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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 79 83 89
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.38% 0.88% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.09% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
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
836 1104 1171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 79.69% 81.12% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 728 640
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 16 35
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Surrey 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 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
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
Staines -4 3 - -
Leatherhead +13 1 £450 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Surrey region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) User Experience
3 4 (28.57%) ISEB
3 4 (28.57%) Kanban
3 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
4 3 (21.43%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (14.29%) JSON
5 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (14.29%) HTML5
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) CSS3
5 2 (14.29%) Big Data
5 2 (14.29%) Data Structures

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Artifactory
3 1 (7.14%) Bower
3 1 (7.14%) Capybara
3 1 (7.14%) Grunt
3 1 (7.14%) gulp
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Vagrant
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Designer
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (14.29%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum Master
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) UX Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) CSS3
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
3 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
3 1 (7.14%) Ember.js
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (7.14%) Modernizr
3 1 (7.14%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) React
3 1 (7.14%) Sass
3 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) User Experience
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Kanban
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (7.14%) Information Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) Progressive Enhancement
5 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland