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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 40 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.52% 0.65% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.80% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £363 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £32.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.34% -28.88%
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
391 376 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 85.00% 80.86% 78.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 239 173
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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
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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Horsham - 3 £363 -
East Grinstead - 1 £300 -
Worthing - 1 £450 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Release Management
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Psychology
4 2 (22.22%) Market Research
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) StructureMap
5 1 (11.11%) CSS3
5 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) HTML

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) User Researcher
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) CSS3
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
1 1 (11.11%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Psychology
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Release Management
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Market Research
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft