Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 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 West > Devon
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 51 46
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 0.70% 0.22% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.28% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 10
Devon median daily rate £400 - £370
South West median daily rate £420 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -1.18% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Devon median hourly rate - - -
South West 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 Devon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 494 359 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 86.21% 77.37% 78.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 219 314
Devon median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £187 £263
90th Percentile £550 £500 £515
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 17
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £23.78 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.21% -33.96% +67.44%
10th Percentile £25.34 £11.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £46.50 £51.60 £44.35
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Devon

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Devon

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Devon

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 Devon region over the 6 months to 23 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
Exeter - 4 £400 - 1
User Stories
South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Devon region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) Information Governance

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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:

Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Development Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Information Governance