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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 45 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 0.66% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £263 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £32.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.34% -28.88%
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
310 238 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.93% 78.55% 71.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 147 104
Average daily rate £400 £380 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £209 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Protractor

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Protractor
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB