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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South West / Bristol
Rank 53 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 17 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.02% 1.02% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 1.24% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Median daily rate £425 £400 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £349 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
674 724 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 79.95% 82.27% 80.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 536 528
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £514 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.25 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

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

1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Scrum
3 9 (30.00%) Finance
3 9 (30.00%) Banking
3 9 (30.00%) JIRA
3 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (30.00%) HTML
3 9 (30.00%) CSS
3 9 (30.00%) XML
3 9 (30.00%) HTML5
4 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
5 7 (23.33%) DHTML
5 7 (23.33%) Ant
5 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
5 7 (23.33%) Confluence
5 7 (23.33%) TeamCity
5 7 (23.33%) CSS3
5 7 (23.33%) Artifactory
5 7 (23.33%) User Experience
5 7 (23.33%) Microservices
5 7 (23.33%) Front End Development
6 5 (16.67%) TDD
6 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (13.33%) QA
7 4 (13.33%) Use Case
7 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) Product Management
8 3 (10.00%) SaaS
8 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 (23.33%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) JIRA
2 7 (23.33%) Ant
2 7 (23.33%) Artifactory
2 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (23.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) Maven
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (30.00%) Banking
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Advertising
2 2 (6.67%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Publishing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Business Analyst
3 9 (30.00%) Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) UI Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Business Finance Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Finance Business Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum Master
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Transformation Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Pensions Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Software Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) CSS
1 9 (30.00%) HTML
1 9 (30.00%) HTML5
1 9 (30.00%) XML
2 7 (23.33%) CSS3
2 7 (23.33%) DHTML
3 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.67%) Backbone.js
3 2 (6.67%) EJB
3 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.67%) J2EE
3 2 (6.67%) JMS
3 2 (6.67%) JSP
3 2 (6.67%) Node.js
3 2 (6.67%) React
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) SOAP
3 2 (6.67%) Spring
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) User Experience
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Scrum
3 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
4 7 (23.33%) Front End Development
4 7 (23.33%) Microservices
5 5 (16.67%) TDD
5 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Product Management
6 4 (13.33%) Use Case
7 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.00%) Document Management
7 3 (10.00%) EAM
7 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Kanban
7 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.00%) System Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) ACCA
2 3 (10.00%) CIMA
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Cognos