The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 64 49 63
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.63% 1.31% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.80% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -3.03%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
611 389 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.54% 72.85% 71.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 191 345
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 36
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +32.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.58 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
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 Hertfordshire

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire 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
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) XML
2 4 (36.36%) XSD
2 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) Product Management
3 3 (27.27%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 3 (27.27%) MySQL
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) Ant
4 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
4 2 (18.18%) XSLT
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Subversion
4 2 (18.18%) Maven
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) JMeter
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Load Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Ant
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 2 (18.18%) JMeter
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
1 2 (18.18%) Maven
1 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
1 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Business Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Product Owner
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) XML
1 4 (36.36%) XSD
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) XSLT
3 2 (18.18%) REST
3 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
4 1 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) Akka
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (9.09%) WSDL
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
1 2 (18.18%) Taxonomies
1 2 (18.18%) Open Source
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) W3C
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Product Management
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) OWASP
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) XPath
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
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