The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 / Gloucestershire
Rank 43 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 6 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.69% - 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% - 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £433 - £479
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £500
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 Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
304 365 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 85.39% 77.99% 73.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 197 223
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 21
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £27.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.20 £44.25
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 Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

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

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham - 2 £365 -
User Stories
South West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Scrum
3 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
4 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
4 7 (53.85%) C
5 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (38.46%) IBM
6 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
6 5 (38.46%) RUP
6 5 (38.46%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (38.46%) Requirements Engineering
6 5 (38.46%) Use Case
7 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
7 4 (30.77%) C#
7 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 4 (30.77%) ISEB
8 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
9 2 (15.38%) Coaching
9 2 (15.38%) Apache Pig
9 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (15.38%) Mobile Development
9 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
9 2 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
9 2 (15.38%) MVC
9 2 (15.38%) Embedded C
9 2 (15.38%) Games
9 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
9 2 (15.38%) .NET
9 2 (15.38%) J2EE

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (15.38%) Apache Pig
1 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (15.38%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Requirements Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) J2EE Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Security Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (15.38%) EJB
1 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
1 2 (15.38%) J2EE
1 2 (15.38%) Java EE
1 2 (15.38%) Spring
1 2 (15.38%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Android
1 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
4 5 (38.46%) Requirements Engineering
4 5 (38.46%) RUP
4 5 (38.46%) Use Case
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (15.38%) Coaching
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Information Management
7 2 (15.38%) Mobile Development
7 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
7 2 (15.38%) MVC
7 2 (15.38%) Release Management
7 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C
2 4 (30.77%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded C
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Objective-C
3 2 (15.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) IBM