Period
to 22 April 2018

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 6 months to 22 April 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 > West Sussex
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 41 71
Rank change year-on-year +19 +30 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 85 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 7.23% 4.96% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.98% 5.50% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 20
West Sussex median daily rate £468 £433 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.97% +20.28% -25.00%
10th Percentile £408 £375 £311
90th Percentile £597 £500 £450
South East median daily rate £475 £430 £381
% change year-on-year +10.36% +12.90% +0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £36.38
% change year-on-year +20.00% +3.09% -

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,065 909 1,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.56% 90.09% 88.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 549 672
West Sussex median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £297 £280 £250
90th Percentile £567 £549 £538
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 34
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £34.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.59% -5.56% +69.41%
10th Percentile £15.53 £14.25 £15.12
90th Percentile £67.25 £52.50 £44.28
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.52 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.53% -18.11% +27.43%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in West Sussex over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 April 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
Worthing +9 51 £485 +12.01%
Crawley -5 1 £525 +17.98% 1
Horsham - 1 £425 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 79 (92.94%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (75.29%) Scrum
3 29 (34.12%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (30.59%) Acceptance Criteria
4 26 (30.59%) Project Management
5 25 (29.41%) Agile Project Management
5 25 (29.41%) Mentoring
6 22 (25.88%) Service Delivery
6 22 (25.88%) Usability Testing
7 21 (24.71%) Kanban
7 21 (24.71%) Java
7 21 (24.71%) Coaching
8 20 (23.53%) JIRA
9 19 (22.35%) Confluence
10 18 (21.18%) Service Design
10 18 (21.18%) Actionable Insight
11 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 16 (18.82%) Scala
12 16 (18.82%) Open Source
12 16 (18.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (17.65%) QA
14 14 (16.47%) Selenium
14 14 (16.47%) SoapUI
14 14 (16.47%) Web Services
14 14 (16.47%) Software Engineering
14 14 (16.47%) Business Analysis
15 13 (15.29%) RESTful
15 13 (15.29%) Atlassian

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:

Application Platforms
1 19 (22.35%) Confluence
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.18%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) OpenText MBPM
1 3 (3.53%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) HTTP
1 2 (2.35%) SSL
1 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.35%) MySQL
1 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.18%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (23.53%) JIRA
2 14 (16.47%) Selenium
2 14 (16.47%) SoapUI
3 4 (4.71%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.53%) Subversion
5 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.18%) JUnit
5 1 (1.18%) RSpec
5 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Billing
2 1 (1.18%) Games
2 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Analyst
2 20 (23.53%) Scrum Master
3 19 (22.35%) Business Analyst
4 11 (12.94%) Architect
5 10 (11.76%) Product Manager
6 8 (9.41%) User Researcher
7 6 (7.06%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Agile Scrum Master
7 6 (7.06%) Tester
8 5 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) QA Tester
8 5 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Digital Business Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.53%) Developer
10 3 (3.53%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) QA Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) Web Services
2 13 (15.29%) Gherkin
2 13 (15.29%) RESTful
3 7 (8.24%) JSON
4 6 (7.06%) Ajax
4 6 (7.06%) CSS
4 6 (7.06%) HTML
4 6 (7.06%) REST
5 5 (5.88%) CSS3
5 5 (5.88%) HTML5
6 2 (2.35%) Django
6 2 (2.35%) Middleware
6 2 (2.35%) Play Framework
6 2 (2.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.18%) .NET
7 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.18%) DOM
7 1 (1.18%) J2EE
7 1 (1.18%) XHTML
7 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) User Experience
3 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (92.94%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (75.29%) Scrum
3 29 (34.12%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (30.59%) Acceptance Criteria
4 26 (30.59%) Project Management
5 25 (29.41%) Agile Project Management
5 25 (29.41%) Mentoring
6 22 (25.88%) Service Delivery
6 22 (25.88%) Usability Testing
7 21 (24.71%) Coaching
7 21 (24.71%) Kanban
8 18 (21.18%) Actionable Insight
8 18 (21.18%) Service Design
9 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 16 (18.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (18.82%) Open Source
11 15 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (16.47%) Business Analysis
12 14 (16.47%) Software Engineering
13 13 (15.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.71%) Java
2 16 (18.82%) Scala
3 13 (15.29%) Groovy
4 3 (3.53%) SQL
5 2 (2.35%) Ruby
6 1 (1.18%) C
6 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (7.06%) Degree
3 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.18%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) WCAG
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.53%) OpenText
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle
2 3 (3.53%) Pega
3 1 (1.18%) Red Hat