The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Surrey region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 78 79 99
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.83% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.43% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate £375 £525 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -53.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1071 930 1181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 74.38% 73.17% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 465 644
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 51 65
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £15.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
User Stories
South East

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Woking - 5 £375 - 1
Guildford +2 4 - -
Farnham - 4 - -
Godalming - 4 - -
Camberley - - - -
Egham - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Staines - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) ISEB
3 11 (31.43%) Finance
3 11 (31.43%) UML
3 11 (31.43%) Scrum
3 11 (31.43%) Content Management
3 11 (31.43%) Use Case
4 10 (28.57%) BDD
5 7 (20.00%) QA
5 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
7 5 (14.29%) Load Testing
7 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 5 (14.29%) Selenium
7 5 (14.29%) Marketing
7 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Degree
8 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.43%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (11.43%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (8.57%) Analytics
9 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.57%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (8.57%) TDD
9 3 (8.57%) Legal
9 3 (8.57%) Web Analytics
10 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
10 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
10 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.71%) Adobe Illustrator

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (11.43%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.86%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Photoshop
1 2 (5.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Selenium
1 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 2 (5.71%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
3 1 (2.86%) NUnit
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Marketing
3 3 (8.57%) Legal
4 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (74.29%) Analyst
2 25 (71.43%) Business Analyst
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Business Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Systems Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Business Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Web Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) UI Designer
7 2 (5.71%) User Experience Designer
7 2 (5.71%) Designer
7 2 (5.71%) Web Business Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Product Owner
7 2 (5.71%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Software Project Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) HTML
1 2 (5.71%) CSS
2 1 (2.86%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) OLE
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) Scrum
2 11 (31.43%) Content Management
2 11 (31.43%) UML
2 11 (31.43%) Use Case
3 10 (28.57%) BDD
4 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
5 5 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.43%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Web Analytics
7 3 (8.57%) Analytics
7 3 (8.57%) TDD
7 3 (8.57%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) DSDM
8 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) R
2 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.86%) Thunderhead