The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Norfolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 37 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 0.73% - 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% - 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -
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 Norfolk region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
191 119 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 69.45% 66.85% 67.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 81 65
Average daily rate £320 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 3
Average hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £23.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.66% -36.93%
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 Norfolk

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Norfolk

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 Norfolk region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Norwich - 2 £350 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) OOP
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) WatiN

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) WatiN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) OOP
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft