Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - +36 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.20% - 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% - 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Watford median daily rate £438 - £400
Hertfordshire median daily rate £500 £488 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% +21.88% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire 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 Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 382 224 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.21% 77.24% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 110 79
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £224 £205 £212
90th Percentile £588 £532 £489
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +9.62% +4.00%
10th Percentile £14.45 £12.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.50 £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £32.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -41.09% +53.57% +31.25%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Watford

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Watford

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Watford over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Watford

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 Watford region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 9 (64.29%) JIRA
2 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 8 (57.14%) Retail
3 7 (50.00%) Games
3 7 (50.00%) DNA
3 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (50.00%) Time Management
3 7 (50.00%) Confluence
3 7 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (21.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (21.43%) Force.com
6 3 (21.43%) Adobe
6 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (21.43%) Workflow
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Front Office
7 2 (14.29%) Back Office
7 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 2 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Thinking

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 7 (50.00%) Confluence
1 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (21.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) GitLab
General
1 8 (57.14%) Retail
2 7 (50.00%) Games
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) Back Office
4 2 (14.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
2 11 (78.57%) Business Analyst
3 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Salesforce Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Salesforce Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Retail Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 7 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 7 (50.00%) DNA
2 7 (50.00%) Time Management
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Workflow
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) Business Process Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Business Process Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Adobe
1 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle