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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 53 44 62
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 33 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 3.22% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 4.37% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 28 2
Median daily rate £375 £365 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -23.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
529 755 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 74.93% 73.59% 70.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 506 330
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.90 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.46 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 3 (33.33%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) OpenLayers
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 2 (22.22%) REST
4 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
4 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
4 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) RESTful
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) JSON
4 2 (22.22%) Spring MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Use Case
4 2 (22.22%) Fiddler
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) GIS
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Fiddler
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) Maven
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) UX Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Applications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) EJB
2 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) JSON
2 2 (22.22%) OpenLayers
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) Spring MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Contact Management
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) DSDM
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) UML
4 2 (22.22%) Use Case
4 2 (22.22%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
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