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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 77 102 127
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +25
Contract jobs citing User Stories 48 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.82% 0.87% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 10 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.88% -10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £298 £466
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £451 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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
1923 1816 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.90% 74.82% 70.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1112 896 829
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 23 36
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.04 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.65% -33.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +22 35 £365 -23.15% 3
Slough -1 2 £310 +3.33%
Newbury - 2 - -
Windsor - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 53 (86.89%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (57.38%) Scrum
3 34 (55.74%) TDD
4 25 (40.98%) BDD
5 23 (37.70%) Data Protection
6 17 (27.87%) Java
7 14 (22.95%) HTML
8 12 (19.67%) CSS
8 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
9 11 (18.03%) AngularJS
9 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
9 11 (18.03%) Python
9 11 (18.03%) GIS
9 11 (18.03%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (16.39%) Hibernate
10 10 (16.39%) Spring
10 10 (16.39%) MVC
10 10 (16.39%) EJB
10 10 (16.39%) Oracle
10 10 (16.39%) SDLC
10 10 (16.39%) TeamCity
10 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
10 10 (16.39%) Oracle Spatial
10 10 (16.39%) Spring MVC
10 10 (16.39%) jQuery
11 9 (14.75%) Web Development
11 9 (14.75%) Migration
12 8 (13.11%) Business Analysis
12 8 (13.11%) User Experience
13 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (16.39%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) Confluence
3 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.64%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.64%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) TeamCity
1 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.48%) Selenium
3 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
3 6 (9.84%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.28%) JIRA
6 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
1 6 (9.84%) Retail
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (60.66%) Analyst
2 29 (47.54%) Business Analyst
3 16 (26.23%) Agile Business Analyst
4 12 (19.67%) Developer
4 12 (19.67%) Business Systems Analyst
4 12 (19.67%) Systems Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Tester
5 8 (13.11%) Test Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Java Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.56%) ScrumMaster
8 4 (6.56%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Junior
9 3 (4.92%) Architect
10 2 (3.28%) Senior Tester
10 2 (3.28%) Junior Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.28%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) HTML
2 12 (19.67%) CSS
3 11 (18.03%) AngularJS
4 10 (16.39%) EJB
4 10 (16.39%) Spring MVC
4 10 (16.39%) Hibernate
4 10 (16.39%) Spring
4 10 (16.39%) jQuery
5 7 (11.48%) JPA
5 7 (11.48%) Java EE
6 3 (4.92%) .NET
7 2 (3.28%) RESTful
7 2 (3.28%) HTML5
7 2 (3.28%) CSS3
8 1 (1.64%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.64%) Django
8 1 (1.64%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.64%) REST
8 1 (1.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) GIS
2 8 (13.11%) User Experience
3 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) DTV
6 1 (1.64%) Handset
6 1 (1.64%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Android
1 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) CentOS
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (86.89%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (57.38%) Scrum
3 34 (55.74%) TDD
4 25 (40.98%) BDD
5 23 (37.70%) Data Protection
6 10 (16.39%) MVC
6 10 (16.39%) SDLC
7 9 (14.75%) Migration
7 9 (14.75%) Web Development
8 8 (13.11%) Business Analysis
9 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
10 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
11 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Waterfall
12 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
13 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (4.92%) Regression Testing
14 2 (3.28%) Time Management
14 2 (3.28%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) Java
2 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
2 11 (18.03%) Python
3 6 (9.84%) C#
4 2 (3.28%) Scala
5 1 (1.64%) C++
5 1 (1.64%) Ruby
5 1 (1.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) ISEB
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.28%) hybris
3 1 (1.64%) Splunk
3 1 (1.64%) SAP
3 1 (1.64%) HP
3 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.64%) ATG
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