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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 38 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.89% 0.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£335 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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
257 224 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 76.49% 70.00% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 107 162
Average daily rate £368 £358 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.79% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) UML
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (50.00%) Cyber Security
4 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) ERP
5 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (16.67%) ISO 9000
5 1 (16.67%) SSL
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) BPR
5 1 (16.67%) MS Project
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) Cryptography

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) UML
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (50.00%) Cyber Security
4 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (33.33%) ERP
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Information Security
5 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 1 (16.67%) BPR
5 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft