Period
to 25 September 2018

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 6 months to 25 September 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 78 76
Rank change year-on-year +31 -2 +23
Contract jobs citing User Stories 34 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.87% 0.87% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 1.07% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 2
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £435 £350 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.29% -16.42% +24.07%
10th Percentile £254 £252 £367
90th Percentile £551 £560 £476
East of England median daily rate £475 £494 £475
% change year-on-year -3.80% +3.95% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £43.25 £34.50
% change year-on-year - +25.36% +5.10%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,023 1,032 916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 86.48% 81.90% 82.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 521 476
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £233
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 115 80
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +4.17% +128.28%
10th Percentile £10.97 £13.00 £11.96
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.80 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £28.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -39.13% +15.00% -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 6 months to 25 September 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
Cambridge +17 25 £435 +16.00% 6
Peterborough +6 7 - -
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) JIRA
3 14 (41.18%) Business Analysis
3 14 (41.18%) Acceptance Criteria
4 12 (35.29%) Scrum
5 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (23.53%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 8 (23.53%) CRM
7 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (20.59%) Confluence
8 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 6 (17.65%) C#
8 6 (17.65%) .NET
8 6 (17.65%) Degree
9 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
9 5 (14.71%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (11.76%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (11.76%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (11.76%) Marketing Automation
10 4 (11.76%) Service Design
10 4 (11.76%) SaaS
10 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (11.76%) Marketo
10 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
10 4 (11.76%) Coaching

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (20.59%) Confluence
2 3 (8.82%) Mule
3 2 (5.88%) SAS
4 1 (2.94%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (11.76%) SaaS
3 1 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
1 4 (11.76%) Marketing
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Automotive
4 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (44.12%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Product Owner
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Functional Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Product Owner
4 3 (8.82%) Scrum Master
4 3 (8.82%) Scrum Product Owner
4 3 (8.82%) Transformation Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) Middleware
3 2 (5.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (11.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Acceptance Criteria
2 14 (41.18%) Business Analysis
3 12 (35.29%) Scrum
4 9 (26.47%) Customer Requirements
4 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (23.53%) CRM
6 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (17.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.76%) API Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Coaching
9 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 4 (11.76%) SDLC
9 4 (11.76%) SOA
9 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.76%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Marketo
2 4 (11.76%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.94%) SAP