The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.10% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
266 222 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.88% 57.51% 63.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 98 156
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 33
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Stories
Cambridgeshire

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) JSF
2 3 (60.00%) Ajax
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Struts
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) DHTML
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Spring MVC
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) hybris
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) InterSystems Cache
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Spring
1 3 (60.00%) JSF
1 3 (60.00%) Ajax
1 3 (60.00%) Struts
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
1 3 (60.00%) DHTML
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) Spring MVC
1 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) hybris