Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 80 83
Rank change year-on-year +27 +3 +11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 26 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.50% 0.54% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 0.66% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 5
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £420 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.23% -31.58% +35.71%
10th Percentile £249 £129 £331
90th Percentile £521 £369 £499
East of England median daily rate £450 £454 £450
% change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £92.50 £43.25 -
% change year-on-year +113.87% - -

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 885 914 990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 85.18% 81.90% 81.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 439 582
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £269 £200 £263
90th Percentile £575 £532 £538
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 124 67
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -33.33% +97.37%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.50 £9.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £54.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -45.02% +16.67% +20.00%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +15 14 £404 +99.38% 3
Peterborough +3 11 £425 +11.84% 1
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Acceptance Criteria
3 10 (38.46%) Business Analysis
3 10 (38.46%) JIRA
4 9 (34.62%) Scrum
5 7 (26.92%) C#
5 7 (26.92%) .NET
6 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 6 (23.08%) QA
6 6 (23.08%) SDLC
7 5 (19.23%) API Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
8 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (15.38%) CRM
8 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
8 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (11.54%) Confluence
9 3 (11.54%) User Experience
9 3 (11.54%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (11.54%) Retail
9 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
10 2 (7.69%) BPMN
10 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (7.69%) Finance

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 3 (11.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) SMS
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Analyst
2 12 (46.15%) Business Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Product Owner
4 3 (11.54%) Business IT Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) IT Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) IT Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Product Owner
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum Product Owner
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Transformation Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (11.54%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Acceptance Criteria
3 10 (38.46%) Business Analysis
4 9 (34.62%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 6 (23.08%) SDLC
6 5 (19.23%) API Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (15.38%) CRM
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (11.54%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.69%) BPMN
9 2 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Service Design
9 2 (7.69%) UML
9 2 (7.69%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.85%) GDPR
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.85%) SAP