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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 61 49 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.69% 1.78% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 2.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£460 £344 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +38.46%
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
515 496 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 71.13% 73.37% 65.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 193 236
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 38 58
Average hourly rate £31.88 £40.50 £38.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.29% +5.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.78 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 October 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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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 -5 4 £460 +31.42% 1
Peterborough -1 1 - - 2
Huntingdon - - - - 1
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) Web Development
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) C
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) UML
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Refactoring
5 3 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (20.00%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) UNIX
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) Cyber Security
6 2 (13.33%) CSS3
6 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (13.33%) RESTful
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (13.33%) CSS
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) HTML

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) ZigBee
3 1 (6.67%) GPRS
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) LabVIEW
1 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded C Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) RESTful
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
1 2 (13.33%) CSS3
1 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 5 (33.33%) Web Development
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) UML
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Refactoring
5 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Cyber Security
6 2 (13.33%) Pair Programming
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.67%) ERP
7 1 (6.67%) BPR
7 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft