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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 55 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.59% 1.71% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 2.46% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £33.16 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-1.01% +6.97%
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
410 244 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 80.87% 69.52% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 168 195
Average daily rate £385 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 18
Average hourly rate £50.00 £26.98 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.35% -22.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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
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User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (35.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) CRM
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 2 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Selenium
6 2 (14.29%) Play Framework
6 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 2 (14.29%) Capybara
7 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (7.14%) BDD
7 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 1 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (7.14%) Kanban
7 1 (7.14%) Android

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) Capybara
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Business Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) ScrumMaster
4 3 (21.43%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) CRM Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Coach
6 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) Play Framework
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) CGI
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) CRM
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Kanban
7 1 (7.14%) BDD
7 1 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) Workflow
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft