Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 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 6 months to 21 January 2018 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.

User Story
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 40 59
Rank change year-on-year -6 +19 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.95% 3.15% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 3.83% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 2
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.73% -1.86% -22.22%
South East median daily rate £475 £431 £400
% change year-on-year +10.29% +7.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year -8.75% +22.14% -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 426 392 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 82.88% 82.35% 75.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 244 281
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.34% +1.71% -
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 13
East Sussex median hourly rate £26.00 £23.68 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -10.98% +33.60%
10th Percentile £10.26 £13.23 £11.68
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.15 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in East Sussex

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in East Sussex

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in East Sussex over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in East Sussex

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in East 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 East Sussex region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton +8 9 £425 +36.00% 2
Hove - 1 £550 - 2
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 East Sussex region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Coaching
3 3 (30.00%) Kanban
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) API Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (20.00%) Scala
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (10.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (10.00%) ATDD
5 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in East 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Scrum Master
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Product Manager
4 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Ajax
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) CSS3
1 1 (10.00%) Django
1 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) Play Framework
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Coaching
3 3 (30.00%) Kanban
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (20.00%) API Testing
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Actionable Insight
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (10.00%) ATDD
5 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
5 1 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Scala
2 1 (10.00%) Groovy
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA