Period
to 22 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hounslow 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 22 February 2019 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
West London > Hounslow
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 19 23
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 32 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 3.31% 10.70% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 11.81% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 0
Hounslow median daily rate £520 £540 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.80% - -
West London median daily rate £535 £518 £425
% change year-on-year +3.38% +21.76% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hounslow median hourly rate - - £42.50
West London median hourly rate - - £43.25

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 Hounslow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hounslow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 332 271 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 91.46% 90.64% 83.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 183 71
Hounslow median daily rate £496 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.85% +17.65% +1.19%
10th Percentile £256 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £598 £525
West London median daily rate £450 £465 £420
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 9
Hounslow median hourly rate £27.38 £33.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.05% +32.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £10.75 £16.10 £8.50
90th Percentile £115.00 £45.19 £72.50
West London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% +40.00% +16.28%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Hounslow

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Hounslow

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Hounslow

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hounslow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Hounslow over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Hounslow

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Hounslow

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 Hounslow region over the 6 months to 22 February 2019. 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
Brentford - 6 £489 - 2
Feltham - 5 £550 -
Osterley -3 1 £545 +32.76%
User Stories
West London

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hounslow region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 6 (50.00%) Epics
3 5 (41.67%) Workshop Facilitation
3 5 (41.67%) Design Thinking
3 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (41.67%) SAP Fiori
3 5 (41.67%) User Experience
3 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (41.67%) Microservices
3 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) SAP
3 5 (41.67%) Time Management
3 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (41.67%) Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Big Data
4 4 (33.33%) GitHub
4 4 (33.33%) Defensive Programming
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) RESTful
4 4 (33.33%) Django
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (33.33%) GitLab
4 4 (33.33%) Public Cloud
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hounslow 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 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (33.33%) GitHub
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) Power BI
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) GitLab
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Product Owner
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 4 (33.33%) AWS Developer
2 4 (33.33%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) AWS Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Backend Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Big Data Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Big Data Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Big Data Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Software Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Python Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Python Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Python Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Python/Django Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) SAP Fiori
2 4 (33.33%) Django
2 4 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) Kafka
3 1 (8.33%) React
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (41.67%) User Experience
2 4 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) CESG
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 6 (50.00%) Epics
3 5 (41.67%) Design Thinking
3 5 (41.67%) Microservices
3 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (41.67%) Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (41.67%) Time Management
3 5 (41.67%) Workshop Facilitation
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (33.33%) Defensive Programming
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (8.33%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Java 8
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CISA
1 1 (8.33%) CISM
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) CSSLP
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Ariba
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Tableau