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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 45 45
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 3.56% 1.02% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 1.20% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 2
Median daily rate £369 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.24% +22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £343 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £456 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 365 417 401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 86.70% 85.28% 86.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 866 917
Median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £630 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 5
Median hourly rate £17.85 £14.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -68.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.44 £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £18.75 £53.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +11 15 £369 -14.24% 1
User Stories
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Scrum
3 15 (34.88%) QA
4 13 (30.23%) Project Management
5 11 (25.58%) SQL
5 11 (25.58%) JIRA
5 11 (25.58%) Analytics
6 10 (23.26%) Java
7 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (20.93%) Agile Project Management
7 9 (20.93%) Big Data
8 8 (18.60%) .NET
8 8 (18.60%) Web Services
9 7 (16.28%) Time Management
9 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
9 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
9 7 (16.28%) MongoDB
10 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
10 6 (13.95%) JSON
10 6 (13.95%) SOAP
10 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (13.95%) Finance
11 5 (11.63%) JMeter
11 5 (11.63%) Mainframe
11 5 (11.63%) Kanban
11 5 (11.63%) Smart Meter
11 5 (11.63%) BDD
11 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
11 5 (11.63%) SoapUI

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 4 (9.30%) Apache Solr
1 4 (9.30%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.33%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) Big Data
2 7 (16.28%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.33%) PowerPivot
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) JIRA
2 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.63%) JMeter
3 5 (11.63%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.98%) Selenium
4 3 (6.98%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.65%) Ant
5 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.65%) Maven
5 2 (4.65%) MSTest
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.33%) Bower
6 1 (2.33%) Grunt
6 1 (2.33%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.33%) PhantomJS
6 1 (2.33%) Sublime Text
6 1 (2.33%) WebStorm
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Business Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Designer
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Junior
4 4 (9.30%) Junior Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Junior Business Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Data Analytics Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Data Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.98%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) QA Leader
5 3 (6.98%) Scrum Master
6 2 (4.65%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.65%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
1 8 (18.60%) Web Services
2 6 (13.95%) JSON
2 6 (13.95%) SOAP
3 4 (9.30%) RESTful
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Core
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Core
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (4.65%) CSS
5 2 (4.65%) JDBC
5 2 (4.65%) Velocity
5 2 (4.65%) WCF
6 1 (2.33%) HTML5
6 1 (2.33%) LESS
6 1 (2.33%) Middleware
6 1 (2.33%) REST
6 1 (2.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Mainframe
1 5 (11.63%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Android
1 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
1 2 (4.65%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Scrum
3 13 (30.23%) Project Management
4 11 (25.58%) Analytics
5 9 (20.93%) Agile Project Management
5 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.28%) Time Management
7 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.63%) API Testing
8 5 (11.63%) BDD
8 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
8 5 (11.63%) Data Analytics
8 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
8 5 (11.63%) Kanban
8 5 (11.63%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) Java
3 3 (6.98%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.65%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.88%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) WAI
2 1 (2.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle
1 4 (9.30%) Sitecore
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Atlassian