Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 68 78
Rank change year-on-year +24 +10 +21
Contract jobs citing User Stories 77 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.81% 2.18% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.46% 2.59% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 18 19
Wales median daily rate £465 £375 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -11.24% -3.43%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £313
90th Percentile £590 £498 £528
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Wales median hourly rate - £44.25 -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £40.55 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.52% +1.38% +22.79%

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 1,409 967 1,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.95% 84.23% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 663 800
Wales median daily rate £415 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £288 £184 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £556
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 49
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £24.00 £17.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.83% +35.79% +26.25%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.49
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £65.20
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -2 50 £425 +13.33% 5
West Wales +27 26 £500 - 1
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 68 (88.31%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (35.06%) JIRA
4 26 (33.77%) Scrum
5 25 (32.47%) Confluence
6 23 (29.87%) Business Analysis
7 19 (24.68%) Security Cleared
8 17 (22.08%) User Experience
8 17 (22.08%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (18.18%) SC Cleared
10 13 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (15.58%) Prototyping
12 11 (14.29%) Wireframes
12 11 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (14.29%) Finance
13 9 (11.69%) Service Design
14 8 (10.39%) Quantitative Research
14 8 (10.39%) Rapid Prototyping
14 8 (10.39%) Qualitative Research
14 8 (10.39%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (9.09%) Test Automation
15 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
15 7 (9.09%) Decision-Making
16 6 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
16 6 (7.79%) Spinnaker
16 6 (7.79%) Kubernetes
16 6 (7.79%) Docker
16 6 (7.79%) Responsive Web Design
16 6 (7.79%) Big Data

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 25 (32.47%) Confluence
2 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Extranet
1 5 (6.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.79%) Big Data
3 3 (3.90%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.30%) GIS
4 1 (1.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 27 (35.06%) JIRA
2 6 (7.79%) Spinnaker
3 4 (5.19%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.30%) Selenium
4 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.30%) TestRail
4 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Marketing
3 4 (5.19%) Games
4 3 (3.90%) Electronics
4 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 47 (61.04%) Analyst
2 45 (58.44%) Business Analyst
3 11 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) User Researcher
5 7 (9.09%) Designer
5 7 (9.09%) UX Designer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Business Integration Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Integration Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Lead Business Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Scrum Master
7 4 (5.19%) UI Designer
7 4 (5.19%) UI/UX Designer
8 3 (3.90%) Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) Velocity
2 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.90%) CSS
2 3 (3.90%) CSS3
2 3 (3.90%) Django
2 3 (3.90%) HTML
2 3 (3.90%) HTML5
2 3 (3.90%) jQuery
3 1 (1.30%) Behat
3 1 (1.30%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.08%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (22.08%) User Experience
2 3 (3.90%) Blog
2 3 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.30%) NHS
3 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (88.31%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (33.77%) Scrum
4 23 (29.87%) Business Analysis
5 13 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (15.58%) Prototyping
7 11 (14.29%) Wireframes
8 9 (11.69%) Service Design
9 8 (10.39%) Qualitative Research
9 8 (10.39%) Quantitative Research
9 8 (10.39%) Rapid Prototyping
10 7 (9.09%) Decision-Making
10 7 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 6 (7.79%) Artificial Intelligence
11 6 (7.79%) Change Management
11 6 (7.79%) ETL
11 6 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (7.79%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
12 5 (6.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) Java
2 3 (3.90%) Python
3 1 (1.30%) C
3 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (24.68%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (6.49%) Adobe
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle
2 3 (3.90%) SAP
3 1 (1.30%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.30%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.30%) WooCommerce