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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 52 62 74
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.12% 1.78% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.15% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 9
Median daily rate £400 £300 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £245 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £400 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.05% +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 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 760 1256 1171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.73% 82.79% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 705 664
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Edinburgh

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 38 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) BDD
3 18 (40.00%) Scrum
4 15 (33.33%) Kanban
5 12 (26.67%) User Experience
6 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
7 9 (20.00%) Wireframes
8 8 (17.78%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
8 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
9 7 (15.56%) SQL
9 7 (15.56%) TDD
9 7 (15.56%) QA
10 6 (13.33%) Selenium
10 6 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
10 6 (13.33%) Data Migration
10 6 (13.33%) Migration
10 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
11 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 5 (11.11%) ISEB
11 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Product Management
11 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
11 5 (11.11%) BPMN
11 5 (11.11%) Use Case
12 4 (8.89%) JIRA
12 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
12 4 (8.89%) Software Testing

User Stories
Top Related 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 (2.22%) JBoss
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.67%) MS Project
3 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) GIS
1 3 (6.67%) QGIS
1 3 (6.67%) Spatial Data
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) QlikView
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Selenium
2 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) JIRA
4 3 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Electronics
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Analyst
2 20 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Test Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Scrum Master
7 4 (8.89%) Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.67%) QA Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Digital Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Digital Business Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Product Owner
9 2 (4.44%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.67%) PostGIS
2 3 (6.67%) Velocity
3 2 (4.44%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) Apache CXF
4 1 (2.22%) JPA
4 1 (2.22%) JSF
4 1 (2.22%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) User Experience
2 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.22%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) BDD
3 18 (40.00%) Scrum
4 15 (33.33%) Kanban
5 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
6 9 (20.00%) Wireframes
7 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
7 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (17.78%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
8 7 (15.56%) TDD
9 6 (13.33%) Data Migration
9 6 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
9 6 (13.33%) Migration
10 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 5 (11.11%) BPMN
10 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (11.11%) Product Management
10 5 (11.11%) Use Case
11 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
11 4 (8.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) Java
2 3 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) APMP
2 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (6.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Tableau
3 1 (2.22%) Talend
3 1 (2.22%) Twitter
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