The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Exeter 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Devon / Exeter
Rank 25 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 0.67% - 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% - 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.47% +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 Exeter with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Exeter
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 122 62 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 81.88% 82.67% 72.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 43 24
Median daily rate £375 £398 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +11.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Exeter

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Exeter 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 Exeter

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Exeter

User Stories
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 27 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 Exeter region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement Process

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter 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 1 (100.00%) Agile Coach
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared