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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.11% 1.28% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.64% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 5
Median daily rate - £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
586 795 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 81.62% 78.56% 73.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 463 357
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017, 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Spring
4 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) Python
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) GIS
5 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (40.00%) Hibernate
5 4 (40.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) EJB
5 4 (40.00%) CSS
5 4 (40.00%) JPA
5 4 (40.00%) TeamCity
5 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle Spatial
5 4 (40.00%) Java EE
5 4 (40.00%) Spring MVC
5 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (40.00%) OpenLayers
6 3 (30.00%) UML
7 2 (20.00%) JBoss
7 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (20.00%) JSP
7 2 (20.00%) SQL

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 4 (40.00%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) GIS
1 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (10.00%) Java Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Spring
2 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) EJB
2 4 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) Java EE
2 4 (40.00%) JPA
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) OpenLayers
2 4 (40.00%) Spring MVC
3 2 (20.00%) JSP
4 1 (10.00%) Apache CXF
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) UML
6 2 (20.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) DevOps
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Build Automation
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Open Source
7 1 (10.00%) SDLC
7 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) Service Design
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) HP