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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 29 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 0.65% 0.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £41.25
User Stories
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
105 216 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 68.18% 82.13% 80.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 126 72
Average daily rate £363 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 7
Average hourly rate £39.00 £21.58 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.72% +43.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £57.50 £15.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) jMock
3 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) JMS
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Gradle
2 1 (33.33%) Hudson
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) jMock
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (33.33%) HTML Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Java Analyst Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Java Analyst Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Java Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 1 (33.33%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (33.33%) JMS
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (33.33%) Rally