Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 22 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 75 68
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 -27
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.49% 0.98% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.13% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 5
Oxford median daily rate £550 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% +2.86%
Oxfordshire median daily rate £550 £525 £403
% change year-on-year +4.76% +30.43% -9.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire 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 Oxford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 644 621 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 87.26% 87.22% 82.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 477 446
Oxford median daily rate £450 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% -0.62%
10th Percentile £320 £188 £230
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 23
Oxford median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -55.56% +221.43%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.59 £12.10
90th Percentile £77.50 £47.60 £55.60
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +55.17%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Oxford

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Oxford

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Oxford over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 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 Oxford region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 11 (100.00%) Scrum
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) Kanban
2 9 (81.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (72.73%) E-Commerce
3 8 (72.73%) Business Analysis
3 8 (72.73%) JIRA
3 8 (72.73%) Confluence
3 8 (72.73%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Coaching
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) ATDD
4 3 (27.27%) Feature Driven Development
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Games
5 2 (18.18%) Publishing
6 1 (9.09%) Progressive Web App
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) B2B
6 1 (9.09%) B2C
6 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 8 (72.73%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Business Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Business Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Product Owner
2 7 (63.64%) Product Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Product Business Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Product Owner
3 6 (54.55%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (54.55%) Senior Business Analyst
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum Product Owner
4 5 (45.45%) Senior Product Owner
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Scrum Master
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce Product Owner
5 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum Master
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Software Development Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) Kanban
1 11 (100.00%) Scrum
2 9 (81.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (72.73%) Acceptance Criteria
3 8 (72.73%) Business Analysis
3 8 (72.73%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) ATDD
4 3 (27.27%) Coaching
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) B2B
6 1 (9.09%) B2C
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Progressive Web App
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC