Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 33 66
Rank change year-on-year +10 +33 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 79 63 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 7.79% 5.69% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.55% 6.45% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 16
West Sussex median daily rate £450 £444 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £408 £375 £341
90th Percentile £640 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £475 £431 £400
% change year-on-year +10.29% +7.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £32.75
% 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 924 976 1,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 91.12% 88.09% 87.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 560 673
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £253 £280 £268
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 28 38
West Sussex median hourly rate £48.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.14% +27.27% +66.67%
10th Percentile £23.02 £28.50 £12.85
90th Percentile £62.05 £50.00 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.68 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.57% -21.07% +62.16%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 0 54 £473 +2.16%
Gatwick -2 1 £313 -16.67%
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 77 (97.47%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (74.68%) Scrum
3 29 (36.71%) Mentoring
4 28 (35.44%) Project Management
5 25 (31.65%) Coaching
5 25 (31.65%) Agile Project Management
6 24 (30.38%) Service Delivery
6 24 (30.38%) Acceptance Criteria
7 22 (27.85%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (27.85%) Usability Testing
8 20 (25.32%) Service Design
8 20 (25.32%) Actionable Insight
9 19 (24.05%) Kanban
10 18 (22.78%) Open Source
11 16 (20.25%) Java
12 15 (18.99%) Scala
12 15 (18.99%) Customer Insight
13 14 (17.72%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
13 14 (17.72%) Confluence
13 14 (17.72%) Business Analysis
13 14 (17.72%) JIRA
14 13 (16.46%) Human Factors
14 13 (16.46%) Market Research
14 13 (16.46%) Qualitative Research
14 13 (16.46%) Guerrilla Research
14 13 (16.46%) Actionable Customer Insight
14 13 (16.46%) Quantitative Research
14 13 (16.46%) Ethnography
15 12 (15.19%) Continuous Improvement

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 14 (17.72%) Confluence
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) OpenText MBPM
1 2 (2.53%) OpenText Process Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) HTTP
1 2 (2.53%) SSL
1 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (6.33%) MongoDB
1 5 (6.33%) MySQL
1 5 (6.33%) NoSQL
1 5 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (17.72%) JIRA
2 11 (13.92%) SoapUI
3 10 (12.66%) Selenium
4 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.53%) Subversion
6 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.27%) JUnit
6 1 (1.27%) RSpec
6 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Scrum Master
2 20 (25.32%) Analyst
3 16 (20.25%) Business Analyst
4 12 (15.19%) User Researcher
5 9 (11.39%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Architect
6 8 (10.13%) Digital Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Digital Business Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Product Manager
8 6 (7.59%) Agile Scrum Master
9 5 (6.33%) Tester
10 4 (5.06%) QA Tester
10 4 (5.06%) Technical Architect
10 4 (5.06%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) Developer
11 3 (3.80%) Developer in Test
11 3 (3.80%) Digital Architect
11 3 (3.80%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) QA Test Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) Gherkin
1 9 (11.39%) RESTful
1 9 (11.39%) Web Services
2 8 (10.13%) JSON
3 7 (8.86%) Ajax
3 7 (8.86%) CSS
3 7 (8.86%) CSS3
3 7 (8.86%) HTML
3 7 (8.86%) HTML5
3 7 (8.86%) REST
4 5 (6.33%) Django
4 5 (6.33%) Play Framework
4 5 (6.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (3.80%) Middleware
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.39%) User Experience
3 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (97.47%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (74.68%) Scrum
3 29 (36.71%) Mentoring
4 28 (35.44%) Project Management
5 25 (31.65%) Agile Project Management
5 25 (31.65%) Coaching
6 24 (30.38%) Acceptance Criteria
6 24 (30.38%) Service Delivery
7 22 (27.85%) Usability Testing
8 20 (25.32%) Actionable Insight
8 20 (25.32%) Service Design
9 19 (24.05%) Kanban
10 18 (22.78%) Open Source
11 15 (18.99%) Customer Insight
12 14 (17.72%) Business Analysis
12 14 (17.72%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
13 13 (16.46%) Human Factors
13 13 (16.46%) Market Research
13 13 (16.46%) Qualitative Research
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.25%) Java
2 15 (18.99%) Scala
3 9 (11.39%) Groovy
4 5 (6.33%) Ruby
5 2 (2.53%) C
5 2 (2.53%) SQL
6 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (8.86%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) ISEB
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) WCAG
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Atlassian
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) OpenText
3 2 (2.53%) Pega