The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 22 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 0.78% - 5.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% - 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£350 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Peterborough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93 187 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 72.66% 79.24% 56.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 60 35
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 12
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.40 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.60 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £44.00 £94.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

User Stories
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) LabVIEW
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation