Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 80 92
Rank change year-on-year +23 +12 -7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 36 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.02% 1.70% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 2.03% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 14
Wales median daily rate £413 £424 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.65% -4.51% +1.43%
10th Percentile £358 £313 £378
90th Percentile £505 £529 £484
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £44.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £38.75 £32.58
% change year-on-year -8.39% +18.96% -34.85%

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 995 1184 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.33% 83.73% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 835 963
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +11.27% -1.51%
10th Percentile £176 £213 £235
90th Percentile £555 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 52
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.79 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +24 33 £425 +3.34%
West Wales - 2 £375 -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wales region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Scrum
3 13 (36.11%) Business Analysis
4 8 (22.22%) Kanban
5 7 (19.44%) Finance
5 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.11%) BDD
8 4 (11.11%) Product Management
8 4 (11.11%) Business Process Modelling
8 4 (11.11%) Coaching
8 4 (11.11%) User Experience
8 4 (11.11%) Change Management
8 4 (11.11%) BPMN
8 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.11%) Use Case
8 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (11.11%) JIRA
8 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
9 3 (8.33%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 3 (8.33%) SAP
9 3 (8.33%) SQL
9 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 3 (8.33%) Project Management

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 2 (5.56%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (5.56%) SAP MRS
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Big Data
2 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.56%) JMeter
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
2 2 (5.56%) Subversion
2 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Analyst
2 19 (52.78%) Business Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Agile Business Analyst
4 9 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Digital Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) SAP Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) SAP PM Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) SAP PM Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
1 2 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) PySpark
2 1 (2.78%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Android
1 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Scrum
3 13 (36.11%) Business Analysis
4 8 (22.22%) Kanban
5 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.11%) BDD
8 4 (11.11%) BPMN
8 4 (11.11%) Business Process Modelling
8 4 (11.11%) Change Management
8 4 (11.11%) Coaching
8 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (11.11%) Product Management
8 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.11%) Use Case
9 3 (8.33%) Project Management
9 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) R
3 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.33%) SAP
2 2 (5.56%) Informatica
2 2 (5.56%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Teradata