The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 60 59 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.96% 0.92% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.23% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
User Stories
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
552 569 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 66.51% 74.67% 62.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 250 211
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 £240 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 98
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Cambridgeshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -7 7 £450 +37.93% 1
Peterborough - 1 £350 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 8 (50.00%) Web Development
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 3 (18.75%) Refactoring
5 3 (18.75%) Spring MVC
5 3 (18.75%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (18.75%) Spring
5 3 (18.75%) JSF
5 3 (18.75%) Ajax
5 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) MVC
5 3 (18.75%) hybris
5 3 (18.75%) DHTML
5 3 (18.75%) Struts
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) CSS
6 2 (12.50%) C
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (12.50%) AngularJS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) ZigBee
2 1 (6.25%) GPRS
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Hybris Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Product Owner
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded C Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) DHTML
2 3 (18.75%) Struts
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) Spring
2 3 (18.75%) JSF
2 3 (18.75%) Ajax
2 3 (18.75%) Spring MVC
2 3 (18.75%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) RESTful
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) CSS3
3 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 8 (50.00%) Web Development
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Refactoring
5 3 (18.75%) MVC
5 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
6 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) hybris