Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 57 43
Rank change year-on-year +33 -14 +37
Contract jobs citing User Stories 84 39 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 6.75% 3.59% 5.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.46% 4.06% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 47
West Sussex median daily rate £450 £435 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% -15.18%
10th Percentile £363 £394 £313
90th Percentile £538 £500 £545
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -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 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 1,126 960 1,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.51% 88.48% 90.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 598 741
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £418 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +3.09% +4.18%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 24 37
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.55% -3.33% +64.11%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.80 £15.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.38 £52.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.66 £24.06
% change year-on-year +27.16% -18.29% +11.65%

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 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in West Sussex

User Stories
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly 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 6 months to 16 July 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 +20 48 £450 +0.28%
Crawley +10 4 £513 +15.17% 2
Horsham - 2 £425 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 74 (88.10%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (73.81%) Scrum
3 29 (34.52%) Acceptance Criteria
4 27 (32.14%) JIRA
5 26 (30.95%) Java
5 26 (30.95%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (29.76%) Test Automation
7 24 (28.57%) Kanban
7 24 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (27.38%) Mentoring
8 23 (27.38%) Usability Testing
9 22 (26.19%) Scala
10 21 (25.00%) QA
10 21 (25.00%) Web Services
10 21 (25.00%) Project Management
11 20 (23.81%) Selenium
11 20 (23.81%) Performance Testing
11 20 (23.81%) Confluence
12 19 (22.62%) Agile Project Management
12 19 (22.62%) Coaching
12 19 (22.62%) Service Delivery
13 18 (21.43%) Security Testing
13 18 (21.43%) Atlassian
13 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering
13 18 (21.43%) API Testing
13 18 (21.43%) Defect Management
13 18 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
14 17 (20.24%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (20.24%) Gherkin
14 17 (20.24%) RESTful

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 20 (23.81%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) JBoss
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (1.19%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) HTTP
1 2 (2.38%) Internet
1 2 (2.38%) SSL
1 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.38%) MySQL
1 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.19%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 27 (32.14%) JIRA
2 20 (23.81%) Selenium
3 15 (17.86%) SoapUI
4 9 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.57%) Subversion
6 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.38%) JUnit
6 2 (2.38%) RSpec
6 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (1.19%) Back Office
3 1 (1.19%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Billing
3 1 (1.19%) Front Office
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (39.29%) Analyst
2 18 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 16 (19.05%) Business Analyst
4 15 (17.86%) Scrum Master
5 11 (13.10%) Architect
6 6 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Product Manager
6 6 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Digital Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.95%) User Researcher
8 4 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Developer in Test
8 4 (4.76%) Digital Business Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) Web Services
2 17 (20.24%) Gherkin
2 17 (20.24%) RESTful
3 7 (8.33%) JSON
4 6 (7.14%) REST
5 5 (5.95%) Ajax
5 5 (5.95%) CSS
5 5 (5.95%) HTML
6 4 (4.76%) CSS3
6 4 (4.76%) HTML5
7 3 (3.57%) Django
7 3 (3.57%) Play Framework
7 3 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.19%) .NET
8 1 (1.19%) DOM
8 1 (1.19%) J2EE
8 1 (1.19%) jBPM
8 1 (1.19%) SOAP
8 1 (1.19%) Spring
8 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.90%) User Experience
3 2 (2.38%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (88.10%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (73.81%) Scrum
3 29 (34.52%) Acceptance Criteria
4 26 (30.95%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (29.76%) Test Automation
6 24 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 24 (28.57%) Kanban
7 23 (27.38%) Mentoring
7 23 (27.38%) Usability Testing
8 21 (25.00%) Project Management
9 20 (23.81%) Performance Testing
10 19 (22.62%) Agile Project Management
10 19 (22.62%) Coaching
10 19 (22.62%) Service Delivery
11 18 (21.43%) API Testing
11 18 (21.43%) Defect Management
11 18 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
11 18 (21.43%) Security Testing
11 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering
12 17 (20.24%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.95%) Java
2 22 (26.19%) Scala
3 17 (20.24%) Groovy
4 6 (7.14%) SQL
5 3 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) C#
6 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.19%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.38%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (21.43%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle
2 2 (2.38%) Pega
2 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.19%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.19%) OpenText
3 1 (1.19%) Red Hat