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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 61 39 70
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +31
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 31 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 3.31% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 4.41% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 25 2
Median daily rate £375 £360 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -25.19%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.83 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -12.46%
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
614 703 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 78.22% 75.11% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 421 303
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.61 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £45.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 Reading region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) SDLC
4 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Spring
5 3 (21.43%) Spring MVC
5 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
5 3 (21.43%) GIS
5 3 (21.43%) MVC
5 3 (21.43%) Python
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) EJB
5 3 (21.43%) CSS
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
5 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) User Experience
5 3 (21.43%) OpenLayers
6 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) GIS
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
2 2 (14.29%) Fiddler
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) JMeter
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) French Language
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Business Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Development Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) UX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) EJB
2 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) OpenLayers
2 3 (21.43%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) Spring MVC
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 2 (14.29%) JSP
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) RESTful
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 4 (28.57%) SDLC
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) MVC
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Contact Management
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Kanban
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Use Case
6 2 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 3 (21.43%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) C
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com