Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 86 94
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 42 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.03% 1.42% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 1.72% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 11
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £356 £269 £270
90th Percentile £511 £458 £438
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +12.00%
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 1,744 1,572 1,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.25% 82.82% 84.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,168 1,063 1,050
Bristol median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £252
90th Percentile £535 £538 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 43 69
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.21% -1.75% +50.71%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.75 £49.50 £45.40
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.04%

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 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 34 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Scrum
3 14 (33.33%) Finance
4 13 (30.95%) Acceptance Criteria
5 12 (28.57%) Confluence
6 11 (26.19%) Business Analysis
7 9 (21.43%) JIRA
7 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (21.43%) HTML
7 9 (21.43%) SQL
7 9 (21.43%) XML
8 8 (19.05%) Banking
8 8 (19.05%) User Experience
9 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (16.67%) Kanban
9 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 7 (16.67%) .NET
9 7 (16.67%) Migration
10 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (14.29%) C#
10 6 (14.29%) CSS
10 6 (14.29%) SDLC
11 5 (11.90%) Microservices
11 5 (11.90%) Artifactory
11 5 (11.90%) Wireframes
11 5 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
11 5 (11.90%) Ant
11 5 (11.90%) DHTML
11 5 (11.90%) Microsoft

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 12 (28.57%) Confluence
2 3 (7.14%) CMS
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
1 1 (2.38%) SSL
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (7.14%) DTS
2 2 (4.76%) DB2
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) JIRA
2 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.90%) Ant
3 5 (11.90%) Artifactory
3 5 (11.90%) TeamCity
4 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.76%) Maven
5 2 (4.76%) Selenium
6 1 (2.38%) Axure RP
6 1 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Electronics
3 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Publishing
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Law
4 2 (4.76%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Billing
5 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Analyst
2 21 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Pensions Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Pensions Business Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Writer
7 3 (7.14%) Transformation Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Development Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Lead Business Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Scrum Master
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) HTML
1 9 (21.43%) XML
2 7 (16.67%) .NET
3 6 (14.29%) CSS
4 5 (11.90%) CSS3
4 5 (11.90%) DHTML
4 5 (11.90%) HTML5
4 5 (11.90%) REST
5 3 (7.14%) Spring
5 3 (7.14%) Web Services
6 2 (4.76%) EJB
6 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.76%) J2EE
6 2 (4.76%) JMS
6 2 (4.76%) JSP
6 2 (4.76%) SOAP
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.38%) WCF
7 1 (2.38%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) User Experience
2 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Blog
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Wiki
4 1 (2.38%) Fintech
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Scrum
3 13 (30.95%) Acceptance Criteria
4 11 (26.19%) Business Analysis
5 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (16.67%) Kanban
6 7 (16.67%) Migration
7 6 (14.29%) SDLC
7 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.90%) Microservices
8 5 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (11.90%) Wireframes
9 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (9.52%) Open Source
9 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (7.14%) Informatics
10 3 (7.14%) Requirements Management
10 3 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) C#
3 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) TypeScript
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
1 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) IFRS
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Ansible
1 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle