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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 54 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.59% 0.30% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.39% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £373
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +38.46%
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
396 258 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 78.42% 77.71% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 161 209
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £19.00 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015. 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
Crawley -7 1 £400 -
Horsham - - - -
Shoreham-by-Sea - - - -
Steyning - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Use Case
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) CGI
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Games
4 1 (25.00%) ATDD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (25.00%) CRM Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Coach
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Use Case
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) ATDD
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft