Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 83 100
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17 -3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 29 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.87% 0.65% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 0.85% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate £500 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +21.88% +23.08%
East of England median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.65
% change year-on-year +1.45% +5.67% -34.70%

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 1244 1058 1233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.21% 76.61% 75.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 611 623
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £224 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £565
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 55 98
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £31.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.94% +47.62% +31.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.42 £8.93
90th Percentile £46.50 £53.75 £41.80
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +25.90% +3.65%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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
Watford - 14 £425 -
Waltham Cross - 4 £535 -
Hemel Hempstead +3 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £488 -
Hatfield - 2 £563 -
Berkhamsted - 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £500 -
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Acceptance Criteria
3 9 (31.03%) Finance
3 9 (31.03%) JIRA
4 7 (24.14%) WebSphere
4 7 (24.14%) Retail
4 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
5 6 (20.69%) DNA
5 6 (20.69%) Oracle
5 6 (20.69%) Games
5 6 (20.69%) Time Management
5 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) Confluence
5 6 (20.69%) User Experience
6 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (17.24%) Scrum
6 5 (17.24%) Workflow
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
7 4 (13.79%) .NET
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.79%) Rapid Prototyping
7 4 (13.79%) Open Source
7 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
7 4 (13.79%) QA
8 3 (10.34%) Blog
8 3 (10.34%) Web Development
8 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (24.14%) WebSphere
2 6 (20.69%) Confluence
3 3 (10.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (6.90%) IIS
4 2 (6.90%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (3.45%) CMS
5 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Force.com
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Power BI
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.45%) GitLab
4 1 (3.45%) Maven
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Retail
3 6 (20.69%) Games
4 2 (6.90%) Back Office
4 2 (6.90%) Front Office
5 1 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.45%) Local Government
5 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
2 14 (48.28%) Business Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Digital Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Product Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Transformation
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Transformation Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Salesforce Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Salesforce Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Digital Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Product Owner
7 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) CSS
2 3 (10.34%) HTML
2 3 (10.34%) HTML5
3 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.90%) CSS3
3 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.90%) jQuery
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (6.90%) WCF
4 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.45%) JDBC
4 1 (3.45%) REST
4 1 (3.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.45%) Servlets
4 1 (3.45%) Spring Batch
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) User Experience
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Blog
4 2 (6.90%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) Fintech
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Acceptance Criteria
3 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
4 6 (20.69%) DNA
4 6 (20.69%) Time Management
5 5 (17.24%) Scrum
5 5 (17.24%) Workflow
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Open Source
6 4 (13.79%) Rapid Prototyping
6 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.34%) Customer-Centricity
7 3 (10.34%) DevOps
7 3 (10.34%) MVC
7 3 (10.34%) Web Development
8 2 (6.90%) Analytical Thinking
8 2 (6.90%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Adobe
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.90%) VMware