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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 51 77 61
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 38 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.35% 1.77% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 2.03% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 19
Median daily rate £390 £480 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £603 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £36.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+27.58% -34.09%
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
962 1378 955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.76% 87.27% 81.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 919 647
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 12
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.38 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -3.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016, 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 73 (93.59%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (64.10%) Scrum
3 29 (37.18%) User Experience
4 23 (29.49%) Continuous Improvement
4 23 (29.49%) Kanban
5 17 (21.79%) Telecoms
5 17 (21.79%) Finance
6 15 (19.23%) QA
6 15 (19.23%) Selenium
7 13 (16.67%) Use Case
7 13 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 13 (16.67%) Java
8 12 (15.38%) Web Services
8 12 (15.38%) Scala
8 12 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 12 (15.38%) Service Design
9 10 (12.82%) SDLC
9 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (12.82%) Usability Testing
9 10 (12.82%) Performance Testing
9 10 (12.82%) Test Automation
10 9 (11.54%) Software Engineering
10 9 (11.54%) ITIL
10 9 (11.54%) RESTful
11 8 (10.26%) SoapUI
11 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
11 8 (10.26%) Cucumber
11 8 (10.26%) BDD
11 8 (10.26%) Gherkin
11 8 (10.26%) Defect Management

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 3 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.28%) CMS
2 1 (1.28%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.56%) PaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) DNS
1 1 (1.28%) HTTP
1 1 (1.28%) Internet
1 1 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.56%) Big Data
2 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.56%) MySQL
2 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.28%) HBase
3 1 (1.28%) Redis
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) Riak
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Selenium
2 8 (10.26%) Cucumber
2 8 (10.26%) SoapUI
3 7 (8.97%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.69%) JUnit
5 5 (6.41%) RSpec
5 5 (6.41%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.85%) JIRA
7 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.56%) JMeter
8 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.56%) Subversion
9 1 (1.28%) Grunt
9 1 (1.28%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.28%) Maven
9 1 (1.28%) Mockito
9 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
1 17 (21.79%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.97%) Games
3 4 (5.13%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (55.13%) Analyst
1 43 (55.13%) Business Analyst
2 23 (29.49%) Agile Business Analyst
3 15 (19.23%) Telecoms Analyst
3 15 (19.23%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) QA Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) QA Test Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Automation Tester
5 7 (8.97%) Tester
6 6 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Product Owner
7 5 (6.41%) Quality Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Scrum Master
8 4 (5.13%) Java Automation Tester
8 4 (5.13%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 4 (5.13%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (3.85%) Agile Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) Web Services
2 9 (11.54%) RESTful
3 8 (10.26%) Gherkin
4 7 (8.97%) JSON
5 2 (2.56%) CSS
5 2 (2.56%) CSS3
5 2 (2.56%) ELK Stack
5 2 (2.56%) HTML
5 2 (2.56%) HTML5
5 2 (2.56%) jQuery
5 2 (2.56%) REST
5 2 (2.56%) Spring
5 2 (2.56%) XML
6 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.28%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.28%) Dropwizard
6 1 (1.28%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.28%) Mustache
6 1 (1.28%) SignalR
6 1 (1.28%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (37.18%) User Experience
2 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) NHS
4 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.28%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (93.59%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (64.10%) Scrum
3 23 (29.49%) Continuous Improvement
3 23 (29.49%) Kanban
4 13 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 13 (16.67%) Use Case
5 12 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 12 (15.38%) Service Design
6 10 (12.82%) Performance Testing
6 10 (12.82%) SDLC
6 10 (12.82%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.82%) Usability Testing
7 9 (11.54%) ITIL
7 9 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.26%) Open Source
8 8 (10.26%) Security Testing
8 8 (10.26%) TDD
8 8 (10.26%) Test Scripting
8 8 (10.26%) UML
8 8 (10.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) Java
2 12 (15.38%) Scala
3 6 (7.69%) Groovy
4 4 (5.13%) Python
4 4 (5.13%) SQL
5 3 (3.85%) Ruby
6 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.28%) C#
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.56%) CCNA
1 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) QA
2 5 (6.41%) WCAG
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Docker
1 1 (1.28%) HDFS
1 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.28%) VirtualBox
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Grafana
1 3 (3.85%) Nagios
2 2 (2.56%) Graphite
3 1 (1.28%) Ansible
3 1 (1.28%) Kibana
3 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.28%) logstash
3 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.28%) Puppet
3 1 (1.28%) Salt
3 1 (1.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) Splunk
3 3 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.28%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.28%) Google
4 1 (1.28%) New Relic
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle
4 1 (1.28%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.28%) SaltStack
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