Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 108 84
Rank change year-on-year +27 -24 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 37 67 83
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.87% 1.65% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.88% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 37
Median daily rate £425 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.57% +10.59% -10.53%
10th Percentile £343 £306 £337
90th Percentile £488 £625 £555
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £470
% change year-on-year -5.26% +1.06% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £39.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -13.33% +20.00%

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 1,682 3,559 3,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.86% 87.62% 86.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1,719 1,718
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £256 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 102 72
Median hourly rate £20.56 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.65% +13.64% +6.45%
10th Percentile £15.96 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £65.38 £62.88 £49.88
Median hourly rate £24.65 £31.35 £24.66
% change year-on-year -21.36% +27.13% +23.28%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Berkshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Stories in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for User Stories in Berkshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Stories in Berkshire over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Stories in Berkshire

User Stories
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Stories in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend 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 5 June 2020. 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
Reading +24 12 £454 -1.89%
Bracknell +26 7 £519 +1.22%
Slough +10 7 £400 -8.05%
Newbury 0 6 £425 +28.79%
Maidenhead +14 1 £350 -23.91%
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Scrum
3 14 (37.84%) Business Analysis
4 11 (29.73%) JIRA
4 11 (29.73%) Kanban
5 9 (24.32%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (24.32%) Mobile App
5 9 (24.32%) DevOps
5 9 (24.32%) TDD
6 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
6 8 (21.62%) Confluence
7 7 (18.92%) BDD
7 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
7 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
7 7 (18.92%) HTML
7 7 (18.92%) SQL
7 7 (18.92%) CSS
7 7 (18.92%) User Experience
8 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
8 6 (16.22%) .NET
8 6 (16.22%) C#
8 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
8 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
8 6 (16.22%) MVC
8 6 (16.22%) Azure
8 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
9 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (13.51%) OWASP
9 5 (13.51%) Selenium

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 8 (21.62%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Azure
2 2 (5.41%) AWS
2 2 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (5.41%) Serverless
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.70%) CloudFront
3 1 (2.70%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) LAN
1 2 (5.41%) VPN
1 2 (5.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.70%) Power BI
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) JIRA
2 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.51%) Selenium
4 4 (10.81%) NUnit
4 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (5.41%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.70%) Gradle
6 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) JUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Marketing
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Automotive
5 1 (2.70%) Back Office
5 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Analyst
2 20 (54.05%) Business Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Developer
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Business Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
6 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Azure Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Digital Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Digital Business Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) React Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Designer
7 3 (8.11%) Product Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Telecoms Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) UX Designer
8 2 (5.41%) Digital Product Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Digital Product Owner
8 2 (5.41%) Digital Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Product Owner
8 2 (5.41%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) CSS
1 7 (18.92%) HTML
2 6 (16.22%) .NET
2 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
3 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
3 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Core
3 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (13.51%) Vue.js
4 3 (8.11%) Web Services
5 2 (5.41%) CSS3
5 2 (5.41%) HTML5
5 2 (5.41%) REST
6 1 (2.70%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (2.70%) GraphQL
6 1 (2.70%) Kafka
6 1 (2.70%) Node.js
6 1 (2.70%) Redux
6 1 (2.70%) Sass
6 1 (2.70%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Mobile App
2 7 (18.92%) User Experience
3 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Scrum
3 14 (37.84%) Business Analysis
4 11 (29.73%) Kanban
5 9 (24.32%) DevOps
5 9 (24.32%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (24.32%) TDD
6 7 (18.92%) BDD
6 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
7 6 (16.22%) MVC
7 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (13.51%) Impact Mapping
8 5 (13.51%) OWASP
8 5 (13.51%) Product Backlog
8 5 (13.51%) Project Management
8 5 (13.51%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.51%) Web Design
9 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.81%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) C#
2 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.11%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) ES6
4 1 (2.70%) Java 8
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.70%) Amdocs
2 1 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (2.70%) NetCracker
2 1 (2.70%) Pega
2 1 (2.70%) Teradata