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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 63 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.32% 1.03% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.47% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate £350 £440 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +26.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £298 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £448 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
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
751 614 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.24% 70.09% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 345 367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 22
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) BDD
3 10 (47.62%) Business Analysis
4 9 (42.86%) TDD
4 9 (42.86%) Data Protection
5 6 (28.57%) Web Development
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
6 5 (23.81%) ISEB
6 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 5 (23.81%) SDLC
7 4 (19.05%) Business Process Mapping
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (19.05%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
8 3 (14.29%) Retail
8 3 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) Kanban
9 2 (9.52%) Metadata Management
9 2 (9.52%) Publishing
9 2 (9.52%) Data Security
9 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
9 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (9.52%) Information Management
9 2 (9.52%) Reference Data
9 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
9 2 (9.52%) Data Architecture
9 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.76%) JBehave
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) JMeter
1 1 (4.76%) JUnit
1 1 (4.76%) Maven
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Analyst
1 17 (80.95%) Business Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Business Systems Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Data Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Business Development Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.76%) Development Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SDLC Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.76%) Java EE
1 1 (4.76%) JSON
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Reference Data
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) BDD
3 10 (47.62%) Business Analysis
4 9 (42.86%) Data Protection
4 9 (42.86%) TDD
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
5 6 (28.57%) Web Development
6 5 (23.81%) SDLC
6 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
7 4 (19.05%) Business Process Mapping
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (14.29%) Kanban
9 2 (9.52%) Data Architecture
9 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
9 2 (9.52%) Data Security
9 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (9.52%) Information Management
9 2 (9.52%) Metadata Management
9 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) HP
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle