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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 62 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 0.28% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£445 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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
590 751 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.12% 69.15% 67.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 392 269
Average daily rate £420 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 28
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.11% -10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Waterfall
3 6 (54.55%) Web Services
4 5 (45.45%) Project Management
4 5 (45.45%) Open Source
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Use Case
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
6 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) UML
6 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 1 (9.09%) REST
7 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 1 (9.09%) User Experience
7 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) JBehave
7 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
7 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
7 1 (9.09%) Broadband
7 1 (9.09%) RAD
7 1 (9.09%) UNIX
7 1 (9.09%) Linux
7 1 (9.09%) Java

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) JBehave
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
2 8 (72.73%) Business Analyst
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Product Owner
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Waterfall
3 5 (45.45%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) UML
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Use Case
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
6 1 (9.09%) Kanban
6 1 (9.09%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) RAD
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cadence
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