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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 32 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 3.38% 2.85% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 3.37% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate £356 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
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
287 267 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 80.85% 84.49% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 161 121
Average daily rate £363 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 23
Average hourly rate £18.43 £33.25 £20.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.57% +66.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £15.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £142.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 7 £363 -9.37% 2
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) TDD
2 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) Spring
3 7 (50.00%) Maven
4 6 (42.86%) Ajax
4 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 6 (42.86%) Web Development
4 6 (42.86%) Java EE
4 6 (42.86%) Groovy
4 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Compatibility Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 6 (42.86%) QA
4 6 (42.86%) Selenium
4 6 (42.86%) jMock
4 6 (42.86%) JIRA
4 6 (42.86%) Atlassian
4 6 (42.86%) Ant
4 6 (42.86%) JUnit
4 6 (42.86%) IIS
4 6 (42.86%) JMS
4 6 (42.86%) ISEB
4 6 (42.86%) Web Services
4 6 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 6 (42.86%) JMeter

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (42.86%) Confluence
1 6 (42.86%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (50.00%) Maven
2 6 (42.86%) Ant
2 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 6 (42.86%) Gradle
2 6 (42.86%) Hudson
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
2 6 (42.86%) JMeter
2 6 (42.86%) jMock
2 6 (42.86%) JUnit
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 10 (71.43%) Developer in Test
2 10 (71.43%) Test Automation Developer
3 8 (57.14%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (57.14%) Test Engineer
4 7 (50.00%) Analyst
4 7 (50.00%) Java Developer
5 6 (42.86%) Analyst Developer
5 6 (42.86%) Java Analyst Developer
6 5 (35.71%) .NET Developer
6 5 (35.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
7 4 (28.57%) Java Engineer
7 4 (28.57%) QA Analyst
7 4 (28.57%) QA Engineer
8 3 (21.43%) QA Automation Analyst
8 3 (21.43%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (21.43%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (21.43%) QA Test Engineer
9 1 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Spring
2 6 (42.86%) Ajax
2 6 (42.86%) Hibernate
2 6 (42.86%) Java EE
2 6 (42.86%) JMS
2 6 (42.86%) REST
2 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
1 5 (35.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (57.14%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 6 (42.86%) Compatibility Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (42.86%) Domain-Driven Design
3 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 6 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Web Development
4 5 (35.71%) Code Coverage
4 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) QA Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
6 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) Groovy
3 5 (35.71%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
1 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Atlassian
1 6 (42.86%) Rally
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
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Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago