The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 3 months to 28 March 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
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 3.15% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 108 132 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 85.04% 84.08% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 94 78
Median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £315 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +49.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Middlesex

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Middlesex

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Middlesex over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Middlesex

User Stories
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) STB
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (71.43%) Software Architecture
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
2 5 (71.43%) Digital TV
2 5 (71.43%) DVB
2 5 (71.43%) C
2 5 (71.43%) C++
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) SOA
2 5 (71.43%) MPEG
2 5 (71.43%) HTTP
2 5 (71.43%) NoSQL
2 5 (71.43%) Node.js
2 5 (71.43%) REST
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe
4 1 (14.29%) Internet

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DVB
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Author
2 1 (14.29%) C Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C/C++ Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Product Owner
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Product Owner
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) HTML5
1 5 (71.43%) Node.js
1 5 (71.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) STB
2 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (71.43%) Digital TV
2 5 (71.43%) MPEG
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Deployment
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) SOA
2 5 (71.43%) Software Architecture
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C
1 5 (71.43%) C++
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe