Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 55 45
Rank change year-on-year -25 -10 +42
Contract jobs citing User Stories 38 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.21% 3.41% 3.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 3.86% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 26
Glasgow median daily rate £388 £357 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.54% +0.56% +9.23%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £294
90th Percentile £550 £501 £488
Scotland median daily rate £413 £388 £376
% change year-on-year +6.45% +2.99% +4.51%
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 1,554 1,113 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 90.19% 88.26% 86.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 624 501
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £213
90th Percentile £538 £506 £463
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 21
Glasgow median hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +14.29% -16.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £34.05 £45.75
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +5.00%

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 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Scrum
2 12 (31.58%) User Experience
3 10 (26.32%) Finance
3 10 (26.32%) Kanban
4 9 (23.68%) Business Analysis
4 9 (23.68%) Java
5 8 (21.05%) SQL
5 8 (21.05%) QA
6 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.79%) Workflow
6 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.79%) Wireframes
6 6 (15.79%) Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (13.16%) Workshop Facilitation
7 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.53%) Oracle
8 4 (10.53%) Migration
8 4 (10.53%) BDD
8 4 (10.53%) JIRA
8 4 (10.53%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
8 4 (10.53%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (7.89%) React
9 3 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (7.89%) Spring Boot
9 3 (7.89%) REST
9 3 (7.89%) IaaS
9 3 (7.89%) Microservices

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 2 (5.26%) Alfresco
1 2 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) IaaS
2 2 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) Axure RP
2 2 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
2 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Ant
3 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.63%) FishEye
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) JMeter
3 1 (2.63%) JUnit
3 1 (2.63%) Maven
3 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.63%) Telerik Test Studio
3 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Business Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Technical Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Coach
6 2 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Designer
6 2 (5.26%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Digital Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) User Experience Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) UX Designer
7 1 (2.63%) Lead UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) React
1 3 (7.89%) REST
1 3 (7.89%) SOAP
1 3 (7.89%) Spring
1 3 (7.89%) Spring Boot
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.26%) RESTful
2 2 (5.26%) WSDL
3 1 (2.63%) J2EE
3 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Scrum
3 10 (26.32%) Kanban
4 9 (23.68%) Business Analysis
5 6 (15.79%) Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.79%) Wireframes
5 6 (15.79%) Workflow
6 5 (13.16%) Workshop Facilitation
7 4 (10.53%) BDD
7 4 (10.53%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
7 4 (10.53%) Migration
7 4 (10.53%) Minimum Viable Product
7 4 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
8 3 (7.89%) Epics
8 3 (7.89%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) Groovy
3 1 (2.63%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Ansible
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
1 2 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Adobe
4 1 (2.63%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.63%) Telerik