Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 24 May 2018 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 95 88
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 +20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 22 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.06% 1.38% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.66% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 16
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £418 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +1.21% +16.20%
10th Percentile £363 £343 £363
90th Percentile £450 £438 £525
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,719 1,628 1,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.64% 83.32% 85.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 790 902
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +12.28%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 49 37
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.28 £16.00 £14.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.78% +8.33% -13.12%
10th Percentile £10.33 £9.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £48.00 £77.50 £44.05
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +7.14% -11.58% +5.56%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Buckinghamshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Buckinghamshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Buckinghamshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. 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
Milton Keynes -9 20 £425 +0.59% 3
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Business Analysis
2 9 (40.91%) JIRA
3 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (31.82%) Wireframes
4 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (27.27%) B2C
5 6 (27.27%) User Experience
5 6 (27.27%) Business Process Modelling
6 5 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (22.73%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (22.73%) Confluence
6 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) Axure RP
8 3 (13.64%) Rapid Prototyping
8 3 (13.64%) Ethnography
8 3 (13.64%) Ethnographic Research
8 3 (13.64%) Prototyping
8 3 (13.64%) Guerrilla Testing
8 3 (13.64%) InVision
8 3 (13.64%) UserZoom
8 3 (13.64%) Co-Creation
8 3 (13.64%) Task Model
8 3 (13.64%) Benchmarking
8 3 (13.64%) Usability Testing

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 5 (22.73%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) InVision
1 3 (13.64%) UserZoom
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Axure RP
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) GitLab
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) SonarQube
3 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) TestRail
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Automotive
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) German Language
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
1 13 (59.09%) Business Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Digital Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Digital Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Business Development Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Development Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Process Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) User Researcher
7 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
7 1 (4.55%) CRM Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Junior
7 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (27.27%) User Experience
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Blog
4 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Business Analysis
3 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (31.82%) Wireframes
4 6 (27.27%) B2C
4 6 (27.27%) Business Process Modelling
5 5 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (22.73%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Benchmarking
7 3 (13.64%) Co-Creation
7 3 (13.64%) Ethnographic Research
7 3 (13.64%) Ethnography
7 3 (13.64%) Prototyping
7 3 (13.64%) Rapid Prototyping
7 3 (13.64%) Task Model
7 3 (13.64%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) APMG
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe
1 1 (4.55%) Alteryx
1 1 (4.55%) CA Agile Central
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle
1 1 (4.55%) Planview
1 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (4.55%) SAP
1 1 (4.55%) Tableau