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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 52 68 73
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.72% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 0.44% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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 £55.00 £32.38 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+69.88% -41.13%
User Stories
South West

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
614 681 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.22% 81.75% 76.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 523 542
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 27
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.13 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £16.50 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
4 7 (30.43%) QA
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
6 5 (21.74%) TDD
6 5 (21.74%) Use Case
7 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
7 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
7 4 (17.39%) System Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Product Management
7 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (17.39%) Wireframes
8 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
8 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) SaaS
8 3 (13.04%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
8 3 (13.04%) Document Management
8 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (13.04%) Degree
8 3 (13.04%) Data Protection Act

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 2 (8.70%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) Ant
2 2 (8.70%) Artifactory
2 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Business Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Business Finance Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Finance Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Software Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Transformation Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Pensions Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) CSS3
1 2 (8.70%) DHTML
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) HTML5
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
1 2 (8.70%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) EJB
2 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) JMS
2 1 (4.35%) JSP
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (8.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Use Case
4 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Product Management
5 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) System Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Wireframes
6 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
6 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.04%) Document Management
6 3 (13.04%) EAM
6 3 (13.04%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
6 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 3 (13.04%) ACCA
3 3 (13.04%) CIMA
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle