Period
to 17 October 2017

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 6 months to 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 57 84
Rank change year-on-year +8 +27 -25
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.21% 0.47% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.56% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Cambridge median daily rate £525 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.83% +7.41% -25.00%
10th Percentile £227 £356 £331
90th Percentile £590 £369 £344
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £363 £338
% change year-on-year -3.45% +7.41% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 543 536 780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 82.02% 83.36% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 293 543
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £213 £276 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 52 30
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +41.82%
10th Percentile £17.50 £14.63 £12.63
90th Percentile £50.95 £61.13 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +94.44% -34.55%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) RESTful
4 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) Velocity
5 1 (12.50%) Life Science
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) BrowserStack
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) Appium
2 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Gradle
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) TestComplete
2 1 (12.50%) TestRail
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Angular Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ERP Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Payments Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum Master
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Oracle Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Angular 2
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) React
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (12.50%) Velocity
2 1 (12.50%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Life Science
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) ATDD
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
5 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) WSO2