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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 43 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 34 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.39% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.66% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 28 2 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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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
730 596 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.71% 69.06% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 307 355
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) TDD
3 23 (60.53%) Scrum
4 20 (52.63%) BDD
5 19 (50.00%) Data Protection
6 16 (42.11%) Java
7 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.95%) Python
8 11 (28.95%) HTML
8 11 (28.95%) CSS
8 11 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (28.95%) GIS
9 10 (26.32%) MVC
9 10 (26.32%) Hibernate
9 10 (26.32%) Spring
9 10 (26.32%) Oracle Spatial
9 10 (26.32%) EJB
9 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 10 (26.32%) Oracle
9 10 (26.32%) TeamCity
9 10 (26.32%) Spring MVC
9 10 (26.32%) jQuery
9 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
10 9 (23.68%) SDLC
11 8 (21.05%) Migration
12 7 (18.42%) Java EE
12 7 (18.42%) JPA
13 6 (15.79%) Web Development
13 6 (15.79%) Business Analysis

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (26.32%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) TeamCity
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
3 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.53%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Analyst
2 19 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 11 (28.95%) Developer
3 11 (28.95%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) Business Systems Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) Java Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Test Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) Tester
7 5 (13.16%) Automation Tester
8 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Junior
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Junior Java Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Junior Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Junior Business Analyst
10 1 (2.63%) Python Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Architect
10 1 (2.63%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) HTML
1 11 (28.95%) CSS
2 10 (26.32%) Hibernate
2 10 (26.32%) Spring
2 10 (26.32%) jQuery
2 10 (26.32%) Spring MVC
2 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
2 10 (26.32%) EJB
3 7 (18.42%) JPA
3 7 (18.42%) Java EE
4 2 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.63%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) Ajax
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.63%) HTML5
5 1 (2.63%) REST
5 1 (2.63%) CSS3
5 1 (2.63%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.63%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) GIS
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) FMCG
5 1 (2.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Android
1 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) CentOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) TDD
3 23 (60.53%) Scrum
4 20 (52.63%) BDD
5 19 (50.00%) Data Protection
6 10 (26.32%) MVC
7 9 (23.68%) SDLC
8 8 (21.05%) Migration
9 6 (15.79%) Business Analysis
9 6 (15.79%) Web Development
10 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
10 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
11 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
12 2 (5.26%) Open Source
12 2 (5.26%) Use Case
12 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 1 (2.63%) Programme Management
13 1 (2.63%) UML
13 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) Python
3 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) SAP
2 1 (2.63%) ATG
2 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.63%) hybris
2 1 (2.63%) Splunk
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