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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South East / Hampshire
Rank 97 101 94
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.03% 0.97% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.21% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 11
Median daily rate £475 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.50% +9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £341 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

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 Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1466 1734 1735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.80% 79.69% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 1172 992
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 65 86
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Fareham -5 4 £600 +37.14%
Southampton +5 3 £513 - 3
Farnborough - 3 - -
Andover - 1 £400 -
Portsmouth - 1 £600 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.72%) Service Management
2 38 (48.72%) Scrum
3 33 (42.31%) IaaS
4 30 (38.46%) VMware
5 26 (33.33%) ITIL
6 23 (29.49%) PaaS
7 22 (28.21%) Security Cleared
8 21 (26.92%) Linux
9 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
10 16 (20.51%) Windows
11 14 (17.95%) Configuration Management
12 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
12 13 (16.67%) CMDB
13 12 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (15.38%) Risk Management
13 12 (15.38%) CA
13 12 (15.38%) Event Correlation
14 11 (14.10%) Finance
14 11 (14.10%) SIEM
15 10 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (12.82%) Selenium
15 10 (12.82%) Test Scripting
15 10 (12.82%) BMC
15 10 (12.82%) SQL
16 9 (11.54%) Oracle
16 9 (11.54%) C#

User Stories
Top Related 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 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
2 2 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.56%) GemFire
2 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (6.41%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
3 2 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (42.31%) IaaS
2 23 (29.49%) PaaS
3 3 (3.85%) SaaS
4 2 (2.56%) GitHub
4 2 (2.56%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.28%) Force.com
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) Firewall
2 2 (2.56%) DVB
2 2 (2.56%) Network Security
2 2 (2.56%) VLAN
3 1 (1.28%) AMQP
3 1 (1.28%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) Hadoop
1 5 (6.41%) HBase
2 4 (5.13%) Apache Hive
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.85%) Big Data
3 3 (3.85%) MySQL
3 3 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.28%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.28%) OLTP
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (12.82%) Selenium
3 9 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.54%) JIRA
4 8 (10.26%) SpecFlow
5 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (3.85%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.56%) Ant
8 2 (2.56%) Gerrit
8 2 (2.56%) Gradle
8 2 (2.56%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.56%) JUnit
9 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.28%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.28%) webpack
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.13%) Marketing
4 3 (3.85%) Electronics
4 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.56%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Analyst
2 16 (20.51%) Business Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) Developer
4 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Technical Business Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Tester
5 4 (5.13%) Automation Tester
5 4 (5.13%) Business Requirements Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) Requirements Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) Scrum Master
5 4 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) Technical Leader
5 4 (5.13%) Test Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) Java Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.56%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (2.56%) Hadoop Consultant
7 2 (2.56%) Scrum Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) .NET
1 4 (5.13%) Middleware
2 3 (3.85%) CSS
2 3 (3.85%) HTML
2 3 (3.85%) JSON
2 3 (3.85%) Node.js
2 3 (3.85%) REST
2 3 (3.85%) Spring Boot
2 3 (3.85%) Velocity
3 2 (2.56%) gRPC
3 2 (2.56%) Kafka
3 2 (2.56%) OpenID
3 2 (2.56%) RESTful
3 2 (2.56%) Spring
3 2 (2.56%) WebSockets
3 2 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (1.28%) Ajax
4 1 (1.28%) J2EE
4 1 (1.28%) SOAP
4 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) CMDB
2 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.85%) Taxonomies
5 2 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.56%) STB
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.28%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.92%) Linux
2 16 (20.51%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Unix
4 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.72%) Scrum
2 38 (48.72%) Service Management
3 26 (33.33%) ITIL
4 14 (17.95%) Configuration Management
5 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 12 (15.38%) Event Correlation
6 12 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 12 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (14.10%) SIEM
8 10 (12.82%) Test Scripting
9 9 (11.54%) Data Loss Prevention
9 9 (11.54%) DevOps
9 9 (11.54%) Regression Testing
9 9 (11.54%) Security Hardening
9 9 (11.54%) Security Management
9 9 (11.54%) Test Strategy
10 8 (10.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.82%) SQL
2 9 (11.54%) C#
3 8 (10.26%) F#
4 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.41%) Java
5 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.85%) Perl
6 3 (3.85%) Ruby
6 3 (3.85%) Scala
6 3 (3.85%) VBScript
7 2 (2.56%) C++
7 2 (2.56%) PHP
7 2 (2.56%) Python
7 2 (2.56%) R
7 2 (2.56%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.28%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.28%) ES6
8 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.28%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 22 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) COBIT
2 2 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.13%) HDFS
3 2 (2.56%) Docker
4 1 (1.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (6.41%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.85%) Puppet
4 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 30 (38.46%) VMware
2 12 (15.38%) CA
3 10 (12.82%) BMC
4 9 (11.54%) HP
4 9 (11.54%) Oracle
5 8 (10.26%) Splunk
6 7 (8.97%) CA Agile Central
7 6 (7.69%) ArcSight
7 6 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.69%) Intel Security
7 6 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 6 (7.69%) Symantec
8 5 (6.41%) Cisco
8 5 (6.41%) Remedy
8 5 (6.41%) SAP
9 3 (3.85%) Cloudera
10 2 (2.56%) Google
10 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.56%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.28%) ATG
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