Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 21 July 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 77 80
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 -17
Contract jobs citing User Stories 36 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.41% 1.51% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 1.78% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 15
Wales median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £328 £323 £275
90th Percentile £525 £464 £533
UK median daily rate £455 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Wales median hourly rate - £47.25 -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -19.08% +8.13% +22.51%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,303 1,122 997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.33% 84.68% 81.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 790 684
Wales median daily rate £405 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% +1.33% +5.34%
10th Percentile £285 £183 £230
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 84 57
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +47.06% +21.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.15
90th Percentile £40.40 £77.50 £69.40
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Wales

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Wales

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Wales over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Wales

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -8 35 £450 +20.00% 7
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Wales region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Python
2 8 (22.22%) Scrum
2 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.22%) PySpark
3 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (19.44%) Finance
4 6 (16.67%) Statistics
4 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 6 (16.67%) Jupyter
4 6 (16.67%) Cloudera
4 6 (16.67%) Data Transformation
5 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (13.89%) R
5 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) JIRA
6 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 4 (11.11%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) Business Process Modelling
6 4 (11.11%) Data Science
6 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 3 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
7 3 (8.33%) Confluence
7 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (8.33%) User Experience
7 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 6 (16.67%) Jupyter
2 3 (8.33%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (8.33%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.56%) JMeter
3 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Business Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Business Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Python Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Business Process Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (11.11%) Process Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Data Scientist
7 2 (5.56%) Designer
7 2 (5.56%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) UI Designer
7 2 (5.56%) UI/UX Designer
7 2 (5.56%) UX Designer
8 1 (2.78%) Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) PySpark
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) Velocity
3 1 (2.78%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) CMDB
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Scrum
3 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.67%) Data Transformation
4 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 6 (16.67%) Statistics
5 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
5 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (11.11%) Business Process Modelling
6 4 (11.11%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) Data Science
6 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (8.33%) Project Management
7 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
7 3 (8.33%) Wireframes
7 3 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Python
2 5 (13.89%) R
3 3 (8.33%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Cloudera
2 2 (5.56%) Adobe
3 1 (2.78%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow