Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 73 102
Rank change year-on-year +6 +29 -16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 47 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.55% 1.98% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.39% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 11
Bristol median daily rate £450 £394 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +8.62% -3.33%
10th Percentile £363 £279 £281
90th Percentile £500 £438 £463
South West median daily rate £425 £416 £388
% change year-on-year +2.10% +7.42% +1.97%
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 1,542 1,420 1,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.67% 82.70% 83.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,013 960 1,110
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £273 £250 £260
90th Percentile £530 £530 £538
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 57
Bristol median hourly rate £39.75 £34.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.91% -9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.95 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.60 £48.11 £52.20
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%

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 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 41 (87.23%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Scrum
3 14 (29.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (29.79%) JIRA
3 14 (29.79%) Confluence
4 12 (25.53%) Degree
4 12 (25.53%) HTML
4 12 (25.53%) CSS
4 12 (25.53%) XML
5 11 (23.40%) Finance
5 11 (23.40%) Banking
6 10 (21.28%) Business Analysis
6 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
6 10 (21.28%) SQL
6 10 (21.28%) Microservices
7 9 (19.15%) Business Process Mapping
7 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
7 9 (19.15%) DHTML
7 9 (19.15%) HTML5
7 9 (19.15%) CSS3
8 8 (17.02%) Artifactory
8 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
8 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
8 8 (17.02%) TeamCity
8 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Systems Analysis
8 8 (17.02%) System Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Ant
8 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
8 8 (17.02%) Coaching

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 14 (29.79%) Confluence
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (8.51%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (8.51%) DB2
1 4 (8.51%) DTS
2 3 (6.38%) Big Data
3 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) ArangoDB
4 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Power BI
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) JIRA
2 8 (17.02%) Ant
2 8 (17.02%) Artifactory
2 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
2 8 (17.02%) TeamCity
3 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.51%) Eclipse
4 4 (8.51%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (23.40%) Banking
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Analyst
2 27 (57.45%) Business Analyst
3 13 (27.66%) Agile Business Analyst
4 12 (25.53%) Developer
5 11 (23.40%) Lead Business Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (12.77%) Project Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Project Leader
7 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Pensions Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Pensions Business Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Web Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Data Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Digital Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Digital Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Data Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) CSS
1 12 (25.53%) HTML
1 12 (25.53%) XML
2 9 (19.15%) CSS3
2 9 (19.15%) DHTML
2 9 (19.15%) HTML5
3 6 (12.77%) Spring
4 5 (10.64%) EJB
4 5 (10.64%) Hibernate
4 5 (10.64%) J2EE
4 5 (10.64%) JMS
4 5 (10.64%) JSP
4 5 (10.64%) REST
4 5 (10.64%) SOAP
4 5 (10.64%) Web Services
5 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.38%) jQuery
5 3 (6.38%) WCF
5 3 (6.38%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) User Experience
2 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) W3C
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (87.23%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Scrum
3 14 (29.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (21.28%) Business Analysis
4 10 (21.28%) Microservices
4 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
5 9 (19.15%) Business Process Mapping
6 8 (17.02%) Coaching
6 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
6 8 (17.02%) System Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Systems Analysis
6 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
6 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.77%) Migration
9 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
10 4 (8.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.64%) Java
4 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.38%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) WAI
2 1 (2.13%) IFRS
2 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Tableau
3 1 (2.13%) GoldenSource
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.13%) Teradata