Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 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
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 42 59
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 +8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 33 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 3.56% 3.32% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 3.87% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 6
Swindon median daily rate £425 £420 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -9.19% +23.33%
10th Percentile £358 £325 £381
90th Percentile £488 £681 £570
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £420 £438
% change year-on-year +1.19% -4.00% +25.00%
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 802 620 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 86.42% 85.87% 86.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 469 422
Swindon median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £276
90th Percentile £650 £579 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £461 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.53% +6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Swindon median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +226.92% -38.10% +37.70%
10th Percentile £12.95 £12.40 £18.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £28.75 £24.70
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +63.64% -28.57% +15.79%

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 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 20 (60.61%) People Management
1 20 (60.61%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (51.52%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (51.52%) Data Mining
3 17 (51.52%) Dimensional Modelling
3 17 (51.52%) Visualisation
3 17 (51.52%) Data Science
4 12 (36.36%) Automotive
4 12 (36.36%) Manufacturing
5 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Microservices
7 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.12%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) Finance
7 4 (12.12%) SQL
8 3 (9.09%) C#
8 3 (9.09%) Legal
8 3 (9.09%) RESTful
8 3 (9.09%) API Design
9 2 (6.06%) Software Delivery
9 2 (6.06%) HTML5
9 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
9 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (6.06%) Docker
9 2 (6.06%) DevOps
9 2 (6.06%) Coaching
9 2 (6.06%) User Experience
9 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System

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 (3.03%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (51.52%) Data Mining
1 17 (51.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
1 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.03%) ERwin
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 12 (36.36%) Automotive
1 12 (36.36%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Analyst
2 23 (69.70%) Business Analyst
3 17 (51.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 17 (51.52%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Business Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Data Modeller
6 1 (3.03%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) RESTful
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) .NET Core
2 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (6.06%) CSS
2 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) HTML5
2 2 (6.06%) jQuery
2 2 (6.06%) LESS
2 2 (6.06%) LINQ
2 2 (6.06%) Sass
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) iPad
3 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) People Management
1 20 (60.61%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (51.52%) Data Science
3 17 (51.52%) Dimensional Modelling
3 17 (51.52%) Visualisation
4 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Microservices
6 4 (12.12%) Scrum
6 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.09%) API Design
8 2 (6.06%) BDD
8 2 (6.06%) Coaching
8 2 (6.06%) Information Security
8 2 (6.06%) MVC
8 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.06%) Project Management
8 2 (6.06%) Software Delivery
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) PMP
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle
1 2 (6.06%) Siebel
2 1 (3.03%) IBM
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat