Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 93 121
Rank change year-on-year +4 +28 -22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 47 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.99% 1.03% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.22% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 10
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +4.73% -1.33%
10th Percentile £356 £300 £298
90th Percentile £513 £446 £425
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +4.71% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -8.75% - -

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 1930 1472 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.71% 84.16% 80.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 802 1108
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +9.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £254 £235 £238
90th Percentile £537 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 60 61
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £9.72 £9.31 £9.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.65 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Milton Keynes -12 34 £450 +16.13%
Marlow - 4 £425 -
High Wycombe - 1 £290 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Banking
3 12 (25.53%) Scrum
4 11 (23.40%) Finance
5 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (21.28%) Wireframes
6 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
7 8 (17.02%) Software Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Probabilistic Estimation
8 7 (14.89%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (12.77%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (12.77%) Retail
9 6 (12.77%) ISEB
10 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
10 5 (10.64%) Automotive
10 5 (10.64%) Business Transformation
10 5 (10.64%) User Experience
10 5 (10.64%) Logical Data Model
10 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
10 5 (10.64%) OWASP
11 4 (8.51%) Business Process Modelling
11 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (8.51%) Marketing
11 4 (8.51%) Degree
11 4 (8.51%) JIRA
11 4 (8.51%) Waterfall

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 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) NAS
1 2 (4.26%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) JIRA
1 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (27.66%) Banking
2 11 (23.40%) Finance
3 6 (12.77%) Retail
4 5 (10.64%) Automotive
5 4 (8.51%) Marketing
6 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.13%) Electronics
7 1 (2.13%) Games
7 1 (2.13%) Legal
7 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Business Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Agile Coach
4 6 (12.77%) Security Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Digital Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Business Change Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Business Change Business Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Application Security Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Designer
8 2 (4.26%) Engineering Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Product Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Product Owner
8 2 (4.26%) Scrum Master
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering Project Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (4.26%) UI Designer
8 2 (4.26%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) CSS
1 2 (4.26%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) User Experience
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Graphic Design
3 2 (4.26%) Infotainment
4 1 (2.13%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Scrum
3 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (21.28%) Wireframes
4 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.02%) Software Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (14.89%) Probabilistic Estimation
7 6 (12.77%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (10.64%) Business Transformation
8 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
8 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.64%) Logical Data Model
8 5 (10.64%) OWASP
8 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.51%) Information Security
9 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) HP
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) SAP