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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 83 104 124
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 40 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.56% 1.00% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.34% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 6
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£355 £331 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% -29.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £438 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £33.16 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-1.01% +6.97%
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
1899 1872 1711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 74.06% 74.52% 69.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 891 748
Average daily rate £379 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 20 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.04 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.34% -39.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 July 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 July 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
Reading +22 30 £360 -25.19% 6
Slough -4 1 £325 -
Newbury - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 58 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (53.73%) Scrum
3 31 (46.27%) TDD
4 22 (32.84%) BDD
5 19 (28.36%) Data Protection
6 18 (26.87%) HTML
6 18 (26.87%) Java
7 15 (22.39%) CSS
8 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
8 14 (20.90%) AngularJS
9 12 (17.91%) Web Development
9 12 (17.91%) User Experience
10 11 (16.42%) Mobile App
10 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
11 10 (14.93%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (14.93%) GIS
12 9 (13.43%) MVC
12 9 (13.43%) Hibernate
12 9 (13.43%) Oracle
12 9 (13.43%) EJB
12 9 (13.43%) Python
12 9 (13.43%) TeamCity
12 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
12 9 (13.43%) Oracle Spatial
12 9 (13.43%) Spring
12 9 (13.43%) Business Analysis
12 9 (13.43%) Spring MVC
12 9 (13.43%) jQuery
13 8 (11.94%) JIRA
13 8 (11.94%) RESTful

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (13.43%) Oracle Spatial
2 6 (8.96%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) HTTP
2 2 (2.99%) NAS
3 1 (1.49%) ATM
3 1 (1.49%) Internet
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) TeamCity
1 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.94%) JIRA
3 6 (8.96%) Selenium
3 6 (8.96%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.97%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.49%) Hudson
6 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (62.69%) Analyst
2 34 (50.75%) Business Analyst
3 17 (25.37%) Agile Business Analyst
4 15 (22.39%) Developer
5 13 (19.40%) Business Systems Analyst
5 13 (19.40%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Test Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Java Developer
7 7 (10.45%) Tester
7 7 (10.45%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Automation Tester
8 5 (7.46%) Architect
9 4 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Junior
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (2.99%) Junior Java Developer
11 2 (2.99%) ScrumMaster
11 2 (2.99%) Test Leader
11 2 (2.99%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) HTML
2 15 (22.39%) CSS
3 14 (20.90%) AngularJS
4 9 (13.43%) jQuery
4 9 (13.43%) EJB
4 9 (13.43%) Hibernate
4 9 (13.43%) Spring
4 9 (13.43%) Spring MVC
5 8 (11.94%) RESTful
6 7 (10.45%) JPA
6 7 (10.45%) Java EE
7 6 (8.96%) HTML5
7 6 (8.96%) CSS3
7 6 (8.96%) Gherkin
8 5 (7.46%) Backbone.js
8 5 (7.46%) Dojo
8 5 (7.46%) DOM
9 3 (4.48%) .NET
10 2 (2.99%) JSON
11 1 (1.49%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) User Experience
2 11 (16.42%) Mobile App
3 10 (14.93%) GIS
4 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.49%) FMCG
6 1 (1.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Android
1 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (53.73%) Scrum
3 31 (46.27%) TDD
4 22 (32.84%) BDD
5 19 (28.36%) Data Protection
6 12 (17.91%) Web Development
7 9 (13.43%) Business Analysis
7 9 (13.43%) MVC
8 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
9 7 (10.45%) SDLC
10 6 (8.96%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
10 6 (8.96%) Use Case
10 6 (8.96%) Migration
11 5 (7.46%) UML
11 5 (7.46%) OO
11 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Kanban
12 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) Java
2 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.43%) Python
4 6 (8.96%) C#
5 3 (4.48%) Scala
6 2 (2.99%) Groovy
7 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) ISEB
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Oracle
2 6 (8.96%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.49%) hybris
3 1 (1.49%) HP
3 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
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