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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 34 34
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 3.79% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

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 228 237 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 86.36% 86.18% 80.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 130 110
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -49.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.00 £116.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) TDD
2 10 (62.50%) Pair Programming
2 10 (62.50%) Scrum
2 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 10 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 10 (62.50%) REST
3 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
3 9 (56.25%) Confluence
3 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
3 9 (56.25%) JIRA
4 8 (50.00%) Kanban
4 8 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (50.00%) Web Services
4 8 (50.00%) BDD
4 8 (50.00%) DevOps
5 7 (43.75%) Gradle
5 7 (43.75%) Microservices
5 7 (43.75%) Struts
5 7 (43.75%) JUnit
5 7 (43.75%) Eclipse
5 7 (43.75%) IntelliJ
5 7 (43.75%) MVC
5 7 (43.75%) Mercurial
5 7 (43.75%) QA
5 7 (43.75%) Spring MVC
5 7 (43.75%) Spring
5 7 (43.75%) JSF
5 7 (43.75%) Maven

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 (56.25%) Confluence
2 4 (25.00%) Apache Solr
2 4 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (18.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (31.25%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon S3
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (25.00%) CloudFront
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
2 9 (56.25%) JIRA
3 7 (43.75%) Eclipse
3 7 (43.75%) Gradle
3 7 (43.75%) IntelliJ
3 7 (43.75%) JUnit
3 7 (43.75%) Maven
3 7 (43.75%) Mercurial
4 3 (18.75%) Checkstyle
4 3 (18.75%) SonarQube
5 1 (6.25%) Gatling
5 1 (6.25%) Mocha
5 1 (6.25%) webpack
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) AWS Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Angular Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum Master
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) UI Designer
4 1 (6.25%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) REST
2 8 (50.00%) Web Services
3 7 (43.75%) JSF
3 7 (43.75%) Spring
3 7 (43.75%) Spring MVC
3 7 (43.75%) Struts
4 5 (31.25%) React
5 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (25.00%) CSS
5 4 (25.00%) CSS3
5 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) Sass
7 1 (6.25%) Ember.js
7 1 (6.25%) LESS
7 1 (6.25%) Node.js
7 1 (6.25%) Redux
7 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Life Science
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (62.50%) Pair Programming
2 10 (62.50%) Scrum
2 10 (62.50%) TDD
3 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
4 8 (50.00%) BDD
4 8 (50.00%) DevOps
4 8 (50.00%) Kanban
5 7 (43.75%) Microservices
5 7 (43.75%) MVC
6 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
6 6 (37.50%) SOA
6 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
7 5 (31.25%) Release Management
7 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
8 3 (18.75%) Content Management
8 3 (18.75%) OO
8 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 8 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Adobe