The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Woking region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 16 11 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 1.75% 5.56% 7.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 8.11% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
User Stories
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Woking region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37 37 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 64.91% 68.52% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 52
Average daily rate £425 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £227 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £175.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.42% +483.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Woking region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Woking

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Woking region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Woking

User Stories
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Velocity
2 1 (50.00%) Market Research
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Publishing
2 1 (50.00%) CMS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Velocity
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Market Research
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB