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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 52 57 60
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.19% 0.64% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.80% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £380 £475 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.05% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

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 423 499 527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 79.21% 80.23% 79.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 298 269
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 55
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +78.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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
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 26 March 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
Peterborough - 1 £380 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Process Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma

User Stories
Top Related 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Process Management
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft