Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 November 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.

User Story
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 135 115
Rank change year-on-year +71 -20 +45
Contract jobs citing User Stories 173 61 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.37% 1.25% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% 1.54% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 43 62
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +16.88%
10th Percentile £312 £252 £320
90th Percentile £598 £529 £550
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +5.67% -34.70%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.58
% change year-on-year -12.50% +22.79% -34.85%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4243 3968 4660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.73% 81.46% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2447 2303 2718
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 321 400
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.90 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +29.37% +2.74%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.64
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the East of England

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in the East of England

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in the East of England

User Stories
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Stories in the East of England

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Essex +8 76 £525 +16.67% 4
Bedfordshire +16 32 £450 -5.26% 6
Hertfordshire +17 29 £500 +2.56% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 22 £362 -0.28% 1
Norfolk +2 10 £323 -28.33% 6
East Anglia +1 3 £450 -10.00%
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 East of England region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 151 (87.28%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (54.91%) Scrum
3 65 (37.57%) TDD
4 60 (34.68%) Acceptance Criteria
5 59 (34.10%) Kanban
6 53 (30.64%) SOA
7 49 (28.32%) JIRA
8 46 (26.59%) DevOps
9 44 (25.43%) Confluence
10 42 (24.28%) BDD
11 41 (23.70%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (20.81%) Finance
13 34 (19.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 34 (19.65%) Coaching
14 33 (19.08%) Git (software)
15 31 (17.92%) Middleware
15 31 (17.92%) Software Engineering
16 30 (17.34%) E-Commerce
17 29 (16.76%) Subversion
18 27 (15.61%) Retail
18 27 (15.61%) Business Analysis
18 27 (15.61%) Java
18 27 (15.61%) Mentoring
18 27 (15.61%) Test Automation
19 26 (15.03%) Virtual Team
20 25 (14.45%) Relational Database
20 25 (14.45%) Software Delivery
20 25 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
21 22 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
21 22 (12.72%) Continuous Improvement

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 44 (25.43%) Confluence
2 9 (5.20%) Apache
3 8 (4.62%) JBoss
3 8 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (4.62%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.47%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.89%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (2.31%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.16%) IIS
7 2 (1.16%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.78%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.16%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.94%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.73%) Force.com
5 2 (1.16%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.14%) HTTP
1 21 (12.14%) SSL
1 21 (12.14%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.89%) AMQP
3 2 (1.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.45%) Relational Database
2 17 (9.83%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.73%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.16%) Big Data
4 2 (1.16%) MySQL
4 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.58%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.58%) MS Access
5 1 (0.58%) Power BI
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 49 (28.32%) JIRA
2 33 (19.08%) Git (software)
3 29 (16.76%) Subversion
4 21 (12.14%) JIRA Agile
5 19 (10.98%) Jenkins
6 15 (8.67%) Selenium
7 13 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (6.94%) Cucumber
9 10 (5.78%) Visual Studio
10 8 (4.62%) JUnit
11 6 (3.47%) Gradle
11 6 (3.47%) SoapUI
11 6 (3.47%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.89%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.89%) Maven
13 4 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.31%) JMeter
14 2 (1.16%) NUnit
14 2 (1.16%) PowerDesigner
14 2 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (20.81%) Finance
2 27 (15.61%) Retail
3 8 (4.62%) Back Office
3 8 (4.62%) Local Government
4 7 (4.05%) Games
4 7 (4.05%) Marketing
5 4 (2.31%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.73%) Electronics
7 2 (1.16%) Front Office
7 2 (1.16%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (38.15%) Analyst
2 55 (31.79%) Business Analyst
3 33 (19.08%) Architect
4 31 (17.92%) Developer
5 24 (13.87%) Scrum Master
6 12 (6.94%) Agile Business Analyst
7 11 (6.36%) Agile Coach
7 11 (6.36%) Technical Architect
8 10 (5.78%) Designer
8 10 (5.78%) Microsoft Developer
8 10 (5.78%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.78%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (5.20%) Agile Scrum Master
9 9 (5.20%) Senior Designer
9 9 (5.20%) Technical Business Analyst
9 9 (5.20%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.05%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 7 (4.05%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
11 6 (3.47%) Lead Developer
12 5 (2.89%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.92%) Middleware
2 13 (7.51%) .NET
2 13 (7.51%) REST
2 13 (7.51%) SOAP
3 12 (6.94%) RESTful
4 11 (6.36%) Spring
5 10 (5.78%) J2EE
6 7 (4.05%) CSS
7 6 (3.47%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.89%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (2.89%) HTML
8 5 (2.89%) MSMQ
8 5 (2.89%) Velocity
8 5 (2.89%) XML
9 4 (2.31%) Apache Camel
9 4 (2.31%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.31%) HTML5
9 4 (2.31%) jQuery
10 3 (1.73%) CSS3
10 3 (1.73%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.03%) Virtual Team
2 20 (11.56%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.20%) User Experience
4 4 (2.31%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.31%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.73%) Blog
5 3 (1.73%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.73%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.73%) RIA
6 2 (1.16%) IVR
6 2 (1.16%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.58%) Fintech
7 1 (0.58%) iPad
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.40%) Linux
2 17 (9.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (7.51%) Unix
4 12 (6.94%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.31%) Solaris
6 1 (0.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (87.28%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (54.91%) Scrum
3 65 (37.57%) TDD
4 60 (34.68%) Acceptance Criteria
5 59 (34.10%) Kanban
6 53 (30.64%) SOA
7 46 (26.59%) DevOps
8 42 (24.28%) BDD
9 41 (23.70%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (19.65%) Coaching
10 34 (19.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (17.92%) Software Engineering
12 30 (17.34%) E-Commerce
13 27 (15.61%) Business Analysis
13 27 (15.61%) Mentoring
13 27 (15.61%) Test Automation
14 25 (14.45%) Software Delivery
15 22 (12.72%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (12.14%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.61%) Java
2 20 (11.56%) SQL
3 16 (9.25%) C#
4 13 (7.51%) C++
5 8 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.62%) X++
6 6 (3.47%) C
7 5 (2.89%) Perl
8 4 (2.31%) Ruby
9 3 (1.73%) Python
9 3 (1.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (5.20%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.62%) ISEB
3 5 (2.89%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.31%) Degree
5 3 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.25%) QA
2 4 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.58%) EMIR
5 1 (0.58%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (4.62%) Docker
2 3 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (7.51%) Ansible
2 4 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.31%) Puppet
3 1 (0.58%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (11.56%) Oracle
2 10 (5.78%) WSO2
3 9 (5.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.89%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.31%) Adobe
5 4 (2.31%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.73%) SAP
7 2 (1.16%) IBM
7 2 (1.16%) VMware
8 1 (0.58%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.58%) FNZ
8 1 (0.58%) HP
8 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.58%) Tableau