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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 66 77
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.26% 1.15% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.37% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 14
Median daily rate £425 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +13.01%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 861 879 971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.51% 84.44% 80.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 468 474
Median daily rate £400 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 20
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -7 11 £425 +3.03%
Aylesbury - 1 £400 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Scrum
3 10 (45.45%) Business Analysis
4 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) ISEB
5 6 (27.27%) Java
5 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
5 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
6 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
6 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
6 5 (22.73%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 4 (18.18%) ES6
7 4 (18.18%) Spring
7 4 (18.18%) Selenium
8 3 (13.64%) Spring MVC
8 3 (13.64%) jQuery
8 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) REST
8 3 (13.64%) Wireframes
8 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
8 3 (13.64%) Planning Poker
8 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
8 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) CSS
8 3 (13.64%) JSP
8 3 (13.64%) ECMAScript

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 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) CHAP
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Appium
4 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.55%) Genymotion
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 12 (54.55%) Business Analyst
3 8 (36.36%) Digital Analyst
3 8 (36.36%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Business IT Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Finance Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Financial Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) IT Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) IT Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Spring
2 3 (13.64%) Ajax
2 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
2 3 (13.64%) jQuery
2 3 (13.64%) JSP
2 3 (13.64%) REST
2 3 (13.64%) Spring MVC
2 3 (13.64%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (4.55%) JMS
3 1 (4.55%) Kafka
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.55%) Spring Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Scrum
3 10 (45.45%) Business Analysis
4 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
5 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
5 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
5 5 (22.73%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) MVC
6 3 (13.64%) Planning Poker
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Wireframes
7 2 (9.09%) Change Control
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.09%) SDLC
7 2 (9.09%) Use Case
8 1 (4.55%) Data Engineering
8 1 (4.55%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) ES6
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) ECMAScript
3 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) SDET
1 1 (4.55%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.55%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) HP
1 1 (4.55%) IBM
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