Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 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
West Midlands > Warwickshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 46 53
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 2.25% 1.20% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 1.42% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Warwickshire median daily rate £425 £363 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +1.75% -
10th Percentile £298 £350 £316
90th Percentile £493 £388 £392
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £424 £440
% change year-on-year +11.93% -3.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Warwickshire median hourly rate - £26.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 -
% change year-on-year +13.21% - -

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 454 492 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 85.02% 84.39% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 259 370
Warwickshire median daily rate £450 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £230
90th Percentile £594 £538 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 47
Warwickshire median hourly rate £15.85 £30.32 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.73% +23.77% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.21 £15.00 £14.65
90th Percentile £20.50 £34.40 £41.08
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £18.94
% change year-on-year -30.43% +21.44% -5.30%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 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
Warwick -6 4 £425 +9.68% 4
Atherstone - 1 £325 -
User Stories
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Epics
4 3 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Use Case
5 2 (16.67%) Retail
5 2 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Office 365
5 2 (16.67%) User Experience
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (16.67%) Conceptual Models
5 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (8.33%) Workshop Facilitation
6 1 (8.33%) Commercial Awareness

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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Hudson
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Analyst
2 9 (75.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Office 365 Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Online Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Product Owner
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Epics
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (16.67%) Conceptual Models
5 2 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Use Case
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Workshop Facilitation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter