The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 65 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% - 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£481 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.16 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
609 669 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.43% 68.76% 68.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 285 312
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 10
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £36.85 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Stories
Berkshire

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 23 July 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2 (25.00%) Open Source
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (25.00%) Statistics
1 2 (25.00%) Use Case
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (25.00%) Kanban
1 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Ab Initio
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Business Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Statistics
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Use Case
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (25.00%) Kanban
1 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (12.50%) Ab Initio