The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 26 June 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
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 58 52
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.10% 1.38% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 1.79% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 2
Median daily rate £420 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.23% -3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £430 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £399
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 568 504 513
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 85.16% 77.18% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 345 370
Median daily rate £420 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 21
Median hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +90.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £50.00 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Wiltshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Swindon +8 13 £443 +4.23% 1
User Stories
South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Finance
3 13 (43.33%) Test Automation
4 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (30.00%) Scrum
5 8 (26.67%) C#
5 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
5 8 (26.67%) SpecFlow
5 8 (26.67%) Gherkin
5 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
5 8 (26.67%) Selenium
6 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.00%) RIA
8 5 (16.67%) Banking
9 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) SQL
9 4 (13.33%) Feasibility Study
10 3 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
10 3 (10.00%) UML
10 3 (10.00%) JBoss
10 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
10 3 (10.00%) SAP
10 3 (10.00%) CSS
10 3 (10.00%) JSP
10 3 (10.00%) HTML
10 3 (10.00%) Java

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 3 (10.00%) JBoss
1 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) GeoServer
2 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP BPC
2 1 (3.33%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Selenium
1 8 (26.67%) SpecFlow
1 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
1 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Business Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Test Specialist
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Test Automation Specialist
6 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Java Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Web Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (3.33%) QA Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Gherkin
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) JSP
2 3 (10.00%) Spring
3 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.67%) CSS3
3 2 (6.67%) HTML5
3 2 (6.67%) LESS
3 2 (6.67%) React
3 2 (6.67%) RESTful
3 2 (6.67%) Sass
4 1 (3.33%) Ember.js
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) Node.js
4 1 (3.33%) OAuth2
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.33%) Velocity
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (20.00%) RIA
3 3 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (30.00%) Scrum
3 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.33%) Feasibility Study
6 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Line Management
6 3 (10.00%) Project Management
6 3 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Test Management
6 3 (10.00%) UML
6 3 (10.00%) Use Case
7 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
1 2 (6.67%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (3.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco
1 3 (10.00%) HP
1 3 (10.00%) SAP
2 2 (6.67%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.33%) Anaplan
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) VMware