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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 64 60 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 6 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 0.95% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.26% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £363 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
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
568 715 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.45% 75.74% 68.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 435 399
Median daily rate £413 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.09 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +33.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Scrum
3 8 (80.00%) TDD
4 6 (60.00%) Java
4 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (60.00%) Python
4 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (50.00%) TeamCity
5 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 5 (50.00%) OpenLayers
5 5 (50.00%) Oracle
5 5 (50.00%) EJB
5 5 (50.00%) CSS
5 5 (50.00%) GIS
5 5 (50.00%) MVC
5 5 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
5 5 (50.00%) Spring
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) Oracle Spatial
5 5 (50.00%) Spring MVC
5 5 (50.00%) jQuery
6 4 (40.00%) Java EE
6 4 (40.00%) JPA
7 3 (30.00%) BDD
8 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
8 2 (20.00%) DevOps
8 2 (20.00%) SDLC
8 2 (20.00%) Kanban

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 5 (50.00%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) GIS
1 5 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Development Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (50.00%) CSS
1 5 (50.00%) EJB
1 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) jQuery
1 5 (50.00%) OpenLayers
1 5 (50.00%) Spring
1 5 (50.00%) Spring MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Java EE
2 4 (40.00%) JPA
3 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Scrum
3 8 (80.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) DevOps
6 2 (20.00%) Kanban
6 2 (20.00%) Open Source
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) V-Model
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Contact Management
7 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
7 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (60.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft