The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 40 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.40% 0.27% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.35% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £475 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.89% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
User Stories
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
292 283 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.79% 75.27% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 199 182
Median daily rate £413 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £43.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge 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 Cambridge

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Cambridge region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Cambridge region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Marketing
2 4 (66.67%) Product Marketing
2 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Smart Energy
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) HTTP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Electronics
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Content Management
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Protractor
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Protractor
General
1 4 (66.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Product Owner
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Product Owner
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum Product Owner
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Product Owner
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (50.00%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Product Marketing
2 4 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com