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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South East / Surrey
Rank 72 85 83
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.23% 0.98% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.21% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 6
Median daily rate £403 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £458 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
773 990 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 79.36% 81.01% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 673 654
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £313 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 66 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £22.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £60.62 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Leatherhead +22 4 £403 -6.66% 1
Guildford +2 2 - -
Staines -8 1 - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Use Case
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (35.29%) ISEB
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (29.41%) Software Architecture
4 5 (29.41%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) SOAP
5 4 (23.53%) Unix
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
5 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
5 4 (23.53%) XML Messaging
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Management
5 4 (23.53%) Selenium
5 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
5 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
5 4 (23.53%) Wireframes
5 4 (23.53%) Feasibility Study
6 3 (17.65%) User Experience
6 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 3 (17.65%) Kanban

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) Big Data
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Unix Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) XML Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Process Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Telecoms Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) UX Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Unix Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) SOAP
2 4 (23.53%) XML Messaging
3 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
2 3 (17.65%) User Experience
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) Use Case
3 5 (29.41%) Software Architecture
4 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
4 4 (23.53%) Feasibility Study
4 4 (23.53%) Test Management
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Wireframes
5 3 (17.65%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Kanban
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
6 2 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISEB
1 6 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
1 4 (23.53%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft