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 26 June 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.

User Story
South East / Surrey
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 76 79
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 17 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.38% 1.53% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.81% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 8
Median daily rate £413 £463 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +42.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £370 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £478 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £399
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 1054 1049 1019
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 85.62% 84.26% 78.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 700 581
Median daily rate £435 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +4.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Staines +7 3 £463 +19.35% 2
Redhill - 3 £385 -
Leatherhead +15 1 £413 -10.81%
Reigate - 1 £500 -
Epsom - 1 £341 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Scrum
3 11 (30.56%) ISEB
3 11 (30.56%) Use Case
4 10 (27.78%) Waterfall
5 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (22.22%) Kanban
6 8 (22.22%) Feasibility Study
7 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.67%) Finance
8 6 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
8 6 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (13.89%) User Experience
9 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
9 5 (13.89%) UML
9 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
9 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
9 5 (13.89%) Test Management
9 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
10 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 4 (11.11%) Requirements Management
10 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
10 4 (11.11%) Linux

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 3 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (8.33%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.78%) DB2
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 3 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Analyst
2 16 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) C++ Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Embedded Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior C++ Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Angular Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Insurance Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) OBIEE Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Unix Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 4 (11.11%) CSS
1 4 (11.11%) Ember.js
1 4 (11.11%) HTML
1 4 (11.11%) React
1 4 (11.11%) XML
2 3 (8.33%) DirectX
2 3 (8.33%) MFC
2 3 (8.33%) SOAP
2 3 (8.33%) STL
2 3 (8.33%) XML Messaging
3 2 (5.56%) CSS3
3 2 (5.56%) HTML5
3 2 (5.56%) Java EE
3 2 (5.56%) JSP
3 2 (5.56%) Node.js
3 2 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) User Experience
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.33%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.78%) AS400
4 1 (2.78%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Scrum
3 11 (30.56%) Use Case
4 10 (27.78%) Waterfall
5 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (22.22%) Feasibility Study
6 8 (22.22%) Kanban
7 6 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
7 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 6 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.89%) Test Management
8 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.89%) UML
8 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
9 4 (11.11%) Requirements Management
10 3 (8.33%) ERP
10 3 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C++
2 3 (8.33%) Embedded C++
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) ES6
3 2 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) ISEB
2 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) HP
2 3 (8.33%) IBM
2 3 (8.33%) ILOG
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
Staines, Middlesex
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