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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 71 68 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.60% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £400 £339 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% -12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £259 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
721 670 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 79.06% 72.67% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 344 373
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £18.03 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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
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 29 May 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
3 6 (31.58%) BDD
4 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
5 4 (21.05%) Kanban
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (21.05%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) Java
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
6 3 (15.79%) JMeter
6 3 (15.79%) Maven
6 3 (15.79%) Web Development
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
6 3 (15.79%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (15.79%) User Experience
7 2 (10.53%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 2 (10.53%) OpenLayers
7 2 (10.53%) Wireframes
7 2 (10.53%) Metadata Management
7 2 (10.53%) REST
7 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
7 2 (10.53%) Reference Data

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 1 (5.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
1 3 (15.79%) JMeter
1 3 (15.79%) Maven
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) JBehave
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Publishing
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) French Language
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Business Analyst
2 13 (68.42%) Analyst
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Data Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (10.53%) SDLC Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Business Development Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Developer in Test
6 1 (5.26%) Development Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UX Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) EJB
2 2 (10.53%) EJB 3.0
2 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) JSP
2 2 (10.53%) OpenLayers
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) Spring
2 2 (10.53%) Spring MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Reference Data
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
3 6 (31.58%) BDD
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
5 4 (21.05%) Kanban
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) Web Development
7 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) Data Security
7 2 (10.53%) Information Management
7 2 (10.53%) Metadata Management
7 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 2 (10.53%) MVC
7 2 (10.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com