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 3 months to 27 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
Hampshire / Farnborough
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 16 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Farnborough 5.56% 1.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.14% 2.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £369 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £399
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.50%  
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 Farnborough with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Farnborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 42 48 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Farnborough 77.78% 75.00% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 44
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £355 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £25.12 £59.31 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.64% +18.62%  
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 Farnborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Farnborough 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 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 27 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 Farnborough region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (50.00%) Velocity
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (50.00%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Replication
5 1 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
5 1 (16.67%) OLTP
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (16.67%) Intranet
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (16.67%) Middleware
5 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
5 1 (16.67%) .NET

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 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (16.67%) GemFire
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) HBase
1 1 (16.67%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Gradle
1 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum Master
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Velocity
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) Kafka
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Spark Streaming
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
4 1 (16.67%) Context-Driven Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) MapReduce
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (16.67%) HDFS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat