The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 49 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 0.58% 0.98% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £305 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
User Stories
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Nottinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
416 304 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 81.09% 74.15% 73.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 131 116
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

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 Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Nottingham -13 3 £305 -28.23% 2
User Stories
East Midlands

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Smart Meter
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) CMS
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (12.50%) Rally

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) CMS Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Retail Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Smart Meter
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Rally