst
2 13 (52.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) DevOps Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (20.00%) SharePoint Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Finance Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Financial Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (32.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (32.00%) Scrum
4 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (32.00%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Coaching
5 5 (20.00%) Demand Management
5 5 (20.00%) DevOps
5 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (20.00%) Resource Management
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.00%) SDLC
8 1 (4.00%) Test Planning
8 1 (4.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) F#
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) IIBA
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle