Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 81 115
Rank change year-on-year -11 +34 +14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 57 69 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.00% 2.23% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.63% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 21
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £413 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -4.07% +9.21%
10th Percentile £340 £300 £213
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
England median daily rate £470 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +4.44% +1.12% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +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 2,370 2,619 2,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.01% 84.76% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,467 1,652 1,618
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 86 61
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.35 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.01% -1.03% -19.44%
10th Percentile £10.37 £10.30 £10.44
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +8 30 £368 -21.60% 1
Nottinghamshire -17 22 £400 +6.67% 6
Leicestershire -10 3 £450 -10.00% 4
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 51 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (61.40%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (38.60%) Finance
4 20 (35.09%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (33.33%) Scrum
5 19 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 18 (31.58%) Acceptance Criteria
7 17 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (28.07%) JIRA
8 16 (28.07%) Waterfall
9 14 (24.56%) Wireframes
10 13 (22.81%) User Experience
10 13 (22.81%) Marketing
10 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
11 12 (21.05%) Benchmarking
11 12 (21.05%) Degree
11 12 (21.05%) Usability Testing
11 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
11 12 (21.05%) Axure RP
11 12 (21.05%) Rapid Prototyping
11 12 (21.05%) Ethnography
11 12 (21.05%) Ethnographic Research
11 12 (21.05%) Prototyping
11 12 (21.05%) Guerrilla Testing
11 12 (21.05%) InVision
11 12 (21.05%) Task Model
12 11 (19.30%) UserZoom
12 11 (19.30%) Confluence
12 11 (19.30%) BDD
13 10 (17.54%) HTML

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 11 (19.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) InVision
2 11 (19.30%) UserZoom
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) GitHub
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.75%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) JIRA
2 12 (21.05%) Axure RP
3 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.02%) Travis CI
6 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.26%) JUnit
6 3 (5.26%) SonarQube
6 3 (5.26%) Spock
7 2 (3.51%) Selenium
7 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.75%) JMeter
8 1 (1.75%) Maven
8 1 (1.75%) Protractor
8 1 (1.75%) QF-Test
8 1 (1.75%) RSpec
8 1 (1.75%) SOAtest
8 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Marketing
3 9 (15.79%) Legal
4 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Analyst
1 20 (35.09%) Business Analyst
2 11 (19.30%) Project Manager
3 9 (15.79%) Agile Project Manager
3 9 (15.79%) User Experience Researcher
4 6 (10.53%) Business IT Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) IT Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) IT Business Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Salesforce Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Salesforce Business Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Scrum Master
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) CSS
1 10 (17.54%) HTML
2 5 (8.77%) Web Services
3 4 (7.02%) Spring
4 3 (5.26%) Spring Boot
5 2 (3.51%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.75%) JSON
6 1 (1.75%) Node.js
6 1 (1.75%) REST
6 1 (1.75%) Swagger
6 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (61.40%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (22.81%) User Experience
3 4 (7.02%) Credit Risk
4 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Android
1 10 (17.54%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
2 2 (3.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 19 (33.33%) Scrum
4 18 (31.58%) Acceptance Criteria
5 17 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (28.07%) Waterfall
7 14 (24.56%) Wireframes
8 12 (21.05%) Benchmarking
8 12 (21.05%) Ethnographic Research
8 12 (21.05%) Ethnography
8 12 (21.05%) Guerrilla Testing
8 12 (21.05%) Prototyping
8 12 (21.05%) Rapid Prototyping
8 12 (21.05%) Task Model
8 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 12 (21.05%) Usability Testing
9 11 (19.30%) BDD
10 10 (17.54%) Human Factors
10 10 (17.54%) Psychology
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.28%) Java
3 4 (7.02%) Groovy
4 2 (3.51%) ES6
4 2 (3.51%) SQL
5 1 (1.75%) Jython
5 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.75%) Ansible
2 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (3.51%) MuleSoft
2 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (3.51%) SAP
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.75%) Capita
3 1 (1.75%) Google
3 1 (1.75%) HP