Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 125 124
Rank change year-on-year +44 -1 +15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 65 59 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.72% 1.21% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.50% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 51
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £256
90th Percentile £575 £455 £450
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -

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 3067 3934 4221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.94% 80.53% 77.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1475 2116 2238
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £258 £257 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 117 144
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.66% +37.49%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £13.04
90th Percentile £39.28 £35.70 £39.50
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.37% +8.89% +7.14%

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 26 July 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 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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 +36 24 £525 +39.63% 2
Bracknell +19 16 £475 -5.00% 2
Maidenhead -3 10 £300 -19.46% 1
Newbury -7 3 £475 +35.71% 1
Slough +10 1 £418 +11.33%
Windsor - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 53 (81.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (60.00%) Scrum
3 22 (33.85%) JavaScript
4 18 (27.69%) Java
4 18 (27.69%) TDD
4 18 (27.69%) BDD
4 18 (27.69%) DevOps
5 17 (26.15%) REST
5 17 (26.15%) Unit Testing
6 16 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (24.62%) Business Analysis
7 15 (23.08%) Kanban
8 14 (21.54%) Git (software)
9 13 (20.00%) Spring
9 13 (20.00%) SOA
10 12 (18.46%) Pair Programming
10 12 (18.46%) JIRA
11 11 (16.92%) Microservices
12 10 (15.38%) Gradle
12 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
12 10 (15.38%) Mercurial
12 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (15.38%) Confluence
12 10 (15.38%) JSF
12 10 (15.38%) Maven
12 10 (15.38%) Spring MVC
12 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
12 10 (15.38%) Eclipse
12 10 (15.38%) IntelliJ
12 10 (15.38%) MVC

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 10 (15.38%) Confluence
2 5 (7.69%) Apache Solr
2 5 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (6.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (6.15%) nginx
4 2 (3.08%) IIS
4 2 (3.08%) JBoss
4 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.08%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.85%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (7.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 5 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (7.69%) CloudFront
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) HTTP
2 4 (6.15%) DNS
2 4 (6.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (6.15%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.08%) DB2
3 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) Redis
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Git (software)
2 12 (18.46%) JIRA
3 10 (15.38%) Eclipse
3 10 (15.38%) Gradle
3 10 (15.38%) IntelliJ
3 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 10 (15.38%) JUnit
3 10 (15.38%) Maven
3 10 (15.38%) Mercurial
4 4 (6.15%) Checkstyle
4 4 (6.15%) SonarQube
5 2 (3.08%) Fiddler
5 2 (3.08%) Selenium
5 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.54%) Mocha
6 1 (1.54%) webpack
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Games
2 3 (4.62%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Analyst
2 22 (33.85%) Business Analyst
2 22 (33.85%) Developer
3 11 (16.92%) Java Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Scrum Master
6 4 (6.15%) Business IT Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Digital Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) ERP Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) ERP Business Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) IT Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) IT Business Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Project Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Lead Developer
7 3 (4.62%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) SAP Business Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) REST
2 13 (20.00%) Spring
3 10 (15.38%) JSF
3 10 (15.38%) Spring MVC
3 10 (15.38%) Struts
3 10 (15.38%) Web Services
4 8 (12.31%) Node.js
4 8 (12.31%) XML
5 6 (9.23%) .NET
5 6 (9.23%) HTML
5 6 (9.23%) JSON
5 6 (9.23%) RESTful
5 6 (9.23%) SOAP
6 5 (7.69%) React
7 4 (6.15%) AngularJS
7 4 (6.15%) J2EE
7 4 (6.15%) OAuth
7 4 (6.15%) OAuth2
7 4 (6.15%) OpenID
7 4 (6.15%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Life Science
2 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.15%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (6.15%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Photography
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (81.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (60.00%) Scrum
3 18 (27.69%) BDD
3 18 (27.69%) DevOps
3 18 (27.69%) TDD
4 17 (26.15%) Unit Testing
5 16 (24.62%) Business Analysis
5 16 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (23.08%) Kanban
7 13 (20.00%) SOA
8 12 (18.46%) Pair Programming
9 11 (16.92%) Microservices
10 10 (15.38%) MVC
10 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 9 (13.85%) ERP
12 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
14 6 (9.23%) SDLC
14 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) JavaScript
2 18 (27.69%) Java
3 4 (6.15%) Python
4 3 (4.62%) SQL
5 2 (3.08%) C
5 2 (3.08%) C#
5 2 (3.08%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) SAP
3 4 (6.15%) Adobe
3 4 (6.15%) Apigee
4 3 (4.62%) IBM
5 2 (3.08%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.54%) MicroStrategy
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