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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 74 75 84
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 17 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.22% 1.00% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.31% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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
1071 990 959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 76.72% 76.10% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 596 562
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 43
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £28.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +11.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.30 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Leatherhead - 5 £400 -
Camberley - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - - 1
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) Use Case
3 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
4 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 7 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) TDD
7 5 (17.86%) Java
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 5 (17.86%) ISEB
7 5 (17.86%) SDLC
8 4 (14.29%) Kanban
8 4 (14.29%) CRM
8 4 (14.29%) Workflow
8 4 (14.29%) Finance
9 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
9 3 (10.71%) Middleware
9 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
9 3 (10.71%) UNIX
9 3 (10.71%) Linux
9 3 (10.71%) Velocity
9 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.71%) Planning Poker
10 2 (7.14%) Data Structures
10 2 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
10 2 (7.14%) Multithreading

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Analyst
2 19 (67.86%) Business Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) ScrumMaster
4 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Report Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Middleware
1 3 (10.71%) Velocity
2 2 (7.14%) XML Messaging
2 2 (7.14%) SOAP
2 2 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) NHS
1 2 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) UNIX
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) Use Case
3 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
4 7 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (21.43%) TDD
6 5 (17.86%) SDLC
7 4 (14.29%) Workflow
7 4 (14.29%) CRM
7 4 (14.29%) Kanban
8 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
8 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Planning Poker
9 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 2 (7.14%) Test Management
9 2 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Validation
9 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) ISEB
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Cognos
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
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