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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 126 117 133
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 17 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.90% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.15% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 10
Median daily rate £438 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £406 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.49% -12.93%
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
2256 2613 2414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.93% 78.09% 75.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1516 1744 1599
Median daily rate £400 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 132 87
Median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +13.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.50 £15.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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
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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 +1 7 £420 +8.38% 4
Wiltshire +6 4 £505 +49.62% 2
Dorset +1 3 £418 +1.21%
Gloucestershire +5 2 £500 +25.31%
Devon -1 1 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Scrum
3 11 (31.43%) Business Analysis
4 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (28.57%) Finance
4 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (17.14%) Data Protection
6 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
6 6 (17.14%) Oracle
6 6 (17.14%) User Experience
7 5 (14.29%) C#
7 5 (14.29%) .NET
7 5 (14.29%) Migration
7 5 (14.29%) TDD
7 5 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (11.43%) QA
8 4 (11.43%) SAP
8 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.43%) BDD
8 4 (11.43%) Wireframes
8 4 (11.43%) Kanban
9 3 (8.57%) SDLC
9 3 (8.57%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (8.57%) Business Transformation
9 3 (8.57%) MVC
9 3 (8.57%) ISEB
9 3 (8.57%) SOA
9 3 (8.57%) SQL

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 (5.71%) Confluence
1 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
1 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.86%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.86%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.86%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Biml
1 2 (5.71%) Power BI
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Gradle
3 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Analyst
2 14 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Business Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Digital Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Application Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Business Change Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Business Change Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) LINQ
2 2 (5.71%) Spring
2 2 (5.71%) WCF
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.86%) JAXB
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) Spring Batch
3 1 (2.86%) Spring Integration
3 1 (2.86%) WinForms
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
1 6 (17.14%) User Experience
2 2 (5.71%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) PMI
3 1 (2.86%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Scrum
3 11 (31.43%) Business Analysis
4 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 6 (17.14%) Data Protection
6 5 (14.29%) Migration
6 5 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (14.29%) TDD
7 4 (11.43%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (11.43%) Kanban
7 4 (11.43%) Wireframes
8 3 (8.57%) Business Transformation
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.57%) MVC
8 3 (8.57%) Open Source
8 3 (8.57%) SDLC
8 3 (8.57%) SOA
8 3 (8.57%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Anaplan
3 2 (5.71%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
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