The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 99 107 110
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 34 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.19% 0.76% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.02% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 3
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£400 £334 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -25.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +38.46%
User Stories
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2008 2061 1518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.33% 74.54% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1084 617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 64
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £164.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Berkshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 6 £325 -16.12% 1
Slough +1 4 £307 +3.19% 2
Bracknell -1 1 £400 +34.45% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £220 -
Newbury - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 54 (93.10%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) HTML
2 21 (36.21%) RESTful
3 20 (34.48%) Scrum
4 19 (32.76%) User Experience
5 17 (29.31%) HTTP
6 16 (27.59%) Mobile App
7 14 (24.14%) JIRA
7 14 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (22.41%) TDD
8 13 (22.41%) JavaScript
8 13 (22.41%) CSS
8 13 (22.41%) OO
8 13 (22.41%) HTML5
9 12 (20.69%) Waterfall
10 10 (17.24%) Extreme Programming
10 10 (17.24%) Telecoms
10 10 (17.24%) E-Commerce
10 10 (17.24%) DOM
10 10 (17.24%) Java
10 10 (17.24%) MongoDB
10 10 (17.24%) NoSQL
10 10 (17.24%) CSS3
10 10 (17.24%) Backbone.js
10 10 (17.24%) AngularJS
10 10 (17.24%) Web Development
10 10 (17.24%) Dojo
11 9 (15.52%) BDD
11 9 (15.52%) Finance
12 7 (12.07%) SEO

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.07%) Confluence
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.31%) HTTP
2 3 (5.17%) NAS
3 2 (3.45%) Broadband
4 1 (1.72%) ATM
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) MongoDB
1 10 (17.24%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) JIRA
2 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.72%) Maven
3 1 (1.72%) JUnit
3 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.72%) JBehave
3 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.72%) Hudson
General
1 10 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 9 (15.52%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Analyst
2 28 (48.28%) Business Analyst
3 19 (32.76%) Agile Business Analyst
4 14 (24.14%) Developer
5 11 (18.97%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (8.62%) ScrumMaster
7 4 (6.90%) Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Product Owner
8 2 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Tester
9 1 (1.72%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) Software Tester
9 1 (1.72%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Service Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) UAT Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.21%) HTML
1 21 (36.21%) RESTful
2 13 (22.41%) CSS
2 13 (22.41%) HTML5
3 10 (17.24%) DOM
3 10 (17.24%) CSS3
3 10 (17.24%) Backbone.js
3 10 (17.24%) AngularJS
3 10 (17.24%) Dojo
4 7 (12.07%) Web Services
5 5 (8.62%) Gherkin
5 5 (8.62%) Velocity
6 4 (6.90%) JSON
7 3 (5.17%) jQuery
8 1 (1.72%) Spring
8 1 (1.72%) SOAP
8 1 (1.72%) SailPoint
8 1 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.76%) User Experience
2 16 (27.59%) Mobile App
3 7 (12.07%) Web 2.0
4 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (10.34%) Open Source
5 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.72%) STB
6 1 (1.72%) Life Science
6 1 (1.72%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) UNIX
1 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (93.10%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (34.48%) Scrum
3 14 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (22.41%) TDD
4 13 (22.41%) OO
5 12 (20.69%) Waterfall
6 10 (17.24%) Extreme Programming
6 10 (17.24%) E-Commerce
6 10 (17.24%) Web Development
7 9 (15.52%) BDD
8 7 (12.07%) SEO
8 7 (12.07%) Web Analytics
8 7 (12.07%) Pair Programming
8 7 (12.07%) Feature Driven Development
8 7 (12.07%) Analytics
9 6 (10.34%) Use Case
9 6 (10.34%) Project Management
9 6 (10.34%) Kanban
10 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) JavaScript
2 10 (17.24%) Java
3 7 (12.07%) Scala
3 7 (12.07%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) Degree
1 1 (1.72%) CBAP
1 1 (1.72%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.72%) Cadence
2 1 (1.72%) hybris