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 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 35 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.83% 2.57% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.95% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
Median daily rate £475 £600 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £590 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £450
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 Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
267 237 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.40% 87.13% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 199 206
Median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £145 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Median hourly rate £23.19 £67.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.64% +365.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £17.50 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 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 Oxford region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) BPMN
3 8 (66.67%) Data Analysis
4 7 (58.33%) UML
4 7 (58.33%) Translating Business Requirements
5 6 (50.00%) Publishing
5 6 (50.00%) Scrum
6 5 (41.67%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
6 5 (41.67%) Kanban
7 4 (33.33%) Critical Success Factor
7 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 4 (33.33%) ISEB
8 3 (25.00%) Migration
8 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
8 3 (25.00%) Degree
8 3 (25.00%) JIRA
8 3 (25.00%) Confluence
8 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
9 2 (16.67%) Wireframes
9 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
9 2 (16.67%) Social Network
9 2 (16.67%) Time Management
9 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
9 2 (16.67%) Spring
9 2 (16.67%) Java
9 2 (16.67%) JSP
9 2 (16.67%) JBoss
9 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
9 2 (16.67%) Change Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Confluence
2 2 (16.67%) JBoss
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (50.00%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Analyst
2 9 (75.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Business Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Java Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Process Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Social Media Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Social Media Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) JSP
1 2 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Social Network
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) BPMN
3 8 (66.67%) Data Analysis
4 7 (58.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 7 (58.33%) UML
5 6 (50.00%) Scrum
6 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
6 5 (41.67%) Kanban
7 4 (33.33%) Critical Success Factor
7 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
8 3 (25.00%) Migration
8 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
9 2 (16.67%) Change Management
9 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
9 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
9 2 (16.67%) Time Management
9 2 (16.67%) Wireframes
9 2 (16.67%) Workflow
10 1 (8.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree