Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 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
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 28 52
Rank change year-on-year -21 +24 -15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 22 55 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.90% 5.94% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 6.59% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 48 6
Coventry median daily rate £469 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +15.63% +3.23%
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.06% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 - -

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 644 835 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 84.96% 90.17% 84.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 608 414
Coventry median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 16
Coventry median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -12.33% -18.89%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.68 £11.08
90th Percentile £39.18 £31.50 £42.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% -11.11%

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 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Coventry

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Coventry region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (77.27%) Scrum
3 16 (72.73%) Kanban
4 10 (45.45%) Coaching
5 9 (40.91%) Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (36.36%) User Experience
7 7 (31.82%) Confluence
7 7 (31.82%) JIRA
8 3 (13.64%) Use Case
9 2 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Finance
9 2 (9.09%) Retail
9 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 1 (4.55%) Service Design
10 1 (4.55%) Wireframes
10 1 (4.55%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Swim Lanes
10 1 (4.55%) Business Process Modelling
10 1 (4.55%) Traceability Matrix
10 1 (4.55%) BDD
10 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
10 1 (4.55%) Business Process Mapping
10 1 (4.55%) Axure RP
10 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (4.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 1 (4.55%) SDLC
10 1 (4.55%) Target Operating Model
10 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing

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 7 (31.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.55%) InDesign
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.55%) JMeter
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Business Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Business Analyst
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 7 (31.82%) Digital Analyst
4 7 (31.82%) Digital Business Analyst
4 7 (31.82%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 5 (22.73%) Transformation Analyst
6 4 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
7 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
8 2 (9.09%) Transformation Manager
9 1 (4.55%) Change Analyst
9 1 (4.55%) Digital Transformation Manager
9 1 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
9 1 (4.55%) Process Analyst
9 1 (4.55%) Product Analyst
9 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (4.55%) Service Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (77.27%) Scrum
3 16 (72.73%) Kanban
4 10 (45.45%) Coaching
5 9 (40.91%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (13.64%) Use Case
7 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.55%) BDD
8 1 (4.55%) Business Process Mapping
8 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.55%) Logistics
8 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
8 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.55%) System Testing
8 1 (4.55%) TDD
8 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) GCP
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe
1 1 (4.55%) Google
1 1 (4.55%) SAP