The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bracknell region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 27 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.83% 0.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.16 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
177 164 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 80.82% 63.08% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 56 35
Average daily rate £375 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £26.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.18% -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Stories
Berkshire

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Bracknell region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) B2B
2 2 (40.00%) B2C
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) WinRunner
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) CODA
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) B2B
2 2 (40.00%) B2C
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) CODA
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle