The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
East Sussex / Brighton
Rank - 26 34
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton - 1.09% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.43% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Brighton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 115 140 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 85.82% 76.50% 88.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 99 115
Median daily rate £388 £340 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -17.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 10
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -64.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brighton citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Brighton

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Brighton

User Stories
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Brighton region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 3 (60.00%) Wireframes
2 3 (60.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) BDD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Designer
1 3 (60.00%) UX Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Prototyping
2 3 (60.00%) Wireframes
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB