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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 73 70 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.97% 0.60% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.85% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Average daily rate £388 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.38% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £240 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £415 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -81.86%
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
789 709 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.68% 71.40% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 377 405
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £19.61 £22.03 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £18.55 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.98 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Business Analysis
3 6 (27.27%) BDD
3 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 5 (22.73%) ISEB
4 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
4 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
4 5 (22.73%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (18.18%) Kanban
5 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) Degree
5 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 3 (13.64%) Web Development
6 3 (13.64%) Maven
6 3 (13.64%) Retail
6 3 (13.64%) JMeter
6 3 (13.64%) Finance
6 3 (13.64%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
6 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
6 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
6 3 (13.64%) User Experience
7 2 (9.09%) SDLC
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 2 (9.09%) OpenLayers

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (4.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) GIS
2 1 (4.55%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
1 3 (13.64%) JMeter
1 3 (13.64%) Maven
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) JBehave
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Publishing
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) French Language
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Business Analyst
2 16 (72.73%) Analyst
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Data Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SDLC Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Development Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.55%) Development Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UX Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) EJB
2 2 (9.09%) EJB 3.0
2 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) JSP
2 2 (9.09%) OpenLayers
2 2 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (9.09%) Spring
2 2 (9.09%) Spring MVC
3 1 (4.55%) Java EE
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) User Experience
4 2 (9.09%) Reference Data
5 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Business Analysis
3 6 (27.27%) BDD
3 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Business Process Mapping
4 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
4 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
5 4 (18.18%) Kanban
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
6 3 (13.64%) Web Development
7 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Data Security
7 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (9.09%) Information Management
7 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 2 (9.09%) MVC
7 2 (9.09%) UML
7 2 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com