Period
to 20 September 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 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 63 57
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.14% 0.37% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.45% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Kent median daily rate £535 - £375
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.04% -6.88% -

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 368 445 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.21% 81.95% 81.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 324 344
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.50% +13.33%
10th Percentile £226 £205 £191
90th Percentile £575 £571 £575
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +3.38% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 8
Kent median hourly rate £38.00 £25.69 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.92% -15.77% +56.41%
10th Percentile £11.65 £13.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £47.15 £46.00 £110.55
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year +23.47% -10.99% +1.11%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Kent over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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
Rochester - 3 £548 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 20 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 Kent region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) ETL
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Star Schema
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) OLAP
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (60.00%) Data Visualisation
2 3 (60.00%) PowerPivot
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analytics
2 3 (60.00%) Analytics
2 3 (60.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 3 (60.00%) Coaching
2 3 (60.00%) ETL Development
2 3 (60.00%) Power BI
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (60.00%) OLAP
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle OLAP
1 3 (60.00%) Power BI
1 3 (60.00%) PowerPivot
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (60.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Analytics
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analytics
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Coaching
2 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) Data Visualisation
2 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 3 (60.00%) ETL
2 3 (60.00%) ETL Development
2 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (20.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum-ban
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle