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 June 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
South West / Bristol
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 66 62
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.57% 0.12% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 0.14% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 15
Median daily rate £280 £288 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% -23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £288 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £288 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £388
% change year-on-year +4.93% +4.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 677 690 759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.66% 82.14% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 511 585
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 £275 £279 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.88 £18.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Scrum
3 13 (41.94%) HTML
3 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
4 11 (35.48%) CSS
5 10 (32.26%) TDD
5 10 (32.26%) QA
5 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
6 9 (29.03%) XML
7 8 (25.81%) Ant
7 8 (25.81%) SQL
7 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
8 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (22.58%) TeamCity
9 6 (19.35%) JIRA
9 6 (19.35%) HTML5
9 6 (19.35%) hybris
9 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
9 6 (19.35%) User Experience
9 6 (19.35%) Front End Development
9 6 (19.35%) Java
9 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
9 6 (19.35%) Selenium
9 6 (19.35%) Banking
10 5 (16.13%) Spring
10 5 (16.13%) Maven
10 5 (16.13%) SOAP
10 5 (16.13%) GitHub
10 5 (16.13%) Bitbucket
10 5 (16.13%) Gradle

User Stories
Co-occurring 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 3 (9.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Ant
1 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 7 (22.58%) TeamCity
3 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
3 6 (19.35%) JIRA
3 6 (19.35%) Selenium
4 5 (16.13%) Bitbucket
4 5 (16.13%) Gradle
4 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
4 5 (16.13%) Maven
5 3 (9.68%) Artifactory
6 2 (6.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (3.23%) JMeter
7 1 (3.23%) MSTest
7 1 (3.23%) NUnit
7 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (19.35%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Games
2 2 (6.45%) Local Government
2 2 (6.45%) Publishing
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Business Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) UI Developer
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Digital Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum Master
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Architect
7 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.23%) Hybris Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Maximo Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
7 1 (3.23%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) HTML
2 11 (35.48%) CSS
3 9 (29.03%) XML
4 6 (19.35%) HTML5
5 5 (16.13%) SOAP
5 5 (16.13%) Spring
6 4 (12.90%) REST
7 3 (9.68%) .NET
7 3 (9.68%) Ajax
7 3 (9.68%) CSS3
7 3 (9.68%) DHTML
7 3 (9.68%) React
7 3 (9.68%) XSL
8 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (6.45%) Backbone.js
8 2 (6.45%) jQuery
8 2 (6.45%) Node.js
9 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
9 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (9.68%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Scrum
3 10 (32.26%) TDD
3 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
5 6 (19.35%) Front End Development
6 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) DevOps
6 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Web Development
7 4 (12.90%) API Development
7 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Coaching
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Pair Programming
8 3 (9.68%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) hybris
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) ATG
3 1 (3.23%) Cognos
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle