The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 22 June 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 43 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.99% 0.55% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £203 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.36% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £399
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 240 303 361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 79.21% 82.79% 80.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 189 266
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 18 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £19.25 £27.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Stories in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Cambridge

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Cambridge over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Cambridge

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

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) React
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) Angular 2
2 1 (33.33%) TestRail
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
1 1 (33.33%) TestRail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 1 (33.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) UI Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Angular 2
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) React
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle