The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 52 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.83% 0.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £481 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.97% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.83 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.01%
User Stories
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
593 673 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.41% 72.99% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 299 258
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 18
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -37.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £22.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.03 £22.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Reading

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Reading region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Scrum
3 11 (57.89%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) Data Protection
4 7 (36.84%) BDD
5 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Java
7 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle
7 4 (21.05%) EJB
7 4 (21.05%) CSS
7 4 (21.05%) HTML
7 4 (21.05%) Python
7 4 (21.05%) Spring
7 4 (21.05%) GIS
7 4 (21.05%) MVC
7 4 (21.05%) Migration
7 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
7 4 (21.05%) TeamCity
7 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle Spatial
7 4 (21.05%) Spring MVC
7 4 (21.05%) jQuery
7 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
7 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (21.05%) SDLC
8 3 (15.79%) Use Case
8 3 (15.79%) Java EE
8 3 (15.79%) JPA

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (21.05%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (10.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) TeamCity
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 13 (68.42%) Business Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Business Systems Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Junior
7 1 (5.26%) Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Junior Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Junior Business Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Junior Java Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
1 4 (21.05%) EJB
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
1 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
1 4 (21.05%) Spring
1 4 (21.05%) Spring MVC
1 4 (21.05%) jQuery
1 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.79%) JPA
2 3 (15.79%) Java EE
3 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) GIS
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Scrum
3 11 (57.89%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) Data Protection
4 7 (36.84%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
5 4 (21.05%) MVC
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Use Case
7 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Web Development
7 2 (10.53%) UML
7 2 (10.53%) Kanban
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) Line Management
8 1 (5.26%) Change Management
8 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Atlassian
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