Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 102 85
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17 +31
Contract jobs citing User Stories 27 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.40% 1.63% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.97% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 18
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £322 £366 £373
90th Percentile £454 £463 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £418
% change year-on-year +4.05% +3.59% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -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 1,624 1,830 1,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 84.23% 82.73% 85.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 838 893
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £231 £235 £251
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
South East median daily rate £430 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +3.37% +4.00% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 58 53
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £15.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.79% +12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.35 £9.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £77.50 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.95 £23.00
% change year-on-year +25.31% -13.26% +3.37%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -1 23 £425 - 5
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
2 8 (29.63%) User Experience
2 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (29.63%) Wireframes
3 7 (25.93%) JIRA
3 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (22.22%) B2C
4 6 (22.22%) Business Process Modelling
5 4 (14.81%) Guerrilla Testing
5 4 (14.81%) InVision
5 4 (14.81%) UserZoom
5 4 (14.81%) Co-Creation
5 4 (14.81%) Task Model
5 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (14.81%) Prototyping
5 4 (14.81%) Ethnography
5 4 (14.81%) Ethnographic Research
5 4 (14.81%) Usability Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Rapid Prototyping
5 4 (14.81%) Axure RP
5 4 (14.81%) BDD
5 4 (14.81%) Benchmarking
5 4 (14.81%) Degree
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) TDD
6 3 (11.11%) Content Management
6 3 (11.11%) CMS
6 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence

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 3 (11.11%) CMS
1 3 (11.11%) Confluence
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) InVision
1 4 (14.81%) UserZoom
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) JIRA
2 4 (14.81%) Axure RP
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) TestRail
3 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.41%) Automotive
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) German Language
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) Business Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Digital Business Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Lead Business Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Process Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) User Researcher
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Coach
7 2 (7.41%) Business Development Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Development Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Agile Scrum Master
8 1 (3.70%) Deskside Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Deskside Support Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Finance Business Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Product Owner
8 1 (3.70%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) CSS
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (29.63%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Blog
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
2 8 (29.63%) Wireframes
3 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (22.22%) B2C
4 6 (22.22%) Business Process Modelling
5 4 (14.81%) BDD
5 4 (14.81%) Benchmarking
5 4 (14.81%) Co-Creation
5 4 (14.81%) Ethnographic Research
5 4 (14.81%) Ethnography
5 4 (14.81%) Guerrilla Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (14.81%) Prototyping
5 4 (14.81%) Rapid Prototyping
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) Task Model
5 4 (14.81%) Usability Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe
2 1 (3.70%) Alteryx
2 1 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (3.70%) Guidewire
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee
2 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.70%) Tableau