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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Rank 50 51 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 36 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.24% 3.02% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.83% 3.56% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 19
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £371 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £659 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
941 1181 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.77% 84.84% 86.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 820 707
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.20 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £19.44 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 69 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (59.72%) Scrum
3 24 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (26.39%) User Experience
5 18 (25.00%) Kanban
6 17 (23.61%) Selenium
6 17 (23.61%) QA
6 17 (23.61%) TDD
6 17 (23.61%) Java
7 15 (20.83%) Usability Testing
7 15 (20.83%) BDD
8 14 (19.44%) Scala
8 14 (19.44%) Software Engineering
8 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
9 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 12 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 12 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 11 (15.28%) Jenkins
11 11 (15.28%) Service Design
12 10 (13.89%) Gherkin
12 10 (13.89%) HTML5
12 10 (13.89%) CSS3
12 10 (13.89%) CSS
12 10 (13.89%) HTML
13 9 (12.50%) Web Services
13 9 (12.50%) Finance
13 9 (12.50%) Business Analysis
13 9 (12.50%) Security Testing

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 6 (8.33%) Confluence
2 4 (5.56%) Apache
2 4 (5.56%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (5.56%) IaaS
1 4 (5.56%) Loggly
1 4 (5.56%) Sumo Logic
2 3 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.39%) GitHub
4 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) DNS
1 4 (5.56%) HTTP
1 4 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 8 (11.11%) MySQL
2 8 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.56%) HBase
3 4 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.56%) Redis
3 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.56%) Riak
4 2 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (23.61%) Selenium
2 11 (15.28%) Jenkins
3 9 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 9 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 8 (11.11%) JIRA
5 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.94%) JUnit
7 4 (5.56%) Grunt
7 4 (5.56%) Maven
7 4 (5.56%) Vagrant
7 4 (5.56%) WebDriver
8 3 (4.17%) RSpec
8 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.78%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.78%) JMeter
9 2 (2.78%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.78%) NUnit
9 2 (2.78%) Subversion
10 1 (1.39%) Hudson
General
1 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Billing
3 4 (5.56%) Games
4 3 (4.17%) Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (41.67%) Analyst
1 30 (41.67%) Business Analyst
2 12 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
3 11 (15.28%) Telecoms Analyst
3 11 (15.28%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 9 (12.50%) Tester
5 6 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) User Researcher
6 5 (6.94%) Product Owner
7 4 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
7 4 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 4 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.56%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) CSS
1 10 (13.89%) CSS3
1 10 (13.89%) Gherkin
1 10 (13.89%) HTML
1 10 (13.89%) HTML5
2 9 (12.50%) Web Services
3 8 (11.11%) JSON
4 7 (9.72%) REST
4 7 (9.72%) RESTful
5 6 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.94%) jQuery
7 4 (5.56%) Ajax
7 4 (5.56%) Django
7 4 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (5.56%) LAMP
7 4 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (5.56%) Play Framework
7 4 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.78%) React
8 2 (2.78%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) User Experience
2 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Replication
4 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.78%) NHS
5 2 (2.78%) Wiki
6 1 (1.39%) Blog
6 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (5.56%) CoreOS
3 2 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (59.72%) Scrum
3 24 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 18 (25.00%) Kanban
5 17 (23.61%) TDD
6 15 (20.83%) BDD
6 15 (20.83%) Usability Testing
7 14 (19.44%) Software Engineering
8 12 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 12 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 12 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.28%) Service Design
10 9 (12.50%) Business Analysis
10 9 (12.50%) Defect Management
10 9 (12.50%) Open Source
10 9 (12.50%) Security Testing
10 9 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 9 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 8 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) Java
2 14 (19.44%) Scala
3 7 (9.72%) Groovy
4 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.33%) Ruby
5 4 (5.56%) PHP
5 4 (5.56%) Python
6 2 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.61%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Docker
1 4 (5.56%) HDFS
1 4 (5.56%) VirtualBox
1 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Ansible
1 4 (5.56%) Kubernetes
1 4 (5.56%) Nagios
1 4 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.56%) Puppet
1 4 (5.56%) Salt
1 4 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (8.33%) VMware
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.56%) Google
3 4 (5.56%) New Relic
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) Rackspace
3 4 (5.56%) SaltStack
3 4 (5.56%) Splunk
4 2 (2.78%) hybris
5 1 (1.39%) Atlassian