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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 78 81 65
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.49% 0.94% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.22% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 13
Median daily rate £463 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £323 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £380 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £399 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83
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
1037 984 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 81.53% 76.94% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 565 611
Median daily rate £428 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 23 43
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.63 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £52.19 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 27 June 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 June 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 -2 6 £388 - 1
Leatherhead - 5 £463 -
Farnham - 1 £325 -
Guildford - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) SQL
3 16 (47.06%) Scrum
4 10 (29.41%) HTML
4 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
5 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (26.47%) Software Architecture
5 9 (26.47%) HTML5
5 9 (26.47%) TDD
5 9 (26.47%) STB
5 9 (26.47%) C
5 9 (26.47%) C++
5 9 (26.47%) SOA
5 9 (26.47%) MPEG
5 9 (26.47%) HTTP
5 9 (26.47%) DTV
5 9 (26.47%) DVB
5 9 (26.47%) Node.js
5 9 (26.47%) REST
5 9 (26.47%) NoSQL
6 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (20.59%) Degree
8 6 (17.65%) JIRA
9 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
9 5 (14.71%) Selenium
9 5 (14.71%) Use Case
9 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
9 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
9 5 (14.71%) CRM
9 5 (14.71%) ISEB

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) JBoss
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) DVB
1 9 (26.47%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) 3G
2 1 (2.94%) GSM
2 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) NoSQL
2 4 (11.76%) VoltDB
3 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.65%) JIRA
3 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
3 5 (14.71%) Selenium
4 4 (11.76%) Eclipse
4 4 (11.76%) JBehave
4 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 4 (11.76%) JMeter
4 4 (11.76%) JUnit
4 4 (11.76%) Maven
4 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
4 4 (11.76%) TestNG
5 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.94%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (5.88%) Publishing
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Business Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Agile Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Developer in Test
4 4 (11.76%) Development Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Embedded C Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Software Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) HTML
2 9 (26.47%) HTML5
2 9 (26.47%) Node.js
2 9 (26.47%) REST
3 5 (14.71%) Web Services
4 4 (11.76%) Java EE
4 4 (11.76%) JSON
4 4 (11.76%) SOAP
4 4 (11.76%) XML
5 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.94%) CSS
5 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.94%) jQuery
5 1 (2.94%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) DTV
1 9 (26.47%) MPEG
1 9 (26.47%) STB
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.82%) NHS
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Social Media
4 2 (5.88%) User Experience
5 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
1 4 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Scrum
3 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (26.47%) SOA
3 9 (26.47%) Software Architecture
3 9 (26.47%) TDD
4 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.71%) CRM
5 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
5 5 (14.71%) Use Case
6 4 (11.76%) BDD
6 4 (11.76%) Change Management
6 4 (11.76%) Load Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) SDLC
7 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.88%) Mobile Development
8 2 (5.88%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) C
2 9 (26.47%) C++
3 5 (14.71%) Java
4 3 (8.82%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) ISEB
3 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) CBAP
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) HP
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Adobe
3 1 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (2.94%) Arqiva
3 1 (2.94%) BT
3 1 (2.94%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.94%) Huawei
3 1 (2.94%) NetCracker
3 1 (2.94%) Nokia
3 1 (2.94%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (2.94%) Siemens
3 1 (2.94%) Telindus
3 1 (2.94%) Virgin Media
3 1 (2.94%) ZTE