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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 59 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 30 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.46% 1.82% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.30% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 9
Average daily rate
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£480 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £325 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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
985 784 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.67% 79.27% 75.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 488 388
Average daily rate £375 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 42 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) BDD
3 14 (30.43%) Project Management
4 12 (26.09%) Java
4 12 (26.09%) Waterfall
5 11 (23.91%) C#
5 11 (23.91%) TDD
6 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 10 (21.74%) Product Management
6 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
7 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (19.57%) Ruby
8 8 (17.39%) Refactoring
8 8 (17.39%) Scrum
8 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
8 8 (17.39%) ATDD
8 8 (17.39%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (15.22%) Kanban
10 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
10 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
10 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
10 6 (13.04%) Web Services
11 5 (10.87%) Selenium
11 5 (10.87%) Finance
11 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (10.87%) User Experience
12 4 (8.70%) Open Source
12 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.70%) EDRMS
2 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.17%) MS Access
4 1 (2.17%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
2 5 (10.87%) Selenium
3 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.52%) MSTest
3 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Business Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (17.39%) Agile Coach
5 5 (10.87%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Android Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Product Owner
8 1 (2.17%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.17%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Technical Architect
8 1 (2.17%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Web Services
2 4 (8.70%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.52%) SOAP
4 2 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (4.35%) Django
4 2 (4.35%) RESTful
4 2 (4.35%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.17%) Velocity
5 1 (2.17%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) User Experience
3 4 (8.70%) Open Source
4 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
1 2 (4.35%) Android
1 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) BDD
3 14 (30.43%) Project Management
4 12 (26.09%) Waterfall
5 11 (23.91%) TDD
6 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 10 (21.74%) Product Management
6 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
7 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (17.39%) Refactoring
8 8 (17.39%) Scrum
8 8 (17.39%) ATDD
8 8 (17.39%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (15.22%) Kanban
10 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
11 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
12 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
13 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) Java
2 11 (23.91%) C#
3 9 (19.57%) Ruby
4 3 (6.52%) SQL
5 2 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) ISEB
1 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.17%) SAP
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft