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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 78 79 80
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.90% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.72% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.13% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
974 979 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 73.07% 73.78% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 610 457
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 48
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -50.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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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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
Woking - 5 £450 -
Cobham - 1 £288 -
Guildford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Staines - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Camberley - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (55.56%) Scrum
3 13 (36.11%) BDD
4 9 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 9 (25.00%) UML
5 8 (22.22%) Publishing
5 8 (22.22%) Use Case
6 7 (19.44%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (19.44%) QA
6 7 (19.44%) Marketing
6 7 (19.44%) Content Management
6 7 (19.44%) ISEB
7 5 (13.89%) .NET
8 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.11%) HTML
8 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 4 (11.11%) Adobe
8 4 (11.11%) CMS
8 4 (11.11%) Degree
8 4 (11.11%) Kanban
8 4 (11.11%) User Experience Design
8 4 (11.11%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (11.11%) Axure RP
8 4 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (11.11%) User Experience
9 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (8.33%) Web Development
9 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.33%) JIRA
9 3 (8.33%) WCF

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Axure RP
2 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 8 (22.22%) Publishing
2 7 (19.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (80.56%) Analyst
2 28 (77.78%) Business Analyst
3 17 (47.22%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) Architect
5 7 (19.44%) Business Consultant
5 7 (19.44%) Systems Architect
5 7 (19.44%) Business Architect
5 7 (19.44%) Business Systems Analyst
5 7 (19.44%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (19.44%) Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) User Experience Designer
6 4 (11.11%) Designer
7 3 (8.33%) Developer
8 2 (5.56%) UML Business Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
9 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (2.78%) CRM Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) HTML
3 3 (8.33%) WCF
3 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) Web Services
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (55.56%) Scrum
3 13 (36.11%) BDD
4 9 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 9 (25.00%) UML
5 8 (22.22%) Use Case
6 7 (19.44%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (19.44%) Content Management
7 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 4 (11.11%) Kanban
7 4 (11.11%) User Experience Design
7 4 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (8.33%) Web Development
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.56%) CRM
9 2 (5.56%) Coaching
9 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.78%) Business Process Mapping
10 1 (2.78%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) ISEB
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Adobe
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft