Period
to 23 January 2018

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 6 months to 23 January 2018 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 80 96
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16 +6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 28 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.48% 1.48% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.80% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 3
Bristol median daily rate £425 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -15.15% +3.13%
10th Percentile £344 £270 £336
90th Percentile £494 £494 £443
South West median daily rate £420 £420 £350
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,494 1,277 1,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 78.88% 82.28% 82.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 882 1,020
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 46
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £11.55 £12.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £48.50 £48.50 £51.13
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.25 £39.26
% change year-on-year -16.78% -5.12% +37.75%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
4 8 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 7 (25.00%) HTML
5 7 (25.00%) Java
5 7 (25.00%) CSS
5 7 (25.00%) SDLC
6 6 (21.43%) Finance
6 6 (21.43%) JIRA
6 6 (21.43%) Bitbucket
7 5 (17.86%) CSS3
7 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
7 5 (17.86%) DevOps
7 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.86%) HTML5
7 5 (17.86%) Maven
7 5 (17.86%) Ant
7 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
8 4 (14.29%) SQL
8 4 (14.29%) Spring
8 4 (14.29%) TDD
8 4 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (14.29%) QA
8 4 (14.29%) REST
8 4 (14.29%) Grunt
8 4 (14.29%) BDD
8 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 3 (10.71%) 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 (10.71%) CMS
1 3 (10.71%) Confluence
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) Mule
3 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) GitHub
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) DB2
1 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (21.43%) Bitbucket
2 6 (21.43%) JIRA
3 5 (17.86%) Ant
3 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
3 5 (17.86%) Maven
4 4 (14.29%) Grunt
5 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.71%) Gradle
5 3 (10.71%) gulp
5 3 (10.71%) Selenium
5 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (10.71%) TeamCity
6 2 (7.14%) Artifactory
6 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.57%) Cobertura
7 1 (3.57%) git-flow
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Back Office
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 8 (28.57%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (7.14%) Hybris Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Product Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Scrum Master
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Scrum Master
5 1 (3.57%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) CSS
1 7 (25.00%) HTML
2 5 (17.86%) CSS3
2 5 (17.86%) HTML5
3 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 4 (14.29%) REST
3 4 (14.29%) Spring
4 3 (10.71%) SOAP
4 3 (10.71%) XML
5 2 (7.14%) .NET
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (7.14%) DHTML
5 2 (7.14%) EJB
5 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 2 (7.14%) J2EE
5 2 (7.14%) JMS
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) JSP
5 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 7 (25.00%) SDLC
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.86%) DevOps
7 4 (14.29%) BDD
7 4 (14.29%) TDD
8 3 (10.71%) B2C
8 3 (10.71%) Coaching
8 3 (10.71%) CRM
8 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.71%) Kanban
8 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.71%) Web Development
9 2 (7.14%) Microservices
9 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.14%) Time Management
9 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) hybris
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Teradata
3 1 (3.57%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.57%) Xamarin