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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 41 35 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.09% 2.66% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 3.61% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£460 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +38.46%
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
258 249 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 70.11% 73.67% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 115 151
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 47
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
2 5 (38.46%) Web Development
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) C
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) UNIX
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Cyber Security
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
5 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 2 (15.38%) CSS3
5 2 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (15.38%) HTML5
5 2 (15.38%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) HTML

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Business Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
6 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
1 2 (15.38%) CSS3
1 2 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (15.38%) HTML5
1 2 (15.38%) RESTful
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
2 5 (38.46%) Web Development
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Cyber Security
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) BPR
6 1 (7.69%) ERP
6 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
6 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C
2 3 (23.08%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft