The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 17 59 39
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 54 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 7.71% 0.40% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.70% 0.47% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 1 6
Median daily rate £465 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £475 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £475 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £388 £364
% change year-on-year
+9.03% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -1.54%
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 West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
621 424 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 88.71% 83.79% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 274 169
Median daily rate £425 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 19
Median hourly rate £51.50 £50.00 £26.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +85.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Sussex 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 West Sussex

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the West Sussex region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the West Sussex region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Worthing +8 28 £485 +2.10%
Crawley - 11 £410 - 1
Burgess Hill - 3 £310 -
Gatwick - 1 £410 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 78 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (59.26%) Scrum
3 26 (32.10%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (29.63%) User Experience
5 22 (27.16%) Service Design
6 18 (22.22%) Project Management
6 18 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 16 (19.75%) Business Analysis
8 15 (18.52%) Agile Project Management
9 14 (17.28%) Coaching
9 14 (17.28%) Degree
9 14 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (16.05%) E-Commerce
10 13 (16.05%) Market Research
11 12 (14.81%) Usability Testing
11 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
12 11 (13.58%) Open Source
12 11 (13.58%) Psychology
12 11 (13.58%) Human Factors
12 11 (13.58%) ISEB
12 11 (13.58%) Ethnography
12 11 (13.58%) Guerrilla Research
13 10 (12.35%) JIRA
14 9 (11.11%) Kanban
15 8 (9.88%) Atlassian
15 8 (9.88%) Confluence
15 8 (9.88%) ISTQB
16 7 (8.64%) Product Management
17 6 (7.41%) REST
17 6 (7.41%) TDD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.88%) Confluence
2 3 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (3.70%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.70%) MySQL
1 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
1 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) JIRA
2 4 (4.94%) Selenium
3 3 (3.70%) Ant
3 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.70%) Gradle
3 3 (3.70%) Hudson
3 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.70%) JMeter
3 3 (3.70%) jMock
3 3 (3.70%) JUnit
3 3 (3.70%) Maven
3 3 (3.70%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.70%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.47%) JIRA Agile
General
1 6 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (39.51%) Analyst
2 31 (38.27%) Business Analyst
3 20 (24.69%) Digital Analyst
3 20 (24.69%) Digital Business Analyst
4 15 (18.52%) User Researcher
5 13 (16.05%) Agile Business Analyst
6 10 (12.35%) Scrum Master
7 7 (8.64%) Product Manager
7 7 (8.64%) User Experience Researcher
8 5 (6.17%) Product Owner
8 5 (6.17%) Web Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) Web Business Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Online Business Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) QA Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Quality Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Senior QA Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) Ajax
1 6 (7.41%) REST
1 6 (7.41%) Web Services
2 3 (3.70%) CSS
2 3 (3.70%) CSS3
2 3 (3.70%) Django
2 3 (3.70%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.70%) Hibernate
2 3 (3.70%) HTML
2 3 (3.70%) HTML5
2 3 (3.70%) Java EE
2 3 (3.70%) JMS
2 3 (3.70%) JSON
2 3 (3.70%) Play Framework
2 3 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (3.70%) Spring
2 3 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.10%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (29.63%) User Experience
3 11 (13.58%) Psychology
4 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.23%) Android
1 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (59.26%) Scrum
3 22 (27.16%) Service Design
4 18 (22.22%) Project Management
4 18 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 16 (19.75%) Business Analysis
6 15 (18.52%) Agile Project Management
7 14 (17.28%) Coaching
7 14 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (16.05%) E-Commerce
8 13 (16.05%) Market Research
9 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
9 12 (14.81%) Usability Testing
10 11 (13.58%) Ethnography
10 11 (13.58%) Guerrilla Research
10 11 (13.58%) Human Factors
10 11 (13.58%) Open Source
11 9 (11.11%) Kanban
12 7 (8.64%) Product Management
13 6 (7.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) Java
2 3 (3.70%) Groovy
2 3 (3.70%) Ruby
2 3 (3.70%) Scala
3 1 (1.23%) C#
3 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Degree
2 11 (13.58%) ISEB
3 8 (9.88%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.70%) Rally
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
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