Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 20 September 2018 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 73 63
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 +38
Contract jobs citing User Stories 57 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.26% 2.20% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 2.53% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 16
Glasgow median daily rate £390 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +0.72% -5.76%
10th Percentile £300 £255 £288
90th Percentile £540 £465 £453
Scotland median daily rate £389 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +5.07% -1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,548 1,226 1,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 88.46% 86.95% 85.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 651 621
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £256 £263 £219
90th Percentile £538 £500 £451
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 16
Glasgow median hourly rate £18.25 £24.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.96% +71.43% -55.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.18 £33.30 £44.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £26.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% -13.93% +45.24%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Glasgow

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Glasgow

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Glasgow over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 47 (82.46%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) Scrum
3 15 (26.32%) User Experience
4 14 (24.56%) Test Automation
5 13 (22.81%) SQL
6 11 (19.30%) Finance
6 11 (19.30%) Kanban
7 10 (17.54%) .NET
8 9 (15.79%) Java
8 9 (15.79%) QA
8 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 8 (14.04%) REST
9 8 (14.04%) Microservices
9 8 (14.04%) AngularJS
9 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
9 8 (14.04%) C#
9 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.28%) Workflow
10 7 (12.28%) CRM
10 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.28%) Banking
10 7 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
10 7 (12.28%) Selenium
10 7 (12.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 7 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (10.53%) SDLC
11 6 (10.53%) Wireframes
11 6 (10.53%) DevOps

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 3 (5.26%) Alfresco
2 2 (3.51%) Confluence
3 1 (1.75%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.02%) IaaS
4 3 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (5.26%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Selenium
2 5 (8.77%) JIRA
3 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.26%) SpecFlow
4 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.51%) Axure RP
5 2 (3.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.51%) JMeter
6 1 (1.75%) Ant
6 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.75%) FishEye
6 1 (1.75%) JUnit
6 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.75%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.75%) Telerik Test Studio
6 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Analyst
2 19 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Tester
7 4 (7.02%) CRM Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Technical Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.26%) IT Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Scrum Master
8 3 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
2 8 (14.04%) AngularJS
2 8 (14.04%) REST
3 5 (8.77%) CSS
4 4 (7.02%) .NET Core
4 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (7.02%) Entity Framework
4 4 (7.02%) jQuery
4 4 (7.02%) JSON
4 4 (7.02%) LINQ
4 4 (7.02%) React
4 4 (7.02%) RESTful
4 4 (7.02%) Sass
4 4 (7.02%) Spring
4 4 (7.02%) Spring Boot
4 4 (7.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (5.26%) SOAP
5 3 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) User Experience
2 4 (7.02%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (82.46%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) Scrum
3 14 (24.56%) Test Automation
4 11 (19.30%) Kanban
5 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
6 8 (14.04%) Microservices
6 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.28%) CRM
7 7 (12.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 7 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (12.28%) Workflow
8 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.53%) DevOps
8 6 (10.53%) SDLC
8 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.53%) Wireframes
9 5 (8.77%) BDD
9 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.77%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) Java
3 8 (14.04%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) ISEB
1 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) Data Quality
3 3 (5.26%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (5.26%) EMIR
3 3 (5.26%) MiFID
4 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Ansible
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
1 3 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) Adobe
4 1 (1.75%) Telerik