Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 January 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 66 78
Rank change year-on-year +16 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.29% 1.45% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.79% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Gloucestershire median daily rate £450 £448 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% -1.65% -4.51%
10th Percentile £328 £409 £423
90th Percentile £611 £525 £481
South West median daily rate £420 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -1.18% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West 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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 504 669 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 81.03% 80.80% 78.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 427 443
Gloucestershire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £257 £213 £237
90th Percentile £563 £563 £502
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 67 53
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -29.41% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.00 £19.25
90th Percentile £48.60 £47.50 £50.00
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -17.33% -4.46% +37.72%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Gloucestershire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Gloucestershire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Gloucestershire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - 4 £450 -
Cheltenham +3 1 £640 +28.00% 5
User Stories
South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Confluence
3 2 (25.00%) Google
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) SLA
4 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Blog
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InVision
1 1 (12.50%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Product Owner
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce Solution Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) UI Designer
3 1 (12.50%) UI/UX Designer
3 1 (12.50%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) CSS3
1 1 (12.50%) Framer.js
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blog
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Google
1 2 (25.00%) Salesforce.com