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 3 months to 29 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.

User Story
South East / East Sussex
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 40 36
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex - 0.66% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.83% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.33%  
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 East Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 182 240 272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 83.49% 78.95% 88.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 168 144
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 18
Median hourly rate £11.00 £28.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.73% -15.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Sussex 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 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

For the 6 months to 29 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 East Sussex 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%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

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:

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