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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 101 117 112
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 26 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.99% 0.27% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.38% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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
1813 1840 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.94% 71.18% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 936 683
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 78
Average hourly rate £20.63 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Slough - 9 £308 - 2
Reading +21 7 £445 +11.25% 1
Newbury - 4 £275 - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 46 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) Scrum
3 17 (35.42%) E-Commerce
4 15 (31.25%) JIRA
5 13 (27.08%) RESTful
5 13 (27.08%) User Experience
6 12 (25.00%) HTML
7 10 (20.83%) HTTP
7 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
8 9 (18.75%) MongoDB
8 9 (18.75%) TDD
8 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
9 8 (16.67%) Finance
9 8 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
9 8 (16.67%) Java
9 8 (16.67%) NoSQL
9 8 (16.67%) BDD
9 8 (16.67%) Marketing
10 7 (14.58%) Mobile App
10 7 (14.58%) HTML5
10 7 (14.58%) Open Source
10 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.58%) CSS
10 7 (14.58%) Project Management
10 7 (14.58%) Web Services
10 7 (14.58%) OO
10 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (12.50%) Migration
11 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 6 (12.50%) SEO

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) Joomla!
2 1 (2.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 8 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) JIRA
2 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) JBehave
3 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) JUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
1 8 (16.67%) Marketing
2 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.33%) French Language
3 4 (8.33%) Legal
4 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Analyst
2 26 (54.17%) Business Analyst
3 17 (35.42%) Agile Business Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Developer
5 7 (14.58%) ScrumMaster
6 4 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Product Owner
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.08%) PHP Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Product Manager
9 1 (2.08%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.08%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) UX Designer
9 1 (2.08%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) RESTful
2 12 (25.00%) HTML
3 7 (14.58%) CSS
3 7 (14.58%) Web Services
3 7 (14.58%) HTML5
4 5 (10.42%) DOM
4 5 (10.42%) Velocity
5 4 (8.33%) jQuery
6 3 (6.25%) Dojo
6 3 (6.25%) CSS3
6 3 (6.25%) Backbone.js
6 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.25%) XML
6 3 (6.25%) Spring
6 3 (6.25%) JSON
7 2 (4.17%) Java EE
7 2 (4.17%) SOAP
7 2 (4.17%) JMS
7 2 (4.17%) SAX
8 1 (2.08%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) User Experience
2 7 (14.58%) Mobile App
2 7 (14.58%) Open Source
3 5 (10.42%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.08%) STB
4 1 (2.08%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Android
1 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) Scrum
3 17 (35.42%) E-Commerce
4 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
5 9 (18.75%) TDD
5 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 8 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
6 8 (16.67%) BDD
7 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.58%) OO
7 7 (14.58%) Project Management
8 6 (12.50%) B2B
8 6 (12.50%) B2C
8 6 (12.50%) SEO
8 6 (12.50%) Migration
9 5 (10.42%) Pair Programming
9 5 (10.42%) Web Analytics
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (10.42%) Analytics
9 5 (10.42%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Java
2 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) Groovy
3 5 (10.42%) Scala
4 2 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.08%) PHP5
5 1 (2.08%) PHP4
5 1 (2.08%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) cPanel
Vendors
1 1 (2.08%) Cadence
1 1 (2.08%) Rackspace
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