Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Story
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 102 116
Rank change year-on-year -16 +14 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 58 58 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.42% 1.44% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.75% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 40
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +23.29% -8.75%
10th Percentile £359 £260 £305
90th Percentile £550 £535 £525
South East median daily rate £475 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +9.20% +8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £36.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year -8.75% +22.14% -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,393 3,306 3,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 82.98% 81.87% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,777 1,742 2,130
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 122 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -33.64% +33.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.10 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Berkshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Berkshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Berkshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead +8 17 £513 +36.67% 2
Bracknell -15 10 £475 +2.70% 3
Newbury -12 4 £475 -2.06%
Wokingham - 2 £375 -
Reading -7 1 £350 - 5
Slough - 1 £375 -
Windsor - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 49 (84.48%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (68.97%) Scrum
3 27 (46.55%) JIRA
4 25 (43.10%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (43.10%) Git (software)
4 25 (43.10%) Confluence
5 24 (41.38%) Kanban
6 23 (39.66%) DevOps
7 22 (37.93%) Jenkins
8 20 (34.48%) Maven
9 16 (27.59%) TDD
9 16 (27.59%) SOA
10 15 (25.86%) Telecoms
10 15 (25.86%) REST
11 14 (24.14%) Waterfall
11 14 (24.14%) Microservices
12 13 (22.41%) BDD
12 13 (22.41%) JavaScript
12 13 (22.41%) Pair Programming
12 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
12 13 (22.41%) Unit Testing
13 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (18.97%) Content Management
14 11 (18.97%) Java
14 11 (18.97%) E-Commerce
15 10 (17.24%) Python
15 10 (17.24%) Web Services
15 10 (17.24%) JUnit
15 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
15 10 (17.24%) JSF

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 25 (43.10%) Confluence
2 6 (10.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (10.34%) Apache Solr
2 6 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (8.62%) CMS
3 5 (8.62%) MS Project Server
3 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.90%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.45%) Apache TomEE
5 2 (3.45%) GlassFish
5 2 (3.45%) JBoss
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (8.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (17.24%) Slack
2 10 (17.24%) Trello
3 8 (13.79%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (13.79%) Serverless
4 7 (12.07%) IaaS
5 6 (10.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (10.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 6 (10.34%) Amazon S3
5 6 (10.34%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (10.34%) CloudFront
6 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (3.45%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (3.45%) Google App Engine
7 2 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (3.45%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (3.45%) MySQL
2 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (46.55%) JIRA
2 25 (43.10%) Git (software)
3 22 (37.93%) Jenkins
4 20 (34.48%) Maven
5 10 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (17.24%) git-flow
5 10 (17.24%) JUnit
5 10 (17.24%) Mercurial
5 10 (17.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (17.24%) TeamCity
6 8 (13.79%) Eclipse
6 8 (13.79%) Gradle
6 8 (13.79%) IntelliJ
7 6 (10.34%) Checkstyle
7 6 (10.34%) SonarQube
8 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
8 3 (5.17%) Mocha
8 3 (5.17%) webpack
9 2 (3.45%) Artifactory
9 2 (3.45%) Mockito
General
1 15 (25.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.34%) Marketing
3 4 (6.90%) Finance
4 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.72%) Automotive
5 1 (1.72%) Electronics
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Developer
2 11 (18.97%) Scrum Master
3 10 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Analyst
5 8 (13.79%) Business Analyst
6 7 (12.07%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (12.07%) Java Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.90%) Applications Manager
9 3 (5.17%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.45%) IT Manager
10 2 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Marketing Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Marketing Project Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Telecoms Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) REST
2 10 (17.24%) AngularJS
2 10 (17.24%) JSF
2 10 (17.24%) Velocity
2 10 (17.24%) Web Services
3 9 (15.52%) React
4 8 (13.79%) Spring
4 8 (13.79%) Spring MVC
4 8 (13.79%) Struts
5 7 (12.07%) pytest
6 6 (10.34%) CSS
6 6 (10.34%) HTML
7 5 (8.62%) CSS3
7 5 (8.62%) HTML5
7 5 (8.62%) Sass
8 3 (5.17%) Enzyme
8 3 (5.17%) Redux
9 2 (3.45%) Node.js
9 2 (3.45%) PrimeFaces
9 2 (3.45%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Mobile App
2 8 (13.79%) User Experience
3 5 (8.62%) Social Media
3 5 (8.62%) Virtual Team
4 4 (6.90%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Linux
1 9 (15.52%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Android
2 5 (8.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (84.48%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (68.97%) Scrum
3 25 (43.10%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (41.38%) Kanban
5 23 (39.66%) DevOps
6 16 (27.59%) SOA
6 16 (27.59%) TDD
7 14 (24.14%) Microservices
7 14 (24.14%) Waterfall
8 13 (22.41%) BDD
8 13 (22.41%) Pair Programming
8 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
8 13 (22.41%) Unit Testing
9 11 (18.97%) Content Management
9 11 (18.97%) E-Commerce
10 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
10 10 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (17.24%) Test Scripting
11 9 (15.52%) SDLC
11 9 (15.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) JavaScript
2 11 (18.97%) Java
3 10 (17.24%) Bash Shell
3 10 (17.24%) Groovy
3 10 (17.24%) Python
4 3 (5.17%) ES6
5 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.45%) SQL
6 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) PMI Certification
2 4 (6.90%) PMP
3 1 (1.72%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) QA
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) Docker
2 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
2 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) Ansible
2 7 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (12.07%) Puppet
2 7 (12.07%) Salt
3 5 (8.62%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) VMware
2 6 (10.34%) Adobe
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) Google
3 2 (3.45%) HP
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow