Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 13 December 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
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 33 53
Rank change year-on-year -19 +20 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 57 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.81% 5.41% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 6.10% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 44 5
Coventry median daily rate £450 £481 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +20.31% -18.99%
West Midlands median daily rate £436 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -0.29% +9.38% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 - -

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 Coventry with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 648 935 595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 83.61% 88.79% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 676 390
Coventry median daily rate £415 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £298 £257
90th Percentile £540 £548 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 29
Coventry median hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% -22.50% -30.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.42
90th Percentile £38.40 £38.53 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £19.10 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.92% -4.53% +1.27%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Coventry

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Stories in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Coventry

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Coventry over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Coventry

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Coventry region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
2 7 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 6 (42.86%) User Experience
3 6 (42.86%) Kanban
4 4 (28.57%) Coaching
4 4 (28.57%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) Use Case
5 3 (21.43%) Retail
5 3 (21.43%) Confluence
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (14.29%) InDesign
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
6 2 (14.29%) Adobe
6 2 (14.29%) Axure RP
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.14%) Skype
7 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
7 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Business Process Modelling

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 (21.43%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (14.29%) InDesign
1 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Skype
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Axure RP
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Digital Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Designer
5 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Transformation Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) UX Designer
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Product Owner
6 1 (7.14%) Digital Product Owner
6 1 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Product Owner
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Product Owner
6 1 (7.14%) Service Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) CSS
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) Kanban
4 4 (28.57%) Coaching
5 3 (21.43%) Use Case
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
7 1 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (7.14%) Business Process Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
7 1 (7.14%) ERP
7 1 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL
7 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) SAP