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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 64 83 65
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.23% 0.52% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.65% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 12
Median daily rate £425 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.49% -12.93%
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
735 1073 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 82.03% 80.31% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 606 529
Median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £10.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +16 11 £425 +6.25%
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 10 (38.46%) Waterfall
3 9 (34.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 9 (34.62%) Systems Analysis
3 9 (34.62%) Business Analysis
3 9 (34.62%) Finance
3 9 (34.62%) Scrum
4 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
4 5 (19.23%) Resource Management
4 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
4 5 (19.23%) Demand Management
4 5 (19.23%) Coaching
4 5 (19.23%) User Experience
4 5 (19.23%) Skype
4 5 (19.23%) DevOps
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (19.23%) Slack
5 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Competitor Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Games
7 2 (7.69%) Legal
7 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) RUP
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE
7 2 (7.69%) CSS
7 2 (7.69%) XML

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 (19.23%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (19.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Skype
2 1 (3.85%) Broadband
2 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
1 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Games
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
1 18 (69.23%) Business Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) DevOps Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Data Business Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Finance Business Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Financial Business Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Credit Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Report Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
1 2 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) User Experience
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.85%) EPoS
4 1 (3.85%) Telematics
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 10 (38.46%) Waterfall
3 9 (34.62%) Business Analysis
3 9 (34.62%) Scrum
3 9 (34.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 9 (34.62%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (19.23%) Coaching
4 5 (19.23%) Demand Management
4 5 (19.23%) DevOps
4 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
4 5 (19.23%) Resource Management
5 3 (11.54%) Competitor Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) BDD
6 2 (7.69%) PRINCE
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.69%) RUP
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C#
1 1 (3.85%) F#
1 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) IIBA
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) CA
1 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle
1 1 (3.85%) Rally