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 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 112 129 108
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -21
Contract jobs citing User Stories 29 23 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 0.72% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.90% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 33
Median daily rate £425 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £450
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 £46.25 £36.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+27.58% -34.09%
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
2132 2564 2574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.70% 80.43% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1443 1786 1746
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 £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 113 126
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +43.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £26.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +16 12 £338 - 3
Wiltshire +3 8 £431 +23.21% 1
Gloucestershire +7 7 £448 -5.29% 2
Somerset +18 2 £410 +17.14%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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 South West region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 38 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) Scrum
2 16 (34.78%) Business Analysis
3 15 (32.61%) Finance
4 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 10 (21.74%) Use Case
6 9 (19.57%) QA
6 9 (19.57%) TDD
6 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (15.22%) Wireframes
8 6 (13.04%) ISEB
8 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
8 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.04%) BDD
8 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (10.87%) Requirements Engineering
9 5 (10.87%) Selenium
9 5 (10.87%) DV Cleared
9 5 (10.87%) C
9 5 (10.87%) RUP
9 5 (10.87%) IBM
9 5 (10.87%) User Experience
9 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (8.70%) Document Management
10 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
10 4 (8.70%) System Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Kanban
10 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
10 4 (8.70%) ISTQB

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 4 (8.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) JBoss
2 1 (2.17%) Liferay
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
2 2 (4.35%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (10.87%) Selenium
2 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.70%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.17%) Bower
5 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) Gradle
5 1 (2.17%) Grunt
5 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) TestNG
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Legal
2 2 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Analyst
2 22 (47.83%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Business Systems Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Requirements Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Business Finance Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Finance Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Transformation Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Business Change Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Change Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.17%) JAXB
2 1 (2.17%) jQuery
2 1 (2.17%) Modernizr
2 1 (2.17%) RESTEasy
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) Spring
2 1 (2.17%) Spring Batch
2 1 (2.17%) Spring Integration
2 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.87%) User Experience
2 3 (6.52%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) iPad
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Android
1 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) Business Analysis
2 16 (34.78%) Scrum
3 10 (21.74%) Use Case
4 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (19.57%) TDD
5 7 (15.22%) Wireframes
6 6 (13.04%) BDD
6 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing
6 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
7 5 (10.87%) Requirements Engineering
7 5 (10.87%) RUP
8 4 (8.70%) Document Management
8 4 (8.70%) Kanban
8 4 (8.70%) Open Source
8 4 (8.70%) Product Management
8 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.70%) System Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) C
2 2 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) ISEB
3 5 (10.87%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.52%) ACCA
5 3 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.52%) CIMA
5 3 (6.52%) Degree
5 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) IBM
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Anaplan
3 1 (2.17%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.17%) SAP
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