Period
to 19 October 2018

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 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 > Surrey
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 107 102
Rank change year-on-year +21 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 76 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.34% 1.27% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 1.49% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 26 15
Surrey median daily rate £450 £414 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.76% -10.54% +15.63%
10th Percentile £368 £311 £363
90th Percentile £559 £525 £502
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Surrey median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 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 2,857 2,285 1,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 87.99% 85.23% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,016 1,634 1,340
Surrey median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £257
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 60 86
Surrey median hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +43.64% -8.33%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.00
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 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 19 October 2018.

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 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
Reigate -6 16 £413 -17.50% 2
Sunbury-on-Thames -1 11 £506 +25.78%
Staines -15 7 £575 +24.32% 2
Camberley +1 4 £500 -7.41%
Leatherhead - 4 £450 - 1
Guildford - 3 £475 - 1
Woking +4 2 £388 +22.05% 1
Epsom +3 1 £525 +55.56%
Chertsey - 1 - - 2
Weybridge - 1 £388 -
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 Surrey region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 61 (80.26%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (67.11%) Scrum
3 24 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 22 (28.95%) Finance
5 20 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (22.37%) Scenario Testing
7 16 (21.05%) SDLC
8 15 (19.74%) SQL
9 14 (18.42%) Python
9 14 (18.42%) JIRA
9 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy
10 12 (15.79%) Regression Testing
10 12 (15.79%) T-SQL
10 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
10 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (14.47%) Manual Testing
11 11 (14.47%) QA
11 11 (14.47%) BDD
11 11 (14.47%) Java
11 11 (14.47%) TDD
12 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
12 10 (13.16%) User Experience
13 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (11.84%) JSON
13 9 (11.84%) Validation
14 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (10.53%) Software Testing
14 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
14 8 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (10.53%) Git (software)

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 4 (5.26%) Apache
1 4 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (5.26%) Confluence
1 4 (5.26%) GemFire
2 3 (3.95%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.63%) InVision
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.63%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) SaaS
2 4 (5.26%) GitHub
2 4 (5.26%) OpenShift
2 4 (5.26%) PaaS
2 4 (5.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 3 (3.95%) BrowserStack
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.26%) HBase
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.63%) Redis
4 2 (2.63%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) JIRA
2 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (7.89%) JUnit
6 5 (6.58%) Eclipse
6 5 (6.58%) Selenium
7 4 (5.26%) GitLab
7 4 (5.26%) IntelliJ
7 4 (5.26%) MSBuild
7 4 (5.26%) NUnit
7 4 (5.26%) ReSharper
7 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.95%) JMeter
8 3 (3.95%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (3.95%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.63%) Maven
9 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (28.95%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (40.79%) Analyst
2 20 (26.32%) Business Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Tester
4 12 (15.79%) Test Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Product Owner
6 7 (9.21%) Agile Tester
6 7 (9.21%) Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Systems Tester
7 5 (6.58%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Asset Management Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Java Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.26%) Service Owner
8 4 (5.26%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) DevOps Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Digital Product Owner
9 3 (3.95%) Pensions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) JSON
2 7 (9.21%) Gherkin
3 6 (7.89%) REST
4 5 (6.58%) .NET
4 5 (6.58%) CSS
4 5 (6.58%) RESTful
5 4 (5.26%) Kafka
5 4 (5.26%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 4 (5.26%) Middleware
5 4 (5.26%) Node.js
5 4 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (5.26%) Spring
5 4 (5.26%) Spring Cloud
5 4 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (5.26%) WPF
6 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.95%) HTML
6 3 (3.95%) jQuery
6 3 (3.95%) React
7 2 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.16%) User Experience
3 5 (6.58%) Minimum Viable Product
3 5 (6.58%) Virtual Team
4 4 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.63%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.32%) NHS
7 1 (1.32%) PKI
7 1 (1.32%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Unix
2 4 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (80.26%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (67.11%) Scrum
3 24 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 17 (22.37%) Scenario Testing
5 16 (21.05%) SDLC
6 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy
7 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (15.79%) Regression Testing
8 11 (14.47%) BDD
8 11 (14.47%) Manual Testing
8 11 (14.47%) TDD
9 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (11.84%) Validation
10 8 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (10.53%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.21%) ATDD
11 7 (9.21%) CRM
11 7 (9.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.74%) SQL
2 14 (18.42%) Python
3 12 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 11 (14.47%) Java
5 6 (7.89%) C#
5 6 (7.89%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.58%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.26%) XAML
8 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 7 (9.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.58%) Degree
4 4 (5.26%) ISEB
4 4 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (3.95%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.47%) QA
2 4 (5.26%) PMO
3 3 (3.95%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 4 (5.26%) HDFS
2 1 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Ansible
2 3 (3.95%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle
3 5 (6.58%) FNZ
3 5 (6.58%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (6.58%) Workday
4 3 (3.95%) HP
5 2 (2.63%) Adobe
6 1 (1.32%) Apple
6 1 (1.32%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.32%) Google
6 1 (1.32%) Kronos
6 1 (1.32%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.32%) Wrike