Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 49 88
Rank change year-on-year -5 +39 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 43 39 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.29% 3.46% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.83% 4.20% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 8
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -44.90%
10th Percentile £255 £290 £275
90th Percentile £450 £431 £385
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £366
% change year-on-year - +2.39% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 1122 929 1398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 85.78% 82.50% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 495 747
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £257 £223 £236
90th Percentile £500 £450 £475
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 28
Glasgow median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -23.47% +52.44%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £33.75 £44.65 £55.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +14.94%

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 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Business Analysis
3 16 (37.21%) Finance
4 12 (27.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (20.93%) Degree
5 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
6 8 (18.60%) Confluence
6 8 (18.60%) JIRA
6 8 (18.60%) QA
7 7 (16.28%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (16.28%) SQL
7 7 (16.28%) CRM
7 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
7 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
7 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
8 6 (13.95%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (13.95%) Use Case
8 6 (13.95%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (13.95%) Scrum
8 6 (13.95%) Migration
9 5 (11.63%) Banking
9 5 (11.63%) Selenium
9 5 (11.63%) Project Management
9 5 (11.63%) Legal
9 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Business Process Analysis
9 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (11.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (11.63%) Data Integration

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 8 (18.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) Selenium
3 4 (9.30%) Zephyr
4 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
2 5 (11.63%) Legal
3 4 (9.30%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (79.07%) Analyst
2 27 (62.79%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Salesforce Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Salesforce Business Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Agile Coach
6 2 (4.65%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (4.65%) GDPR Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) HR Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) HR Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Scrum Master
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) JSON
2 3 (6.98%) RESTful
3 1 (2.33%) Swagger
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.98%) Minimum Viable Product
3 3 (6.98%) User Experience
4 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.65%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Business Analysis
3 12 (27.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
5 7 (16.28%) CRM
5 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
5 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.95%) Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
6 6 (13.95%) Migration
6 6 (13.95%) Scrum
6 6 (13.95%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (13.95%) Use Case
7 5 (11.63%) Business Process Analysis
7 5 (11.63%) Data Integration
7 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Project Management
7 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) C#
2 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 4 (9.30%) GDPR
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.65%) Telerik
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) SAP