Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 76 73
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3 +22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 65 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.07% 0.95% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.71% 1.10% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 8 11
Glasgow median daily rate £395 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +7.69% -7.47%
10th Percentile £304 £303 £288
90th Percentile £487 £385 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +12.00%
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 1,381 998 1,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 86.42% 86.41% 84.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 534 608
Glasgow median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £525 £484 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 10 10
Glasgow median hourly rate £16.68 £17.36 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.89% -44.46% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.41 £13.75 £9.25
90th Percentile £36.37 £41.03 £36.93
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -31.37% -29.17% +20.00%

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 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 53 (81.54%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.92%) Scrum
3 19 (29.23%) User Experience
4 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 14 (21.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (21.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (21.54%) .NET
5 14 (21.54%) Waterfall
6 13 (20.00%) Kanban
7 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
8 11 (16.92%) C#
8 11 (16.92%) SDLC
9 10 (15.38%) SQL
10 9 (13.85%) CRM
10 9 (13.85%) CSS
10 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
10 9 (13.85%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (13.85%) AngularJS
10 9 (13.85%) REST
11 8 (12.31%) Microservices
11 8 (12.31%) JIRA
11 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (12.31%) MVC
11 8 (12.31%) Workflow
11 8 (12.31%) Banking
11 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
12 7 (10.77%) TDD
12 7 (10.77%) Business Analysis
12 7 (10.77%) ATDD
12 7 (10.77%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 5 (7.69%) Confluence
2 4 (6.15%) CMS
2 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.15%) Umbraco
3 3 (4.62%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.54%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) InVision
Business Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.62%) IaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.62%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) JIRA
2 5 (7.69%) Selenium
3 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.08%) JMeter
4 2 (3.08%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.54%) JBehave
5 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.54%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (12.31%) Banking
2 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (53.85%) Analyst
2 27 (41.54%) Business Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) Architect
4 9 (13.85%) Developer
5 6 (9.23%) Scrum Master
6 5 (7.69%) CRM Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Tester
8 3 (4.62%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) .NET
2 9 (13.85%) AngularJS
2 9 (13.85%) CSS
2 9 (13.85%) REST
3 5 (7.69%) .NET Core
3 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (7.69%) Entity Framework
3 5 (7.69%) jQuery
3 5 (7.69%) JSON
3 5 (7.69%) LINQ
3 5 (7.69%) Sass
3 5 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (6.15%) CSS3
4 4 (6.15%) HTML
4 4 (6.15%) HTML5
4 4 (6.15%) React
4 4 (6.15%) Web Services
5 3 (4.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.23%) User Experience
2 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Animation
4 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.54%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Linux
2 1 (1.54%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (81.54%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.92%) Scrum
3 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 14 (21.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (21.54%) Waterfall
5 13 (20.00%) Kanban
6 11 (16.92%) SDLC
7 9 (13.85%) CRM
7 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
8 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (12.31%) Microservices
8 8 (12.31%) MVC
8 8 (12.31%) Workflow
9 7 (10.77%) ATDD
9 7 (10.77%) Business Analysis
9 7 (10.77%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (10.77%) TDD
10 6 (9.23%) Feature Driven Development
10 6 (9.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) C#
2 10 (15.38%) SQL
3 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.62%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Degree
1 5 (7.69%) ISEB
2 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 4 (6.15%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (6.15%) EMIR
2 4 (6.15%) MiFID
3 3 (4.62%) Data Quality
3 3 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Ansible
1 3 (4.62%) Puppet
1 3 (4.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) Adobe