Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 84 85
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1 -32
Contract jobs citing User Stories 42 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.78% 0.90% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 1.07% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 17
Wales median daily rate £425 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.14% +1.07% -17.16%
10th Percentile £360 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £466 £393
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +16.53%

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 1,123 1,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 86.12% 83.93% 83.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 829 744
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.11%
10th Percentile £235 £185 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 68 51
Wales median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% +27.39% +28.69%
10th Percentile £12.66 £13.53 £10.38
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -10.00% +0.60% +23.11%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +10 34 £450 +24.14% 4
West Wales +18 5 £369 +34.09%
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Scrum
3 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) Coaching
4 9 (21.43%) Python
4 9 (21.43%) Finance
4 9 (21.43%) PySpark
5 6 (14.29%) SQL
5 6 (14.29%) Statistics
5 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (14.29%) Jupyter
5 6 (14.29%) Cloudera
5 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 6 (14.29%) R
6 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (11.90%) User Experience
6 5 (11.90%) JIRA
6 5 (11.90%) Project Management
6 5 (11.90%) XML
6 5 (11.90%) Data Science
6 5 (11.90%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (9.52%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (9.52%) Web Operations
7 4 (9.52%) Java
7 4 (9.52%) JMeter
7 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance

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 (14.29%) Jupyter
2 3 (7.14%) Confluence
3 2 (4.76%) SAS
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Big Data
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) JIRA
2 4 (9.52%) JMeter
2 4 (9.52%) SoapUI
3 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.38%) Ant
4 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) Gradle
4 1 (2.38%) JUnit
4 1 (2.38%) Maven
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) TestNG
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Delivery Manager
3 10 (23.81%) Business Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Python Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Process Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Data Scientist
7 3 (7.14%) Java Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Business Process Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Scrum Master
8 2 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Test Data Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) PySpark
2 5 (11.90%) XML
3 3 (7.14%) SOAP
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (2.38%) Spring
4 1 (2.38%) XACML
4 1 (2.38%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Self-Motivation
1 5 (11.90%) User Experience
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) CMDB
3 1 (2.38%) Fintech
3 1 (2.38%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Scrum
3 10 (23.81%) Coaching
4 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (14.29%) Statistics
5 5 (11.90%) Data Science
5 5 (11.90%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Project Management
5 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.52%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (9.52%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (9.52%) Product Management
6 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.52%) Visualisation
6 4 (9.52%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) Python
2 6 (14.29%) R
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Cloudera
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Informatica
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (4.76%) Teradata
4 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow