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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 76 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.10% 0.67% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.95% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +10.76%
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
955 734 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 75.14% 70.31% 71.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 390 248
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 35 47
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.33 £12.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -8 12 £375 - 1
Marlow - 1 £251 -
High Wycombe - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (75.00%) Scrum
3 19 (67.86%) BDD
3 19 (67.86%) Finance
4 14 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 14 (50.00%) Web Development
5 12 (42.86%) E-Commerce
6 8 (28.57%) OO
7 6 (21.43%) Project Management
8 5 (17.86%) Automotive
8 5 (17.86%) SAP
8 5 (17.86%) TDD
9 4 (14.29%) Marketing
9 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
9 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
10 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (10.71%) HTML
10 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
10 3 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (10.71%) Use Case
10 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (10.71%) Electronics
10 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
10 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
10 3 (10.71%) Banking
10 3 (10.71%) Retail
10 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (10.71%) User Experience
10 3 (10.71%) DTV

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) Joomla!
1 1 (3.57%) Confluence
1 1 (3.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Project
1 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (67.86%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Automotive
3 4 (14.29%) Marketing
3 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 3 (10.71%) Electronics
4 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (92.86%) Analyst
2 25 (89.29%) Business Analyst
3 20 (71.43%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (28.57%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 8 (28.57%) Financial Business Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Developer
7 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Business Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) XML-RPC
2 1 (3.57%) Flash
2 1 (3.57%) RSS
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (3.57%) jQuery
2 1 (3.57%) Ajax
2 1 (3.57%) HTML5
2 1 (3.57%) Yii
2 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) User Experience
1 3 (10.71%) DTV
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Open Source
2 2 (7.14%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (75.00%) Scrum
3 19 (67.86%) BDD
4 14 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 14 (50.00%) Web Development
5 12 (42.86%) E-Commerce
6 8 (28.57%) OO
7 6 (21.43%) Project Management
8 5 (17.86%) TDD
9 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
9 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (10.71%) Use Case
10 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
11 2 (7.14%) Change Control
11 2 (7.14%) Kanban
11 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
12 1 (3.57%) MVC
12 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) ActionScript
2 1 (3.57%) PHP5
2 1 (3.57%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) PMP
1 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) Rackspace