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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 100 128 134
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 21 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.86% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
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£420 £470 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £466 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £474 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
1786 1774 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.50% 69.27% 66.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 805 750
Average daily rate £388 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 37
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £40.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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
Bracknell - 9 £430 -
Slough +5 4 £300 -36.17% 1
Reading - 2 £475 -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 2
Newbury - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 21 (40.38%) RESTful
2 20 (38.46%) HTTP
2 20 (38.46%) HTML
2 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 20 (38.46%) CSS
2 20 (38.46%) DOM
2 20 (38.46%) OO
3 19 (36.54%) HTML5
3 19 (36.54%) Mobile App
4 18 (34.62%) Backbone.js
4 18 (34.62%) CSS3
4 18 (34.62%) AngularJS
4 18 (34.62%) Dojo
5 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (25.00%) Business Analysis
7 12 (23.08%) Scrum
8 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
9 9 (17.31%) Telecoms
9 9 (17.31%) Marketing
10 8 (15.38%) JIRA
11 6 (11.54%) Open Source
11 6 (11.54%) Migration
11 6 (11.54%) B2B
11 6 (11.54%) B2C
12 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
12 5 (9.62%) Finance
12 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
12 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
13 4 (7.69%) French Language

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (1.92%) Apache
1 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.92%) CMS
1 1 (1.92%) Joomla!
1 1 (1.92%) WordPress
1 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (38.46%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.69%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (3.85%) Selenium
2 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.85%) WinRunner
2 2 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.85%) Subversion
2 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.85%) Ranorex
3 1 (1.92%) Behat
General
1 9 (17.31%) Telecoms
1 9 (17.31%) Marketing
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) French Language
4 3 (5.77%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Analyst
2 23 (44.23%) Business Analyst
3 22 (42.31%) Developer
4 18 (34.62%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (17.31%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) PHP Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Product Manager
8 1 (1.92%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (40.38%) RESTful
2 20 (38.46%) HTML
2 20 (38.46%) CSS
2 20 (38.46%) DOM
3 19 (36.54%) HTML5
4 18 (34.62%) CSS3
4 18 (34.62%) Backbone.js
4 18 (34.62%) AngularJS
4 18 (34.62%) Dojo
5 3 (5.77%) Web Services
5 3 (5.77%) XML
6 2 (3.85%) JMS
6 2 (3.85%) SAX
6 2 (3.85%) Spring
6 2 (3.85%) Java EE
7 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.92%) Yii
7 1 (1.92%) Ajax
7 1 (1.92%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.54%) Open Source
3 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.77%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Android
1 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) OO
2 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 12 (23.08%) Scrum
5 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
6 6 (11.54%) Migration
6 6 (11.54%) B2B
6 6 (11.54%) B2C
7 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.69%) Use Case
9 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.77%) Project Management
10 2 (3.85%) UML
10 2 (3.85%) CRM
10 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (3.85%) MVC
10 2 (3.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (3.85%) PHP5
3 2 (3.85%) PHP
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) PHP4
4 1 (1.92%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) CBAP
2 1 (1.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) VMware
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Teradata
3 1 (1.92%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.92%) CODA
3 1 (1.92%) Ab Initio