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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 - 33
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 1.87% - 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% - 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £380 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 230 161 203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 86.14% 84.29% 79.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 118 104
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.20% -18.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth - 4 £380 -
Exeter - 1 - - 1
User Stories
South West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (80.00%) GitHub
2 4 (80.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Refactoring
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) OOP
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) Analytics
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement Process

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Coach
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics Manager
2 1 (20.00%) OAT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Refactoring
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines