The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 89 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.83% 0.71% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.88% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Average daily rate £413 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £462 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £32.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.34% -28.88%
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 Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
975 1134 979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 81.05% 81.06% 76.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 633 521
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 16 35
Average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +102.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £18.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.88 £55.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
Staines - 7 £356 -
Leatherhead - 2 £431 -
Guildford - 1 £463 - 2
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Scrum
3 11 (42.31%) SQL
4 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
5 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
5 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
5 9 (34.62%) Oracle
5 9 (34.62%) Java
5 9 (34.62%) TDD
6 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (26.92%) HTML5
7 7 (26.92%) Software Architecture
7 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
7 7 (26.92%) Node.js
7 7 (26.92%) REST
7 7 (26.92%) NoSQL
7 7 (26.92%) STB
7 7 (26.92%) C
7 7 (26.92%) C++
7 7 (26.92%) HTML
7 7 (26.92%) DTV
7 7 (26.92%) DVB
7 7 (26.92%) SOA
7 7 (26.92%) MPEG
7 7 (26.92%) HTTP
8 5 (19.23%) Use Case
8 5 (19.23%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) Middleware
9 4 (15.38%) HP
9 4 (15.38%) Linux

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 7 (26.92%) Node.js
2 3 (11.54%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DVB
1 7 (26.92%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) NoSQL
2 3 (11.54%) VoltDB
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.54%) Eclipse
3 3 (11.54%) JBehave
3 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.54%) JIRA
3 3 (11.54%) JMeter
3 3 (11.54%) JUnit
3 3 (11.54%) Maven
3 3 (11.54%) Selenium
4 2 (7.69%) TestNG
5 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (46.15%) Business Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Developer in Test
5 3 (11.54%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Real Time Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Development Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
1 7 (26.92%) HTML5
1 7 (26.92%) REST
2 5 (19.23%) Middleware
3 4 (15.38%) SOAP
3 4 (15.38%) XML
4 3 (11.54%) Java EE
4 3 (11.54%) JSON
4 3 (11.54%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) Velocity
5 1 (3.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) DTV
1 7 (26.92%) MPEG
1 7 (26.92%) STB
2 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Scrum
3 9 (34.62%) TDD
3 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
4 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (26.92%) SOA
5 7 (26.92%) Software Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) Use Case
7 4 (15.38%) BDD
7 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.54%) Load Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) Change Management
9 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
9 2 (7.69%) SDLC
9 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.69%) UML
10 1 (3.85%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) C
3 7 (26.92%) C++
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded C
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) ISEB
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Guidewire