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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 51 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.01% 1.48% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.16% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-12.93% -7.40%
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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
390 324 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.11% 68.35% 77.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 207 122
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £538 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 19
Average hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.52 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
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 4 September 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) Web Development
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) JBoss
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mapping
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) MS Project
4 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (16.67%) BPR
4 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Spring
1 3 (50.00%) RESTful
1 3 (50.00%) HTML5
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) BPR
4 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mapping
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript