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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 78 82 106
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +24
Contract jobs citing User Stories 36 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.60% 1.75% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.30% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 10
Median daily rate £400 £360 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £485 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.49% -12.93%
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
1810 1960 1906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.34% 76.09% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 1129 937
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 71 22
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +97.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bracknell - 8 £438 - 2
Newbury 0 5 £350 - 1
Reading -13 5 £375 +2.73% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £438 - 2
Slough +6 1 £375 +20.96%
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 49 (76.56%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (45.31%) Scrum
3 25 (39.06%) TDD
4 21 (32.81%) Telecoms
5 19 (29.69%) Pair Programming
6 18 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (26.56%) Java
7 17 (26.56%) Software Engineering
8 16 (25.00%) Migration
8 16 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 15 (23.44%) Jenkins
9 15 (23.44%) Kanban
10 14 (21.88%) E-Commerce
10 14 (21.88%) Open Source
11 13 (20.31%) BDD
11 13 (20.31%) REST
11 13 (20.31%) JIRA
12 12 (18.75%) Retail
12 12 (18.75%) ITSM
13 11 (17.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 11 (17.19%) Confluence
14 10 (15.63%) Mentoring
14 10 (15.63%) Web Services
15 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
15 9 (14.06%) Business Analysis
15 9 (14.06%) QA
15 9 (14.06%) High Availability
16 8 (12.50%) DevOps
16 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
16 8 (12.50%) Software Delivery

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 11 (17.19%) Confluence
2 3 (4.69%) CMS
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (4.69%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.56%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (4.69%) GIS
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (23.44%) Jenkins
3 13 (20.31%) JIRA
4 5 (7.81%) Gatling
5 3 (4.69%) JMeter
5 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.13%) Fiddler
6 2 (3.13%) Maven
6 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.56%) JBehave
7 1 (1.56%) Robotium
7 1 (1.56%) Selenium
7 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (32.81%) Telecoms
2 12 (18.75%) Retail
3 6 (9.38%) Marketing
4 4 (6.25%) Automotive
5 3 (4.69%) Finance
5 3 (4.69%) Games
5 3 (4.69%) Publishing
6 1 (1.56%) Back Office
6 1 (1.56%) French Language
6 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Business Analyst
2 17 (26.56%) Analyst
3 12 (18.75%) Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Product Owner
5 7 (10.94%) Consultant
5 7 (10.94%) Security Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Digital Product Owner
7 5 (7.81%) Web Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (6.25%) Web Applications Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Product Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Product Business Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Remedy Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) REST
2 10 (15.63%) Web Services
3 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 8 (12.50%) CSS
3 8 (12.50%) HTML
4 7 (10.94%) Node.js
4 7 (10.94%) RESTful
5 5 (7.81%) CSS3
5 5 (7.81%) HTML5
5 5 (7.81%) LESS
5 5 (7.81%) Sass
6 4 (6.25%) .NET
6 4 (6.25%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.69%) EJB
7 3 (4.69%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.69%) OpenLayers
7 3 (4.69%) Spring
7 3 (4.69%) Spring MVC
7 3 (4.69%) XML
8 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) CMDB
2 5 (7.81%) Cryptography
3 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Android
1 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
1 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (76.56%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (45.31%) Scrum
3 25 (39.06%) TDD
4 19 (29.69%) Pair Programming
5 18 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (26.56%) Software Engineering
7 16 (25.00%) Migration
8 15 (23.44%) Kanban
9 14 (21.88%) E-Commerce
9 14 (21.88%) Open Source
10 13 (20.31%) BDD
11 12 (18.75%) ITSM
12 11 (17.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 10 (15.63%) Mentoring
14 9 (14.06%) Business Analysis
14 9 (14.06%) High Availability
15 8 (12.50%) DevOps
15 8 (12.50%) Software Delivery
16 7 (10.94%) Data Analysis
17 6 (9.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) Java
2 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.25%) Python
4 3 (4.69%) SQL
5 2 (3.13%) C
5 2 (3.13%) C#
5 2 (3.13%) C++
5 2 (3.13%) Perl
5 2 (3.13%) Scala
6 1 (1.56%) Groovy
6 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.56%) VBScript
6 1 (1.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) BMC
1 6 (9.38%) Remedy
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.56%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
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