Period
to 17 November 2018

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 6 months to 17 November 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
West Midlands > Warwickshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 54 58
Rank change year-on-year +24 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 17 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 3.18% 0.95% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 1.11% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
Warwickshire median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% -
West Midlands median daily rate £460 £436 £438
% change year-on-year +5.44% -0.29% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Warwickshire median hourly rate - £33.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -

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 Warwickshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Warwickshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 454 540 667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 84.86% 85.44% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 304 421
Warwickshire median daily rate £438 £394 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.61% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £227 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 39
Warwickshire median hourly rate £15.85 £30.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.03% +27.08% -13.15%
10th Percentile £11.06 £17.70 £13.90
90th Percentile £30.70 £34.50 £42.55
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.12
% change year-on-year -36.60% +46.03% -14.40%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Warwickshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Warwickshire

User Stories
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories in Warwickshire.

Contractor hourly 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 6 months to 17 November 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
Warwick +5 9 £425 +7.94% 1
Leamington Spa +11 1 £425 - 1
Atherstone - 1 £325 -
User Stories
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) GAP Analysis
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
3 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Office 365
4 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
4 4 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (17.65%) Prototyping
5 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
5 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 3 (17.65%) Web Services
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (17.65%) Confluence
5 3 (17.65%) Business Process Mapping
5 3 (17.65%) System Testing
5 3 (17.65%) JIRA
6 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
6 2 (11.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Use Case
6 2 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) User Experience
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Hudson
3 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (11.76%) Office 365 Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum Master
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Online Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Product Owner
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
3 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (17.65%) Business Process Mapping
5 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
5 3 (17.65%) Prototyping
5 3 (17.65%) System Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.88%) Twitter