Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 12 December 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 74 96
Rank change year-on-year -12 +22 -4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.25% 1.86% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 2.24% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £408 £371 £320
90th Percentile £481 £598 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +5.67%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,312 1,338 1,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.05% 83.11% 78.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 682 635
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -
10th Percentile £206 £206 £217
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £449 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 63 58
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.84 £19.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.11% -36.13% +39.98%
10th Percentile £12.56 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.00 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.99 £36.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -50.04% +14.29% +30.39%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Welwyn Garden City -5 5 £450 -7.69%
Hatfield +6 4 - -
Watford -8 3 £470 -1.05%
Hitchin - 2 £415 -
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Debt
3 5 (25.00%) Retail
4 4 (20.00%) User Experience
4 4 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (15.00%) Workshop Facilitation
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Use Case
5 3 (15.00%) UML
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) ISEB
6 2 (10.00%) EPoS
6 2 (10.00%) Finance
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (10.00%) Product Management
6 2 (10.00%) JIRA
6 2 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (10.00%) Epics
6 2 (10.00%) Traceability Matrix
6 2 (10.00%) Multichannel Retail
7 1 (5.00%) Analytical Thinking
7 1 (5.00%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (5.00%) Deployment Automation
7 1 (5.00%) RESTful
7 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
7 1 (5.00%) Data Governance
7 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Product Owner
2 9 (45.00%) Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Product Manager
5 3 (15.00%) Product Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Pensions Business Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Retail Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) EPoS Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Insurance Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Pensions Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Pensions Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) EPoS
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Debt
3 4 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) UML
4 3 (15.00%) Use Case
4 3 (15.00%) Workshop Facilitation
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) Epics
5 2 (10.00%) Multichannel Retail
5 2 (10.00%) Product Management
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (10.00%) Traceability Matrix
5 2 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (5.00%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.00%) Data Governance
6 1 (5.00%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle