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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 37 38 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 5 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.07% 1.27% 5.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.69% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 31
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£413 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -
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
252 295 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 67.20% 74.87% 81.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 191 315
Average daily rate £320 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 7
Average hourly rate £21.82 £45.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.51% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.07 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
Burgess Hill - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 11 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 6 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Coaching
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Content Management
5 2 (33.33%) Web Analytics
5 2 (33.33%) Marketing
5 2 (33.33%) Analytics
5 2 (33.33%) User Experience Design
6 1 (16.67%) JIRA

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Coaching
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Content Management
5 2 (33.33%) Web Analytics
5 2 (33.33%) User Experience Design
5 2 (33.33%) Analytics