Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 14 30
Rank change year-on-year -22 +16 +3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 3.16% 9.77% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 11.19% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 3
Hounslow median daily rate £535 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +40.00% -14.04%
10th Percentile £478 £393 £363
90th Percentile £725 £613 £458
West London median daily rate £510 £506 £450
% change year-on-year +0.74% +12.50% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hounslow median hourly rate - - -
West London median hourly rate - - £44.00

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 377 268 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 91.50% 87.30% 88.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 168 158
Hounslow median daily rate £491 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +7.95% +4.76%
10th Percentile £235 £275 £233
90th Percentile £623 £586 £572
West London median daily rate £463 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +2.78% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 15
Hounslow median hourly rate £30.50 £16.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.85% -28.26% +19.48%
10th Percentile £14.10 £12.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £115.00 £122.90 £65.94
West London median hourly rate £39.00 £23.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +69.57% +5.75% -1.14%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -2 3 £538 +2.38% 1
Chiswick - 3 £469 -
Osterley +1 2 £545 +32.76%
User Stories
West London

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Scrum
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
2 6 (46.15%) Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (38.46%) Confluence
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (30.77%) Kanban
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (23.08%) Microservices
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Kubernetes
5 3 (23.08%) Threat Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Threat Modelling
5 3 (23.08%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (23.08%) Virtual Team
5 3 (23.08%) Database Security
5 3 (23.08%) High Availability
5 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) RESTful
5 3 (23.08%) Video on Demand
5 3 (23.08%) CSSLP
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (23.08%) 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 (38.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Yammer
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) Gatling
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) JMeter
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (23.08%) Games
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Product Owner
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Python Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Product Owner
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Product Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum Master
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum Product Owner
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Web Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) Django
2 2 (15.38%) Flask
2 2 (15.38%) React
2 2 (15.38%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) CSS3
3 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) Kafka
3 1 (7.69%) LESS
3 1 (7.69%) Node.js
3 1 (7.69%) Sass
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Spring Boot
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 3 (23.08%) CESG
2 3 (23.08%) Video on Demand
2 3 (23.08%) Video\Live Streaming
2 3 (23.08%) Virtual Team
3 2 (15.38%) Blog
3 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
3 2 (15.38%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (7.69%) Apple TV
4 1 (7.69%) PlayStation
4 1 (7.69%) STB
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience
4 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Android TV
2 1 (7.69%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Acceptance Criteria
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) Kanban
4 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Database Security
4 3 (23.08%) High Availability
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) Microservices
4 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Go
3 2 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Scala
4 1 (7.69%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CISA
1 3 (23.08%) CISM
1 3 (23.08%) CISSP
1 3 (23.08%) CSSLP
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (15.38%) Grafana
2 2 (15.38%) Kibana
2 2 (15.38%) logstash
2 2 (15.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Samsung
3 1 (7.69%) Sony