The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Winchester 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 25 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
Hampshire / Winchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 24 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Winchester 1.89% 1.47% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.71% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £449 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.98% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £340 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £340 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £388
% change year-on-year +4.93% +4.38%  
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 Winchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Winchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 76 117 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Winchester 71.70% 86.03% 83.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 95 99
Median daily rate £425 £400 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +7.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 16
Median hourly rate £15.00 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.03% -3.75%  
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 Winchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Winchester 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 Winchester

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Winchester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Winchester region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 2 (100.00%) Intranet
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Sitecore
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
1 2 (100.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (50.00%) UX Design

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Winchester 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 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Intranet
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (50.00%) UX Design
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Sitecore