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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / South West
Rank 107 125 101
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Contract jobs citing User Stories 27 13 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.04% 0.45% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.55% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 27
Median daily rate £345 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
2074 2373 2312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.08% 82.11% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1664 1550
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 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 120 104
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 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
Bristol +14 12 £450 +9.09% 6
Wiltshire +10 8 £313 -10.71%
Gloucestershire - 7 £448 - 5
Somerset -2 1 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 South West region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (44.64%) Scrum
3 16 (28.57%) Finance
4 15 (26.79%) Business Analysis
5 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (21.43%) Use Case
7 11 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (17.86%) JIRA
8 10 (17.86%) Confluence
9 9 (16.07%) Selenium
9 9 (16.07%) TDD
9 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
10 8 (14.29%) Banking
10 8 (14.29%) QA
10 8 (14.29%) Functional Testing
11 7 (12.50%) DV Cleared
11 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 7 (12.50%) User Experience
11 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 7 (12.50%) C
11 7 (12.50%) C#
12 6 (10.71%) DHTML
12 6 (10.71%) HTML
12 6 (10.71%) Java
12 6 (10.71%) Ant
12 6 (10.71%) CSS
12 6 (10.71%) XML
12 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2
12 6 (10.71%) ISEB
12 6 (10.71%) Microservices

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 10 (17.86%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.57%) JBoss
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Liferay
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
2 2 (3.57%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Apache Hive
1 2 (3.57%) Big Data
1 2 (3.57%) DB2
1 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) JIRA
2 9 (16.07%) Selenium
3 6 (10.71%) Ant
3 6 (10.71%) Artifactory
3 6 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.71%) SpecFlow
3 6 (10.71%) TeamCity
4 5 (8.93%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 4 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.57%) Maven
7 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.79%) Bower
8 1 (1.79%) Grunt
8 1 (1.79%) JUnit
8 1 (1.79%) TestNG
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Advertising
3 2 (3.57%) Games
3 2 (3.57%) Publishing
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Analyst
2 20 (35.71%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Business Systems Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Requirements Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Tester
6 3 (5.36%) Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Business Finance Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Finance Business Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) CSS
1 6 (10.71%) CSS3
1 6 (10.71%) DHTML
1 6 (10.71%) HTML
1 6 (10.71%) HTML5
1 6 (10.71%) XML
2 5 (8.93%) Gherkin
2 5 (8.93%) Spring
3 4 (7.14%) EJB
3 4 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 4 (7.14%) J2EE
4 3 (5.36%) JSP
5 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.57%) Java EE
5 2 (3.57%) JMS
5 2 (3.57%) REST
5 2 (3.57%) SOAP
5 2 (3.57%) STL
5 2 (3.57%) Web Services
6 1 (1.79%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) User Experience
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Android
1 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (44.64%) Scrum
3 15 (26.79%) Business Analysis
4 12 (21.43%) Use Case
5 11 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.07%) TDD
7 8 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.71%) BDD
9 6 (10.71%) Microservices
9 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2
9 6 (10.71%) Wireframes
10 5 (8.93%) Requirements Engineering
10 5 (8.93%) RUP
11 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (7.14%) Document Management
11 4 (7.14%) Product Management
11 4 (7.14%) Project Management
11 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.50%) C
2 7 (12.50%) C#
3 6 (10.71%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) SQL
5 2 (3.57%) C++
5 2 (3.57%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.57%) Objective-C
5 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) ISEB
4 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.36%) ACCA
5 3 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.36%) CIMA
5 3 (5.36%) Degree
6 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (5.36%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) IBM
2 3 (5.36%) Cisco
2 3 (5.36%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Cognos
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