Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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.

User Story
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 59 63
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.72% 1.03% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 1.27% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 2
Swindon median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £325 £383 £363
90th Percentile £698 £569 £388
Wiltshire median daily rate £420 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -4.00% +25.00% +16.67%
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 586 553 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 83.83% 81.44% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 409 526
Swindon median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.15%
10th Percentile £308 £275 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 12
Swindon median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +23.55% -25.09%
10th Percentile £11.80 £18.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £24.70 £44.60
Wiltshire median hourly rate £33.50 £38.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -12.99% +13.24% +21.43%

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 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Swindon

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

1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Scrum
3 12 (63.16%) DevOps
4 11 (57.89%) Mentoring
4 11 (57.89%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (52.63%) Kanban
6 9 (47.37%) Confluence
6 9 (47.37%) JIRA
7 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (42.11%) Project Management
7 8 (42.11%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (42.11%) Case Management
7 8 (42.11%) Coaching
7 8 (42.11%) Analytical Thinking
8 7 (36.84%) Degree
9 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (21.05%) Open Source
9 4 (21.05%) .NET
9 4 (21.05%) Java
9 4 (21.05%) Validation
9 4 (21.05%) QA
9 4 (21.05%) Velocity
9 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (21.05%) Customer-Centricity
10 3 (15.79%) ETL
10 3 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
11 2 (10.53%) User Experience

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 9 (47.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.53%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Delivery Manager
2 11 (57.89%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Technical Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Architect
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.26%) UX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) Velocity
2 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) CSS3
2 1 (5.26%) Ember.js
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) LESS
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) React
2 1 (5.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Scrum
3 12 (63.16%) DevOps
4 11 (57.89%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (57.89%) Mentoring
5 10 (52.63%) Kanban
6 8 (42.11%) Agile Project Management
6 8 (42.11%) Analytical Thinking
6 8 (42.11%) Case Management
6 8 (42.11%) Coaching
6 8 (42.11%) Project Management
6 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (21.05%) Customer-Centricity
7 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (21.05%) Open Source
7 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (21.05%) Validation
8 3 (15.79%) ETL
9 1 (5.26%) OOD
9 1 (5.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland