The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 27 June 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
London / Croydon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 24 23
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 6.40% 7.82% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.95% 8.72% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Median daily rate £525 £456 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.06% +17.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £303 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £399
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 Croydon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 187 218 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 92.12% 89.71% 92.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 147 89
Median daily rate £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Stories in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Croydon

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Croydon over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Croydon

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Croydon region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Scrum
3 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
5 10 (47.62%) TDD
6 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 8 (38.10%) Mentoring
8 5 (23.81%) BDD
9 4 (19.05%) DevOps
10 3 (14.29%) Kanban
10 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 3 (14.29%) JIRA
10 3 (14.29%) Firewall
11 2 (9.52%) Project Management
11 2 (9.52%) Legal
11 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
11 2 (9.52%) SQL
11 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
11 2 (9.52%) VBScript
11 2 (9.52%) .NET
11 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
11 2 (9.52%) Web Services
11 2 (9.52%) XML
11 2 (9.52%) C#
11 2 (9.52%) DHTML
11 2 (9.52%) HTML
11 2 (9.52%) Linux
11 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
11 2 (9.52%) Web Development

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.52%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Scrum Master
2 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Big Data Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
1 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
1 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (9.52%) DHTML
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (9.52%) WCF
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
1 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Scrum
3 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
5 10 (47.62%) TDD
6 8 (38.10%) Mentoring
7 5 (23.81%) BDD
8 4 (19.05%) DevOps
9 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
9 3 (14.29%) Kanban
10 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
10 2 (9.52%) CQRS
10 2 (9.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 2 (9.52%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (9.52%) MVC
10 2 (9.52%) Project Management
10 2 (9.52%) Release Automation
10 2 (9.52%) Service Design
10 2 (9.52%) Web Application Development
10 2 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C#
1 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
1 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
1 2 (9.52%) VBScript
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
1 1 (4.76%) HDFS
1 1 (4.76%) vCloud
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) ForgeRock
2 1 (4.76%) Hortonworks
2 1 (4.76%) VMware