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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 35 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.66% - 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% - 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Average daily rate
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£444 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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
336 128 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.95% 72.32% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 77 114
Average daily rate £475 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Publishing
3 9 (56.25%) Business Analysis
4 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) ISEB
5 6 (37.50%) Workflow
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) CMS
7 4 (25.00%) JIRA
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) MySQL
8 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
8 3 (18.75%) HTML
8 3 (18.75%) Java
8 3 (18.75%) MS Office
8 3 (18.75%) EJB
8 3 (18.75%) CSS
8 3 (18.75%) SOAP
8 3 (18.75%) XML
8 3 (18.75%) UML
8 3 (18.75%) Apache
8 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
8 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 3 (18.75%) Degree
8 3 (18.75%) JSON
8 3 (18.75%) Spring
8 3 (18.75%) Maven
8 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
8 3 (18.75%) HTML5
8 3 (18.75%) Waterfall

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (31.25%) CMS
2 3 (18.75%) Alfresco
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Maven
2 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (75.00%) Publishing
2 3 (18.75%) German Language
3 1 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 12 (75.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) UML Business Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Process Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) EJB
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) SOAP
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
1 3 (18.75%) Spring
1 3 (18.75%) JSON
1 3 (18.75%) EJB 3.0
1 3 (18.75%) RESTful
1 3 (18.75%) HTML5
1 3 (18.75%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Business Analysis
3 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) Workflow
5 3 (18.75%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 3 (18.75%) Process Management
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Kanban
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.25%) Product Management
7 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.25%) System Testing
7 1 (6.25%) CRM
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
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