The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
Rank 21 47 42
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 28 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 7.09% 0.72% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.12% 0.86% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 2
Median daily rate £378 £313 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.80% -24.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £291 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £325 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +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 Nottinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 345 466 325
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 87.34% 83.81% 79.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 244 165
Median daily rate £368 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.44% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 10
Median hourly rate £19.99 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.93% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Nottinghamshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Nottinghamshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Nottinghamshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

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 Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Nottingham +29 28 £378 +20.80% 1
User Stories
East Midlands

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) QA
2 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) Analytics
3 11 (33.33%) Web Services
4 10 (30.30%) Time Management
5 9 (27.27%) JSON
5 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
6 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (24.24%) SoapUI
6 8 (24.24%) Agile Project Management
6 8 (24.24%) API Testing
6 8 (24.24%) Scrum
6 8 (24.24%) .NET
6 8 (24.24%) Project Management
6 8 (24.24%) Mainframe
6 8 (24.24%) SOAP
6 8 (24.24%) JMeter
7 7 (21.21%) Finance
8 6 (18.18%) MongoDB
9 5 (15.15%) Data Analytics
9 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
9 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Smart Meter
9 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (12.12%) Data Security
10 4 (12.12%) Oracle
10 4 (12.12%) Java
10 4 (12.12%) Sitecore
10 4 (12.12%) JIRA

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire 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 4 (12.12%) Apache Solr
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.09%) Big Data
2 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) JMeter
1 8 (24.24%) SoapUI
2 4 (12.12%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.06%) MSTest
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (3.03%) Gradle
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Designer
3 4 (12.12%) QA Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Solutions Designer
3 4 (12.12%) Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) QA Leader
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Project Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum Master
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Coach
6 1 (3.03%) Product Owner
6 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) Web Services
2 9 (27.27%) JSON
3 8 (24.24%) .NET
3 8 (24.24%) SOAP
4 2 (6.06%) .NET Core
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (6.06%) HTML
4 2 (6.06%) RESTful
4 2 (6.06%) Velocity
4 2 (6.06%) WCF
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) HTML5
5 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Mainframe
2 5 (15.15%) Smart Meter
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
4 2 (6.06%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Android
1 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Analytics
3 10 (30.30%) Time Management
4 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 8 (24.24%) Agile Project Management
5 8 (24.24%) API Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Project Management
5 8 (24.24%) Scrum
5 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
6 5 (15.15%) Data Analytics
6 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.12%) ArchiMate
7 4 (12.12%) Data Security
7 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (12.12%) Software Architecture
7 4 (12.12%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (12.12%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) C
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
1 4 (12.12%) Sitecore
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft