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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South East / Berkshire
Rank 79 85 97
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Contract jobs citing User Stories 27 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.38% 1.03% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.32% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 15
Median daily rate £350 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £314 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
1575 1896 1893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.48% 78.48% 74.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 993 1003
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 75 23
Median hourly rate £23.34 £17.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.37% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £34.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +5 7 - - 3
Bracknell - 5 £475 -
Maidenhead -2 3 £350 -20.00%
Newbury +4 1 £485 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 55 (94.83%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (55.17%) Scrum
3 29 (50.00%) TDD
4 22 (37.93%) Kanban
5 21 (36.21%) HTML
5 21 (36.21%) CSS
6 20 (34.48%) Pair Programming
6 20 (34.48%) AngularJS
7 18 (31.03%) JavaScript
7 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
8 17 (29.31%) Web Services
8 17 (29.31%) CSS3
8 17 (29.31%) HTML5
9 16 (27.59%) Node.js
9 16 (27.59%) Software Engineering
9 16 (27.59%) JIRA
10 15 (25.86%) RESTful
10 15 (25.86%) Performance Testing
10 15 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (25.86%) OOP
10 15 (25.86%) Confluence
10 15 (25.86%) Sass
10 15 (25.86%) LESS
10 15 (25.86%) Gatling
11 14 (24.14%) Jenkins
12 13 (22.41%) E-Commerce
12 13 (22.41%) Java
13 12 (20.69%) Open Source
14 11 (18.97%) Waterfall
14 11 (18.97%) Amazon AWS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 15 (25.86%) Confluence
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (3.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.72%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.72%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (17.24%) Amazon Kinesis
2 10 (17.24%) AWS CloudFormation
2 10 (17.24%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (6.90%) GIS
2 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
2 16 (27.59%) JIRA
3 15 (25.86%) Gatling
4 14 (24.14%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.90%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.72%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.72%) JUnit
6 1 (1.72%) NUnit
6 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.62%) Marketing
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Billing
4 2 (3.45%) Finance
4 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.72%) Automotive
5 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Developer
2 14 (24.14%) Analyst
3 12 (20.69%) Business Analyst
3 12 (20.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (15.52%) Scrum Master
5 5 (8.62%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Angular Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Product Owner
7 3 (5.17%) Web Applications Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Web Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.21%) CSS
1 21 (36.21%) HTML
2 20 (34.48%) AngularJS
3 17 (29.31%) CSS3
3 17 (29.31%) HTML5
3 17 (29.31%) Web Services
4 16 (27.59%) Node.js
5 15 (25.86%) LESS
5 15 (25.86%) RESTful
5 15 (25.86%) Sass
6 7 (12.07%) React
7 5 (8.62%) REST
7 5 (8.62%) Spring
7 5 (8.62%) Velocity
8 4 (6.90%) EJB
8 4 (6.90%) Hibernate
8 4 (6.90%) Java EE
8 4 (6.90%) JPA
8 4 (6.90%) jQuery
8 4 (6.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Cryptography
1 4 (6.90%) User Experience
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Life Science
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Android
1 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (94.83%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (55.17%) Scrum
3 29 (50.00%) TDD
4 22 (37.93%) Kanban
5 20 (34.48%) Pair Programming
6 16 (27.59%) Software Engineering
7 15 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (25.86%) OOP
7 15 (25.86%) Performance Testing
8 13 (22.41%) E-Commerce
9 12 (20.69%) Open Source
10 11 (18.97%) Waterfall
11 10 (17.24%) Front End Development
11 10 (17.24%) Release Management
12 9 (15.52%) High Availability
13 8 (13.79%) BDD
14 7 (12.07%) Business Analysis
14 7 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (12.07%) DevOps
15 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 13 (22.41%) Java
3 5 (8.62%) Python
4 2 (3.45%) Perl
4 2 (3.45%) Scala
4 2 (3.45%) SQL
5 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
5 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) Degree
3 2 (3.45%) ISEB
4 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.72%) HP
2 1 (1.72%) NetSuite