Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 91 117
Rank change year-on-year +12 +26 -3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 67 64 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.44% 2.05% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 2.42% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 27
East Midlands median daily rate £450 £406 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -5.52% +14.67%
10th Percentile £345 £303 £273
90th Percentile £516 £500 £493
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.68% -11.25% +22.79%

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 2,238 2,646 2,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 81.50% 84.83% 82.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,452 1,670 1,740
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £250 £260
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 104 62
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% +5.36% -13.58%
10th Percentile £10.13 £9.65 £8.76
90th Percentile £43.25 £51.00 £42.25
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

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 October 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 23 October 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
Northamptonshire +21 39 £463 +5.71% 2
Nottinghamshire +15 22 £423 +12.67% 16
Leicestershire -15 6 £450 -2.70% 5
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 61 (91.04%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (61.19%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (47.76%) Finance
4 26 (38.81%) Scrum
5 23 (34.33%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (31.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (29.85%) Business Analysis
7 20 (29.85%) Waterfall
8 19 (28.36%) Acceptance Criteria
8 19 (28.36%) User Experience
9 18 (26.87%) Ethnography
9 18 (26.87%) Ethnographic Research
9 18 (26.87%) UserZoom
9 18 (26.87%) Guerrilla Testing
9 18 (26.87%) Task Model
9 18 (26.87%) Usability Testing
9 18 (26.87%) Banking
9 18 (26.87%) Benchmarking
10 16 (23.88%) Co-Creation
11 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
12 13 (19.40%) BDD
13 12 (17.91%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (17.91%) TDD
13 12 (17.91%) Programme Management
14 11 (16.42%) JIRA
14 11 (16.42%) Test Strategy
15 10 (14.93%) Java
16 9 (13.43%) Jenkins
17 8 (11.94%) Incident Management
18 7 (10.45%) JavaScript

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 5 (7.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (26.87%) UserZoom
2 3 (4.48%) InVision
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.49%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (1.49%) GitHub
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (5.97%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.49%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) JIRA
2 9 (13.43%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.45%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.46%) Travis CI
5 4 (5.97%) JUnit
5 4 (5.97%) Spock
6 3 (4.48%) Axure RP
6 3 (4.48%) Selenium
6 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.48%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.99%) JMeter
7 2 (2.99%) Maven
7 2 (2.99%) QF-Test
8 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.49%) Protractor
8 1 (1.49%) RSpec
8 1 (1.49%) SOAtest
8 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (47.76%) Finance
2 18 (26.87%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Marketing
4 4 (5.97%) Retail
5 3 (4.48%) Legal
6 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Law
6 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Analyst
2 21 (31.34%) Business Analyst
3 17 (25.37%) User Experience Researcher
4 9 (13.43%) Agile Project Manager
4 9 (13.43%) Project Manager
5 8 (11.94%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Agile Coach
7 3 (4.48%) Business Design Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Business Analysis Project Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Business IT Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Digital Business Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) IT Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Salesforce Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Salesforce Business Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Tester
9 1 (1.49%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) Web Services
2 5 (7.46%) Spring
3 4 (5.97%) Spring Boot
4 3 (4.48%) CSS
4 3 (4.48%) HTML
4 3 (4.48%) SOAP
5 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.99%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.99%) JSON
5 2 (2.99%) REST
5 2 (2.99%) Swagger
5 2 (2.99%) XML
6 1 (1.49%) .NET
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (61.19%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (28.36%) User Experience
3 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Android
1 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Mac OS
2 2 (2.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (91.04%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.81%) Scrum
3 23 (34.33%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (31.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (29.85%) Business Analysis
5 20 (29.85%) Waterfall
6 19 (28.36%) Acceptance Criteria
7 18 (26.87%) Benchmarking
7 18 (26.87%) Ethnographic Research
7 18 (26.87%) Ethnography
7 18 (26.87%) Guerrilla Testing
7 18 (26.87%) Task Model
7 18 (26.87%) Usability Testing
8 16 (23.88%) Co-Creation
9 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
10 13 (19.40%) BDD
11 12 (17.91%) Programme Management
11 12 (17.91%) Scenario Testing
11 12 (17.91%) TDD
12 11 (16.42%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) Java
2 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.96%) Groovy
4 2 (2.99%) ES6
4 2 (2.99%) Jython
4 2 (2.99%) SQL
5 1 (1.49%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.49%) ISEB
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Ansible
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (2.99%) Atlassian
1 2 (2.99%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (2.99%) MuleSoft
1 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (2.99%) SAP
2 1 (1.49%) HP
2 1 (1.49%) JD Edwards
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle