Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 28 May 2020 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 101 138
Rank change year-on-year +9 +37 -20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 56 157 126
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.82% 2.45% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.73% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 110 82
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +8.40%
10th Percentile £411 £369 £388
90th Percentile £613 £589 £636
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £515
% change year-on-year -5.00% -2.91% +17.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £57.50 £60.00 £69.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -13.26% -13.54%
10th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £66.31
90th Percentile £61.25 £60.00 £72.03
Central London median hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 £69.17
% change year-on-year -2.63% -31.33% -13.54%

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,691 5,758 6,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.26% 89.67% 88.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,914 4,424 4,832
Median daily rate £515 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £331 £340 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 60 97
Median hourly rate £30.50 £20.57 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.26% +8.28% -1.81%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.22
90th Percentile £52.28 £56.50 £38.48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year +67.36% +4.56% +21.51%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the City of London

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Stories in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for User Stories in the City of London

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Stories in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Stories in the City of London

User Stories
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Stories in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for User Stories in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 City of London region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 40 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.43%) Azure
2 12 (21.43%) DevOps
2 12 (21.43%) Product Backlog
3 11 (19.64%) Acceptance Criteria
4 10 (17.86%) Product Management
4 10 (17.86%) Scrum
5 9 (16.07%) Finance
5 9 (16.07%) JIRA
5 9 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (16.07%) Requirements Gathering
6 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.29%) .NET
6 8 (14.29%) Web Services
6 8 (14.29%) Office 365
6 8 (14.29%) Skype
7 7 (12.50%) BDD
7 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 7 (12.50%) Insurtech
8 6 (10.71%) Epics
8 6 (10.71%) TDD
8 6 (10.71%) Degree
8 6 (10.71%) C#
8 6 (10.71%) CSS
8 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
8 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.71%) REST
8 6 (10.71%) User Experience
8 6 (10.71%) Microservices
9 5 (8.93%) Prototyping

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (5.36%) Confluence
2 1 (1.79%) CMS
2 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Figma
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.79%) Magento
1 1 (1.79%) Maximo
1 1 (1.79%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Azure
2 8 (14.29%) Office 365
3 4 (7.14%) AWS
4 3 (5.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (5.36%) Azure Stack
4 3 (5.36%) GitHub
4 3 (5.36%) iPaaS
4 3 (5.36%) npm
4 3 (5.36%) Power Platform
4 3 (5.36%) SaaS
5 2 (3.57%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Skype
2 3 (5.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Data Lake
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Big Data
2 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) Power BI
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) JIRA
2 3 (5.36%) Cypress.io
3 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) Postman
3 2 (3.57%) RSpec
3 2 (3.57%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.79%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.79%) Moq
4 1 (1.79%) NUnit
4 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Banking
2 5 (8.93%) Front Office
3 4 (7.14%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Law
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Local Government
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Analyst
2 18 (32.14%) Business Analyst
3 14 (25.00%) Developer
4 13 (23.21%) Product Manager
5 7 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Data Business Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Azure Architect
7 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Messaging Architect
7 3 (5.36%) React Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Product Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Insurance Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
1 8 (14.29%) Web Services
2 6 (10.71%) CSS
2 6 (10.71%) REST
3 5 (8.93%) .NET Core
3 5 (8.93%) HTML
4 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.36%) Middleware
4 3 (5.36%) Node.js
4 3 (5.36%) Redux
4 3 (5.36%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (5.36%) RxJS
4 3 (5.36%) Swagger
5 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.57%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.57%) HTML5
5 2 (3.57%) JSON
5 2 (3.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
1 6 (10.71%) User Experience
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) BYOD
3 2 (3.57%) Chromecast
3 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.79%) CMDB
4 1 (1.79%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.79%) Tandem
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Android
2 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.57%) Android TV
3 2 (3.57%) tvOS
4 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.43%) DevOps
2 12 (21.43%) Product Backlog
3 11 (19.64%) Acceptance Criteria
4 10 (17.86%) Product Management
4 10 (17.86%) Scrum
5 9 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (16.07%) Requirements Gathering
6 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.50%) BDD
7 7 (12.50%) Insurtech
8 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.71%) Epics
8 6 (10.71%) Microservices
8 6 (10.71%) TDD
9 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
9 5 (8.93%) Data Visualisation
9 5 (8.93%) Prototyping
9 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.93%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.71%) C#
3 4 (7.14%) SQL
4 3 (5.36%) Ruby
5 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) BC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) EMIR
2 1 (1.79%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.79%) MIIS
2 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) IBM
3 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.57%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.79%) Adyen
4 1 (1.79%) Cognos
4 1 (1.79%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.79%) Google
4 1 (1.79%) PayPal
4 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com