Period
to 19 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 19 April 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
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 37 42
Rank change year-on-year -27 +5 +22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.49% 3.22% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 3.99% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 15
Swindon median daily rate £400 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.71% -1.18%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £285
90th Percentile £525 £714 £515
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £375 £420
% change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +35.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire 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 Swindon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Swindon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 824 476 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 81.58% 80.68% 83.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 356 396
Swindon median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.49% +11.67%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £268
90th Percentile £650 £634 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £464 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +9.18% +6.15% +6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Swindon median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -65.00% +284.62%
10th Percentile £11.62 £13.00 £22.50
90th Percentile £50.63 £25.45 £56.50
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -29.87% +10.00%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Swindon

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Swindon

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Swindon over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Swindon

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 Swindon region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (60.00%) Test Strategy
4 8 (53.33%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (53.33%) Open Source
4 8 (53.33%) DevOps
4 8 (53.33%) Mentoring
5 7 (46.67%) Strategic Thinking
5 7 (46.67%) QA
6 6 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (20.00%) CRM
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (13.33%) Scrum
8 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (13.33%) DBS Check
8 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
9 1 (6.67%) Traceability Matrix
9 1 (6.67%) IaaS
9 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (6.67%) Design Thinking
9 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
9 1 (6.67%) SaaS
9 1 (6.67%) PaaS

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) jQuery
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
1 1 (6.67%) REST
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (60.00%) Test Strategy
4 8 (53.33%) DevOps
4 8 (53.33%) Mentoring
4 8 (53.33%) Open Source
4 8 (53.33%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (46.67%) Strategic Thinking
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
8 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (6.67%) Microservices
8 1 (6.67%) Migration
8 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
8 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.67%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (13.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Google