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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 60 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.40% 0.27% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.36% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £500 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
561 549 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.21% 73.69% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 280 405
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.01 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.13% +31.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £70.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Retail
3 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (40.00%) Wireframes
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) XML
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) Appium
6 3 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) Behat
6 3 (20.00%) Coaching
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) DB2
6 3 (20.00%) HTML
6 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (20.00%) PHP
6 3 (20.00%) BPR
6 3 (20.00%) Unix
6 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (20.00%) Front Office
6 3 (20.00%) Back Office
6 3 (20.00%) Workflow
6 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (20.00%) PHPUnit
6 3 (20.00%) Magento
6 3 (20.00%) Git (software)

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 (13.33%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Drupal
2 1 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Appium
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
1 3 (20.00%) PHPUnit
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
1 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.67%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (46.67%) Retail
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Back Office
3 3 (20.00%) Front Office
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Business Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Workflow Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Application Development Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Application Development Project Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Applications Development Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Applications Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Applications Project Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Development Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Development Project Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Retail Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) Behat
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Smartphone
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) EPoS
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (40.00%) Wireframes
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) BPR
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) Document Management
4 3 (20.00%) Kanban
4 3 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
1 1 (6.67%) Sitecore