The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 27 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 58 70
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.96% 0.83% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.04% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £425 £425 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £355 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £440 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £399
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.50%  
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 482 606
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.05% 80.33% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 350 417
Median daily rate £473 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 22
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £40.50 £45.00
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Oxford -3 2 £425 -
Kidlington - 1 £475 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Scrum
3 7 (28.00%) BPMN
4 6 (24.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 6 (24.00%) Kanban
4 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) SDLC
5 5 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) User Experience
6 4 (16.00%) GDPR
6 4 (16.00%) Web Development
6 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (16.00%) QA
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.00%) ISEB
6 4 (16.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (16.00%) UML
6 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (12.00%) JBoss
7 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
7 3 (12.00%) JSP
7 3 (12.00%) HTML
7 3 (12.00%) Java
7 3 (12.00%) WordPress
7 3 (12.00%) Spring
7 3 (12.00%) Post-Production

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 3 (12.00%) JBoss
1 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (12.00%) WordPress
2 2 (8.00%) ArcGIS
2 2 (8.00%) GeoServer
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (8.00%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Analyst
2 15 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Digital Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Web Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) SDLC Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Web Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Java Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Principal Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Product Owner
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
1 3 (12.00%) JSP
1 3 (12.00%) Spring
2 2 (8.00%) Google Maps API
2 2 (8.00%) Leaflet
2 2 (8.00%) OpenLayers
3 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Photography
2 2 (8.00%) Social Media
3 1 (4.00%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Scrum
3 7 (28.00%) BPMN
4 6 (24.00%) Kanban
4 6 (24.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 5 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) UML
6 4 (16.00%) Web Development
7 3 (12.00%) Post-Production
8 2 (8.00%) BDD
8 2 (8.00%) Customer Insight
8 2 (8.00%) Data Privacy
8 2 (8.00%) Market Research
8 2 (8.00%) Social Media Management
8 2 (8.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) CBAP
3 1 (4.00%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) GDPR
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.00%) Siebel