Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 54 30
Rank change year-on-year +25 -24 +26
Contract jobs citing User Stories 54 13 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 5.99% 1.68% 5.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.09% 2.01% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 11 45
Coventry median daily rate £485 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% -7.69% +21.88%
10th Percentile £413 £308 £400
90th Percentile £600 £525 £578
West Midlands median daily rate £461 £435 £439
% change year-on-year +6.03% -0.85% +9.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate £30.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 -
% change year-on-year +13.21% - -

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 762 648 945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 84.57% 83.72% 89.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 445 686
Coventry median daily rate £450 £415 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +0.91% +9.67%
10th Percentile £287 £240 £293
90th Percentile £588 £540 £545
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 23
Coventry median hourly rate £13.00 £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.53% +43.33% -23.08%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.80 £11.30
90th Percentile £37.00 £38.40 £38.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%

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 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Coventry

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 47 (87.04%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (72.22%) Scrum
3 34 (62.96%) Kanban
4 16 (29.63%) Coaching
5 15 (27.78%) Agile Coaching
6 12 (22.22%) User Experience
7 7 (12.96%) TDD
7 7 (12.96%) Service Design
8 6 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (11.11%) Migration
8 6 (11.11%) BDD
8 6 (11.11%) Marketing
8 6 (11.11%) JIRA
9 5 (9.26%) Workshop Facilitation
9 5 (9.26%) Confluence
10 4 (7.41%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (7.41%) HTML
11 3 (5.56%) CSS
11 3 (5.56%) Web Services
11 3 (5.56%) CRM
11 3 (5.56%) Data Modelling
11 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (5.56%) Business Analysis
11 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
11 3 (5.56%) Swim Lanes
11 3 (5.56%) Target Operating Model
11 3 (5.56%) Usability Testing
12 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (3.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 2 (3.70%) Epics

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 5 (9.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) SaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) Hudson
General
1 6 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Delivery Manager
2 19 (35.19%) Analyst
3 18 (33.33%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 18 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 16 (29.63%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 12 (22.22%) Agile Business Analyst
5 12 (22.22%) Digital Transformation
5 12 (22.22%) Digital Transformation Manager
5 12 (22.22%) Transformation Manager
6 6 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Digital Business Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Transformation Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Marketing Manager
9 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Web Manager
10 2 (3.70%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) HTML
2 3 (5.56%) CSS
2 3 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.85%) HTML5
3 1 (1.85%) JSON
3 1 (1.85%) REST
3 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.85%) Velocity
3 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (87.04%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (72.22%) Scrum
3 34 (62.96%) Kanban
4 16 (29.63%) Coaching
5 15 (27.78%) Agile Coaching
6 7 (12.96%) Service Design
6 7 (12.96%) TDD
7 6 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (11.11%) BDD
7 6 (11.11%) Migration
8 5 (9.26%) Workshop Facilitation
9 3 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.56%) CRM
9 3 (5.56%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.56%) Swim Lanes
9 3 (5.56%) Target Operating Model
9 3 (5.56%) Usability Testing
10 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.70%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.85%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Adobe
2 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow