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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 55 53
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.83% 0.21% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.28% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £376 - £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £32.65
% change year-on-year +0.93% +22.51%  

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 305 354 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 84.02% 75.00% 77.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 186 225
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £257 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 22
Median hourly rate £35.75 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.86% +1.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.60 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +1 1 £365 -
Gloucester - 1 £388 - 1
User Stories
South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (44.44%) C
4 4 (44.44%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Big Data
6 2 (22.22%) Mobile Development
6 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (22.22%) Embedded C
6 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
6 2 (22.22%) MVC
6 2 (22.22%) Objective-C
6 2 (22.22%) C++
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) Python
6 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) J2EE
6 2 (22.22%) MySQL
6 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 2 (22.22%) EJB
6 2 (22.22%) STL
6 2 (22.22%) Games

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 (22.22%) Apache Pig
1 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Apache Hive
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (22.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (22.22%) EJB
1 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
1 2 (22.22%) J2EE
1 2 (22.22%) Java EE
1 2 (22.22%) Spring
1 2 (22.22%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Coaching
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Information Management
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile Development
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Release Management
4 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Embedded C
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Objective-C
2 2 (22.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Google
1 1 (11.11%) IBM