Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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 Midlands > Nottinghamshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 71 66
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 2.07% 1.64% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.92% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 10
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £413 £430 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.07% +23.74% +6.92%
10th Percentile £354 £211 £299
90th Percentile £535 £485 £401
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £430 £375
% change year-on-year -6.98% +14.67% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 821 832 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 85.08% 85.33% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 438 489
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £276 £279 £228
90th Percentile £567 £553 £500
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 19
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.23 £12.75 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.73% -11.46% -17.71%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.50 £25.35 £49.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +2.86%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Nottingham +5 19 £406 -5.52% 8
User Stories
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Scrum
3 8 (40.00%) SDLC
4 7 (35.00%) OO
5 6 (30.00%) UML
5 6 (30.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (25.00%) Use Case
6 5 (25.00%) Information Management
7 4 (20.00%) Kanban
7 4 (20.00%) Big Data
7 4 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.00%) JIRA
8 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Java
9 2 (10.00%) OOP
9 2 (10.00%) DSDM
9 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (10.00%) Project Management
9 2 (10.00%) Test Management
9 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
9 2 (10.00%) QA
9 2 (10.00%) Selenium
9 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering

User Stories
Co-occurring 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 1 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
1 12 (60.00%) Business Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) User Researcher
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) JDBC
1 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Scrum
3 8 (40.00%) SDLC
4 7 (35.00%) OO
5 6 (30.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (30.00%) UML
6 5 (25.00%) Information Management
6 5 (25.00%) Use Case
7 4 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (20.00%) Kanban
8 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
9 2 (10.00%) DSDM
9 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 2 (10.00%) OOP
9 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (10.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (5.00%) Sitecore