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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 49 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.10% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.31% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £488 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -1.54%
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
468 637 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.82% 75.03% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 329 252
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 55 32
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £9.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £375 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (42.86%) Wireframes
3 5 (35.71%) Retail
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Appium
5 3 (21.43%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 3 (21.43%) PHPUnit
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) Behat
5 3 (21.43%) Coaching
5 3 (21.43%) Front Office
5 3 (21.43%) Back Office
5 3 (21.43%) Workflow
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) PHP
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) DB2
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) BPR
5 3 (21.43%) Subversion
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
5 3 (21.43%) Document Management
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Magento

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) CMS
1 2 (14.29%) Drupal
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Appium
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) PHPUnit
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
1 3 (21.43%) Subversion
1 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Back Office
3 3 (21.43%) Front Office
4 1 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Business Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Business Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Workflow Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Application Development Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Application Development Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Development Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) CMS Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Development Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Development Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Behat
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) RESTful
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (42.86%) Wireframes
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
3 3 (21.43%) BPR
3 3 (21.43%) Coaching
3 3 (21.43%) Document Management
3 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
3 3 (21.43%) Re-Platforming
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 3 (21.43%) PHP
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
1 1 (7.14%) Sitecore