The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Norfolk 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 30 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
East of England / Norfolk
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 28 25
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 3.57% 1.01% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 1.28% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £442 - £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +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 Norfolk with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Norfolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 116 156 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Norfolk 82.86% 78.39% 65.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 102 92
Median daily rate £450 £375 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -5.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £488 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 15
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% -4.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Norfolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Norfolk 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 Norfolk

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Norfolk

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Norfolk

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 Norfolk region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norwich +6 5 £442 - 1
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Norfolk region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) Apache Camel
3 3 (50.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (50.00%) API Design
3 3 (50.00%) SOLID
3 3 (50.00%) Spring
3 3 (50.00%) Maven
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) JUnit
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) User Experience
4 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 2 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (16.67%) REST
5 1 (16.67%) API Development
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) JSON
5 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Norfolk 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 3 (50.00%) Apache ServiceMix
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) JUnit
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Apache Camel
1 3 (50.00%) RESTful
1 3 (50.00%) Spring
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) API Design
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) SOLID
4 2 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) API Development
5 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat