The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 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 3 months to 30 March 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
West Midlands / Warwickshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 37 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 0  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 0.90% 0.55% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.72% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Warwickshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 269 279 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 80.30% 76.86% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 158 122
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 42
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.61 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.48% -34.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.81 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.74 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warwickshire citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Warwickshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Stories in Warwickshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Warwickshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

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 Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick +2 2 £375 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
User Stories
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) SAP HCM
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Guidewire
3 2 (28.57%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (28.57%) ServiceNow
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) QlikView
4 1 (14.29%) Automotive
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) QlikView
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QlikView Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (42.86%) Use Case
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (28.57%) Guidewire
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) ServiceNow