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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
London / Croydon
Rank 21 33 21
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 4.55% 1.47% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.41% 1.61% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £470 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.42% +9.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +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 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 148 248 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 84.09% 90.84% 87.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 214 84
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.50%  
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 25 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 Croydon region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 13 (56.52%) Scrum
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
1 13 (56.52%) DevOps
2 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (47.83%) Hadoop
3 11 (47.83%) Build Automation
3 11 (47.83%) Big Data
3 11 (47.83%) Linux
4 10 (43.48%) VMware
4 10 (43.48%) Puppet
4 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (43.48%) Unix
4 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (43.48%) vCloud
4 10 (43.48%) HDFS
4 10 (43.48%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (39.13%) Hortonworks
6 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (17.39%) BDD
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) User Experience
8 3 (13.04%) Service Design
8 3 (13.04%) Legal
8 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) JIRA
9 2 (8.70%) Firewall

User Stories
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) Big Data
1 11 (47.83%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
2 1 (4.35%) JUnit
2 1 (4.35%) NUnit
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 3 (13.04%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) Business Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Big Data Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Data Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Hadoop Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) Apache CXF
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (4.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (56.52%) DevOps
1 13 (56.52%) Scrum
2 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (47.83%) Build Automation
4 10 (43.48%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (17.39%) BDD
5 4 (17.39%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Service Design
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.70%) Wireframes
8 1 (4.35%) Business Process Mapping
8 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
8 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (4.35%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
8 1 (4.35%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) HDFS
1 10 (43.48%) vCloud
1 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Hortonworks
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft