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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 30 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 62 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 8.18% 1.79% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.06% 2.11% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 7 2
Median daily rate £425 £480 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.45% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £414 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £508 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.89% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
684 474 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 90.24% 84.64% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 316 142
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 18
Median hourly rate £43.00 £44.95 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% +28.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £50.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -14 36 £480 -6.34%
Crawley - 10 £410 -
Gatwick +5 2 £374 -22.13%
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 67 (98.53%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (55.88%) Scrum
3 22 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (29.41%) User Experience
5 17 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 16 (23.53%) Project Management
7 15 (22.06%) Service Delivery
8 14 (20.59%) Service Design
9 12 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
9 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
9 12 (17.65%) Coaching
10 11 (16.18%) Ethnography
10 11 (16.18%) Market Research
10 11 (16.18%) Human Factors
10 11 (16.18%) Usability Testing
11 10 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (14.71%) E-Commerce
12 9 (13.24%) Psychology
12 9 (13.24%) Degree
12 9 (13.24%) Kanban
13 8 (11.76%) Open Source
13 8 (11.76%) ISEB
14 7 (10.29%) JIRA
14 7 (10.29%) Product Management
15 5 (7.35%) Confluence
15 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
15 5 (7.35%) Atlassian
16 4 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
16 4 (5.88%) Software Testing
16 4 (5.88%) Release Management

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 5 (7.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.41%) MySQL
1 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
1 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) JIRA
2 2 (2.94%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.47%) Selenium
General
1 2 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Analyst
2 34 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 20 (29.41%) Digital Analyst
3 20 (29.41%) Digital Business Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Agile Business Analyst
5 11 (16.18%) User Researcher
6 10 (14.71%) Scrum Master
7 6 (8.82%) User Experience Researcher
8 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Web Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Web Business Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Online Business Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Product Manager
10 3 (4.41%) Architect
10 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
11 2 (2.94%) Product Owner
11 2 (2.94%) Team Leader
11 2 (2.94%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) Ajax
1 3 (4.41%) CSS
1 3 (4.41%) CSS3
1 3 (4.41%) Django
1 3 (4.41%) Gherkin
1 3 (4.41%) HTML
1 3 (4.41%) HTML5
1 3 (4.41%) JSON
1 3 (4.41%) Play Framework
1 3 (4.41%) REST
1 3 (4.41%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (4.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (29.41%) User Experience
3 9 (13.24%) Psychology
4 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) Android
1 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (98.53%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (55.88%) Scrum
3 17 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 16 (23.53%) Project Management
5 15 (22.06%) Service Delivery
6 14 (20.59%) Service Design
7 12 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
7 12 (17.65%) Coaching
7 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 11 (16.18%) Ethnography
8 11 (16.18%) Human Factors
8 11 (16.18%) Market Research
8 11 (16.18%) Usability Testing
9 10 (14.71%) E-Commerce
9 10 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (13.24%) Kanban
11 8 (11.76%) Open Source
12 7 (10.29%) Product Management
13 4 (5.88%) Release Management
13 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) Ruby
1 3 (4.41%) Scala
2 1 (1.47%) C#
2 1 (1.47%) Java
2 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Degree
2 8 (11.76%) ISEB
3 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.47%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com