Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 55 61
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 26 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.26% 1.22% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 1.47% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 4
Northamptonshire median daily rate £360 £463 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.16% -5.13% +10.80%
10th Percentile £340 £423 £428
90th Percentile £500 £518 £526
East Midlands median daily rate £360 £406 £430
% change year-on-year -11.38% -5.52% +7.50%
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 677 614 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 84.94% 83.31% 88.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 412 497
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% - -2.94%
10th Percentile £294 £253 £281
90th Percentile £525 £538 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 6
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £13.86 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.41% -12.69% -5.65%
10th Percentile £10.29 £9.85 £11.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £102.10 £35.63
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £16.03 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.03% +5.08% -10.29%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +9 24 £360 -22.16% 1
User Stories
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (92.31%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (73.08%) Finance
4 15 (57.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (53.85%) User Experience
5 14 (53.85%) Wireframes
6 13 (50.00%) Prototyping
6 13 (50.00%) Guerrilla Testing
6 13 (50.00%) InVision
6 13 (50.00%) Ethnography
6 13 (50.00%) Ethnographic Research
6 13 (50.00%) Task Model
6 13 (50.00%) Axure RP
6 13 (50.00%) Usability Testing
6 13 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
6 13 (50.00%) Benchmarking
7 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
7 12 (46.15%) UserZoom
8 11 (42.31%) Co-Creation
8 11 (42.31%) Degree
9 10 (38.46%) JIRA
9 10 (38.46%) Psychology
9 10 (38.46%) Human Factors
9 10 (38.46%) Confluence
9 10 (38.46%) Android
9 10 (38.46%) Apple iOS
9 10 (38.46%) Marketing
9 10 (38.46%) Analytics
9 10 (38.46%) HTML
9 10 (38.46%) CSS

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 10 (38.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (50.00%) InVision
2 12 (46.15%) UserZoom
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Axure RP
2 10 (38.46%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) SonarQube
General
1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Legal
2 10 (38.46%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) User Experience Researcher
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Project Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Designer
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Retail Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) User Experience Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) User Researcher
5 1 (3.85%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) CSS
1 10 (38.46%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (92.31%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (53.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Android
1 10 (38.46%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (53.85%) Wireframes
4 13 (50.00%) Benchmarking
4 13 (50.00%) Ethnographic Research
4 13 (50.00%) Ethnography
4 13 (50.00%) Guerrilla Testing
4 13 (50.00%) Prototyping
4 13 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 13 (50.00%) Task Model
4 13 (50.00%) Usability Testing
5 11 (42.31%) Co-Creation
6 10 (38.46%) Analytics
6 10 (38.46%) Cognitive Psychology
6 10 (38.46%) Human Factors
6 10 (38.46%) Psychology
7 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (30.77%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (30.77%) B2B
8 8 (30.77%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.69%) ES6
2 2 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (7.69%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.85%) Capita
3 1 (3.85%) Google