Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 23 January 2019 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 76 104
Rank change year-on-year +1 +28 +14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 65 69 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.63% 2.30% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.73% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 34 32
East Midlands median daily rate £463 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £359 £316 £223
90th Percentile £559 £488 £474
England median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +22.61%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,061 2,525 2,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.51% 84.05% 82.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,329 1,623 1,649
East Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +0.66%
10th Percentile £275 £238 £213
90th Percentile £551 £560 £553
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 98 81
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +6.90% -10.49%
10th Percentile £9.58 £10.18 £8.76
90th Percentile £34.75 £47.65 £38.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the East Midlands

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in the East Midlands

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in the East Midlands

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Northamptonshire +6 30 £475 +18.01% 2
Nottinghamshire +4 24 £424 -10.79% 7
Leicestershire +4 6 £425 - 6
Derbyshire +6 2 £535 +50.70%
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 54 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (40.00%) Finance
4 25 (38.46%) Scrum
5 19 (29.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (27.69%) Banking
7 17 (26.15%) User Experience
8 16 (24.62%) Task Model
8 16 (24.62%) Guerrilla Testing
8 16 (24.62%) UserZoom
8 16 (24.62%) Ethnography
8 16 (24.62%) Ethnographic Research
8 16 (24.62%) Usability Testing
8 16 (24.62%) Benchmarking
9 15 (23.08%) Co-Creation
10 14 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (21.54%) Waterfall
10 14 (21.54%) Test Automation
11 12 (18.46%) Acceptance Criteria
12 11 (16.92%) Retail
12 11 (16.92%) Business Analysis
13 10 (15.38%) TDD
13 10 (15.38%) BDD
13 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
13 10 (15.38%) Microservices
14 9 (13.85%) JIRA
14 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (12.31%) Web Services
15 8 (12.31%) Java
15 8 (12.31%) Docker

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (6.15%) Confluence
2 2 (3.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (24.62%) UserZoom
2 1 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.54%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.54%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (3.08%) Office 365
3 2 (3.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (3.08%) Internet
1 2 (3.08%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.08%) Blockchain
2 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.54%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 9 (13.85%) JIRA
3 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.77%) Travis CI
4 6 (9.23%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.69%) JUnit
5 5 (7.69%) Spock
6 4 (6.15%) Maven
7 2 (3.08%) Gradle
7 2 (3.08%) JMeter
7 2 (3.08%) QF-Test
7 2 (3.08%) Selenium
7 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.54%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.54%) Moq
8 1 (1.54%) RSpec
8 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (40.00%) Finance
2 18 (27.69%) Banking
3 11 (16.92%) Retail
4 5 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.62%) Law
6 2 (3.08%) Digital Economy
6 2 (3.08%) Marketing
6 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Analyst
2 23 (35.38%) Business Analyst
3 16 (24.62%) User Experience Researcher
4 7 (10.77%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Coach
7 3 (4.62%) Business Design Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Java Software Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Product Owner
7 3 (4.62%) Retail Business Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Web Services
2 5 (7.69%) Spring
2 5 (7.69%) Spring Boot
3 2 (3.08%) .NET
3 2 (3.08%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.08%) JSON
3 2 (3.08%) REST
3 2 (3.08%) SOAP
3 2 (3.08%) Swagger
3 2 (3.08%) XML
4 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.54%) CSS
4 1 (1.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (26.15%) User Experience
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.54%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.54%) Android
1 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (38.46%) Scrum
3 19 (29.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (24.62%) Benchmarking
4 16 (24.62%) Ethnographic Research
4 16 (24.62%) Ethnography
4 16 (24.62%) Guerrilla Testing
4 16 (24.62%) Task Model
4 16 (24.62%) Usability Testing
5 15 (23.08%) Co-Creation
6 14 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (21.54%) Test Automation
6 14 (21.54%) Waterfall
7 12 (18.46%) Acceptance Criteria
8 11 (16.92%) Business Analysis
9 10 (15.38%) BDD
9 10 (15.38%) Microservices
9 10 (15.38%) TDD
10 7 (10.77%) SDLC
11 6 (9.23%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) Java
2 4 (6.15%) Groovy
3 3 (4.62%) SQL
4 2 (3.08%) C#
4 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.08%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.54%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) ISEB
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.54%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle
2 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.08%) Cisco
2 2 (3.08%) Google
2 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (3.08%) SAP
2 2 (3.08%) VMware
3 1 (1.54%) Adobe
3 1 (1.54%) JD Edwards