Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 24 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 52 117
Rank change year-on-year -53 +65 +20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 59 149 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.66% 3.83% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 4.76% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 88 45
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £328 £271 £253
90th Percentile £564 £613 £448
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -8.75% - -

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 Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2840 3127 3687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 79.80% 80.32% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 2003 2277
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 163 193
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +18.92%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.98 £56.75 £48.65
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -11.54% -2.26% +52.00%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Hampshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Hampshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Hampshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Hampshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Fareham -7 15 £450 -21.74% 1
Basingstoke -23 8 £443 +4.12% 2
Winchester +15 4 £348 -13.13%
Farnborough +1 4 £375 +25.00%
Portsmouth -1 3 £525 +118.75% 1
Andover -3 2 £423 +12.67%
Southampton -18 2 - - 1
Petersfield - 2 £288 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 43 (72.88%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (54.24%) SQL
3 25 (42.37%) Linux
4 21 (35.59%) Acceptance Criteria
5 20 (33.90%) Unix
6 19 (32.20%) Java
7 18 (30.51%) Scrum
7 18 (30.51%) Jenkins
8 17 (28.81%) RESTful
8 17 (28.81%) PaaS
8 17 (28.81%) Unit Testing
8 17 (28.81%) JUnit
9 16 (27.12%) Degree
9 16 (27.12%) TDD
10 15 (25.42%) QA
10 15 (25.42%) System Testing
10 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
11 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
12 13 (22.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (22.03%) Hadoop
12 13 (22.03%) Apache Hive
12 13 (22.03%) MapReduce
12 13 (22.03%) HBase
12 13 (22.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 13 (22.03%) Gradle
12 13 (22.03%) Spring Integration
12 13 (22.03%) GemFire
12 13 (22.03%) Kafka
12 13 (22.03%) GitHub
12 13 (22.03%) Apache Camel

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 13 (22.03%) Apache
1 13 (22.03%) Apache Spark
1 13 (22.03%) Cloud Foundry
1 13 (22.03%) GemFire
1 13 (22.03%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.78%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) InDesign
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.81%) PaaS
2 13 (22.03%) GitHub
3 9 (15.25%) IaaS
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) Apache Hive
1 13 (22.03%) Hadoop
1 13 (22.03%) HBase
1 13 (22.03%) OLTP
2 11 (18.64%) Big Data
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
3 7 (11.86%) MySQL
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) Jenkins
2 17 (28.81%) JUnit
3 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
4 13 (22.03%) Gradle
4 13 (22.03%) IntelliJ
5 6 (10.17%) Cucumber
5 6 (10.17%) Selenium
6 5 (8.47%) Ant
6 5 (8.47%) Maven
7 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
7 4 (6.78%) JIRA
7 4 (6.78%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.69%) VersionOne
9 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
1 3 (5.08%) Marketing
2 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Developer
2 11 (18.64%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.25%) Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) Business Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Big Data Developer
5 6 (10.17%) C Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) DBA
6 4 (6.78%) Designer
6 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.08%) Agile Test Manager
7 3 (5.08%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Administrator
8 2 (3.39%) Scrum Master
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.81%) RESTful
2 13 (22.03%) Apache Camel
2 13 (22.03%) J2EE
2 13 (22.03%) JSON
2 13 (22.03%) Kafka
2 13 (22.03%) Middleware
2 13 (22.03%) Spark Streaming
2 13 (22.03%) Spring
2 13 (22.03%) Spring Boot
2 13 (22.03%) Spring Integration
3 11 (18.64%) SOAP
4 7 (11.86%) Web Services
5 4 (6.78%) JSF
5 4 (6.78%) PrimeFaces
6 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.69%) COM
6 1 (1.69%) Node.js
6 1 (1.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Linux Command Line
1 13 (22.03%) Replication
1 13 (22.03%) Virtual Team
2 7 (11.86%) Derivative
3 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) CMDB
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (42.37%) Linux
2 20 (33.90%) Unix
3 13 (22.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (20.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (72.88%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) Acceptance Criteria
3 18 (30.51%) Scrum
4 17 (28.81%) Unit Testing
5 16 (27.12%) TDD
6 15 (25.42%) System Testing
7 13 (22.03%) Benchmarking
7 13 (22.03%) ETL
7 13 (22.03%) MapReduce
7 13 (22.03%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (22.03%) Validation
8 12 (20.34%) ITIL
8 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
9 10 (16.95%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (15.25%) Data Modelling
11 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
11 8 (13.56%) Use Case
12 7 (11.86%) Business Analysis
13 6 (10.17%) Service Management
14 5 (8.47%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) SQL
2 19 (32.20%) Java
3 13 (22.03%) Shell Script
4 7 (11.86%) C
4 7 (11.86%) T-SQL
5 6 (10.17%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.39%) C#
8 1 (1.69%) Python
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
8 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) Degree
2 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) MCITP
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.42%) QA
2 4 (6.78%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 13 (22.03%) HDFS
2 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.03%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.56%) Oracle
4 5 (8.47%) CA
4 5 (8.47%) VMware
5 4 (6.78%) Talend
6 2 (3.39%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.69%) Adobe
7 1 (1.69%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.69%) BMC
7 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.69%) Google
7 1 (1.69%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) hybris
7 1 (1.69%) McAfee
7 1 (1.69%) OpenText
7 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.69%) Splunk
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec