Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 78 71
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7 -4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.02% 0.10% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.14% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Gloucestershire median daily rate £320 - £458
10th Percentile £264 - £394
90th Percentile £385 - £500
South West median daily rate £416 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +7.42% +1.97% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 569 729 718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 83.07% 76.26% 76.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 398 461
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -0.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £221 £260 £225
90th Percentile £515 £575 £510
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 44 34
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +4.94% +15.71%
10th Percentile £15.03 £12.30 £25.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.99 £45.25
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +42.86%

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
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 21 July 2017. 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 - 3 £339 -
Cheltenham +6 1 £365 - 1
User Stories
South West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 1 (14.29%) DSL
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Information Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering

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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) VersionOne
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Swim Lanes
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Google
1 1 (14.29%) SAP