Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 90 77
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13 +20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 49 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.29% 1.37% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 1.68% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 11
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -
10th Percentile £356 £336 £270
90th Percentile £541 £486 £475
South West median daily rate £429 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +2.08% -1.18% +21.43%
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 1,824 1,549 1,320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 85.23% 81.83% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,278 1,020 907
Bristol median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £283 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £534 £558
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 38 60
Bristol median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.60 £12.75
90th Percentile £64.75 £48.25 £48.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -8.50%

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 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (61.22%) Scrum
3 20 (40.82%) Finance
4 15 (30.61%) SQL
5 14 (28.57%) HTML
6 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (24.49%) Java
7 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
7 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (22.45%) Acceptance Criteria
8 11 (22.45%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
9 10 (20.41%) XML
10 9 (18.37%) CSS
10 9 (18.37%) Banking
10 9 (18.37%) Spring
10 9 (18.37%) DevOps
11 8 (16.33%) REST
11 8 (16.33%) HTML5
11 8 (16.33%) SDLC
11 8 (16.33%) Business Analysis
11 8 (16.33%) Hibernate
11 8 (16.33%) JIRA
11 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
11 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
11 8 (16.33%) Confluence
11 8 (16.33%) .NET
11 8 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (14.29%) C#
12 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS

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 8 (16.33%) Confluence
2 3 (6.12%) CMS
2 3 (6.12%) Mule
2 3 (6.12%) Mule ESB
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) npm
3 2 (4.08%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.04%) PaaS
4 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
1 1 (2.04%) SSL
1 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) DB2
1 5 (10.20%) MongoDB
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.12%) GIS
2 3 (6.12%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) JIRA
2 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.12%) Gradle
4 3 (6.12%) Redmine
4 3 (6.12%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.08%) Selenium
6 1 (2.04%) Axure RP
6 1 (2.04%) JUnit
6 1 (2.04%) Maven
6 1 (2.04%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 20 (40.82%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Banking
3 5 (10.20%) Electronics
3 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
3 5 (10.20%) Marketing
3 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.12%) Law
4 3 (6.12%) Publishing
5 2 (4.08%) Games
6 1 (2.04%) Billing
6 1 (2.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Business Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) Developer
4 8 (16.33%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Agile Business Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Scrum Master
5 5 (10.20%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Development Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Writer
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Scrum Master
8 2 (4.08%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Digital Business Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Software Team Leader
8 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.08%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) HTML
2 10 (20.41%) XML
3 9 (18.37%) CSS
3 9 (18.37%) Spring
4 8 (16.33%) .NET
4 8 (16.33%) Hibernate
4 8 (16.33%) HTML5
4 8 (16.33%) REST
5 6 (12.24%) Web Services
6 5 (10.20%) CSS3
6 5 (10.20%) DHTML
6 5 (10.20%) EJB
6 5 (10.20%) J2EE
6 5 (10.20%) JMS
6 5 (10.20%) JSP
6 5 (10.20%) SOAP
7 4 (8.16%) RESTful
8 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
8 3 (6.12%) Middleware
8 3 (6.12%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Blog
3 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 3 (6.12%) Wiki
4 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.04%) Fintech
5 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Unix
2 3 (6.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (61.22%) Scrum
3 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (22.45%) Acceptance Criteria
4 11 (22.45%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (18.37%) DevOps
6 8 (16.33%) Business Analysis
6 8 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (16.33%) SDLC
6 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (14.29%) Kanban
7 7 (14.29%) Microservices
7 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 7 (14.29%) Wireframes
8 6 (12.24%) BDD
8 6 (12.24%) Programme Management
8 6 (12.24%) SOA
8 6 (12.24%) Workflow
9 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) SQL
2 12 (24.49%) Java
3 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.29%) C#
5 5 (10.20%) PL/SQL
5 5 (10.20%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.08%) Ruby
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (10.20%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) IFRS
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Ansible
2 5 (10.20%) Kubernetes
3 3 (6.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) SAP