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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 66 52 58
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 22 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.03% 2.52% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 3.13% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £351 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.84% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%
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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
903 768 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.30% 80.76% 74.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 467 317
Average daily rate £375 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £27.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 49 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) Ruby
2 14 (28.57%) Project Management
3 13 (26.53%) Java
3 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (26.53%) BDD
4 12 (24.49%) C#
5 11 (22.45%) Test Automation
5 11 (22.45%) Product Management
6 10 (20.41%) Waterfall
6 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
7 9 (18.37%) TDD
7 9 (18.37%) Refactoring
7 9 (18.37%) Scrum
8 8 (16.33%) ATDD
8 8 (16.33%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (14.29%) NoSQL
9 7 (14.29%) Kanban
9 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 6 (12.24%) Django
10 6 (12.24%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (12.24%) Finance
10 6 (12.24%) MySQL
10 6 (12.24%) Web Services
10 6 (12.24%) Scala
10 6 (12.24%) MongoDB
10 6 (12.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (12.24%) Cucumber

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 6 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (12.24%) MySQL
2 6 (12.24%) MongoDB
2 6 (12.24%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.04%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.12%) Selenium
2 3 (6.12%) MSTest
2 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Analyst
2 12 (24.49%) Business Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (16.33%) Agile Coach
5 6 (12.24%) Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Technical Architect
6 5 (10.20%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Developer
7 4 (8.16%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Android Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Digital Architect
10 1 (2.04%) Product Owner
10 1 (2.04%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Django
1 6 (12.24%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (12.24%) Web Services
1 6 (12.24%) Play Framework
2 4 (8.16%) Velocity
2 4 (8.16%) .NET
3 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.12%) SOAP
4 2 (4.08%) RESTful
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.04%) NLog
5 1 (2.04%) Underscore.js
5 1 (2.04%) SignalR
5 1 (2.04%) Mustache
5 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.04%) Ninject
5 1 (2.04%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.04%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) User Experience
3 4 (8.16%) Open Source
4 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.08%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Android
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) Project Management
3 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (26.53%) BDD
4 11 (22.45%) Test Automation
4 11 (22.45%) Product Management
5 10 (20.41%) Waterfall
5 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
6 9 (18.37%) TDD
6 9 (18.37%) Refactoring
6 9 (18.37%) Scrum
7 8 (16.33%) ATDD
7 8 (16.33%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (14.29%) Kanban
8 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 6 (12.24%) Software Architecture
10 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
10 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) Ruby
2 13 (26.53%) Java
3 12 (24.49%) C#
4 6 (12.24%) Scala
5 3 (6.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.08%) ISEB
1 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) SAP