Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 65 79
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.96% 1.79% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 2.07% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 19
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +11.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £345 £293 £277
90th Percentile £705 £579 £545
East of England median daily rate £411 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -8.61% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £92.50

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 896 919 1,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 86.40% 86.62% 87.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 498 569
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £440 £434 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +8.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £279 £257
90th Percentile £613 £600 £563
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 68 103
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.00 £22.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.88% -43.13% +15.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.95
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £19.13 £32.10
% change year-on-year -5.88% -40.42% -1.24%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020. 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 -7 9 £450 +3.45% 2
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (40.00%) User Experience
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (20.00%) Babel
5 2 (20.00%) Handlebars
5 2 (20.00%) Vue.js
5 2 (20.00%) React
5 2 (20.00%) Chai
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Grunt
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
5 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Ruby
5 2 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 2 (20.00%) QMS
5 2 (20.00%) Android
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) AWS
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Babel
2 2 (20.00%) Grunt
2 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 2 (20.00%) Mocha
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Change Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (20.00%) Chai
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) CSS3
1 2 (20.00%) Ember.js
1 2 (20.00%) Handlebars
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) HTML5
1 2 (20.00%) JSLint
1 2 (20.00%) LESS
1 2 (20.00%) React
1 2 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (20.00%) Sass
1 2 (20.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (30.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) QMS
4 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (10.00%) Expense Management
5 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Identification
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) CoffeeScript
1 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Concur
1 1 (10.00%) SAP