Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 78 96
Rank change year-on-year +3 +18 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 22 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.54% 0.35% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.43% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 7
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £362 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.28% +7.41% -25.00%
10th Percentile £275 £356 £326
90th Percentile £575 £369 £393
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.65
% change year-on-year +1.45% +5.67% -34.70%

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 1190 925 1241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 83.57% 82.00% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 437 740
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
10th Percentile £220 £213 £258
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 95 82
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +111.27% -35.45%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.60 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £51.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.95 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.41% +35.24% -1.56%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Peterborough - 13 £329 - 1
Cambridge 0 6 £538 +48.28% 1
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
3 14 (63.64%) Business Analysis
3 14 (63.64%) Finance
3 14 (63.64%) Acceptance Criteria
4 11 (50.00%) Retail
5 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (40.91%) Selenium
6 9 (40.91%) BDD
7 7 (31.82%) RESTful
7 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Java
7 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
8 6 (27.27%) TeamCity
9 5 (22.73%) Confluence
9 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (22.73%) ATDD
9 5 (22.73%) Bitbucket
9 5 (22.73%) Gradle
9 5 (22.73%) Atlassian
9 5 (22.73%) JIRA
9 5 (22.73%) Velocity
9 5 (22.73%) Tomcat
9 5 (22.73%) Spring
9 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (22.73%) Hibernate
10 4 (18.18%) TDD
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 4 (18.18%) C#

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 5 (22.73%) Confluence
1 5 (22.73%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) BrowserStack
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
3 6 (27.27%) TeamCity
4 5 (22.73%) Bitbucket
4 5 (22.73%) Gradle
4 5 (22.73%) JIRA
5 4 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (9.09%) Appium
6 2 (9.09%) JMeter
6 2 (9.09%) JUnit
6 2 (9.09%) NUnit
6 2 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (9.09%) RSpec
6 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
1 12 (54.55%) Business Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Business Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Scrum Master
4 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Scrum Master
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) ERP Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Payments Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Payments Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Retail Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) RESTful
2 5 (22.73%) Hibernate
2 5 (22.73%) Spring
2 5 (22.73%) Velocity
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 2 (9.09%) REST
3 2 (9.09%) WebdriverIO
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.55%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
3 14 (63.64%) Acceptance Criteria
3 14 (63.64%) Business Analysis
4 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (40.91%) BDD
6 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
7 5 (22.73%) ATDD
7 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (18.18%) SDLC
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
9 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Migration
9 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Atlassian
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) WSO2