Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 50 45
Rank change year-on-year +21 -5 +13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 48 9 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 5.81% 1.38% 4.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.93% 1.66% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 7 28
Coventry median daily rate £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +15.63%
10th Percentile £413 £368 £400
90th Percentile £600 £475 £578
West Midlands median daily rate £458 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +1.67% +4.65% +7.50%
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 693 542 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 83.90% 83.00% 88.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 367 578
Coventry median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £281 £220 £300
90th Percentile £575 £532 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 19
Coventry median hourly rate £14.50 £21.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +45.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.18 £11.15
90th Percentile £41.25 £42.35 £39.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%

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 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Coventry

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (62.50%) Scrum
3 29 (60.42%) Kanban
4 11 (22.92%) User Experience
5 9 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
6 8 (16.67%) Coaching
6 8 (16.67%) Service Design
6 8 (16.67%) JIRA
7 6 (12.50%) Confluence
7 6 (12.50%) Swim Lanes
8 5 (10.42%) BDD
8 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
8 5 (10.42%) TDD
8 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
8 5 (10.42%) Migration
8 5 (10.42%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (6.25%) ServiceNow
10 3 (6.25%) Finance
10 3 (6.25%) Use Case
11 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.17%) Marketing
11 2 (4.17%) SaaS
11 2 (4.17%) PaaS
11 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
11 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
11 2 (4.17%) Process Architecture

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 6 (12.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.17%) PaaS
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Analyst
2 23 (47.92%) Business Analyst
3 18 (37.50%) Delivery Manager
4 15 (31.25%) Agile Business Analyst
5 14 (29.17%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 13 (27.08%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 8 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Manager
7 8 (16.67%) Transformation Manager
8 6 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
8 6 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
9 5 (10.42%) Transformation Analyst
10 4 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
11 3 (6.25%) Architect
11 3 (6.25%) Digital Transformation
11 3 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
12 2 (4.17%) Business Process Analyst
12 2 (4.17%) Marketing Manager
12 2 (4.17%) Senior DevOps
12 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) CSS
1 2 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.08%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) User Experience
2 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (62.50%) Scrum
3 29 (60.42%) Kanban
4 9 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
5 8 (16.67%) Coaching
5 8 (16.67%) Service Design
5 8 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
6 6 (12.50%) Swim Lanes
7 5 (10.42%) BDD
7 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
7 5 (10.42%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (10.42%) Migration
7 5 (10.42%) TDD
8 3 (6.25%) Use Case
9 2 (4.17%) Data Transformation
9 2 (4.17%) DevOps
9 2 (4.17%) Process Architecture
9 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.17%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) ServiceNow
2 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft