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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 61 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.18% 0.80% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.10% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £361 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% -19.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £373
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +38.46%
User Stories
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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
620 729 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.45% 72.97% 71.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 376 211
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 18
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (42.86%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 5 (35.71%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Use Case
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) JIRA
6 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Broadband
6 2 (14.29%) UML
6 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
6 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (14.29%) MS Project
6 2 (14.29%) Atlassian
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 2 (14.29%) Kanban
6 2 (14.29%) Confluence
6 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
7 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Line Management
7 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 1 (7.14%) BDD
7 1 (7.14%) REST
7 1 (7.14%) JBehave

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Broadband
2 1 (7.14%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) JBehave
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Maven
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Business Analyst
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
3 1 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Open Source
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Use Case
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 2 (14.29%) Kanban
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) UML
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) V-Model
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.14%) Cadence