Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Farnborough 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 22 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
Hampshire > Farnborough
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 19 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 - -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Farnborough 3.39% 5.26% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 6.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Farnborough median daily rate £375 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Farnborough median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire 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 Farnborough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Farnborough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 92 117 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Farnborough 77.97% 76.97% 59.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 56 84
Farnborough median daily rate £425 £430 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +11.33% -5.21%
10th Percentile £253 £300 £280
90th Percentile £488 £538 £475
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 8
Farnborough median hourly rate £12.50 £54.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -77.17% +28.82% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.74 £40.88
90th Percentile £22.85 £59.31 £73.96
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +17.96%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Farnborough

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Farnborough

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Farnborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 22 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 Farnborough region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Context-Driven Testing
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Farnborough 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (25.00%) GemFire
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) HBase
1 1 (25.00%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Gradle
2 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) VersionOne
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) Kafka
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Spark Streaming
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (25.00%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Context-Driven Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (25.00%) Benchmarking
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) ETL
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (25.00%) HDFS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat