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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 40 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 1.16% 1.39% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 2.05% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
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£363 - £380
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 - £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.97% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.83 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.01%
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
277 195 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 80.52% 67.94% 77.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 109 137
Average daily rate £415 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.69% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £22.50 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton -6 4 £363 - 4
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Use Case
5 3 (23.08%) Web Development
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Kanban
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 3 (23.08%) Code Coverage
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Validation
6 2 (15.38%) CMS
6 2 (15.38%) Marketing
6 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) B2C
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Axure RP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 2 (15.38%) CMS
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Axure RP
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) AWS Developer
3 2 (15.38%) ScrumMaster
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (30.77%) Use Case
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Code Coverage
4 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Validation
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Kanban
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) B2C
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) HP