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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 74 88
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 24 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.37% 1.94% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.42% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 23
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £328 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £441 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £388
% change year-on-year +4.93% +4.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 1432 1568 1810
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 81.50% 79.88% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1005 1166
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 78 90
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £34.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +15.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £57.50 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Basingstoke -2 8 £425 - 1
Farnborough +6 3 £369 -
Winchester +8 2 £449 +31.98% 1
Andover -1 2 £418 +11.33% 1
Southampton +4 1 - -
Eastleigh +1 1 - -
Fareham 0 1 £500 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Scrum
3 13 (29.55%) SQL
4 12 (27.27%) Linux
5 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (20.45%) TDD
6 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.18%) Coaching
7 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 8 (18.18%) Windows
7 8 (18.18%) C
7 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
8 7 (15.91%) Software Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Unix
8 7 (15.91%) Web Services
8 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
8 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
8 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
8 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
9 6 (13.64%) Wireframes
9 6 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (13.64%) BDD
9 6 (13.64%) Jenkins
9 6 (13.64%) DevOps
9 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (13.64%) SOAP
9 6 (13.64%) ITIL
9 6 (13.64%) Service Management
9 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing

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 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.09%) CMS
2 4 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.27%) GemFire
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (11.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) PaaS
2 4 (9.09%) IaaS
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.27%) Force.com
4 1 (2.27%) GitHub
4 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) DVB
2 3 (6.82%) HTTP
2 3 (6.82%) Intranet
3 2 (4.55%) VLAN
4 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) MySQL
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.27%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.27%) HBase
3 1 (2.27%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.82%) JIRA
4 2 (4.55%) Ant
4 2 (4.55%) Gerrit
4 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) Gradle
5 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.27%) JUnit
5 1 (2.27%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Agile Test Manager
3 6 (13.64%) Test Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) C Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Scrum Master
5 3 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (4.55%) Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) SDLC Business Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Web Services
2 6 (13.64%) SOAP
3 5 (11.36%) HTML
3 5 (11.36%) REST
4 4 (9.09%) Node.js
4 4 (9.09%) Velocity
5 3 (6.82%) HTML5
6 2 (4.55%) .NET
6 2 (4.55%) CSS
6 2 (4.55%) JSON
6 2 (4.55%) Middleware
7 1 (2.27%) Apache Camel
7 1 (2.27%) J2EE
7 1 (2.27%) Kafka
7 1 (2.27%) Mason
7 1 (2.27%) RESTful
7 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
7 1 (2.27%) Spring
7 1 (2.27%) Visualforce
7 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Derivative
1 5 (11.36%) STB
2 4 (9.09%) Digital TV
2 4 (9.09%) User Experience
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) MPEG
4 2 (4.55%) CMDB
4 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.27%) Replication
5 1 (2.27%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Linux
2 8 (18.18%) Windows
3 7 (15.91%) Unix
4 2 (4.55%) CentOS
4 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Scrum
3 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (20.45%) TDD
4 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
5 8 (18.18%) Coaching
5 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
6 7 (15.91%) Software Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
7 6 (13.64%) BDD
7 6 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (13.64%) DevOps
7 6 (13.64%) ITIL
7 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Service Management
7 6 (13.64%) Wireframes
8 5 (11.36%) ATDD
8 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 8 (18.18%) C
3 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.09%) Perl
5 3 (6.82%) C#
5 3 (6.82%) C++
5 3 (6.82%) Java
5 3 (6.82%) Python
5 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby
7 1 (2.27%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.27%) F#
7 1 (2.27%) SOQL
7 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
1 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
1 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (4.55%) vSphere
2 1 (2.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) VMware
3 4 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (9.09%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.55%) SaltStack
4 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.27%) CA
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) Google
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.27%) Remedy
5 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago