Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 62 74
Rank change year-on-year -15 +12 +10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 38 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.49% 2.49% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 3.01% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 11
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +14.71% -5.56%
10th Percentile £417 £385 £350
90th Percentile £475 £594 £494
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £92.50 -

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 1,099 1,263 998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.65% 82.82% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 663 564
Hertfordshire median daily rate £436 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.06% -11.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £250 £207 £208
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 64 56
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £41.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.29% -58.00% +93.78%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.63 £11.32
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £25.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year -25.24% -23.13% +21.82%

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 19 March 2019. 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
Watford +2 8 £450 -10.00%
Welwyn Garden City +10 4 £450 +5.88%
Hatfield +8 2 - - 1
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 10 (50.00%) JIRA
3 9 (45.00%) Retail
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (30.00%) Multichannel Retail
4 6 (30.00%) Sprint Planning
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Use Case
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Debt
5 4 (20.00%) Traceability Matrix
6 3 (15.00%) Sprint Review
6 3 (15.00%) Data Governance
6 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (15.00%) Law
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Data Security
7 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
7 2 (10.00%) EPoS
7 2 (10.00%) Product Management
7 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
7 2 (10.00%) Threat Management
7 2 (10.00%) Analytics
7 2 (10.00%) Workshop Facilitation
7 2 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
8 1 (5.00%) CASB
8 1 (5.00%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Analytical Thinking
8 1 (5.00%) Acceptance Criteria

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 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (45.00%) Retail
2 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Business Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Product Owner
4 4 (20.00%) Product Manager
5 3 (15.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) HR Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) HR Business Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Product Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Retail Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Business Information Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Information Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) EPoS
1 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Multichannel Retail
2 6 (30.00%) Sprint Planning
2 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Debt
3 4 (20.00%) Traceability Matrix
3 4 (20.00%) Use Case
4 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.00%) Data Governance
4 3 (15.00%) Data Security
4 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Sprint Review
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (10.00%) Product Management
5 2 (10.00%) Threat Management
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (10.00%) Workshop Facilitation
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Engineering
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) CASB
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) VMware