Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 89 99
Rank change year-on-year +7 +10 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 32 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.62% 1.18% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.41% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 3
Bristol median daily rate £425 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -9.68% -
10th Percentile £282 £270 £306
90th Percentile £485 £436 £471
South West median daily rate £420 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -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 1571 1415 1381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.71% 83.19% 80.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 1023 1075
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £537
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 66 37
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +31.58% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £46.25 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

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 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 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 Bristol region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) HTML
2 10 (31.25%) Java
2 10 (31.25%) QA
2 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (25.00%) TDD
4 8 (25.00%) Bitbucket
4 8 (25.00%) SDLC
5 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
5 7 (21.88%) Maven
5 7 (21.88%) Scrum
5 7 (21.88%) Ant
5 7 (21.88%) CSS
5 7 (21.88%) XML
6 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 6 (18.75%) Finance
6 6 (18.75%) Spring
6 6 (18.75%) Selenium
6 6 (18.75%) Web Development
6 6 (18.75%) JIRA
6 6 (18.75%) hybris
6 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
6 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (18.75%) DevOps
6 6 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (15.63%) GitHub

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 (9.38%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) GitHub
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) DB2
2 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.00%) Bitbucket
3 7 (21.88%) Ant
3 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
3 7 (21.88%) Maven
4 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 6 (18.75%) JIRA
4 6 (18.75%) Selenium
5 5 (15.63%) Gradle
6 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (12.50%) TeamCity
7 3 (9.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (9.38%) Grunt
8 2 (6.25%) Artifactory
8 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
8 2 (6.25%) gulp
8 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.13%) Cobertura
9 1 (3.13%) JMeter
9 1 (3.13%) TestRail
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Local Government
3 3 (9.38%) Marketing
4 2 (6.25%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (6.25%) Hybris Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Product Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing Engineering Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) HTML
2 7 (21.88%) CSS
2 7 (21.88%) XML
3 6 (18.75%) Spring
4 5 (15.63%) REST
5 4 (12.50%) .NET
5 4 (12.50%) CSS3
5 4 (12.50%) HTML5
5 4 (12.50%) SOAP
6 3 (9.38%) Ajax
6 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
6 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (9.38%) jQuery
6 3 (9.38%) XSL
7 2 (6.25%) DHTML
7 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
7 2 (6.25%) J2EE
7 2 (6.25%) JMS
7 2 (6.25%) JSP
7 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Virtual Team
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) SDLC
2 8 (25.00%) TDD
3 7 (21.88%) Scrum
4 6 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
4 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (18.75%) DevOps
4 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.75%) Web Development
5 5 (15.63%) BDD
5 5 (15.63%) Coaching
5 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
5 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.50%) Product Management
6 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.50%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) hybris
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Teradata
5 1 (3.13%) ATG
5 1 (3.13%) HP