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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 74 88 68
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.04% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.89% -3.91%
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
915 949 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 79.50% 75.02% 72.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 568 350
Average daily rate £364 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +13 12 £355 +9.23% 1
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Finance
3 11 (45.83%) Scrum
3 11 (45.83%) User Experience
4 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 7 (29.17%) jQuery
5 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 7 (29.17%) HTML
5 7 (29.17%) CSS
6 6 (25.00%) Web Services
6 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (25.00%) C#
6 6 (25.00%) TDD
6 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (25.00%) JIRA
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (25.00%) Open Source
6 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (25.00%) Twitter
6 6 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (25.00%) Mobile App
7 5 (20.83%) BDD
7 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.83%) Automotive
8 4 (16.67%) Subversion
8 4 (16.67%) Java EE
8 4 (16.67%) JSON
8 4 (16.67%) EJB
8 4 (16.67%) Ant
8 4 (16.67%) JUnit

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 4 (16.67%) Confluence
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
2 2 (8.33%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Internet
1 4 (16.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 4 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 4 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 4 (16.67%) Big Data
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.67%) Subversion
2 4 (16.67%) Ant
2 4 (16.67%) JUnit
2 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 4 (16.67%) Mercurial
2 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (16.67%) Gradle
3 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Automotive
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.33%) Electronics
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.33%) Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Financial Business Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) UI Designer
5 4 (16.67%) Designer
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) jQuery
1 7 (29.17%) HTML
1 7 (29.17%) CSS
2 6 (25.00%) Web Services
2 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (16.67%) Java EE
3 4 (16.67%) JSON
3 4 (16.67%) EJB
3 4 (16.67%) J2EE
3 4 (16.67%) JMS
4 2 (8.33%) WinForms
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.33%) .NET
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (8.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (8.33%) LINQ
4 2 (8.33%) WCF
5 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) User Experience
2 6 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.33%) DTV
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Scrum
3 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (25.00%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (25.00%) Open Source
5 5 (20.83%) BDD
5 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.67%) OO
6 4 (16.67%) MapReduce
6 4 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 4 (16.67%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
7 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 3 (12.50%) Web Development
7 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
8 2 (8.33%) Content Management
8 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
1 4 (16.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Twitter
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 2 (8.33%) SAP