Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 30 49
Rank change year-on-year -5 +19 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 41 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 5.18% 4.66% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.04% 5.43% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 12
Coventry median daily rate £475 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +10.77% +12.85%
10th Percentile £402 £403 £400
90th Percentile £603 £474 £489
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £419
% change year-on-year - +1.49% +11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 -

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 679 534 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 85.84% 85.85% 85.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 363 394
Coventry median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +15.94%
10th Percentile £286 £263 £275
90th Percentile £550 £534 £501
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 13
Coventry median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.95% +10.53% +2.32%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £35.50 £38.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.95
% change year-on-year -30.23% +19.78% -21.96%

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 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Coventry

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 33 (80.49%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (58.54%) Kanban
3 23 (56.10%) Scrum
4 15 (36.59%) User Experience
5 12 (29.27%) Acceptance Criteria
6 11 (26.83%) JIRA
7 10 (24.39%) Confluence
8 9 (21.95%) Coaching
9 6 (14.63%) Target Operating Model
10 4 (9.76%) Swim Lanes
10 4 (9.76%) Service Design
10 4 (9.76%) Finance
10 4 (9.76%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
11 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
11 3 (7.32%) Wireframes
12 2 (4.88%) Prototyping
12 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (4.88%) SaaS
12 2 (4.88%) PaaS
12 2 (4.88%) Process Architecture
12 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
12 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
12 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
12 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
12 2 (4.88%) Use Case
12 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
12 2 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
12 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud

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 10 (24.39%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.88%) PaaS
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) JIRA
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) Business Analyst
3 14 (34.15%) Delivery Manager
4 13 (31.71%) Agile Business Analyst
5 11 (26.83%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 10 (24.39%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 9 (21.95%) Digital Analyst
7 9 (21.95%) Digital Business Analyst
8 7 (17.07%) Transformation Analyst
9 6 (14.63%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
10 5 (12.20%) Transformation Manager
11 4 (9.76%) Digital Transformation Manager
12 3 (7.32%) Designer
12 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
12 3 (7.32%) UX Designer
13 2 (4.88%) Architect
13 2 (4.88%) Cloud Engineer
13 2 (4.88%) Procurement Analyst
13 2 (4.88%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 2 (4.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
1 1 (2.44%) CSS
1 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) User Experience
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (80.49%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (58.54%) Kanban
3 23 (56.10%) Scrum
4 12 (29.27%) Acceptance Criteria
5 9 (21.95%) Coaching
6 6 (14.63%) Target Operating Model
7 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
7 4 (9.76%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (9.76%) Service Design
7 4 (9.76%) Swim Lanes
8 3 (7.32%) Wireframes
9 2 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (4.88%) Data Transformation
9 2 (4.88%) DevOps
9 2 (4.88%) Process Architecture
9 2 (4.88%) Prototyping
9 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.88%) SDLC
9 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.44%) GCP
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe
2 1 (2.44%) Google
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft