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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 41 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.18% 1.55% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.09% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
461 431 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.48% 74.18% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 228 247
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 24
Median hourly rate £46.73 £37.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.60% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £14.70 £15.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Hemel Hempstead +4 2 £350 -6.66%
Stevenage - 2 £488 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (29.41%) Product Management
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Resource Allocation
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (23.53%) Information Security
4 4 (23.53%) Supplier Management
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Kanban
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 2 (11.76%) JIRA
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) Coaching
6 2 (11.76%) User Experience
6 2 (11.76%) MuleSoft
6 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Validation
6 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 2 (11.76%) Retail
7 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.88%) Finance
7 1 (5.88%) Advertising
7 1 (5.88%) CMS
7 1 (5.88%) XML

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 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Business Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Security Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Product Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) UAT Manager
4 2 (11.76%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Product Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum Master
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Product Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Velocity
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) EPoS
3 1 (5.88%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Product Management
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security
3 4 (23.53%) Resource Allocation
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) Supplier Management
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) MuleSoft
2 1 (5.88%) Atlassian