The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 23 47 37
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 5.38% 0.82% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 0.96% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £344 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £399 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -1.54%
User Stories
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
225 311 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 80.65% 84.51% 72.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 223 129
Median daily rate £403 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +12.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 22
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.68 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.32% +18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £15.50 £13.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.15 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Sussex region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

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 East Sussex region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Brighton +11 8 £350 +1.81% 3
Lewes - 3 £400 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 East Sussex region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) BDD
2 12 (48.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (40.00%) Finance
4 9 (36.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (36.00%) JMeter
4 9 (36.00%) Hibernate
4 9 (36.00%) C#
4 9 (36.00%) Java
4 9 (36.00%) .NET
4 9 (36.00%) Ant
4 9 (36.00%) JUnit
4 9 (36.00%) IIS
4 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (36.00%) Web Services
4 9 (36.00%) JMS
4 9 (36.00%) ISEB
4 9 (36.00%) Code Coverage
4 9 (36.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (36.00%) TDD
4 9 (36.00%) Spring
4 9 (36.00%) Maven
4 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (36.00%) Ajax
4 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (36.00%) Web Development
4 9 (36.00%) Java EE
4 9 (36.00%) JIRA
4 9 (36.00%) QA
4 9 (36.00%) Selenium

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex 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 9 (36.00%) Confluence
1 9 (36.00%) IIS
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Ant
1 9 (36.00%) Cucumber
1 9 (36.00%) Gradle
1 9 (36.00%) Hudson
1 9 (36.00%) Jenkins
1 9 (36.00%) JIRA
1 9 (36.00%) JMeter
1 9 (36.00%) jMock
1 9 (36.00%) JUnit
1 9 (36.00%) Maven
1 9 (36.00%) Selenium
1 9 (36.00%) SoapUI
1 9 (36.00%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 16 (64.00%) Developer in Test
2 16 (64.00%) Test Automation Developer
3 14 (56.00%) Analyst
3 14 (56.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 14 (56.00%) Test Engineer
4 9 (36.00%) .NET Developer
5 8 (32.00%) Analyst Developer
5 8 (32.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (32.00%) Java Analyst Developer
5 8 (32.00%) Java Developer
5 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
6 6 (24.00%) Java Engineer
6 6 (24.00%) QA Analyst
6 6 (24.00%) QA Engineer
7 5 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
7 5 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (16.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
1 9 (36.00%) Ajax
1 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (36.00%) Hibernate
1 9 (36.00%) Java EE
1 9 (36.00%) JMS
1 9 (36.00%) REST
1 9 (36.00%) Spring
1 9 (36.00%) Web Services
1 9 (36.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (32.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (16.00%) User Experience
3 3 (12.00%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) BDD
2 12 (48.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (36.00%) Code Coverage
3 9 (36.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (36.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 9 (36.00%) Functional Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Integration Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Performance Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Regression Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (36.00%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (36.00%) TDD
3 9 (36.00%) Unit Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Web Development
4 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.00%) QA Automation
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) C#
1 9 (36.00%) Groovy
1 9 (36.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) ISEB
1 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (32.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Atlassian
1 9 (36.00%) Rally
2 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com