The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South East / Surrey
Rank 70 87 83
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.63% 1.09% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.33% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 8
Median daily rate £403 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.55% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £453
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 Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 960 1053 1159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 82.12% 81.95% 81.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 693 648
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £316 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 81 29
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.38 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.77 £51.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Surrey

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Surrey over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Surrey

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leatherhead +26 4 £403 -5.29%
Guildford +6 3 £475 - 2
Staines -6 3 £475 - 2
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 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 Surrey region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) ISEB
2 8 (33.33%) Use Case
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (20.83%) User Experience
5 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Test Management
5 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) XML
5 5 (20.83%) Linux
5 5 (20.83%) Feasibility Study
6 4 (16.67%) Wireframes
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) XML Messaging
6 4 (16.67%) Unix
6 4 (16.67%) SOAP
6 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
6 4 (16.67%) IBM
6 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
6 4 (16.67%) HP
6 4 (16.67%) Selenium

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Unix Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) XML Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Business Process Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Designer
6 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Insurance Systems Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Process Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) XML
2 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (16.67%) SOAP
2 4 (16.67%) XML Messaging
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) CSS3
3 2 (8.33%) Ember.js
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) HTML5
3 2 (8.33%) Java EE
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) JSP
3 2 (8.33%) React
3 2 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) User Experience
2 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) Data Structures
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.33%) Taxonomies
5 1 (4.17%) AS400
5 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Use Case
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.83%) Feasibility Study
5 5 (20.83%) Test Management
5 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 4 (16.67%) Kanban
6 4 (16.67%) Software Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Wireframes
7 3 (12.50%) Business Process Modelling
7 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 3 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.33%) ERP
8 2 (8.33%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
2 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) HP
1 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Adobe
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle