Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 13 December 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - - 45
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - - 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Staffordshire median daily rate - - £406
West Midlands median daily rate £461 £435 £439
% change year-on-year +6.03% -0.85% +9.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 -
% change year-on-year +13.21% - -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 250 222 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 85.03% 84.09% 83.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 152 225
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% -6.85%
10th Percentile £275 £257 £204
90th Percentile £464 £474 £492
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 20
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -42.00% +80.51%
10th Percentile £13.18 £12.22 £19.93
90th Percentile £58.45 £48.00 £61.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Staffordshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Staffordshire