Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Story
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 56 51
Rank change year-on-year +23 -5 +22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 34 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.96% 0.64% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.90% 0.77% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 4
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +14.29%
10th Percentile £402 £418 £416
90th Percentile £525 £488 £468
East of England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.65
% change year-on-year +1.45% +5.67% -34.70%

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 576 521 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 84.09% 83.23% 83.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 331 385
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £273 £213 £240
90th Percentile £581 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 38
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -62.67% +117.39%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £13.55
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.11 £50.71
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.23 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.67% +24.90% +3.91%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +19 30 £450 -5.26% 2
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) E-Commerce
3 15 (44.12%) Microservices
4 13 (38.24%) SOA
4 13 (38.24%) C#
4 13 (38.24%) C++
5 11 (32.35%) REST
5 11 (32.35%) API Development
5 11 (32.35%) SOAP
6 8 (23.53%) Retail
6 8 (23.53%) Use Case
7 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
7 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (20.59%) CRM
7 7 (20.59%) Data Modelling
7 7 (20.59%) Data Flow Diagram
8 6 (17.65%) Revenue Management
8 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
8 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (17.65%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) Change Management
9 5 (14.71%) MSMQ
9 5 (14.71%) JIRA
9 5 (14.71%) Migration
9 5 (14.71%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (14.71%) AMQP
9 5 (14.71%) Analytics
9 5 (14.71%) Prototyping
10 4 (11.76%) Acceptance Criteria

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (8.82%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Adobe Campaign
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) ERwin
General
1 8 (23.53%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Analyst
2 19 (55.88%) Business Analyst
3 12 (35.29%) Designer
3 12 (35.29%) Developer
4 11 (32.35%) Senior Designer
5 10 (29.41%) Senior Developer
6 8 (23.53%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (23.53%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) Architect
7 4 (11.76%) Technical Architect
8 3 (8.82%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Senior Architect
8 3 (8.82%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (8.82%) Technical Designer
8 3 (8.82%) Technical Developer
9 2 (5.88%) CRM Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Product Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Product Owner
10 1 (2.94%) GDPR Business Analyst
10 1 (2.94%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) REST
1 11 (32.35%) SOAP
2 5 (14.71%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (14.71%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
1 2 (5.88%) IVR
2 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) RIA
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) E-Commerce
3 15 (44.12%) Microservices
4 13 (38.24%) SOA
5 11 (32.35%) API Development
6 8 (23.53%) Use Case
7 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
7 7 (20.59%) CRM
7 7 (20.59%) Data Flow Diagram
7 7 (20.59%) Data Modelling
7 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (17.65%) Change Management
8 6 (17.65%) Revenue Management
8 6 (17.65%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
9 5 (14.71%) Analytics
9 5 (14.71%) Migration
9 5 (14.71%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) C#
1 13 (38.24%) C++
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) GDPR
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (2.94%) Tableau