Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 66 93
Rank change year-on-year +6 +27 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 81 62 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.75% 2.92% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 3.49% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 40 30
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.64% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £319 £218 £298
90th Percentile £459 £450 £440
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £366
% change year-on-year - +2.39% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland 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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2490 1777 2658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.41% 83.78% 83.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1025 1370
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £262
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +11.20% +12.62%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £11.87
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.63%) Business Analysis
3 19 (23.46%) SQL
4 18 (22.22%) Finance
4 18 (22.22%) Banking
5 17 (20.99%) XML
6 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (16.05%) Scrum
8 13 (16.05%) BDD
9 12 (14.81%) Test Automation
9 12 (14.81%) MS Visio
10 11 (13.58%) Java
10 11 (13.58%) JIRA
11 10 (12.35%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (9.88%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (9.88%) Degree
12 8 (9.88%) BPMN
12 8 (9.88%) PRINCE2
12 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
13 7 (8.64%) UML
13 7 (8.64%) Data Mapping
13 7 (8.64%) Collaborative Working
14 6 (7.41%) User Experience
14 6 (7.41%) Wireframes
14 6 (7.41%) Product Management
14 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 6 (7.41%) Kanban
14 6 (7.41%) GAP Analysis
14 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Project

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 (1.23%) JBoss
1 1 (1.23%) SAS
1 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 12 (14.81%) MS Visio
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) SaaS
2 2 (2.47%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (2.47%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (1.23%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) Skype
2 1 (1.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.47%) GIS
3 1 (1.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) JIRA
2 4 (4.94%) Selenium
2 4 (4.94%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.70%) XMLSpy
4 2 (2.47%) Appium
4 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.23%) Firebug
5 1 (1.23%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.23%) Maven
General
1 18 (22.22%) Banking
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (75.31%) Analyst
2 37 (45.68%) Business Analyst
3 11 (13.58%) Senior Analyst
3 11 (13.58%) Test Analyst
4 8 (9.88%) Digital Analyst
4 8 (9.88%) Digital Business Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Product Owner
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Designer
9 3 (3.70%) Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Pega Business Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Digital Product Owner
10 2 (2.47%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.99%) XML
2 6 (7.41%) Web Services
3 4 (4.94%) JSON
4 3 (3.70%) REST
4 3 (3.70%) SOAP
4 3 (3.70%) Swagger
4 3 (3.70%) YAML
5 2 (2.47%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.47%) HTML
6 1 (1.23%) .NET
6 1 (1.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) User Experience
3 4 (4.94%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Linux
2 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.63%) Business Analysis
3 15 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (16.05%) BDD
4 13 (16.05%) Scrum
5 12 (14.81%) Test Automation
6 8 (9.88%) BPMN
6 8 (9.88%) PRINCE2
6 8 (9.88%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (8.64%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (8.64%) Data Mapping
7 7 (8.64%) UML
8 6 (7.41%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (7.41%) Kanban
8 6 (7.41%) Product Management
8 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (7.41%) Wireframes
9 5 (6.17%) Manual Testing
9 5 (6.17%) Project Management
9 5 (6.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.46%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) Java
3 6 (7.41%) Python
4 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.23%) Scala
5 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) ISEB
3 1 (1.23%) APMP
3 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (6.17%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) Pega
3 2 (2.47%) CA
3 2 (2.47%) IBM
3 2 (2.47%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (1.23%) DataCash