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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 54 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.17% - 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% - 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £431 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 - £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
525 580 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.09% 75.62% 71.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 280 235
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 44 28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £44.00 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Watford - 5 £375 -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Retail
2 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (50.00%) Behat
3 8 (50.00%) PHPUnit
3 8 (50.00%) BDD
3 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (50.00%) Subversion
3 8 (50.00%) Selenium
3 8 (50.00%) PHP
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) HTML
4 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (43.75%) DB2
4 7 (43.75%) XML
4 7 (43.75%) Unix
4 7 (43.75%) QA
4 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
4 7 (43.75%) RESTful
4 7 (43.75%) Magento
4 7 (43.75%) Appium
4 7 (43.75%) Re-Platforming
5 6 (37.50%) Coaching
5 6 (37.50%) Document Management
6 5 (31.25%) Wireframes
7 4 (25.00%) TDD

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 (12.50%) CMS
1 2 (12.50%) Drupal
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (50.00%) PHPUnit
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
1 8 (50.00%) Subversion
1 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (43.75%) Appium
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Axure RP
General
1 9 (56.25%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 8 (50.00%) Tester
2 7 (43.75%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 7 (43.75%) Selenium Tester
3 6 (37.50%) Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Business Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Web Automation Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Web Tester
5 2 (12.50%) CMS Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum Master
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Behat
2 7 (43.75%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) RESTful
2 7 (43.75%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (50.00%) BDD
3 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Re-Platforming
5 6 (37.50%) Coaching
5 6 (37.50%) Document Management
6 5 (31.25%) Wireframes
7 4 (25.00%) TDD
8 3 (18.75%) Use Case
9 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
10 1 (6.25%) Content Management
10 1 (6.25%) Information Architecture
10 1 (6.25%) Kanban
10 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
10 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
10 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PHP
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
1 1 (6.25%) BT
1 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
1 1 (6.25%) Huawei
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Nokia
1 1 (6.25%) Nokia Networks
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
1 1 (6.25%) Siemens
1 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £001 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago