Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 August 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 56 45
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11 -3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.66% 1.16% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 1.33% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
Southampton median daily rate £500 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - -
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.00 - £48.50

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 448 451 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 85.01% 87.23% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 316 210
Southampton median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £283 £306 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £591
Hampshire median daily rate £432 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.53% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 11
Southampton median hourly rate £33.75 £19.76 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.78% +43.21% -1.43%
10th Percentile £14.14 £12.23 £11.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.01 £22.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.43% - -6.67%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Southampton

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Southampton

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Southampton over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Southampton

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Southampton region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Python
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (57.14%) Functional Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (57.14%) DevOps
3 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (50.00%) BDD
4 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 5 (35.71%) C#
6 5 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Java
7 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Process Improvement
8 3 (21.43%) Machine Learning
8 3 (21.43%) PostGIS
8 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
8 3 (21.43%) JIRA
8 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (21.43%) Scrum
9 2 (14.29%) Windows
9 2 (14.29%) Linux
9 2 (14.29%) C
9 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
9 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (14.29%) Apache Pig
2 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Hive
2 2 (14.29%) Big Data
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.14%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Python Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) PostGIS
2 1 (7.14%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 8 (57.14%) DevOps
3 8 (57.14%) Functional Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) BDD
4 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Process Improvement
7 3 (21.43%) Machine Learning
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) C
6 1 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) ESRI
2 1 (7.14%) Databricks