The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 23 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 54 77
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.85% 0.68% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.85% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £203 £475 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.36% +52.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £475 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £475 £343
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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 472 471 617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 80.27% 79.97% 79.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 272 366
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 30 53
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.64% +57.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
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 Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Cambridgeshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Cambridgeshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Cambridge +8 3 £203 -57.36% 1
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (16.67%) BrowserStack
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
5 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) WSO2
5 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Appium
5 1 (16.67%) React
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
5 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Angular 2

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Appium
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) TestComplete
2 1 (16.67%) TestRail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Angular Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Angular 2
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (16.67%) React
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) WSO2