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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 41 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 34 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.59% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.97% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 28 2 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £481 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +20.96%
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
684 621 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.30% 70.17% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 285 287
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 13
Average hourly rate £37.09 £18.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.05% -40.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £15.45 £25.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.52 £22.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) TDD
3 23 (60.53%) Scrum
4 18 (47.37%) BDD
5 17 (44.74%) Data Protection
6 16 (42.11%) Java
7 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (28.95%) Python
8 11 (28.95%) HTML
8 11 (28.95%) CSS
8 11 (28.95%) GIS
9 10 (26.32%) EJB
9 10 (26.32%) MVC
9 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 10 (26.32%) Oracle
9 10 (26.32%) Hibernate
9 10 (26.32%) Spring
9 10 (26.32%) Oracle Spatial
9 10 (26.32%) Spring MVC
9 10 (26.32%) jQuery
9 10 (26.32%) TeamCity
9 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
10 8 (21.05%) SDLC
11 7 (18.42%) JPA
11 7 (18.42%) Java EE
11 7 (18.42%) Migration
12 5 (13.16%) C#
12 5 (13.16%) Business Analysis

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 10 (26.32%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) TeamCity
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
3 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.53%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Analyst
2 19 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 11 (28.95%) Developer
4 10 (26.32%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (21.05%) Business Systems Analyst
5 8 (21.05%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (18.42%) Java Developer
7 6 (15.79%) Test Analyst
8 5 (13.16%) Tester
8 5 (13.16%) Automation Tester
9 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Junior
9 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (5.26%) Junior Java Developer
10 2 (5.26%) Junior Developer
11 1 (2.63%) Junior Business Analyst
11 1 (2.63%) Python Developer
11 1 (2.63%) Architect
11 1 (2.63%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) HTML
1 11 (28.95%) CSS
2 10 (26.32%) Hibernate
2 10 (26.32%) Spring
2 10 (26.32%) jQuery
2 10 (26.32%) Spring MVC
2 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
2 10 (26.32%) EJB
3 7 (18.42%) JPA
3 7 (18.42%) Java EE
4 2 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.63%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) Ajax
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.63%) HTML5
5 1 (2.63%) REST
5 1 (2.63%) CSS3
5 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.63%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) GIS
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) FMCG
5 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Android
1 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) CentOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) TDD
3 23 (60.53%) Scrum
4 18 (47.37%) BDD
5 17 (44.74%) Data Protection
6 10 (26.32%) MVC
7 8 (21.05%) SDLC
8 7 (18.42%) Migration
9 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.16%) Business Analysis
9 5 (13.16%) Web Development
9 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Use Case
11 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.26%) Change Management
11 2 (5.26%) UML
11 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
11 2 (5.26%) Open Source
11 2 (5.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) Python
3 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.63%) hybris
3 1 (2.63%) Splunk
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) ATG
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