Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 66 95
Rank change year-on-year +19 +29 +14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 70 40 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.16% 2.76% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 3.21% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 22 7
Wales median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £318 £358 £263
90th Percentile £600 £523 £467
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Wales median hourly rate - £42.78 -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.55 £42.50
% change year-on-year -13.69% -4.59% +29.77%

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 1,441 1,247 1,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 85.67% 86.00% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 838 938
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £270 £225 £190
90th Percentile £613 £557 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 51
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £35.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.85% +77.50% +42.86%
10th Percentile £10.96 £13.35 £12.38
90th Percentile £40.63 £77.50 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.00

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 +3 40 £450 +5.88% 5
West Wales +24 28 £500 +35.59%
North Wales - 1 £275 -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 57 (81.43%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.14%) JIRA
3 30 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (41.43%) Epics
5 26 (37.14%) Scrum
5 26 (37.14%) Confluence
6 24 (34.29%) Business Analysis
7 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
7 19 (27.14%) Sprint Planning
8 18 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
10 14 (20.00%) Sprint Review
10 14 (20.00%) Sprint Retrospective
11 11 (15.71%) Wireframes
11 11 (15.71%) User Experience
11 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (14.29%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 9 (12.86%) Responsive Web Design
14 8 (11.43%) Big Data
14 8 (11.43%) Java
14 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
14 8 (11.43%) Artificial Intelligence
14 8 (11.43%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (10.00%) Decision-Making
15 7 (10.00%) Change Management
15 7 (10.00%) Finance
15 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (10.00%) Axure RP
15 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure

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 (37.14%) Confluence
2 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) Extranet
1 5 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (11.43%) Big Data
3 3 (4.29%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (47.14%) JIRA
2 7 (10.00%) Axure RP
3 6 (8.57%) Spinnaker
4 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.86%) Selenium
4 2 (2.86%) TestRail
5 1 (1.43%) Capybara
5 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Dutch Language
3 2 (2.86%) Electronics
3 2 (2.86%) Games
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 49 (70.00%) Analyst
2 47 (67.14%) Business Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Agile Business Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Senior Business Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Designer
4 7 (10.00%) UX Designer
5 5 (7.14%) Lead Business Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Business Integration Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Technical Business Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Data Business Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Developer
7 3 (4.29%) User Experience Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) HTML
1 4 (5.71%) HTML5
2 3 (4.29%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.29%) CSS
2 3 (4.29%) CSS3
2 3 (4.29%) Django
2 3 (4.29%) jQuery
3 1 (1.43%) Behat
3 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.43%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.43%) PySpark
3 1 (1.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (1.43%) Velocity
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.71%) User Experience
3 6 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.29%) Blog
4 3 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.86%) NHS
6 1 (1.43%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (81.43%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (41.43%) Epics
4 26 (37.14%) Scrum
5 24 (34.29%) Business Analysis
6 19 (27.14%) Sprint Planning
7 14 (20.00%) Sprint Retrospective
7 14 (20.00%) Sprint Review
8 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (15.71%) Wireframes
9 10 (14.29%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 9 (12.86%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (11.43%) Artificial Intelligence
12 7 (10.00%) Change Management
12 7 (10.00%) Decision-Making
13 6 (8.57%) Data Science
13 6 (8.57%) ETL
13 6 (8.57%) Machine Learning
13 6 (8.57%) Project Management
13 6 (8.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) Java
2 4 (5.71%) Python
3 1 (1.43%) C
3 1 (1.43%) C#
3 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.43%) R
3 1 (1.43%) Ruby
3 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
2 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.29%) Adobe
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle
3 2 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) Fujitsu