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 3 months to 25 April 2017 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 104 102
Rank change year-on-year +45 -2  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 44 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.34% 0.96% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 1.21% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 21
Median daily rate £475 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.42% -3.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £349 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.65
% change year-on-year -6.25% +22.51%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1507 1991 2218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.20% 79.96% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 1070 1177
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 62
Median hourly rate £17.68 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -45.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +26 13 £525 +39.62% 1
Bracknell +13 13 £450 -
Maidenhead -3 8 £300 -19.46%
Newbury -3 3 £475 +11.76%
Slough - 1 £418 - 1
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 68 (95.77%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (63.38%) Scrum
3 24 (33.80%) Java
4 20 (28.17%) JavaScript
5 19 (26.76%) Business Analysis
6 18 (25.35%) TDD
6 18 (25.35%) Kanban
6 18 (25.35%) REST
7 16 (22.54%) DevOps
8 15 (21.13%) Git (software)
8 15 (21.13%) BDD
8 15 (21.13%) Spring
9 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (18.31%) MVC
11 12 (16.90%) JIRA
11 12 (16.90%) SOA
11 12 (16.90%) Spring MVC
12 11 (15.49%) Unit Testing
12 11 (15.49%) QA
12 11 (15.49%) Pair Programming
13 10 (14.08%) Workflow
13 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
13 10 (14.08%) Web Services
13 10 (14.08%) Waterfall
13 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
14 9 (12.68%) Microservices
14 9 (12.68%) Confluence
14 9 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (12.68%) Use Case
14 9 (12.68%) JUnit

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 9 (12.68%) Confluence
2 4 (5.63%) Apache Solr
2 4 (5.63%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.63%) nginx
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Spatial
3 3 (4.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (4.23%) JBoss
3 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.82%) IIS
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.41%) Apache
5 1 (1.41%) CMS
5 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.82%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.27%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon S3
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (5.63%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (5.63%) CloudFront
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) DNS
1 4 (5.63%) Firewall
2 2 (2.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (5.63%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (5.63%) GIS
1 4 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Git (software)
2 12 (16.90%) JIRA
3 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
4 9 (12.68%) JUnit
4 9 (12.68%) Maven
5 8 (11.27%) Eclipse
5 8 (11.27%) Gradle
5 8 (11.27%) IntelliJ
5 8 (11.27%) Mercurial
6 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.23%) Checkstyle
7 3 (4.23%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.82%) Fiddler
8 2 (2.82%) Selenium
8 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.41%) Mocha
9 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Analyst
2 24 (33.80%) Business Analyst
3 21 (29.58%) Developer
4 13 (18.31%) Java Developer
5 10 (14.08%) Scrum Master
6 7 (9.86%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Senior Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Business IT Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) ERP Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) ERP Business Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) IT Business Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Data Business Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Project Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) SAP Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.35%) REST
2 15 (21.13%) Spring
3 12 (16.90%) Spring MVC
4 10 (14.08%) Web Services
5 9 (12.68%) HTML
6 8 (11.27%) CSS
6 8 (11.27%) JSF
6 8 (11.27%) Struts
7 7 (9.86%) AngularJS
7 7 (9.86%) SOAP
8 6 (8.45%) .NET
8 6 (8.45%) JSON
8 6 (8.45%) XML
9 5 (7.04%) Java EE
10 4 (5.63%) EJB
10 4 (5.63%) Hibernate
10 4 (5.63%) J2EE
10 4 (5.63%) OAuth2
10 4 (5.63%) SAML
10 4 (5.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Life Science
2 6 (8.45%) User Experience
3 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.63%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) Photography
5 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Linux
2 2 (2.82%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (95.77%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (63.38%) Scrum
3 19 (26.76%) Business Analysis
4 18 (25.35%) Kanban
4 18 (25.35%) TDD
5 16 (22.54%) DevOps
6 15 (21.13%) BDD
7 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (18.31%) MVC
9 12 (16.90%) SOA
10 11 (15.49%) Pair Programming
10 11 (15.49%) Unit Testing
11 10 (14.08%) Waterfall
11 10 (14.08%) Workflow
12 9 (12.68%) ERP
12 9 (12.68%) Microservices
12 9 (12.68%) Use Case
13 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (11.27%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.80%) Java
2 20 (28.17%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.27%) Python
4 5 (7.04%) SQL
5 2 (2.82%) C
5 2 (2.82%) C#
5 2 (2.82%) C++
6 1 (1.41%) ES6
6 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) Degree
3 1 (1.41%) ISEB
3 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) SAP
3 4 (5.63%) Apigee
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle
4 3 (4.23%) Adobe
5 2 (2.82%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
Slough, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £290.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago