Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 21 November 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
South London > Croydon
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 55 44
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 -10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 48 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 5.59% 3.78% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.11% 4.14% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 5 3
Croydon median daily rate £525 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +46.15% -23.53%
10th Percentile £413 £328 £313
90th Percentile £670 £540 £468
South London median daily rate £505 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +44.29% -6.67% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate - - -
South London median hourly rate - - -

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 Croydon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Croydon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 786 483 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 91.61% 91.30% 88.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 297 189
Croydon median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £353 £300 £313
90th Percentile £649 £575 £526
South London median daily rate £500 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Croydon median hourly rate £13.50 £35.25 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.70% +26.89% +85.20%
10th Percentile £12.80 £21.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.65 £95.00 £29.11
South London median hourly rate £47.50 £23.75 £18.74
% change year-on-year +100.00% +26.72% +17.14%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Croydon

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Croydon

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Croydon over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Croydon

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Croydon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Croydon region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coulsdon - 1 £425 -
User Stories
South London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Croydon region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 38 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) Scrum
3 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 24 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (45.83%) SC Cleared
6 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
6 17 (35.42%) Mentoring
7 15 (31.25%) TDD
8 12 (25.00%) JIRA
9 9 (18.75%) BDD
9 9 (18.75%) Coaching
10 8 (16.67%) REST
10 8 (16.67%) Kanban
11 7 (14.58%) Confluence
12 6 (12.50%) Web Services
12 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 6 (12.50%) DevOps
12 6 (12.50%) Service Design
13 5 (10.42%) Acceptance Criteria
13 5 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (10.42%) Data Structures
13 5 (10.42%) Java
13 5 (10.42%) Unix
13 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (10.42%) Node.js
14 4 (8.33%) Puppet
14 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (8.33%) vCloud
14 4 (8.33%) ATDD

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 (14.58%) Confluence
2 2 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Big Data
1 4 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.08%) DocumentDB
2 1 (2.08%) Neo4j
2 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Protractor
2 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.08%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (8.33%) Games
2 2 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Scrum Master
2 12 (25.00%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Hadoop Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Java Scrum Master
6 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Content Designer
7 2 (4.17%) Designer
7 2 (4.17%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Applications Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) REST
2 6 (12.50%) Web Services
3 5 (10.42%) Node.js
4 4 (8.33%) Express
5 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.17%) .NET
6 2 (4.17%) EDI
6 2 (4.17%) HTML
7 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.08%) CSS
7 1 (2.08%) D3.js
7 1 (2.08%) DHTML
7 1 (2.08%) Django
7 1 (2.08%) Highcharts JS
7 1 (2.08%) HTML5
7 1 (2.08%) jQuery
7 1 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.08%) WCF
7 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Data Structures
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Unix
2 4 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) Scrum
3 24 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (35.42%) Mentoring
4 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
5 15 (31.25%) TDD
6 9 (18.75%) BDD
6 9 (18.75%) Coaching
7 8 (16.67%) Kanban
8 6 (12.50%) DevOps
8 6 (12.50%) Service Design
9 5 (10.42%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 4 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (8.33%) Feature Driven Development
10 4 (8.33%) Project Management
10 4 (8.33%) Security Architecture
10 4 (8.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.42%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (2.08%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 22 (45.83%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) HDFS
1 4 (8.33%) vCloud
1 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Hortonworks
1 4 (8.33%) VMware
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Progress