Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 54 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 -25 +36
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 4 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.23% 0.75% 5.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.86% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 24
East Sussex median daily rate £450 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.21% +1.07% +1.82%
10th Percentile £280 £278 £304
90th Percentile £575 £433 £453
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% -8.75% -

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 514 465 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 90.02% 86.92% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 312 297
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £549 £550
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 14
East Sussex median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £19.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.85% +67.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £12.30
90th Percentile £43.75 £101.25 £33.75
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 6 £450 +27.21% 4
Hove - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) Scala
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) Kotlin
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (28.57%) Java 8
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (28.57%) Rust
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) API Testing
4 2 (28.57%) 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) API Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Scala
2 2 (28.57%) Java 8
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Kotlin
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 2 (28.57%) Rust
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) IIBA
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow