Period
to 9 December 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 9 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 56 81
Rank change year-on-year +13 +25 +27
Contract jobs citing User Stories 81 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.68% 3.00% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.34% 3.60% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 22 18
Wales median daily rate £475 £375 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -11.50% -0.29%
10th Percentile £325 £358 £313
90th Percentile £600 £500 £529
UK median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Wales median hourly rate - £42.78 -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +14.85%

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 1,517 1,001 1,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.69% 83.49% 85.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,048 674 857
Wales median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £288 £179 £212
90th Percentile £588 £554 £561
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 34 50
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.92% +2.78% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £37.50 £46.03 £62.65
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -1 52 £438 +2.94% 6
West Wales +23 27 £500 +35.59%
North Wales - 1 £275 -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 9 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 Wales region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 72 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (38.27%) JIRA
4 30 (37.04%) Epics
5 29 (35.80%) Scrum
6 26 (32.10%) Business Analysis
6 26 (32.10%) Confluence
7 19 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 15 (18.52%) User Experience
10 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
10 13 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (14.81%) Prototyping
12 11 (13.58%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (13.58%) Finance
13 10 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (11.11%) Wireframes
15 8 (9.88%) Quantitative Research
15 8 (9.88%) Decision-Making
15 8 (9.88%) Service Design
15 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
15 8 (9.88%) Rapid Prototyping
15 8 (9.88%) Big Data
15 8 (9.88%) Qualitative Research
15 8 (9.88%) Artificial Intelligence
16 7 (8.64%) Test Automation
16 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
16 7 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
16 7 (8.64%) Change Management
16 7 (8.64%) User-Centered Design (UCD)

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 26 (32.10%) Confluence
2 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) Extranet
1 5 (6.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (9.88%) Big Data
3 3 (3.70%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.23%) GIS
4 1 (1.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 31 (38.27%) JIRA
2 6 (7.41%) Spinnaker
3 4 (4.94%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.23%) Selenium
4 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.23%) TestRail
4 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Marketing
3 4 (4.94%) Games
4 3 (3.70%) Electronics
4 3 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.47%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.23%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 52 (64.20%) Analyst
2 50 (61.73%) Business Analyst
3 12 (14.81%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (9.88%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (9.88%) Senior Business Analyst
4 8 (9.88%) User Researcher
5 5 (6.17%) Designer
5 5 (6.17%) Lead Business Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Scrum Master
5 5 (6.17%) UX Designer
6 4 (4.94%) Business Integration Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Integration Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Business Process Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Data Business Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) Velocity
2 3 (3.70%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.70%) CSS
2 3 (3.70%) CSS3
2 3 (3.70%) Django
2 3 (3.70%) HTML
2 3 (3.70%) HTML5
2 3 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (1.23%) Behat
3 1 (1.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (18.52%) User Experience
3 3 (3.70%) Blog
3 3 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (37.04%) Epics
4 29 (35.80%) Scrum
5 26 (32.10%) Business Analysis
6 13 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (14.81%) Prototyping
8 9 (11.11%) Wireframes
9 8 (9.88%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (9.88%) Decision-Making
9 8 (9.88%) Qualitative Research
9 8 (9.88%) Quantitative Research
9 8 (9.88%) Rapid Prototyping
9 8 (9.88%) Service Design
10 7 (8.64%) Change Management
10 7 (8.64%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.64%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 6 (7.41%) ETL
11 6 (7.41%) Machine Learning
11 6 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.41%) Java
2 3 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.70%) Adobe
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle
2 3 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (1.23%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.23%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.23%) WooCommerce