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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 51 45 65
Rank change year-on-year -6 +20  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.19% 1.76% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 2.08% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 3
Median daily rate - £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +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 Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 445 481 687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 85.09% 84.53% 84.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 265 402
Median daily rate £360 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (35.29%) User Experience
4 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (29.41%) Visualforce
4 5 (29.41%) Apex Code
5 4 (23.53%) JIRA
5 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Web Development
6 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) JSP
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) Open Source
6 3 (17.65%) Confluence
7 2 (11.76%) HTML5
7 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
7 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Use Case
7 2 (11.76%) Dojo
7 2 (11.76%) Selenium

User Stories
Top Related 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 (17.65%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MarkLogic
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Artifactory
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Gradle
2 2 (11.76%) JBehave
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Maven
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.88%) YouTrack
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Salesforce Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Functional Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Salesforce Functional Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Visualforce
2 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) jQuery
3 3 (17.65%) JSP
4 2 (11.76%) Ajax
4 2 (11.76%) CSS3
4 2 (11.76%) Dojo
4 2 (11.76%) HTML5
4 2 (11.76%) Node.js
4 2 (11.76%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 1 (5.88%) Apache Commons
5 1 (5.88%) Drools
5 1 (5.88%) Ext JS
5 1 (5.88%) jBPM
5 1 (5.88%) Kendo UI
5 1 (5.88%) LINQ
5 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) User Experience
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Open Source
5 3 (17.65%) Web Development
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Use Case
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) Workflow
7 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.88%) OOD
7 1 (5.88%) OOP
7 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Apex Code
2 3 (17.65%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (11.76%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle