Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 90 106
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 31 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.40% 0.98% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.17% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 9
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +7.41% -8.47%
10th Percentile £356 £309 £290
90th Percentile £488 £438 £428
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% +22.14% -

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 1,832 1,452 1,865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.67% 83.64% 81.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 779 926
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £538 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 54 60
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -8.61% +29.12%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.31 £9.95
90th Percentile £48.53 £42.63 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.13
% change year-on-year - -17.01% +50.63%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -17 22 £435 +17.57% 4
Marlow - 4 £425 -
High Wycombe -6 1 £290 -14.07%
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 27 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) Banking
4 7 (22.58%) Scrum
5 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.13%) Retail
6 5 (16.13%) Degree
6 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
6 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (16.13%) JIRA
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (16.13%) Probabilistic Estimation
6 5 (16.13%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.90%) User Experience
7 4 (12.90%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (12.90%) Wireframes
7 4 (12.90%) Marketing
7 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.90%) ISEB
7 4 (12.90%) Automotive
8 3 (9.68%) Legal
8 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (9.68%) SAP

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 2 (6.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.23%) GitLab
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Banking
3 5 (16.13%) Retail
4 4 (12.90%) Automotive
4 4 (12.90%) Marketing
5 3 (9.68%) Legal
6 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (3.23%) Electronics
7 1 (3.23%) German Language
7 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Business Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Coach
4 4 (12.90%) Digital Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Designer
6 2 (6.45%) Engineering Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Product Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Product Owner
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Software Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) UI Designer
6 2 (6.45%) UI/UX Designer
6 2 (6.45%) UX Designer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) User Experience
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Graphic Design
3 2 (6.45%) Infotainment
4 1 (3.23%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Scrum
3 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.13%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
4 5 (16.13%) Probabilistic Estimation
4 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.90%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (12.90%) Wireframes
6 3 (9.68%) Analytics
6 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Data Analytics
6 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.45%) PMP
4 1 (3.23%) APMG
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Planview