Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 15 October 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 Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 59 63
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4 -15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 38 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 4.44% 0.45% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.30% 0.53% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 0 7
Northamptonshire median daily rate £450 - £450
10th Percentile £340 - £320
90th Percentile £513 - £515
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £430
% change year-on-year +6.25% -6.98% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 717 569 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 83.86% 85.82% 86.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 371 554
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £308 £213 £306
90th Percentile £525 £550 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 7
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.69 £11.17 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.61% -2.87% -37.90%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.15 £9.58
90th Percentile £18.50 £15.19 £28.83
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +5.08% +5.36% -13.04%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Northamptonshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Northamptonshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Northamptonshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Northampton +3 22 £360 - 1
User Stories
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 36 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (92.11%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (78.95%) Finance
4 18 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (44.74%) User Experience
5 17 (44.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (42.11%) Benchmarking
6 16 (42.11%) Business Analysis
6 16 (42.11%) Banking
6 16 (42.11%) Usability Testing
6 16 (42.11%) Ethnography
6 16 (42.11%) Ethnographic Research
6 16 (42.11%) Guerrilla Testing
6 16 (42.11%) UserZoom
6 16 (42.11%) Task Model
7 15 (39.47%) Acceptance Criteria
7 15 (39.47%) Waterfall
8 14 (36.84%) Co-Creation
9 11 (28.95%) Test Strategy
9 11 (28.95%) Scenario Testing
9 11 (28.95%) Programme Management
10 9 (23.68%) Scrum
11 8 (21.05%) Incident Management
12 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
12 5 (13.16%) BDD
13 4 (10.53%) Degree
14 3 (7.89%) Marketing
14 3 (7.89%) Rapid Prototyping
14 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
14 3 (7.89%) Test Automation

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (42.11%) UserZoom
2 3 (7.89%) InVision
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Axure RP
1 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (78.95%) Finance
2 16 (42.11%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Legal
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) User Experience Researcher
2 10 (26.32%) Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Business Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) Agile Project Manager
4 8 (21.05%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Business Design Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Digital Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.63%) DBA
7 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Retail Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) CSS
1 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (92.11%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (44.74%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Android
1 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Mac OS
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (44.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (42.11%) Benchmarking
4 16 (42.11%) Business Analysis
4 16 (42.11%) Ethnographic Research
4 16 (42.11%) Ethnography
4 16 (42.11%) Guerrilla Testing
4 16 (42.11%) Task Model
4 16 (42.11%) Usability Testing
5 15 (39.47%) Acceptance Criteria
5 15 (39.47%) Waterfall
6 14 (36.84%) Co-Creation
7 11 (28.95%) Programme Management
7 11 (28.95%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (28.95%) Test Strategy
8 9 (23.68%) Scrum
9 8 (21.05%) Incident Management
10 5 (13.16%) BDD
11 3 (7.89%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.26%) ES6
2 2 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (5.26%) MuleSoft
2 1 (2.63%) SAP