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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 65 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 30 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.28% 1.72% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 2.13% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 2
Average daily rate
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£403 £280 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -17.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £275 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £351 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-81.86% +500.00%
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West Yorkshire

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
1111 939 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.42% 80.60% 76.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 628 315
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £16.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £110.00 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 44 (97.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) Scrum
3 15 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (26.67%) Project Management
5 10 (22.22%) Finance
5 10 (22.22%) Coaching
5 10 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 10 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 8 (17.78%) NHS
6 8 (17.78%) Java
6 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Ruby
6 8 (17.78%) BDD
6 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.56%) Velocity
7 7 (15.56%) Web Services
8 6 (13.33%) C#
8 6 (13.33%) MySQL
8 6 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (13.33%) Django
8 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
8 6 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
8 6 (13.33%) Open Source
8 6 (13.33%) Scala
8 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 6 (13.33%) User Experience
8 6 (13.33%) Play Framework
8 6 (13.33%) Software Architecture

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) MySQL
1 6 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 6 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Local Government
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Delivery Manager
2 9 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Developer
3 8 (17.78%) ScrumMaster
4 7 (15.56%) Architect
4 7 (15.56%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Digital Technical Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Digital Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Android Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Technical Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.22%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) Velocity
1 7 (15.56%) Web Services
2 6 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (13.33%) Django
2 6 (13.33%) Play Framework
3 5 (11.11%) jQuery
3 5 (11.11%) .NET
4 4 (8.89%) .NET Framework
4 4 (8.89%) Mustache
4 4 (8.89%) Underscore.js
4 4 (8.89%) SignalR
4 4 (8.89%) Entity Framework
4 4 (8.89%) Ninject
4 4 (8.89%) Backbone.js
4 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (8.89%) NLog
5 2 (4.44%) RESTful
6 1 (2.22%) XML
6 1 (2.22%) XSD
6 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) NHS
2 6 (13.33%) Open Source
2 6 (13.33%) User Experience
3 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.44%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (97.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) Scrum
3 15 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (26.67%) Project Management
5 10 (22.22%) Coaching
5 10 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 10 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
6 8 (17.78%) BDD
6 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 6 (13.33%) Software Architecture
8 5 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (11.11%) Product Management
8 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.11%) MVC
8 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
1 8 (17.78%) Ruby
2 6 (13.33%) C#
2 6 (13.33%) Scala
3 5 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Tivoli Directory Server
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
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