The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 53 43 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.88% 1.17% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 1.45% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Median daily rate £525 £463 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +54.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £391
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +2.55%
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
Oxfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
308 276 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.57% 80.70% 76.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 236 152
Median daily rate £425 £413 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
Median hourly rate £17.00 £50.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.00% +257.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £25.00 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £55.50 £18.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford 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 Oxford

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxford region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Data Analysis
1 8 (80.00%) UML
1 8 (80.00%) Data Modelling
1 8 (80.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (60.00%) BPMN
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Kanban
4 4 (40.00%) Critical Success Factor
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) Content Enrichment
5 3 (30.00%) MS Office
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Publishing
6 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Social Network
6 2 (20.00%) RAD
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
6 2 (20.00%) Time Management
6 2 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (10.00%) Analytics
7 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (10.00%) Process Management
7 1 (10.00%) Social Media

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
General
1 3 (30.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
2 9 (90.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Process Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Process Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Social Media Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Social Media Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Social Network
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Data Analysis
1 8 (80.00%) Data Modelling
1 8 (80.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 8 (80.00%) UML
2 6 (60.00%) BPMN
2 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Kanban
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Critical Success Factor
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) Content Enrichment
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (20.00%) RAD
6 2 (20.00%) Time Management
6 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
7 1 (10.00%) BDD
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft