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 3 months to 26 June 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
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 25 32
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough - 0.65% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.85% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £399
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 Slough with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 114 117 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 80.85% 75.97% 85.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 79 142
Median daily rate £419 £413 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.51% +12.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -32.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £11.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Slough region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Predictive Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Product Owner
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Product Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Product Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Product Owner
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Predictive Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) MicroStrategy