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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 56 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 6 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.79% 1.19% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.54% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Average daily rate
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£455 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £324 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £389 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.13% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
515 585 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 67.67% 77.38% 66.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 246 223
Average daily rate £363 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 35 88
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 £12.00 £12.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

User Stories Hourly 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 22 September 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 -12 5 £460 +33.81% 3
Peterborough - 1 £350 - 1
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Web Development
2 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) C
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Refactoring
6 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) Python
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) C++
6 3 (18.75%) UNIX
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) Cyber Security
7 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (12.50%) DHTML
7 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 2 (12.50%) CSS
7 2 (12.50%) Struts
7 2 (12.50%) Web Services

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) ZigBee
3 1 (6.25%) GPRS
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Business Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
5 2 (12.50%) Hybris Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Product Owner
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 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) Struts
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) Spring
2 2 (12.50%) JSF
2 2 (12.50%) Ajax
2 2 (12.50%) Spring MVC
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) RESTful
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 2 (12.50%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 7 (43.75%) Web Development
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
6 3 (18.75%) Cyber Security
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Refactoring
7 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
8 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.25%) Information Security
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) C
3 3 (18.75%) C++
3 3 (18.75%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) hybris
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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