Period
to 26 May 2019

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 6 months to 26 May 2019 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 > Surrey
6 months to
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 83 100
Rank change year-on-year +20 +17 +17
Contract jobs citing User Stories 78 80 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 3.09% 2.63% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 3.03% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 58 27
Surrey median daily rate £476 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.80% +21.21% -8.33%
10th Percentile £381 £363 £385
90th Percentile £584 £525 £523
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Surrey median hourly rate - £45.00 -
South East median hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00% -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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,212 2,644 1,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 87.71% 86.86% 84.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,578 1,851 1,293
Surrey median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £280
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 56
Surrey median hourly rate £20.00 £27.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.93% +0.93% -26.21%
10th Percentile £11.54 £10.70 £13.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.13 £48.50
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% +7.14% -16.00%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

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 6 months to 26 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Surrey

User Stories
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 26 May 2019. 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
Sunbury-on-Thames +4 27 £492 -2.77%
Reigate +25 12 £388 -18.42% 4
Guildford - 5 £388 -
Lightwater - 5 - -
Staines +13 4 £488 +21.88% 1
Epsom - 3 £525 -
Egham - 2 £388 -
Chertsey -4 1 £425 -
Addlestone - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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 Surrey region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 61 (78.21%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (60.26%) Scrum
3 31 (39.74%) DevOps
4 30 (38.46%) JIRA
5 26 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 22 (28.21%) SQL
7 21 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (24.36%) QA
8 19 (24.36%) Project Management
9 18 (23.08%) SDLC
10 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
11 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (19.23%) Scenario Testing
12 15 (19.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (19.23%) Regression Testing
12 15 (19.23%) Python
13 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
13 14 (17.95%) Manual Testing
14 13 (16.67%) Confluence
14 13 (16.67%) User Experience
14 13 (16.67%) Test Strategy
14 13 (16.67%) Jenkins
14 13 (16.67%) T-SQL
14 13 (16.67%) CRM
15 12 (15.38%) BDD
15 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
16 11 (14.10%) Kanban
16 11 (14.10%) Salesforce.com

User Stories
Co-occurring 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 13 (16.67%) Confluence
2 4 (5.13%) JBoss
3 1 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (10.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.28%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.28%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.28%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.82%) SaaS
2 10 (12.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 9 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (8.97%) OpenShift
5 6 (7.69%) Amazon S3
6 4 (5.13%) BrowserStack
7 3 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (3.85%) GitHub
7 3 (3.85%) Slack
8 2 (2.56%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.28%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.28%) Azure Stack
9 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) DNS
2 1 (1.28%) MPLS
2 1 (1.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.56%) Power BI
4 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.28%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.28%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.28%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (38.46%) JIRA
2 15 (19.23%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 9 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 9 (11.54%) Selenium
5 5 (6.41%) Eclipse
5 5 (6.41%) JMeter
5 5 (6.41%) SoapUI
5 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.13%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.13%) JUnit
6 4 (5.13%) Maven
6 4 (5.13%) SonarQube
7 3 (3.85%) MSBuild
7 3 (3.85%) NUnit
7 3 (3.85%) ReSharper
7 3 (3.85%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.28%) GitLab
9 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Electronics
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Back Office
5 1 (1.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (29.49%) Analyst
2 21 (26.92%) Business Analyst
3 13 (16.67%) Tester
4 12 (15.38%) Developer
5 9 (11.54%) Product Owner
6 6 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Digital Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Manual Tester
7 5 (6.41%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Tester
8 4 (5.13%) Automation Tester
8 4 (5.13%) Digital Business Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) QA Automation Tester
8 4 (5.13%) Scrum Master
8 4 (5.13%) Workday Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Quality Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Web Services
2 6 (7.69%) XML
3 5 (6.41%) .NET
3 5 (6.41%) HTML
4 4 (5.13%) CSS
4 4 (5.13%) Gherkin
4 4 (5.13%) JSON
4 4 (5.13%) REST
5 3 (3.85%) Kafka
5 3 (3.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 3 (3.85%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (3.85%) WPF
6 2 (2.56%) ADO
7 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.28%) jQuery
7 1 (1.28%) LINQ
7 1 (1.28%) Middleware
7 1 (1.28%) SOAP
7 1 (1.28%) Spring
7 1 (1.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (16.67%) User Experience
3 3 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (78.21%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (60.26%) Scrum
3 31 (39.74%) DevOps
4 26 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 19 (24.36%) Project Management
6 18 (23.08%) SDLC
7 16 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (19.23%) Regression Testing
8 15 (19.23%) Scenario Testing
9 14 (17.95%) Manual Testing
10 13 (16.67%) CRM
10 13 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 12 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
11 12 (15.38%) BDD
11 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (14.10%) Kanban
13 10 (12.82%) Change Management
13 10 (12.82%) Design Thinking
13 10 (12.82%) Translating Business Requirements
13 10 (12.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.21%) SQL
2 15 (19.23%) Python
3 13 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 7 (8.97%) C#
4 7 (8.97%) Java
5 3 (3.85%) XAML
6 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Degree
1 9 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.56%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.28%) ISEB
5 1 (1.28%) MBA
5 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.28%) PMP
5 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.36%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) PMO
3 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.10%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (11.54%) SAP
3 9 (11.54%) Workday
4 4 (5.13%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.13%) hybris
4 4 (5.13%) Informatica
5 3 (3.85%) IBM
5 3 (3.85%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (2.56%) Adobe
6 2 (2.56%) Tableau
7 1 (1.28%) CA Agile Central