Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 18 January 2019 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
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 33 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 - +45
Contract jobs citing User Stories 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.74% 0.36% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 0.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Slough median daily rate £375 £375 -
Berkshire median daily rate £488 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +11.43% -2.78% +23.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £36.50 -

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 Slough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 288 208 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 83.72% 75.64% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 138 161
Slough median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24% -6.45%
10th Percentile £225 £300 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 10
Slough median hourly rate £15.00 £41.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.41% +7.89% +149.18%
10th Percentile £12.27 £40.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.00 £41.50 £41.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.55
% change year-on-year +37.93% -21.83% -28.70%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Slough

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Slough

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Slough over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 Slough region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Workflow
3 3 (50.00%) TestRail
3 3 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (33.33%) Workshop Facilitation
4 2 (33.33%) Epics
4 2 (33.33%) Confluence
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Data Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) User Experience
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (33.33%) Use Case
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile App

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) TestRail
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Product Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Product Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Product Owner
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Epics
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 2 (33.33%) Workshop Facilitation
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum