The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 33 28 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.59% 1.17% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 1.61% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.13% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
207 124 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 76.67% 72.51% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 55 124
Average daily rate £350 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.88 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

User Stories
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 6 (54.55%) B2B
1 6 (54.55%) Use Case
1 6 (54.55%) Product Management
1 6 (54.55%) User Experience
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Kanban
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
2 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Product Manager
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Coach
3 1 (9.09%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) User Experience
2 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) B2B
1 6 (54.55%) Use Case
1 6 (54.55%) Product Management
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Kanban
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree