The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
UK / Scotland
Rank 85 93 104
Rank change year-on-year +8 +11  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 22 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.25% 1.43% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.72% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 12
Median daily rate £400 £311 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.51% +5.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £438 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1471 2157 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.82% 83.35% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1208 1275
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Scotland

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Scotland

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Scotland

User Stories
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Stories in Scotland

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +11 19 £400 +33.33% 3
Moray - 2 £388 -
Glasgow -6 1 - -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 61 (89.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.24%) Scrum
3 21 (30.88%) BDD
4 18 (26.47%) User Experience
5 16 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (23.53%) Kanban
6 13 (19.12%) Business Analysis
7 12 (17.65%) SQL
8 11 (16.18%) JIRA
8 11 (16.18%) Test Automation
8 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (13.24%) Wireframes
9 9 (13.24%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
10 8 (11.76%) MS Visio
10 8 (11.76%) Java
10 8 (11.76%) Migration
10 8 (11.76%) Cucumber
10 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
10 8 (11.76%) Data Migration
10 8 (11.76%) Selenium
11 7 (10.29%) QA
11 7 (10.29%) Use Case
11 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
11 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.29%) TDD
11 7 (10.29%) Linux
11 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
12 6 (8.82%) Finance
12 6 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (8.82%) Web Services

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (5.88%) Confluence
1 4 (5.88%) JBoss
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.47%) GitHub
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) GIS
1 3 (4.41%) QGIS
1 3 (4.41%) Spatial Data
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) MarkLogic
3 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.47%) QlikView
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) JIRA
2 8 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.76%) Selenium
3 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.35%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.88%) Maven
6 3 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.94%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.94%) Gradle
7 2 (2.94%) JBehave
7 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.47%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.47%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Electronics
3 1 (1.47%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (50.00%) Analyst
2 24 (35.29%) Business Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Agile Business Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Developer
5 8 (11.76%) Test Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) Consultant
7 6 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
8 5 (7.35%) Salesforce Consultant
8 5 (7.35%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Functional Consultant
9 4 (5.88%) Salesforce Functional Consultant
9 4 (5.88%) Scrum Master
9 4 (5.88%) Tester
10 3 (4.41%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.41%) QA Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) QA Automation Tester
10 3 (4.41%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) QA Tester
10 3 (4.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Web Services
2 5 (7.35%) CSS
2 5 (7.35%) Gherkin
2 5 (7.35%) HTML
2 5 (7.35%) Visualforce
3 4 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.88%) REST
4 3 (4.41%) Apache CXF
4 3 (4.41%) J2EE
4 3 (4.41%) jQuery
4 3 (4.41%) JSP
4 3 (4.41%) PostGIS
4 3 (4.41%) Spring
4 3 (4.41%) Velocity
5 2 (2.94%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.94%) JDBC
5 2 (2.94%) JMS
5 2 (2.94%) SAML
5 2 (2.94%) SOAP
5 2 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) User Experience
2 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) FMCG
4 1 (1.47%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (89.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.24%) Scrum
3 21 (30.88%) BDD
4 16 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (23.53%) Kanban
5 13 (19.12%) Business Analysis
6 11 (16.18%) Test Automation
7 9 (13.24%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
7 9 (13.24%) Wireframes
8 8 (11.76%) Data Migration
8 8 (11.76%) Migration
9 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (10.29%) TDD
9 7 (10.29%) Use Case
10 6 (8.82%) BPMN
10 6 (8.82%) Domain-Driven Design
11 5 (7.35%) Automated Testing
11 5 (7.35%) CRM
11 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
11 5 (7.35%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) Java
3 5 (7.35%) Apex Code
3 5 (7.35%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.35%) Python
4 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.94%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
1 5 (7.35%) ISEB
2 3 (4.41%) APMP
2 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) QA
2 6 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (4.41%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.94%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.47%) Google
5 1 (1.47%) Tableau
5 1 (1.47%) Talend
5 1 (1.47%) Twitter
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