The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 3 months to 24 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 / West Sussex
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 17 50
Rank change year-on-year -38 +33  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 59 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.42% 8.02% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 9.01% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 37 7
Median daily rate - £418 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.02%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £398
% change year-on-year +4.29% +2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 418 655 467
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 86.90% 88.99% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 407 305
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £51.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.76% +14.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £30.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £51.50 £50.00
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 West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in West Sussex

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 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
Worthing -9 2 - - 1
User Stories
South East

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

1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) Scrum
3 12 (41.38%) Business Analysis
4 11 (37.93%) Service Design
5 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (34.48%) Agile Project Management
5 10 (34.48%) Service Delivery
5 10 (34.48%) Project Management
6 8 (27.59%) Degree
7 7 (24.14%) Psychology
7 7 (24.14%) Human Factors
7 7 (24.14%) ISEB
7 7 (24.14%) Customer Insight
7 7 (24.14%) Usability Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Market Research
7 7 (24.14%) Ethnography
7 7 (24.14%) Qualitative Research
7 7 (24.14%) Guerrilla Research
7 7 (24.14%) Cognitive Psychology
7 7 (24.14%) Quantitative Research
7 7 (24.14%) Actionable Customer Insight
8 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
8 6 (20.69%) Coaching
8 6 (20.69%) Web Development
9 4 (13.79%) Actionable Insight
9 4 (13.79%) Open Source
9 4 (13.79%) UML
9 4 (13.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (10.34%) QA

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) User Researcher
3 6 (20.69%) Scrum Master
3 6 (20.69%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Agile Scrum Master
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Digital User Researcher
5 4 (13.79%) Product Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Coach
7 1 (3.45%) Digital Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) Scrum
3 12 (41.38%) Business Analysis
4 11 (37.93%) Service Design
5 10 (34.48%) Agile Project Management
5 10 (34.48%) Project Management
5 10 (34.48%) Service Delivery
6 7 (24.14%) Actionable Customer Insight
6 7 (24.14%) Cognitive Psychology
6 7 (24.14%) Customer Insight
6 7 (24.14%) Ethnography
6 7 (24.14%) Guerrilla Research
6 7 (24.14%) Human Factors
6 7 (24.14%) Market Research
6 7 (24.14%) Psychology
6 7 (24.14%) Qualitative Research
6 7 (24.14%) Quantitative Research
6 7 (24.14%) Usability Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
7 6 (20.69%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) ISEB
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
Worthing, West Sussex
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