Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 24 28
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4 +43
Contract jobs citing User Stories 70 75 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 6.52% 7.50% 6.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.32% 8.16% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 34
West Sussex median daily rate £435 £448 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.79% -0.56% -12.20%
10th Percentile £363 £407 £375
90th Percentile £509 £501 £560
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -8.75% +22.14%

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 956 919 1,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 89.01% 91.90% 89.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 559 569
West Sussex median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £285
90th Percentile £575 £575 £545
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 30
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +35.71% +27.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £17.50 £18.92
90th Percentile £51.00 £53.45 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.41% +6.76% -21.05%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -8 52 £435 -2.25%
Crawley - 2 £350 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 65 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (60.00%) Scrum
3 30 (42.86%) JIRA
4 29 (41.43%) Confluence
5 28 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 25 (35.71%) Acceptance Criteria
7 24 (34.29%) Cucumber
8 21 (30.00%) Atlassian
8 21 (30.00%) TDD
9 20 (28.57%) Usability Testing
10 19 (27.14%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (24.29%) Decision-Making
11 17 (24.29%) Quantitative Research
11 17 (24.29%) SoapUI
11 17 (24.29%) Customer Insight
11 17 (24.29%) Qualitative Research
12 16 (22.86%) Selenium
13 15 (21.43%) Mentoring
14 14 (20.00%) Coaching
14 14 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
14 14 (20.00%) Test Strategy
14 14 (20.00%) Project Management
15 13 (18.57%) SQL
15 13 (18.57%) Scala
15 13 (18.57%) Test Scripting
15 13 (18.57%) Market Research
15 13 (18.57%) Continuous Delivery
16 12 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (15.71%) Service Delivery
17 11 (15.71%) BPSS Clearance

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 29 (41.43%) Confluence
2 2 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.43%) InVision
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.86%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (42.86%) JIRA
2 24 (34.29%) Cucumber
3 17 (24.29%) SoapUI
4 16 (22.86%) Selenium
5 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
5 9 (12.86%) JUnit
5 9 (12.86%) RSpec
5 9 (12.86%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.71%) JMeter
7 2 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (12.86%) Games
2 1 (1.43%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) User Researcher
2 11 (15.71%) Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Scrum Master
4 8 (11.43%) Automation Tester
4 8 (11.43%) Business Analyst
4 8 (11.43%) Test Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Tester
5 5 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Agile Scrum Master
5 5 (7.14%) Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Developer in Test
5 5 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Agile Product Owner
8 2 (2.86%) Product Owner
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) JSON
2 7 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.29%) RESTful
3 3 (4.29%) SOAP
3 3 (4.29%) Web Services
4 2 (2.86%) .NET
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.43%) Ajax
5 1 (1.43%) CSS
5 1 (1.43%) CSS3
5 1 (1.43%) Django
5 1 (1.43%) HTML
5 1 (1.43%) HTML5
5 1 (1.43%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.43%) REST
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (7.14%) User Experience
3 3 (4.29%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Robotics
5 1 (1.43%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (60.00%) Scrum
3 28 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 25 (35.71%) Acceptance Criteria
5 21 (30.00%) TDD
6 20 (28.57%) Usability Testing
7 19 (27.14%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (24.29%) Customer Insight
8 17 (24.29%) Decision-Making
8 17 (24.29%) Qualitative Research
8 17 (24.29%) Quantitative Research
9 15 (21.43%) Mentoring
10 14 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
10 14 (20.00%) Coaching
10 14 (20.00%) Project Management
10 14 (20.00%) Test Strategy
11 13 (18.57%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (18.57%) Market Research
11 13 (18.57%) Test Scripting
12 12 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) Scala
1 13 (18.57%) SQL
2 8 (11.43%) Java
3 3 (4.29%) Groovy
4 1 (1.43%) C#
4 1 (1.43%) Python
4 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) WCAG
2 7 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.43%) Adobe