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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 106 93 114
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.54% 1.18% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.66% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 6
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£338 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £379 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.89% -3.91%
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
1752 1812 1662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.25% 70.98% 68.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 879 681
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 35 38
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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
Maidenhead +3 4 £225 -
Reading +2 4 £339 -9.66% 3
Slough +2 2 £325 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 42 (89.36%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) User Experience
3 16 (34.04%) RESTful
4 15 (31.91%) HTML
5 14 (29.79%) HTTP
5 14 (29.79%) Scrum
5 14 (29.79%) Mobile App
6 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (23.40%) Web Development
6 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
6 11 (23.40%) CSS
6 11 (23.40%) DOM
6 11 (23.40%) OO
6 11 (23.40%) AngularJS
6 11 (23.40%) CSS3
6 11 (23.40%) Backbone.js
6 11 (23.40%) HTML5
6 11 (23.40%) Dojo
7 10 (21.28%) TDD
8 8 (17.02%) JIRA
8 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
9 6 (12.77%) BDD
9 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (12.77%) Finance
9 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
9 6 (12.77%) ITIL
10 5 (10.64%) Java
10 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.64%) Gherkin
10 5 (10.64%) Use Case

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (10.64%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Project
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) HTTP
2 3 (6.38%) NAS
3 2 (4.26%) Broadband
4 1 (2.13%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Hudson
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
1 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Analyst
2 24 (51.06%) Business Analyst
3 12 (25.53%) Developer
4 11 (23.40%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (21.28%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Architect
6 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (10.64%) Business Systems Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) ScrumMaster
9 1 (2.13%) Junior
9 1 (2.13%) Service Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) UAT Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Junior Business Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Junior Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) RESTful
2 15 (31.91%) HTML
3 11 (23.40%) CSS
3 11 (23.40%) DOM
3 11 (23.40%) AngularJS
3 11 (23.40%) CSS3
3 11 (23.40%) Backbone.js
3 11 (23.40%) HTML5
3 11 (23.40%) Dojo
4 5 (10.64%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.13%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) Web Services
5 1 (2.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.13%) Velocity
5 1 (2.13%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 19 (40.43%) User Experience
2 14 (29.79%) Mobile App
3 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Web 2.0
5 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.13%) Handset
6 1 (2.13%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (89.36%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Scrum
3 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (23.40%) Web Development
3 11 (23.40%) OO
4 10 (21.28%) TDD
5 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
6 6 (12.77%) BDD
6 6 (12.77%) ITIL
7 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
7 5 (10.64%) Use Case
8 4 (8.51%) Kanban
8 4 (8.51%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (8.51%) UML
9 3 (6.38%) SEO
9 3 (6.38%) Web Analytics
9 3 (6.38%) Pair Programming
9 3 (6.38%) Feature Driven Development
9 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.64%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) Groovy
3 3 (6.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Degree
1 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.13%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.13%) HP
2 1 (2.13%) hybris
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