Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 52 38
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 2.42% 0.56% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 0.66% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 14
East Sussex median daily rate £500 £433 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.61% +21.40% -5.00%
10th Percentile £238 £416 £325
90th Percentile £575 £449 £475
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -

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 464 455 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 86.25% 85.53% 83.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 299 346
East Sussex median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £275 £231 £253
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 11
East Sussex median hourly rate £13.50 £12.72 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.17% -24.50% -9.85%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.60
90th Percentile £16.68 £58.13 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year +26.23% -16.21% +10.21%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +6 9 £375 -13.29% 3
Hove - 4 £500 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) Validation
3 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Use Case
3 4 (30.77%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) ITSM
3 4 (30.77%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (30.77%) Coaching
4 3 (23.08%) API Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (23.08%) IIBA
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
6 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria

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 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Business IT Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) IT Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) IT Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Product Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum Master
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
1 1 (7.69%) RESTful
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Coaching
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (30.77%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) ITSM
3 4 (30.77%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Use Case
3 4 (30.77%) Validation
4 3 (23.08%) API Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Groovy
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) IIBA
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance