The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Cambridgeshire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 61 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.35% 0.27% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 0.40% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £356 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
558 505 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 68.38% 69.37% 61.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 243 207
Average daily rate £388 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 94
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £24.45 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Stories
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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 -1 10 £450 +42.85% 1
Peterborough - 1 £350 - 1
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (53.33%) E-Commerce
1 8 (53.33%) Web Development
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (33.33%) Project Management
4 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) jQuery
6 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) Refactoring
6 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
6 3 (20.00%) Ajax
6 3 (20.00%) hybris
6 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 3 (20.00%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (20.00%) Spring
6 3 (20.00%) JSF
6 3 (20.00%) Java
6 3 (20.00%) DHTML
6 3 (20.00%) Struts
6 3 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (13.33%) CSS
7 2 (13.33%) CSS3
7 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (13.33%) Mobile App

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (13.33%) ZigBee
2 1 (6.67%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) LabVIEW
1 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Product Owner
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded C Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) DHTML
2 3 (20.00%) Struts
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) Spring
2 3 (20.00%) JSF
2 3 (20.00%) Ajax
2 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) RESTful
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) CSS3
3 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) E-Commerce
1 8 (53.33%) Web Development
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) Refactoring
6 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
7 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) hybris
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