Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 101 94
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7 +14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 26 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.66% 1.42% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.70% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 14
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +14.86% +9.63%
10th Percentile £409 £356 £309
90th Percentile £775 £488 £443
South East median daily rate £455 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -4.21% +11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -7.50% +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 1,388 1,823 1,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.80% 83.36% 85.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 878 790
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £563
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £411
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.53% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 83 56
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.03% -8.61%
10th Percentile £11.41 £10.00 £9.31
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.60 £41.88
South East median hourly rate £26.58 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.73% +6.67% -25.00%

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 +28 26 £475 +9.20% 8
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Coaching
3 12 (46.15%) Coaching
3 12 (46.15%) BDD
4 10 (38.46%) Banking
5 5 (19.23%) Finance
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (19.23%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (15.38%) Community of Practice
6 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Use Case
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (11.54%) SAP
7 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
7 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
7 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.54%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (11.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (11.54%) SAP EWM
7 3 (11.54%) hybris
7 3 (11.54%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SAP EWM
1 3 (11.54%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (7.69%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 10 (38.46%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 2 (7.69%) German Language
3 2 (7.69%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Coach
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) SAP WM Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Development Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Development Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Development Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Graduate Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Graduate IT Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Graduate IT Support
5 1 (3.85%) Graduate Software Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Graduate Software Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Planview Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Software Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) OAuth
1 1 (3.85%) OAuth2
1 1 (3.85%) OpenID
1 1 (3.85%) Spring
1 1 (3.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Coaching
3 12 (46.15%) BDD
3 12 (46.15%) Coaching
4 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (19.23%) Scrum
4 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (19.23%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (15.38%) Community of Practice
5 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (15.38%) Use Case
5 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.54%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
6 3 (11.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) hybris
1 3 (11.54%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) Planview
2 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow