Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 February 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
England > South West
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 140 173
Rank change year-on-year +32 +33 -32
Contract jobs citing User Stories 94 71 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.82% 1.29% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.58% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 43 33
South West median daily rate £410 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.10% +17.14% -
10th Percentile £325 £294 £311
90th Percentile £536 £500 £443
England median daily rate £455 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +7.06% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £43.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year -5.20% +32.06% -34.50%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,157 4,501 5,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.36% 81.94% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,562 3,014 3,459
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £514
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 280 251
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £47.85 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the South West

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in the South West

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the South West over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in the South West

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
Bristol +1 35 £425 +21.43% 10
Wiltshire +26 32 £385 -6.67% 3
Gloucestershire +14 10 £388 -13.41% 1
Dorset - 8 £431 - 9
Somerset -7 3 £425 +3.66% 2
Cornwall - 3 £300 -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 South West region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 70 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (28.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (27.66%) Scrum
4 23 (24.47%) JIRA
5 21 (22.34%) DevOps
6 20 (21.28%) Business Analysis
7 17 (18.09%) QA
8 16 (17.02%) Confluence
9 15 (15.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (14.89%) Mentoring
10 14 (14.89%) Coaching
10 14 (14.89%) Java
11 13 (13.83%) Kanban
12 12 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (12.77%) Finance
12 12 (12.77%) HTML
12 12 (12.77%) CSS
12 12 (12.77%) Project Management
13 11 (11.70%) Degree
13 11 (11.70%) User Experience
13 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
14 10 (10.64%) SDLC
14 10 (10.64%) Jenkins
14 10 (10.64%) Banking
14 10 (10.64%) SQL
15 9 (9.57%) JavaScript
15 9 (9.57%) Automotive
15 9 (9.57%) Manufacturing
15 9 (9.57%) Process Improvement
15 9 (9.57%) Agile Project Management

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 16 (17.02%) Confluence
2 4 (4.26%) CMS
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.13%) Mule
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.06%) Drupal
5 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (5.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.13%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.06%) InVision
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.06%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (1.06%) Magento
3 1 (1.06%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) GitHub
2 2 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.13%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.06%) npm
3 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) SMS
2 1 (1.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.19%) DB2
2 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.13%) Power BI
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 23 (24.47%) JIRA
2 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.64%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.45%) Ant
4 7 (7.45%) Bitbucket
4 7 (7.45%) Maven
5 5 (5.32%) TeamCity
6 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.26%) Gradle
6 4 (4.26%) Grunt
6 4 (4.26%) Selenium
7 3 (3.19%) Artifactory
7 3 (3.19%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.19%) gulp
7 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.13%) Cobertura
9 1 (1.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (1.06%) git-flow
General
1 12 (12.77%) Finance
2 10 (10.64%) Banking
3 9 (9.57%) Automotive
3 9 (9.57%) Manufacturing
4 7 (7.45%) Back Office
4 7 (7.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (55.32%) Analyst
2 41 (43.62%) Business Analyst
3 13 (13.83%) Delivery Manager
4 11 (11.70%) Developer
4 11 (11.70%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 9 (9.57%) Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (6.38%) Automotive Business Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.13%) Product Manager
10 2 (2.13%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.77%) CSS
1 12 (12.77%) HTML
2 7 (7.45%) .NET
2 7 (7.45%) CSS3
2 7 (7.45%) HTML5
3 6 (6.38%) REST
3 6 (6.38%) Spring
4 5 (5.32%) SOAP
4 5 (5.32%) XML
5 4 (4.26%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.26%) jQuery
5 4 (4.26%) Velocity
6 3 (3.19%) DHTML
6 3 (3.19%) EJB
6 3 (3.19%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.19%) J2EE
6 3 (3.19%) JMS
6 3 (3.19%) JSP
6 3 (3.19%) Web Services
7 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) User Experience
2 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Blog
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) iPad
5 1 (1.06%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.06%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.26%) Unix
2 1 (1.06%) Linux
2 1 (1.06%) Windows
2 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (28.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (27.66%) Scrum
4 21 (22.34%) DevOps
5 20 (21.28%) Business Analysis
6 15 (15.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (14.89%) Coaching
7 14 (14.89%) Mentoring
8 13 (13.83%) Kanban
9 12 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (12.77%) Project Management
10 10 (10.64%) SDLC
11 9 (9.57%) Agile Project Management
11 9 (9.57%) People Management
11 9 (9.57%) Process Improvement
12 8 (8.51%) Analytical Thinking
12 8 (8.51%) Case Management
12 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (7.45%) CRM
13 7 (7.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.89%) Java
2 10 (10.64%) SQL
3 9 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.19%) C#
4 3 (3.19%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.06%) PHP
5 1 (1.06%) R
5 1 (1.06%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (11.70%) Degree
2 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) PMP
4 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.13%) ISEB
5 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.06%) IIBA
6 1 (1.06%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.09%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.06%) PMO
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
1 5 (5.32%) Oracle
2 4 (4.26%) hybris
3 2 (2.13%) Google
3 2 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.13%) Tableau
3 2 (2.13%) Teradata
4 1 (1.06%) IBM
4 1 (1.06%) Xamarin