The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 119 133 128
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.68% 0.60% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.79% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 17
Median daily rate £423 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £405 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
User Stories
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2189 2540 2604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.57% 76.71% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1695 1733
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 137 86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £25.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.00 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 the South West

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in the South West

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +8 14 £350 +16.66% 5
Gloucestershire +2 3 £500 +14.28% 1
Wiltshire +17 2 £568 +68.14% 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 South West region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 33 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 15 (38.46%) Scrum
3 14 (35.90%) Business Analysis
4 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
4 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
5 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (20.51%) TDD
7 6 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (15.38%) QA
7 6 (15.38%) Data Protection
7 6 (15.38%) Use Case
7 6 (15.38%) Oracle
7 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.38%) Wireframes
8 5 (12.82%) User Experience
8 5 (12.82%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (10.26%) .NET
9 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.26%) ISEB
9 4 (10.26%) C#
9 4 (10.26%) SAP
9 4 (10.26%) Kanban
9 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.26%) BDD
10 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Business Transformation
10 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
10 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (5.13%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Biml
1 2 (5.13%) Power BI
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) JIRA
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Gradle
3 1 (2.56%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.56%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Analyst
2 17 (43.59%) Business Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Business Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Business Change Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Pensions Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Requirements Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) LINQ
2 2 (5.13%) Spring
2 2 (5.13%) WCF
2 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.56%) JAXB
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) Spring Batch
3 1 (2.56%) Spring Integration
3 1 (2.56%) WinForms
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) User Experience
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.56%) iPad
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) PMI
5 1 (2.56%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Scrum
3 14 (35.90%) Business Analysis
4 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
5 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (20.51%) TDD
7 6 (15.38%) Data Protection
7 6 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (15.38%) Use Case
7 6 (15.38%) Wireframes
8 5 (12.82%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (10.26%) BDD
9 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.26%) Kanban
10 3 (7.69%) Business Transformation
10 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Open Source
10 3 (7.69%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) C#
2 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) SAP
3 2 (5.13%) Anaplan
3 2 (5.13%) Hyperion
3 2 (5.13%) IBM
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DCV Technologies
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