Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 61 46
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 +17
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.48% 0.38% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.48% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Kent median daily rate £421 - £390
South East median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% -8.75% -

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 356 420 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.37% 80.15% 83.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 321 286
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £198 £231 £193
90th Percentile £600 £625 £559
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 7
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +22.33% -19.23%
10th Percentile £11.24 £20.61 £15.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £46.00 £114.40
South East median hourly rate £27.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +23.33% -10.00% -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Kent

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Kent

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent 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
West Malling -6 1 £405 - 2
User Stories
South East

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 Kent region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Product Owner
1 1 (50.00%) Service Owner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing