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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 67 78 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.20% 0.19% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.25% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 8
Average daily rate
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£450 - £345
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 - £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.13% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
868 790 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.51% 74.95% 70.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 407 347
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 55
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Milton Keynes - 10 £450 - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Finance
3 12 (63.16%) Scrum
3 12 (63.16%) BDD
4 9 (47.37%) Business Analysis
5 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
6 7 (36.84%) Web Development
7 5 (26.32%) Banking
7 5 (26.32%) OO
7 5 (26.32%) TDD
8 3 (15.79%) Marketing
8 3 (15.79%) HTML
8 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (15.79%) User Experience
9 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.53%) Change Control
9 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
9 2 (10.53%) Open Source
9 2 (10.53%) SAP
9 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (10.53%) DTV
9 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
9 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
9 2 (10.53%) Electronics
9 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
9 2 (10.53%) JIRA
9 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
9 2 (10.53%) Retail
9 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (10.53%) Online Banking

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) Joomla!
1 1 (5.26%) WordPress
1 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Marketing
4 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 2 (10.53%) Electronics
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Analyst
2 16 (84.21%) Business Analyst
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
6 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Flash
2 1 (5.26%) RSS
2 1 (5.26%) XML-RPC
2 1 (5.26%) Ajax
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) Yii
2 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) DTV
2 2 (10.53%) Online Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Scrum
2 12 (63.16%) BDD
3 9 (47.37%) Business Analysis
4 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
5 7 (36.84%) Web Development
6 5 (26.32%) TDD
6 5 (26.32%) OO
7 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (10.53%) Change Control
7 2 (10.53%) Kanban
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.26%) BPMN
8 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (5.26%) Android Development
8 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) ActionScript
2 1 (5.26%) PHP5
2 1 (5.26%) PHP4
2 1 (5.26%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Rackspace