Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 73 125
Rank change year-on-year -13 +52 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 61 79 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.11% 2.63% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 3.18% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 12
East Midlands median daily rate £360 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +17.42% -22.35%
10th Percentile £330 £308 £292
90th Percentile £488 £500 £485
England median daily rate £470 £433 £438
% change year-on-year +8.67% -1.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £42.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.87% +7.19% +22.51%

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 2,451 2,482 2,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 84.63% 82.73% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,492 1,546 1,596
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £234
90th Percentile £544 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 74 71
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £16.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -8.43% +4.48%
10th Percentile £10.44 £10.29 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £43.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.62
% change year-on-year -13.73% +7.98% +12.45%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 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
Nottinghamshire -24 25 £388 +3.33% 7
Northamptonshire +16 21 £360 -22.16% 2
Derbyshire +7 7 £348 -13.13% 3
Leicestershire -4 4 £400 -9.86%
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 52 (85.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (37.70%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (34.43%) Scrum
5 17 (27.87%) JIRA
5 17 (27.87%) Analytics
5 17 (27.87%) User Experience
5 17 (27.87%) Wireframes
6 16 (26.23%) Prototyping
6 16 (26.23%) Finance
7 15 (24.59%) Benchmarking
7 15 (24.59%) Marketing
7 15 (24.59%) Usability Testing
7 15 (24.59%) Rapid Prototyping
7 15 (24.59%) Axure RP
7 15 (24.59%) Guerrilla Testing
7 15 (24.59%) InVision
7 15 (24.59%) Task Model
7 15 (24.59%) Ethnography
7 15 (24.59%) Ethnographic Research
8 14 (22.95%) UserZoom
8 14 (22.95%) Confluence
8 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
8 14 (22.95%) TDD
9 13 (21.31%) Degree
9 13 (21.31%) Co-Creation
10 12 (19.67%) Cognitive Psychology
10 12 (19.67%) CA Agile Central
10 12 (19.67%) Psychology
10 12 (19.67%) Human Factors

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 14 (22.95%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (24.59%) InVision
2 14 (22.95%) UserZoom
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (27.87%) JIRA
2 15 (24.59%) Axure RP
3 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.92%) Artifactory
4 3 (4.92%) GitLab
4 3 (4.92%) Vagrant
5 2 (3.28%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (26.23%) Finance
2 15 (24.59%) Marketing
3 12 (19.67%) Legal
4 8 (13.11%) Games
5 6 (9.84%) Manufacturing
6 3 (4.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Analyst
2 20 (32.79%) Business Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) User Experience Researcher
4 6 (9.84%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Business IT Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) IT Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) IT Business Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Scrum Master
7 3 (4.92%) Senior DevOps
8 2 (3.28%) Designer
8 2 (3.28%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Senior DevOps Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) CSS
1 12 (19.67%) HTML
2 3 (4.92%) .NET
3 2 (3.28%) Grails
4 1 (1.64%) Spring
4 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.70%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (27.87%) User Experience
3 3 (4.92%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) FMCG
4 1 (1.64%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Android
1 12 (19.67%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.20%) Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Mac OS
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (85.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (34.43%) Scrum
4 17 (27.87%) Analytics
4 17 (27.87%) Wireframes
5 16 (26.23%) Prototyping
6 15 (24.59%) Benchmarking
6 15 (24.59%) Ethnographic Research
6 15 (24.59%) Ethnography
6 15 (24.59%) Guerrilla Testing
6 15 (24.59%) Rapid Prototyping
6 15 (24.59%) Task Model
6 15 (24.59%) Usability Testing
7 14 (22.95%) TDD
8 13 (21.31%) Co-Creation
9 12 (19.67%) Cognitive Psychology
9 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (19.67%) Human Factors
9 12 (19.67%) Psychology
10 10 (16.39%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.56%) Java
3 2 (3.28%) ES6
3 2 (3.28%) Java 8
3 2 (3.28%) PHP
3 2 (3.28%) Ruby
3 2 (3.28%) Scala
4 1 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) GDPR
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Ansible
1 3 (4.92%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (4.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.64%) Capita
3 1 (1.64%) Google
3 1 (1.64%) SAP