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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 82 81 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.88% 0.95% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.28% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £375 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-81.86% +500.00%
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
1164 1095 938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 78.44% 74.34% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 582 462
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 53
Average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.37% -29.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £14.76 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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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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
Cobham +5 5 £319 -15.00%
Woking +8 4 £325 -10.34% 1
Guildford 0 1 £300 +0.84%
Leatherhead - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - - 2
Caterham - - - -
Epsom - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 10 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) ISEB
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (15.00%) System Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Analytics
6 3 (15.00%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (15.00%) Games
6 3 (15.00%) Back Office
6 3 (15.00%) Retail
6 3 (15.00%) Degree
6 3 (15.00%) OO
6 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.00%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Process Management
7 2 (10.00%) UML
7 2 (10.00%) CRM
7 2 (10.00%) Cognos
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.00%) ERP
7 2 (10.00%) ETL
7 2 (10.00%) SAS
7 2 (10.00%) C#

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 2 (10.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Games
2 3 (15.00%) Back Office
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Analyst
2 15 (75.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Development DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) D3.js
1 2 (10.00%) Raphaël
2 1 (5.00%) Visualforce
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Statistics
1 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 10 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (15.00%) System Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Analytics
5 3 (15.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 3 (15.00%) OO
5 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Process Management
6 2 (10.00%) UML
6 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) ERP
6 2 (10.00%) ETL
6 2 (10.00%) Use Case
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) R
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (10.00%) Cognos
3 2 (10.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) TOWER Software