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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 74 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.05% 0.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 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 £386 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.84% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%
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
880 767 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.19% 75.27% 75.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 422 270
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 44
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.63 £10.69 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.35 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 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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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 -5 8 £375 - 1
Marlow - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (70.37%) Scrum
3 15 (55.56%) Finance
4 14 (51.85%) BDD
5 10 (37.04%) E-Commerce
6 9 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 9 (33.33%) Web Development
7 6 (22.22%) Automotive
7 6 (22.22%) Project Management
7 6 (22.22%) User Experience
8 5 (18.52%) TDD
9 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
9 4 (14.81%) HTML
9 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.81%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) SAP
9 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (14.81%) OO
9 4 (14.81%) JIRA
9 4 (14.81%) QA
9 4 (14.81%) Open Source
10 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
10 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 3 (11.11%) Selenium
10 3 (11.11%) Use Case
10 3 (11.11%) C#
10 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (7.41%) Kentico
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) WordPress
3 1 (3.70%) Joomla!
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Project
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Automotive
3 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
4 3 (11.11%) Marketing
5 2 (7.41%) Electronics
5 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.70%) Front Office
6 1 (3.70%) Banking
6 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Analyst
2 20 (74.07%) Business Analyst
3 14 (51.85%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Financial Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Business Manager
5 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis Manager
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) Ajax
3 2 (7.41%) WinForms
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (7.41%) LINQ
3 2 (7.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (7.41%) WCF
3 2 (7.41%) jQuery
4 1 (3.70%) HTML5
4 1 (3.70%) WPF
4 1 (3.70%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.70%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) User Experience
2 4 (14.81%) Open Source
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) DTV
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.70%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (70.37%) Scrum
3 14 (51.85%) BDD
4 10 (37.04%) E-Commerce
5 9 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 9 (33.33%) Web Development
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
7 5 (18.52%) TDD
8 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
8 4 (14.81%) OO
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 3 (11.11%) Use Case
10 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
10 2 (7.41%) Content Management
10 2 (7.41%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (7.41%) MVC
10 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
10 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
10 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.70%) PHP5
4 1 (3.70%) PHP4
4 1 (3.70%) ActionScript
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) PMP
1 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) cPanel
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Rackspace