Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 2017 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 > Middlesex
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 39 34
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 +6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 0.39% 0.56% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.65% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Middlesex median daily rate - £471 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +48.43% -27.43%
South East median daily rate £448 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.29% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Middlesex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -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 Middlesex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Middlesex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 224 307 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 86.49% 86.48% 79.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 181 139
Middlesex median daily rate £445 £413 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% +4.17% +2.19%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £548 £550 £501
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 10
Middlesex median hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.33% -2.60% -3.75%
10th Percentile £30.58 £23.70 £13.18
90th Percentile £33.53 £42.60 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Middlesex

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Appium

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Appium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript