Period
to 17 February 2020

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 17 February 2020 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 46 46
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.34% 1.10% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 1.35% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Southampton median daily rate £400 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -19.05% +31.25%
10th Percentile £371 £374 £513
90th Percentile £435 £515 £538
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -

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 401 371 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 85.14% 81.72% 86.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 248 242
Southampton median daily rate £450 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.71%
10th Percentile £336 £302 £305
90th Percentile £637 £589 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 17
Southampton median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £44.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -66.00% +204.24%
10th Percentile £11.72 £10.94 £15.11
90th Percentile £46.75 £31.35 £50.97
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.66% -2.50% +13.21%

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Azure
3 3 (27.27%) Use Case
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) User Experience
4 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
4 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Refactoring
4 2 (18.18%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) DMAIC

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 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Axure RP
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) PyCharm
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Designer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Big Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Graphic Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) BDD
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 3 (27.27%) Use Case
3 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) DMAIC
3 2 (18.18%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Refactoring
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Databricks
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft