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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 77 73 77
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.89% 1.10% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.45% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 2
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£373 £400 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% -10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £292 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £426 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +20.96%
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
1030 963 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 76.58% 75.77% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 579 492
Average daily rate £403 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 49
Average hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £59.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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
Camberley - 1 - -
Cobham - 1 £348 -
Leatherhead - 1 £375 -
Staines - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) Finance
4 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) Use Case
5 5 (20.83%) SDLC
5 5 (20.83%) TDD
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) CRM
6 4 (16.67%) ISEB
6 4 (16.67%) Workflow
7 3 (12.50%) Planning Poker
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.50%) Velocity
7 3 (12.50%) System Testing
7 3 (12.50%) OO
7 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) Back Office
8 2 (8.33%) Process Management
8 2 (8.33%) Retail
8 2 (8.33%) DSDM
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.33%) NHS
8 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (8.33%) Cognos
8 2 (8.33%) ERP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Back Office
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Analyst
2 16 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) ScrumMaster
5 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Report Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Process Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Velocity
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) XML Messaging
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) NHS
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) Use Case
5 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) SDLC
6 4 (16.67%) CRM
6 4 (16.67%) Workflow
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) OO
7 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.50%) System Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Planning Poker
8 2 (8.33%) DSDM
8 2 (8.33%) ERP
8 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Cognos
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) HP