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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 93 96 113
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Contract jobs citing User Stories 28 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.11% 1.15% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.58% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 6
Average daily rate £355 £400 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +34.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £453 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
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
1982 1961 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.68% 72.98% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1000 1035
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.36% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 14 £350 -20.45%
Maidenhead - 2 £438 - 1
Newbury +8 1 - - 1
Windsor - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.00%) Scrum
3 13 (26.00%) BDD
3 13 (26.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (26.00%) Business Analysis
4 12 (24.00%) TDD
5 11 (22.00%) User Experience
6 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 9 (18.00%) Marketing
7 9 (18.00%) Waterfall
7 9 (18.00%) Data Protection
8 7 (14.00%) Retail
8 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (12.00%) Web Development
9 6 (12.00%) SEO
10 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
10 5 (10.00%) Migration
10 5 (10.00%) ISEB
10 5 (10.00%) Kanban
10 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.00%) SDLC
10 5 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
11 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
11 4 (8.00%) Selenium
11 4 (8.00%) Degree
11 4 (8.00%) JSON
11 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
12 3 (6.00%) Front End Development
12 3 (6.00%) OO
12 3 (6.00%) JavaScript

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (8.00%) Selenium
2 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.00%) JUnit
3 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.00%) JBehave
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) JMeter
4 1 (2.00%) Maven
4 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.00%) VersionOne
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (18.00%) Marketing
3 7 (14.00%) Retail
4 3 (6.00%) Finance
5 2 (4.00%) Games
5 2 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Analyst
1 26 (52.00%) Business Analyst
2 15 (30.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Product Owner
4 6 (12.00%) Digital Product Owner
5 5 (10.00%) Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Agile Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Agile Product Owner
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce Product Owner
7 3 (6.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (6.00%) HTML Developer
7 3 (6.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Agile Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Scrum Master
9 1 (2.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) JSON
2 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.00%) Backbone.js
2 3 (6.00%) CSS
2 3 (6.00%) CSS3
2 3 (6.00%) HTML
2 3 (6.00%) HTML5
2 3 (6.00%) jQuery
2 3 (6.00%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (6.00%) React
2 3 (6.00%) XHTML
3 2 (4.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.00%) Java EE
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) User Experience
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Linux
1 1 (2.00%) Unix
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
1 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.00%) Scrum
3 13 (26.00%) BDD
3 13 (26.00%) Business Analysis
3 13 (26.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (24.00%) TDD
5 9 (18.00%) Data Protection
5 9 (18.00%) Waterfall
6 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (12.00%) SEO
7 6 (12.00%) Web Development
8 5 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
8 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.00%) Kanban
8 5 (10.00%) Migration
8 5 (10.00%) SDLC
9 3 (6.00%) Build Automation
9 3 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.00%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) ISEB
2 4 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.00%) HP
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle