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 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
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 31 37 38
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.15% 1.80% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.44% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 9
Median daily rate £513 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £483 - £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 - £410
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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 205 205 351
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 78.54% 73.74% 81.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 131 242
Median daily rate £450 £368 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.44% -5.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% +20.00%  
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

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 Southampton region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 13 (76.47%) Service Management
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) Scrum
3 10 (58.82%) IaaS
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
4 9 (52.94%) ITIL
5 8 (47.06%) Windows
6 7 (41.18%) CA
6 7 (41.18%) Linux
6 7 (41.18%) PaaS
7 6 (35.29%) BMC
8 4 (23.53%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (23.53%) JIRA
8 4 (23.53%) CMDB
8 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
9 3 (17.65%) Kanban
9 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (17.65%) Cisco
9 3 (17.65%) HP
9 3 (17.65%) Symantec
9 3 (17.65%) Remedy
9 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
9 3 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
9 3 (17.65%) Firewall
9 3 (17.65%) Security Management
9 3 (17.65%) Management Information System

User Stories
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) IaaS
2 7 (41.18%) PaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Business Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Service Design Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Requirements Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum Master
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) Node.js
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
1 1 (5.88%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) CMDB
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Service Management
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) Scrum
4 9 (52.94%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (17.65%) Event Correlation
5 3 (17.65%) Kanban
5 3 (17.65%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Security Hardening
5 3 (17.65%) Security Management
5 3 (17.65%) SIEM
5 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (11.76%) Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) DevOps
6 2 (11.76%) ITSM
6 2 (11.76%) Microservices
6 2 (11.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) CA
3 6 (35.29%) BMC
4 3 (17.65%) ArcSight
4 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
4 3 (17.65%) Remedy
4 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
4 3 (17.65%) Splunk
4 3 (17.65%) Symantec
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
6 1 (5.88%) ATG
6 1 (5.88%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow