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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 81 70 75
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.51% 1.49% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 2.01% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 10
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£300 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%
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
1094 947 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 79.33% 74.39% 73.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 507 494
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 69
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £175.00 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 +8 2 £300 +0.84%
Cobham -3 2 £300 -20.00% 1
Reigate - 1 - - 2
Staines - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Caterham - - - -
Epsom - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Redhill - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Scrum
3 8 (47.06%) Business Analysis
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 5 (29.41%) ISEB
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) .NET
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (17.65%) C#
7 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
7 3 (17.65%) Publishing
7 3 (17.65%) CMS
7 3 (17.65%) Kanban
7 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (17.65%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Business Process Mapping
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) D3.js
8 2 (11.76%) Analytics
8 2 (11.76%) Raphaël
8 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) R
8 2 (11.76%) Google
8 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
8 2 (11.76%) Games
8 2 (11.76%) Validation

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 3 (17.65%) CMS
2 2 (11.76%) SAS
3 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (17.65%) Publishing
2 2 (11.76%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Business Analyst
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Development DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) D3.js
2 2 (11.76%) Raphaël
3 1 (5.88%) MSMQ
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) WinForms
3 1 (5.88%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
1 2 (11.76%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Scrum
3 8 (47.06%) Business Analysis
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
6 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) Kanban
6 3 (17.65%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (11.76%) Analytics
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Validation
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Content Management
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) UML
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) R
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) TOWER Software
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
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