The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough 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 - 30 28
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough - 1.60% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.19% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £308 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.36%
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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
210 228 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 83.67% 73.08% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 137 107
Average daily rate £390 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £257 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £33.10 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £35.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Slough region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Slough

User Stories
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum Master
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) TDD