Period
to 22 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 16 28
Rank change year-on-year -17 +12 +11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 4.03% 8.61% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 9.91% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 7
Hounslow median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -1.64%
10th Percentile £488 £393 £363
90th Percentile £725 £619 £513
West London median daily rate £513 £495 £473
% change year-on-year +3.54% +4.76% +11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hounslow median hourly rate - - -
West London median hourly rate - - -

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 330 212 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 88.71% 86.89% 89.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 112 174
Hounslow median daily rate £475 £428 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.47% +6.55%
10th Percentile £221 £229 £230
90th Percentile £625 £560 £569
West London median daily rate £473 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 12
Hounslow median hourly rate £28.50 £13.48 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.50% -40.77% +26.39%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £10.99
90th Percentile £44.25 £129.00 £54.63
West London median hourly rate £37.50 £26.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year +43.94% +30.26% +9.59%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 £550 -
Isleworth -5 5 £575 +28.92% 2
Chiswick - 4 £469 -
Osterley +2 1 - -
User Stories
West London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (46.67%) BDD
4 6 (40.00%) JIRA
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 5 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 5 (33.33%) Confluence
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (26.67%) Video on Demand
6 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (26.67%) Games
6 4 (26.67%) Video\Live Streaming
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) Kanban
7 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (20.00%) Information Security
7 3 (20.00%) CESG
7 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) CISSP
7 3 (20.00%) CISA
7 3 (20.00%) CISM
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Management

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 5 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Yammer
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) Gatling
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (13.33%) JMeter
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (26.67%) Games
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Product Owner
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Python Developer
4 2 (13.33%) React Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum Master
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Product Owner
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Developer in Test
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Product Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Product Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum Product Owner
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Web Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) React
1 3 (20.00%) RESTful
2 2 (13.33%) Django
2 2 (13.33%) Flask
2 2 (13.33%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) CSS3
3 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) LESS
3 1 (6.67%) Node.js
3 1 (6.67%) Sass
3 1 (6.67%) Velocity
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (26.67%) Video on Demand
2 4 (26.67%) Video\Live Streaming
3 3 (20.00%) CESG
3 3 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 3 (20.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (13.33%) Blog
4 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (6.67%) Apple TV
5 1 (6.67%) PlayStation
5 1 (6.67%) STB
5 1 (6.67%) User Experience
5 1 (6.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (46.67%) BDD
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (33.33%) Pair Programming
6 4 (26.67%) Kanban
6 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (20.00%) Information Security
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (20.00%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) Go
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CISA
1 3 (20.00%) CISM
1 3 (20.00%) CISSP
1 3 (20.00%) CSSLP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Grafana
1 2 (13.33%) Kibana
1 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
1 2 (13.33%) logstash
1 2 (13.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) Samsung
3 1 (6.67%) Sony