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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 67 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 24 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.04% 1.80% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 2.28% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 10
Average daily rate
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£490 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.76% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £325 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +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
926 747 760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.81% 78.96% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 449 412
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.60 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £19.30 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 14 (30.43%) TDD
2 14 (30.43%) C#
2 14 (30.43%) Java
2 14 (30.43%) BDD
3 12 (26.09%) Scrum
4 11 (23.91%) Project Management
4 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
5 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
5 10 (21.74%) Ruby
6 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
6 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
7 8 (17.39%) ATDD
7 8 (17.39%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (17.39%) Refactoring
8 7 (15.22%) Kanban
9 6 (13.04%) Product Management
9 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
9 6 (13.04%) Selenium
9 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
9 6 (13.04%) .NET
10 5 (10.87%) ISEB
10 5 (10.87%) SQL
10 5 (10.87%) QA
10 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
10 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
11 4 (8.70%) ISTQB

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2 (4.35%) MS Project
2 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%) EDRMS
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
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%) MS Access
4 1 (2.17%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
2 6 (13.04%) Selenium
3 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.52%) MSTest
5 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.35%) JIRA
6 1 (2.17%) JBehave
6 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Business Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (17.39%) Agile Coach
4 6 (13.04%) Tester
5 5 (10.87%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Manual Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Functional Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Android Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Architect
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
8 1 (2.17%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.52%) SOAP
3 2 (4.35%) Play Framework
3 2 (4.35%) RESTful
3 2 (4.35%) Django
3 2 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) Spring
4 1 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.17%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
1 2 (4.35%) Android
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) TDD
2 14 (30.43%) BDD
3 12 (26.09%) Scrum
4 11 (23.91%) Project Management
4 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
5 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
6 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
7 8 (17.39%) ATDD
7 8 (17.39%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (17.39%) Refactoring
8 7 (15.22%) Kanban
9 6 (13.04%) Product Management
9 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
10 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
11 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
12 3 (6.52%) CRM
12 3 (6.52%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) C#
1 14 (30.43%) Java
2 10 (21.74%) Ruby
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) Scala
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) ISEB
2 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.17%) SAP
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
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