Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 76 96
Rank change year-on-year +14 +20 -14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 43 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.50% 1.76% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 2.12% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 11
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.24% -3.33%
10th Percentile £363 £345 £305
90th Percentile £480 £500 £463
South West median daily rate £405 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -4.71% +13.33% -
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 1,406 1,322 1,441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 81.89% 83.20% 84.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 893 1,059
Bristol median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% -3.95%
10th Percentile £271 £250 £245
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 56
Bristol median hourly rate £19.25 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.53% -4.00% +3.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.05 £13.49
90th Percentile £47.63 £50.75 £52.38
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.79% -2.50% +23.08%

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 25 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 35 (81.40%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (32.56%) Scrum
4 12 (27.91%) JIRA
5 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
5 11 (25.58%) Business Analysis
6 10 (23.26%) HTML
6 10 (23.26%) CSS
6 10 (23.26%) Degree
6 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
6 10 (23.26%) Confluence
6 10 (23.26%) Coaching
7 9 (20.93%) Business Process Mapping
7 9 (20.93%) XML
7 9 (20.93%) Banking
8 8 (18.60%) Finance
8 8 (18.60%) PRINCE2
8 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
8 8 (18.60%) SQL
8 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
8 8 (18.60%) HTML5
8 8 (18.60%) CSS3
8 8 (18.60%) System Testing
8 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (18.60%) Systems Analysis
8 8 (18.60%) Microservices
9 7 (16.28%) SDLC
9 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (16.28%) DHTML
9 7 (16.28%) Ant

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 10 (23.26%) Confluence
2 3 (6.98%) CMS
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.65%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) GitHub
2 1 (2.33%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (2.33%) npm
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Big Data
1 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.98%) DB2
1 3 (6.98%) DTS
2 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.33%) ArangoDB
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) JIRA
2 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 7 (16.28%) Ant
4 6 (13.95%) Artifactory
4 6 (13.95%) TeamCity
5 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.30%) Maven
7 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.33%) git-flow
8 1 (2.33%) Gradle
8 1 (2.33%) Grunt
8 1 (2.33%) gulp
8 1 (2.33%) Selenium
8 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (20.93%) Banking
2 8 (18.60%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
4 2 (4.65%) Back Office
4 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Analyst
2 24 (55.81%) Business Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (25.58%) Developer
5 10 (23.26%) Lead Business Analyst
6 7 (16.28%) Project Analyst
7 6 (13.95%) Project Leader
8 4 (9.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (9.30%) Java Developer
8 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Scrum Master
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Data Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) User Researcher
9 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Data Business Analyst
10 1 (2.33%) Hybris Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Senior Programme Analyst
10 1 (2.33%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) CSS
1 10 (23.26%) HTML
2 9 (20.93%) XML
3 8 (18.60%) CSS3
3 8 (18.60%) HTML5
4 7 (16.28%) DHTML
5 5 (11.63%) REST
5 5 (11.63%) Spring
6 4 (9.30%) EJB
6 4 (9.30%) Hibernate
6 4 (9.30%) J2EE
6 4 (9.30%) JMS
6 4 (9.30%) JSP
6 4 (9.30%) SOAP
6 4 (9.30%) Web Services
7 3 (6.98%) .NET
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.65%) jQuery
8 2 (4.65%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.65%) W3C
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (81.40%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (32.56%) Scrum
4 11 (25.58%) Business Analysis
4 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
5 10 (23.26%) Coaching
5 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
6 9 (20.93%) Business Process Mapping
7 8 (18.60%) Microservices
7 8 (18.60%) PRINCE2
7 8 (18.60%) System Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Systems Analysis
7 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (16.28%) SDLC
9 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
9 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (6.98%) DevOps
11 3 (6.98%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
1 8 (18.60%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) Java
3 3 (6.98%) C#
3 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) WAI
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (4.65%) Tableau
4 1 (2.33%) GoldenSource
4 1 (2.33%) hybris
4 1 (2.33%) Teradata
4 1 (2.33%) Xamarin