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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 72 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% - 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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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
698 648 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.54% 76.15% 73.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 463 318
Average daily rate £400 £380 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
Average hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -48.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £15.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £33.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) User Experience
3 9 (52.94%) Web Services
4 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
4 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (29.41%) Open Source
5 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Marketing
6 4 (23.53%) CRM
6 4 (23.53%) Apple iOS
6 4 (23.53%) Apple Swift
6 4 (23.53%) Retail
6 4 (23.53%) iOS Development
7 3 (17.65%) C#
7 3 (17.65%) .NET
7 3 (17.65%) B2B
7 3 (17.65%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (17.65%) QA
7 3 (17.65%) FMCG
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) Objective-C
8 2 (11.76%) Product Management
8 2 (11.76%) Use Case
8 2 (11.76%) SDLC
9 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (5.88%) BDD
9 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
General
1 4 (23.53%) Retail
1 4 (23.53%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Business Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) iOS Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior iOS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Product Owner
5 1 (5.88%) Product Owner
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) User Experience
2 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (17.65%) FMCG
4 1 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
3 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
3 5 (29.41%) Open Source
4 4 (23.53%) iOS Development
4 4 (23.53%) CRM
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) B2B
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) Product Management
6 2 (11.76%) Use Case
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.88%) Web Development
7 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) Project Management
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Apple Swift
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.88%) SAP