The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Sussex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank - 40 38
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex - 0.46% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.65% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
274 306 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 74.66% 69.86% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 205 201
Average daily rate £375 £384 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £17.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Stories
South East

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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++