The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.72% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-12.93% -7.40%
User Stories
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
99 102 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 71.22% 79.07% 77.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 52 12
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £563 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £10.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

User Stories
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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%) Postgraduate
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Psychology
1 1 (100.00%) Human Factors
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience Researcher
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Psychology
1 1 (100.00%) Human Factors
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Postgraduate