Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 53 49
Rank change year-on-year +19 -4 +5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 18 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 3.50% 0.21% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 0.26% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 5
East Sussex median daily rate £500 £433 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.61% +19.31% -6.45%
10th Percentile £400 £416 £350
90th Percentile £563 £449 £475
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +11.76% +11.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £36.38
% change year-on-year +20.00% +3.09% -

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 418 385 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 81.17% 82.09% 79.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 250 297
East Sussex median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £270 £213 £233
90th Percentile £563 £525 £519
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 12
East Sussex median hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £22.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.48% -32.37% -9.80%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.50 £10.84
90th Percentile £44.00 £43.75 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% -16.67% +25.29%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +14 14 £425 -1.73% 2
Hove - 4 £525 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Sussex region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Project Management
4 5 (27.78%) Project Management
4 5 (27.78%) Coaching
5 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (22.22%) Kanban
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 3 (16.67%) Use Case
6 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (16.67%) Validation
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) ISEB
6 3 (16.67%) Service Management
6 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) ITSM
7 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) ATDD
7 2 (11.11%) API Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) Retail
7 2 (11.11%) Asset 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 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
1 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Scrum Master
2 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Digital Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Product Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Business IT Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Ajax
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) CSS3
1 1 (5.56%) Django
1 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) HTML5
1 1 (5.56%) JSON
1 1 (5.56%) Play Framework
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) RESTful
1 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) Coaching
3 5 (27.78%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (22.22%) Kanban
4 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 3 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) ITSM
5 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Use Case
5 3 (16.67%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Scala
2 1 (5.56%) Groovy
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) IIBA
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA