The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South West / Bristol
Rank 52 64 65
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 18 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.19% 0.88% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 1.08% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 7
Median daily rate £419 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% -4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £335 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 656 742 658
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.71% 81.99% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 533 477
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Bristol

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Bristol

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Bristol over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Bristol

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Bristol region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (60.00%) Scrum
3 12 (40.00%) HTML
3 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (40.00%) CSS
4 10 (33.33%) XML
4 10 (33.33%) Banking
4 10 (33.33%) JIRA
4 10 (33.33%) HTML5
5 9 (30.00%) TeamCity
5 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 9 (30.00%) Ant
6 8 (26.67%) User Experience
6 8 (26.67%) Front End Development
7 7 (23.33%) Microservices
7 7 (23.33%) Artifactory
7 7 (23.33%) CSS3
7 7 (23.33%) Confluence
7 7 (23.33%) DHTML
7 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
8 5 (16.67%) TDD
8 5 (16.67%) Finance
8 5 (16.67%) QA
8 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (13.33%) REST
9 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
9 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.33%) Spring
9 4 (13.33%) Maven

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 7 (23.33%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) GitHub
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) JIRA
2 9 (30.00%) Ant
2 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (30.00%) TeamCity
3 7 (23.33%) Artifactory
4 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (13.33%) Maven
5 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
5 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
5 2 (6.67%) Gradle
5 2 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 10 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Advertising
3 2 (6.67%) Games
3 2 (6.67%) Publishing
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Business Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) UI Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Business Finance Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Digital Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Finance Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (10.00%) Scrum Master
5 3 (10.00%) Transformation Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Product Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) CSS
1 12 (40.00%) HTML
2 10 (33.33%) HTML5
2 10 (33.33%) XML
3 7 (23.33%) CSS3
3 7 (23.33%) DHTML
4 4 (13.33%) REST
4 4 (13.33%) SOAP
4 4 (13.33%) Spring
5 3 (10.00%) React
6 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.67%) Backbone.js
6 2 (6.67%) EJB
6 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
6 2 (6.67%) J2EE
6 2 (6.67%) JMS
6 2 (6.67%) jQuery
6 2 (6.67%) JSP
6 2 (6.67%) Node.js
6 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) User Experience
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (60.00%) Scrum
3 8 (26.67%) Front End Development
4 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
4 7 (23.33%) Microservices
5 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.67%) TDD
5 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.00%) DevOps
6 3 (10.00%) Kanban
6 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.67%) ATDD
7 2 (6.67%) BDD
7 2 (6.67%) Coaching
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Feature Driven Development
7 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.67%) Product Management
7 2 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.33%) Java
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ACCA
1 3 (10.00%) CIMA
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) hybris
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Cognos