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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 34 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.73% 2.82% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 3.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 0
Average daily rate £600 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £41.25
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
251 292 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 85.67% 82.25% 74.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 193 80
Average daily rate £425 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
Average hourly rate £67.50 £18.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+264.86% -50.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.68 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £24.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (84.62%) Translating Business Requirements
2 10 (76.92%) Publishing
2 10 (76.92%) Data Analysis
2 10 (76.92%) Business Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Project Management
3 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
3 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) UML
5 4 (30.77%) ISEB
5 4 (30.77%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
7 1 (7.69%) TDD
7 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
7 1 (7.69%) Content Management
7 1 (7.69%) Ruby
7 1 (7.69%) Ajax
7 1 (7.69%) CSS
7 1 (7.69%) HTML
7 1 (7.69%) MySQL

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 10 (76.92%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Analyst
1 11 (84.62%) Business Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Data Business Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Digital Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Information Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Information Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Project Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) CSS3
1 1 (7.69%) Django
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
1 1 (7.69%) Play Framework
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Translating Business Requirements
2 10 (76.92%) Business Analysis
2 10 (76.92%) Data Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
3 6 (46.15%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
5 4 (30.77%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) UML
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) Coaching
6 1 (7.69%) Content Management
6 1 (7.69%) Kanban
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) Product Management
6 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
1 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft