Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 52 23
Rank change year-on-year +29 -29 +54
Contract jobs citing User Stories 77 39 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 7.10% 3.94% 6.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.82% 4.39% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 57
West Sussex median daily rate £433 £431 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.46% -7.31% -11.43%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £346
90th Percentile £514 £458 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% -7.50% -

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 985 888 1,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.78% 89.70% 89.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 543 702
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +9.33%
10th Percentile £300 £251 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 37
West Sussex median hourly rate £50.25 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.79% +26.67% +138.10%
10th Percentile £18.38 £21.31 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £52.25
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +6 49 £446 +1.87% 3
Crawley - 4 £500 -
Horsham - 1 - - 2
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 69 (89.61%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (68.83%) Scrum
3 31 (40.26%) JIRA
4 29 (37.66%) Test Automation
5 26 (33.77%) Acceptance Criteria
5 26 (33.77%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (32.47%) Confluence
7 24 (31.17%) Usability Testing
8 22 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (27.27%) Mentoring
9 21 (27.27%) Atlassian
10 20 (25.97%) Java
10 20 (25.97%) Scala
11 19 (24.68%) Project Management
12 18 (23.38%) QA
12 18 (23.38%) Selenium
12 18 (23.38%) Performance Testing
12 18 (23.38%) Kanban
12 18 (23.38%) Open Source
12 18 (23.38%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (22.08%) Coaching
13 17 (22.08%) SoapUI
13 17 (22.08%) Agile Project Management
13 17 (22.08%) Web Services
14 15 (19.48%) Service Delivery
14 15 (19.48%) API Testing
15 14 (18.18%) Defect Management
15 14 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
15 14 (18.18%) Gherkin
15 14 (18.18%) Cucumber

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 25 (32.47%) Confluence
2 1 (1.30%) JBoss
2 1 (1.30%) OpenROAD
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.30%) SAS
2 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.30%) InVision
2 1 (1.30%) Mingle
2 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) PaaS
2 2 (2.60%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.19%) MySQL
2 3 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (40.26%) JIRA
2 18 (23.38%) Selenium
3 17 (22.08%) SoapUI
4 14 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.90%) JUnit
6 3 (3.90%) RSpec
6 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.30%) JMeter
8 1 (1.30%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Games
3 1 (1.30%) Back Office
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Front Office
3 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Analyst
2 16 (20.78%) Test Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Business Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) User Researcher
4 9 (11.69%) Scrum Master
5 7 (9.09%) Architect
5 7 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.49%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Digital Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Developer in Test
8 4 (5.19%) Digital Business Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Agile Scrum Master
9 3 (3.90%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.90%) Product Manager
9 3 (3.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) Web Services
2 14 (18.18%) Gherkin
3 13 (16.88%) RESTful
4 6 (7.79%) JSON
5 5 (6.49%) REST
6 4 (5.19%) Django
6 4 (5.19%) Play Framework
6 4 (5.19%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (5.19%) SOAP
7 3 (3.90%) Ajax
7 3 (3.90%) CSS
7 3 (3.90%) CSS3
7 3 (3.90%) HTML
7 3 (3.90%) HTML5
8 2 (2.60%) .NET
8 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.30%) Java EE
9 1 (1.30%) JMS
9 1 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (16.88%) User Experience
2 5 (6.49%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.90%) Linux
1 3 (3.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (89.61%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (68.83%) Scrum
3 29 (37.66%) Test Automation
4 26 (33.77%) Acceptance Criteria
4 26 (33.77%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (31.17%) Usability Testing
6 22 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 19 (24.68%) Project Management
9 18 (23.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (23.38%) Kanban
9 18 (23.38%) Open Source
9 18 (23.38%) Performance Testing
10 17 (22.08%) Agile Project Management
10 17 (22.08%) Coaching
11 15 (19.48%) API Testing
11 15 (19.48%) Service Delivery
12 14 (18.18%) Defect Management
12 14 (18.18%) Security Testing
12 14 (18.18%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) Java
1 20 (25.97%) Scala
2 13 (16.88%) Groovy
3 11 (14.29%) SQL
4 4 (5.19%) Ruby
5 2 (2.60%) C#
5 2 (2.60%) Python
6 1 (1.30%) Java 8
6 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (5.19%) Degree
3 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.38%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) WCAG
3 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Ansible
1 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.30%) Puppet
1 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.30%) Adobe
4 1 (1.30%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle
4 1 (1.30%) Pega
4 1 (1.30%) WSO2