The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 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 24 June 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
Berkshire / Bracknell
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 29 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 3.67% 2.88% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 3.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £460 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.24% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £398
% change year-on-year +4.29% +2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 Bracknell with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 192 236 193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 88.07% 84.89% 82.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 113 85
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 19
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell 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 Bracknell

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Bracknell

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Bracknell over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 12 (70.59%) Unit Testing
3 11 (64.71%) TDD
3 11 (64.71%) Pair Programming
3 11 (64.71%) REST
4 10 (58.82%) Spring
4 10 (58.82%) Java
4 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (58.82%) Git (software)
5 9 (52.94%) Spring MVC
5 9 (52.94%) JIRA
5 9 (52.94%) Mercurial
5 9 (52.94%) Confluence
5 9 (52.94%) BDD
5 9 (52.94%) JUnit
5 9 (52.94%) Struts
5 9 (52.94%) Web Services
5 9 (52.94%) Eclipse
5 9 (52.94%) IntelliJ
5 9 (52.94%) MVC
5 9 (52.94%) JSF
5 9 (52.94%) Maven
5 9 (52.94%) Gradle
5 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
5 9 (52.94%) DevOps
5 9 (52.94%) Microservices
6 8 (47.06%) Scrum
6 8 (47.06%) SOA
6 8 (47.06%) QA

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bracknell 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 (52.94%) Confluence
2 5 (29.41%) Apache Solr
2 5 (29.41%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (23.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon S3
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (29.41%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (29.41%) CloudFront
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Git (software)
2 9 (52.94%) Eclipse
2 9 (52.94%) Gradle
2 9 (52.94%) IntelliJ
2 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
2 9 (52.94%) JIRA
2 9 (52.94%) JUnit
2 9 (52.94%) Maven
2 9 (52.94%) Mercurial
3 4 (23.53%) Checkstyle
3 4 (23.53%) SonarQube
4 1 (5.88%) Mocha
4 1 (5.88%) webpack
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) Java Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Project Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (11.76%) AWS Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Cloud Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.88%) Logistics Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Logistics Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) REST
2 10 (58.82%) Spring
3 9 (52.94%) JSF
3 9 (52.94%) Spring MVC
3 9 (52.94%) Struts
3 9 (52.94%) Web Services
4 5 (29.41%) React
5 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 2 (11.76%) CSS
7 2 (11.76%) CSS3
7 2 (11.76%) HTML5
8 1 (5.88%) Ember.js
8 1 (5.88%) JDBC
8 1 (5.88%) JSP
8 1 (5.88%) Redux
8 1 (5.88%) Sass
8 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Life Science
2 3 (17.65%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Unit Testing
3 11 (64.71%) Pair Programming
3 11 (64.71%) TDD
4 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (52.94%) BDD
5 9 (52.94%) DevOps
5 9 (52.94%) Microservices
5 9 (52.94%) MVC
6 8 (47.06%) Kanban
6 8 (47.06%) Scrum
6 8 (47.06%) SOA
6 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
7 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
8 4 (23.53%) Biology
8 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
8 4 (23.53%) Content Management
8 4 (23.53%) Release Management
8 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
9 3 (17.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 10 (58.82%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) ES6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Adobe