The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Rank 55 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing User Stories 30 38 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.77% 2.63% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 3.09% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 11
Median daily rate £410 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £371 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £616 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
915 1229 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.57% 85.11% 85.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 839 683
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £566 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £9.72 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £45.40 £31.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Leeds region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Leeds region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 71 (97.26%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (63.01%) Scrum
3 25 (34.25%) User Experience
4 24 (32.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (30.14%) Kanban
6 18 (24.66%) Telecoms
6 18 (24.66%) TDD
7 17 (23.29%) QA
7 17 (23.29%) Selenium
8 16 (21.92%) Java
9 14 (19.18%) BDD
10 13 (17.81%) Automated Testing
10 13 (17.81%) Scala
10 13 (17.81%) Finance
11 12 (16.44%) Web Services
11 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
11 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
11 12 (16.44%) Waterfall
11 12 (16.44%) Automation Testing
11 12 (16.44%) Service Design
12 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
12 11 (15.07%) Open Source
12 11 (15.07%) Performance Testing
13 10 (13.70%) Usability Testing
13 10 (13.70%) UML
13 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
14 9 (12.33%) HTML5
14 9 (12.33%) CSS3
14 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (12.33%) CSS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 4 (5.48%) Apache
1 4 (5.48%) Apache Spark
1 4 (5.48%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.74%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.48%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (5.48%) IaaS
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.48%) Sumo Logic
2 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.37%) GitHub
3 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) DNS
1 4 (5.48%) HTTP
1 4 (5.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (9.59%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.59%) MySQL
2 7 (9.59%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.48%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.48%) HBase
3 4 (5.48%) Redis
3 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.48%) Riak
4 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (23.29%) Selenium
2 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
3 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
4 8 (10.96%) SoapUI
5 7 (9.59%) JUnit
6 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
7 5 (6.85%) RSpec
7 5 (6.85%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.48%) Grunt
8 4 (5.48%) JIRA
8 4 (5.48%) Maven
8 4 (5.48%) Vagrant
9 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.74%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.74%) JMeter
10 2 (2.74%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.74%) NUnit
10 2 (2.74%) Subversion
11 1 (1.37%) Hudson
General
1 18 (24.66%) Telecoms
2 13 (17.81%) Finance
3 6 (8.22%) Games
4 4 (5.48%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (53.42%) Analyst
1 39 (53.42%) Business Analyst
2 18 (24.66%) Agile Business Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Telecoms Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Automation Tester
4 8 (10.96%) QA Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) QA Test Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Test Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Tester
5 5 (6.85%) Product Owner
5 5 (6.85%) Quality Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (5.48%) Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Java Automation Tester
6 4 (5.48%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 4 (5.48%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (4.11%) Agile Product Owner
7 3 (4.11%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (4.11%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) Web Services
2 9 (12.33%) CSS
2 9 (12.33%) CSS3
2 9 (12.33%) HTML
2 9 (12.33%) HTML5
2 9 (12.33%) JSON
3 8 (10.96%) Gherkin
4 6 (8.22%) AngularJS
4 6 (8.22%) REST
5 5 (6.85%) jQuery
5 5 (6.85%) RESTful
6 4 (5.48%) ELK Stack
6 4 (5.48%) LAMP
6 4 (5.48%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (4.11%) Ajax
7 3 (4.11%) Django
7 3 (4.11%) Play Framework
7 3 (4.11%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.74%) Apache CXF
8 2 (2.74%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (34.25%) User Experience
2 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Replication
4 3 (4.11%) NHS
5 2 (2.74%) Wiki
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Linux
2 4 (5.48%) CoreOS
3 2 (2.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (97.26%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (63.01%) Scrum
3 24 (32.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 22 (30.14%) Kanban
5 18 (24.66%) TDD
6 14 (19.18%) BDD
7 13 (17.81%) Automated Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Automation Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Service Design
8 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
8 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
8 12 (16.44%) Waterfall
9 11 (15.07%) Open Source
9 11 (15.07%) Performance Testing
10 10 (13.70%) UML
10 10 (13.70%) Usability Testing
11 9 (12.33%) Business Analysis
12 8 (10.96%) Security Testing
12 8 (10.96%) Test Scripting
12 8 (10.96%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) Java
2 13 (17.81%) Scala
3 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.85%) Groovy
4 5 (6.85%) Ruby
5 4 (5.48%) PHP
5 4 (5.48%) Python
6 2 (2.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.37%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) WCAG
3 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Docker
1 4 (5.48%) HDFS
1 4 (5.48%) VirtualBox
1 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Ansible
1 4 (5.48%) Kubernetes
1 4 (5.48%) Nagios
1 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.48%) Puppet
1 4 (5.48%) Salt
1 4 (5.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) VMware
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.48%) Google
3 4 (5.48%) New Relic
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle
3 4 (5.48%) Rackspace
3 4 (5.48%) SaltStack
3 4 (5.48%) Splunk
4 2 (2.74%) hybris
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