Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Story
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 75 78
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 34 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.19% 1.84% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 2.25% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 3
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.82% +13.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £375 £250 £363
90th Percentile £535 £505 £492
West Midlands median daily rate £444 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +1.43% +9.38% -2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 - -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1257 1242 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.84% 81.66% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 801 646
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.02%
10th Percentile £231 £241 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.84 £10.17
90th Percentile £46.40 £30.33 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Birmingham

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Birmingham

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Project Management
3 12 (35.29%) CRM
4 11 (32.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 8 (23.53%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
7 7 (20.59%) User Experience
8 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.65%) .NET
9 5 (14.71%) Finance
9 5 (14.71%) Front End Development
10 4 (11.76%) SDLC
10 4 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
10 4 (11.76%) Legal
10 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (8.82%) SEO
11 3 (8.82%) Publishing
11 3 (8.82%) TDD
11 3 (8.82%) Social Media
11 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
11 3 (8.82%) Software Delivery
11 3 (8.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 3 (8.82%) Collaborative Working
12 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (5.88%) Angular 2
12 2 (5.88%) TypeScript

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (17.65%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Legal
3 3 (8.82%) Publishing
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Games
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
1 11 (32.35%) Business Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Delivery Manager
2 8 (23.53%) Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 5 (14.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (14.71%) Portal Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Content Designer
6 3 (8.82%) CRM Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) CRM Business Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) CRM Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Designer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.88%) Angular 2
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) HTML5
3 2 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) User Experience
2 3 (8.82%) Social Media
3 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (2.94%) VLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Project Management
3 12 (35.29%) CRM
4 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 8 (23.53%) Agile Project Management
6 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
7 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Front End Development
9 4 (11.76%) SDLC
9 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.82%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (8.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.82%) SEO
10 3 (8.82%) Software Delivery
10 3 (8.82%) TDD
11 2 (5.88%) BDD
11 2 (5.88%) Line Management
11 2 (5.88%) Open Source
11 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) C#
1 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GDPR
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Capita
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) SAP