The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 65 60 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.16% 1.02% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.33% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £360 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £420 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
637 602 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.98% 76.98% 67.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 415 278
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 13
Average hourly rate £44.44 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.76% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Open Source
4 5 (50.00%) HTML5
4 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (50.00%) Coaching
4 5 (50.00%) User Experience
4 5 (50.00%) Ruby
4 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) PHP
5 3 (30.00%) CRM
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) Use Case
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Legal
6 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (20.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) JSON
6 2 (20.00%) Selenium
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (20.00%) Maven
6 2 (20.00%) HP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
General
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Applications Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML5
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
2 2 (20.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Open Source
2 5 (50.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) Coaching
3 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Use Case
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Ruby
1 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (50.00%) PHP
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP