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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 78 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 21 24 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.55% 1.97% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.89% -3.91%
User Stories
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
1132 985 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.42% 80.94% 75.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 699 323
Average daily rate £375 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.63 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 47 (95.92%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (30.61%) Scrum
4 14 (28.57%) Project Management
5 12 (24.49%) Finance
5 12 (24.49%) Coaching
5 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (22.45%) Waterfall
6 11 (22.45%) Ruby
6 11 (22.45%) Java
7 10 (20.41%) Software Delivery
8 9 (18.37%) Mentoring
9 8 (16.33%) Velocity
9 8 (16.33%) NHS
9 8 (16.33%) C#
9 8 (16.33%) Web Services
10 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 7 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (14.29%) Product Management
10 7 (14.29%) BDD
11 6 (12.24%) MongoDB
11 6 (12.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (12.24%) NoSQL
11 6 (12.24%) Agile Project Management
11 6 (12.24%) User Experience
11 6 (12.24%) Play Framework
11 6 (12.24%) Scala
11 6 (12.24%) Software Architecture
11 6 (12.24%) Open Source
11 6 (12.24%) Django

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) MongoDB
1 6 (12.24%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (12.24%) NoSQL
1 6 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (12.24%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.04%) Redis
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.04%) Capybara
2 1 (2.04%) RSpec
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Local Government
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Delivery Manager
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Business Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) ScrumMaster
4 7 (14.29%) Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Digital Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Digital Technical Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Agile Coach
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Technical Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) Velocity
1 8 (16.33%) Web Services
2 7 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (12.24%) Play Framework
3 6 (12.24%) Django
3 6 (12.24%) jQuery
4 5 (10.20%) .NET
5 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (8.16%) NLog
5 4 (8.16%) Mustache
5 4 (8.16%) Backbone.js
5 4 (8.16%) Underscore.js
5 4 (8.16%) SignalR
5 4 (8.16%) Entity Framework
5 4 (8.16%) Ninject
6 2 (4.08%) HTML5
6 2 (4.08%) CSS
6 2 (4.08%) HTML
7 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) NHS
2 6 (12.24%) User Experience
2 6 (12.24%) Open Source
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (95.92%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (30.61%) Scrum
4 14 (28.57%) Project Management
5 12 (24.49%) Coaching
5 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (22.45%) Waterfall
7 10 (20.41%) Software Delivery
8 9 (18.37%) Mentoring
9 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Product Management
9 7 (14.29%) BDD
10 6 (12.24%) Agile Project Management
10 6 (12.24%) Software Architecture
11 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
11 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
11 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (10.20%) MVC
11 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
11 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) Ruby
1 11 (22.45%) Java
2 8 (16.33%) C#
3 6 (12.24%) Scala
4 5 (10.20%) SQL
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) C
6 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
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