Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 34 73
Rank change year-on-year -13 +39 -13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 49 59 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 4.67% 4.65% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.28% 5.32% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 13
West Sussex median daily rate £431 £473 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.78% -10.00% +27.27%
10th Percentile £330 £323 £348
90th Percentile £472 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +4.71% +13.33% -6.25%
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% - -

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 928 1110 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 88.47% 87.47% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 631 693
West Sussex median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £271
90th Percentile £572 £550 £549
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 30
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +17.65% +85.94%
10th Percentile £24.61 £19.58 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 32 £438 -10.26% 2
Gatwick +10 4 £413 +10.00%
Chichester - 1 £325 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 48 (97.96%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (75.51%) Scrum
3 19 (38.78%) Acceptance Criteria
4 18 (36.73%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (30.61%) Mentoring
6 14 (28.57%) Project Management
7 13 (26.53%) Business Analysis
7 13 (26.53%) Coaching
7 13 (26.53%) Collaborative Working
8 12 (24.49%) Usability Testing
8 12 (24.49%) Service Delivery
9 11 (22.45%) Test Automation
9 11 (22.45%) Agile Project Management
10 10 (20.41%) Kanban
10 10 (20.41%) Analytical Thinking
10 10 (20.41%) Service Design
10 10 (20.41%) Actionable Insight
11 9 (18.37%) Scala
11 9 (18.37%) Customer Insight
11 9 (18.37%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (18.37%) Java
12 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
12 8 (16.33%) JIRA
12 8 (16.33%) QA
12 8 (16.33%) Selenium
12 8 (16.33%) Confluence
13 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
13 7 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (14.29%) Qualitative Research
13 7 (14.29%) Guerrilla Research

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 8 (16.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (6.12%) MySQL
2 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) JIRA
1 8 (16.33%) Selenium
2 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.08%) Burp Suite
4 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.08%) JMeter
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Business Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (22.45%) Scrum Master
5 7 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Digital Business Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) User Researcher
7 5 (10.20%) Tester
8 4 (8.16%) QA Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Architect
9 3 (6.12%) Product Manager
9 3 (6.12%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Digital Architect
10 2 (4.08%) Digital Product Manager
11 1 (2.04%) Automation Tester
11 1 (2.04%) Developer in Test
11 1 (2.04%) IT Analyst
11 1 (2.04%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Gherkin
1 6 (12.24%) RESTful
1 6 (12.24%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) Ajax
2 3 (6.12%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) CSS3
2 3 (6.12%) Django
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
2 3 (6.12%) HTML5
2 3 (6.12%) JSON
2 3 (6.12%) Play Framework
2 3 (6.12%) REST
2 3 (6.12%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (4.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.04%) Middleware
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Android
1 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (97.96%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (75.51%) Scrum
3 19 (38.78%) Acceptance Criteria
4 15 (30.61%) Mentoring
5 14 (28.57%) Project Management
6 13 (26.53%) Business Analysis
6 13 (26.53%) Coaching
6 13 (26.53%) Collaborative Working
7 12 (24.49%) Service Delivery
7 12 (24.49%) Usability Testing
8 11 (22.45%) Agile Project Management
8 11 (22.45%) Test Automation
9 10 (20.41%) Actionable Insight
9 10 (20.41%) Analytical Thinking
9 10 (20.41%) Kanban
9 10 (20.41%) Service Design
10 9 (18.37%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (18.37%) Customer Insight
11 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
12 7 (14.29%) Qualitative Research
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) Java
1 9 (18.37%) Scala
2 6 (12.24%) Groovy
3 3 (6.12%) Ruby
4 1 (2.04%) C
4 1 (2.04%) Python
4 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.12%) ISEB
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) WAI
2 2 (4.08%) WCAG
3 1 (2.04%) GDPR
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle