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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 43 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.02% 0.28% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.37% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £475 £380 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
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
311 270 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.54% 74.79% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 180 164
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (80.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 4 (80.00%) Marketing
2 4 (80.00%) Product Marketing
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Smart Energy
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Protractor
4 1 (20.00%) Content Management
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Protractor
General
1 4 (80.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Product Owner
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Product Owner
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum Product Owner
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Product Owner
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (60.00%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Product Marketing
2 4 (80.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Content Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com