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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South East / West Sussex
Rank 28 40 53
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 30 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 6.44% 1.27% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 1.49% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 1
Median daily rate £428 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.16% -9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
416 402 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 89.27% 85.17% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 252 250
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 24
Median hourly rate £45.87 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.80% -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 - 25 £433 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 55 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (43.55%) Usability Testing
4 26 (41.94%) Scrum
5 23 (37.10%) Customer Insight
5 23 (37.10%) Service Design
6 22 (35.48%) Guerrilla Research
6 22 (35.48%) Selenium
7 19 (30.65%) Human Factors
7 19 (30.65%) QA
7 19 (30.65%) Ethnography
7 19 (30.65%) Test Automation
7 19 (30.65%) Market Research
8 18 (29.03%) Psychology
8 18 (29.03%) Automated Testing
8 18 (29.03%) Degree
8 18 (29.03%) Cognitive Psychology
9 17 (27.42%) Java
10 14 (22.58%) Scala
10 14 (22.58%) Gherkin
11 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
11 12 (19.35%) BDD
11 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
12 11 (17.74%) Performance Testing
12 11 (17.74%) ISEB
13 10 (16.13%) Business Analysis
13 10 (16.13%) WebDriver
14 9 (14.52%) Confluence
14 9 (14.52%) Atlassian
14 9 (14.52%) Jenkins

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 9 (14.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
1 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (35.48%) Selenium
2 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
3 10 (16.13%) WebDriver
4 9 (14.52%) Jenkins
4 9 (14.52%) JIRA
5 8 (12.90%) SoapUI
6 5 (8.06%) JUnit
6 5 (8.06%) RSpec
7 4 (6.45%) Appium
7 4 (6.45%) Calabash
7 4 (6.45%) Capybara
7 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.84%) Burp Suite
8 3 (4.84%) JMeter
9 1 (1.61%) Axure RP
9 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.68%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) User Researcher
2 16 (25.81%) Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Business Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Tester
5 7 (11.29%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) QA Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Automation Tester
7 5 (8.06%) Digital Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Digital Business Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Quality Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Developer in Test
8 4 (6.45%) Digital User Researcher
8 4 (6.45%) QA Tester
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Test Automation Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) Gherkin
2 8 (12.90%) RESTful
3 7 (11.29%) Web Services
4 5 (8.06%) JSON
5 3 (4.84%) Spring
5 3 (4.84%) XML
6 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (46.77%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.61%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Android
1 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Usability Testing
3 26 (41.94%) Scrum
4 23 (37.10%) Customer Insight
4 23 (37.10%) Service Design
5 22 (35.48%) Guerrilla Research
6 19 (30.65%) Ethnography
6 19 (30.65%) Human Factors
6 19 (30.65%) Market Research
6 19 (30.65%) Test Automation
7 18 (29.03%) Automated Testing
7 18 (29.03%) Cognitive Psychology
7 18 (29.03%) Psychology
8 12 (19.35%) BDD
8 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
9 11 (17.74%) Performance Testing
10 10 (16.13%) Business Analysis
11 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
12 8 (12.90%) Kanban
12 8 (12.90%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) Java
2 14 (22.58%) Scala
3 8 (12.90%) Groovy
4 4 (6.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) Degree
2 11 (17.74%) ISEB
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.65%) QA
2 8 (12.90%) WCAG
3 3 (4.84%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle
3 1 (1.61%) SAP
Crawley, West Sussex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago