The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 24 June 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 59 81
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 40 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.68% 2.97% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 3.48% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 5
Median daily rate £375 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.59% +3.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £398
% change year-on-year +4.29% +2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 997 1148 1196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.64% 85.23% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 629 636
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -54.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Edinburgh

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Scrum
3 12 (30.77%) Business Analysis
4 11 (28.21%) Kanban
4 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
4 11 (28.21%) BDD
5 10 (25.64%) TDD
6 9 (23.08%) MS Visio
6 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 9 (23.08%) User Experience
6 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.95%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (17.95%) Project Management
8 6 (15.38%) Web Services
8 6 (15.38%) Velocity
8 6 (15.38%) Feature Driven Development
8 6 (15.38%) Wireframes
9 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
9 5 (12.82%) Selenium
9 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.82%) Java
10 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
10 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (10.26%) UML
10 4 (10.26%) Python
10 4 (10.26%) JIRA
10 4 (10.26%) Finance
10 4 (10.26%) DevOps
10 4 (10.26%) APMP

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
1 1 (2.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.56%) QlikView
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Selenium
2 4 (10.26%) JIRA
3 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.13%) Appium
4 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Analyst
2 16 (41.03%) Business Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Scrum Master
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Business Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Project Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Product Owner
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Digital Product Owner
8 2 (5.13%) Programme Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Data Business Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Digital Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Digital Business Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Logistics Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Senior User Experience Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Velocity
1 6 (15.38%) Web Services
2 3 (7.69%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) .NET
4 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) User Experience
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.56%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Scrum
3 12 (30.77%) Business Analysis
4 11 (28.21%) BDD
4 11 (28.21%) Kanban
4 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
5 10 (25.64%) TDD
6 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.95%) Project Management
8 6 (15.38%) Feature Driven Development
8 6 (15.38%) Wireframes
9 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.26%) BPMN
10 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (10.26%) DevOps
10 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
10 4 (10.26%) UML
10 4 (10.26%) Use Case
11 3 (7.69%) Identity Management
11 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Java
2 4 (10.26%) Python
3 2 (5.13%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) APMP
2 3 (7.69%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (2.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) CA
3 1 (2.56%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) Tableau
3 1 (2.56%) Talend
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