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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 53 54 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 48 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.32% 2.46% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 2.84% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 15
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £323 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £680 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £32.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.34% -28.88%
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
1210 985 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.62% 86.48% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 706 473
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.83 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £33.70 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 2016, 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 68 (90.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (49.33%) Waterfall
3 27 (36.00%) Project Management
4 21 (28.00%) Finance
5 16 (21.33%) Mentoring
6 15 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 14 (18.67%) Use Case
8 13 (17.33%) Supplier Management
9 12 (16.00%) User Experience
10 11 (14.67%) Risk Management
11 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis
11 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
12 8 (10.67%) Scrum
13 7 (9.33%) Web Services
13 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
13 7 (9.33%) TDD
13 7 (9.33%) SDLC
13 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 6 (8.00%) Change Control
14 6 (8.00%) Open Source
14 6 (8.00%) Agile Project Management
14 6 (8.00%) Kanban
14 6 (8.00%) Java
14 6 (8.00%) MS Visio
14 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
15 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
15 5 (6.67%) CRM
15 5 (6.67%) Selenium
15 5 (6.67%) Human Factors
15 5 (6.67%) Ethnography

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.33%) nginx
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) IaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) PaaS
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Skype
1 2 (2.67%) SMS
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.33%) Redis
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Selenium
2 4 (5.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.67%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.33%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.33%) Capybara
5 1 (1.33%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.33%) GitLab
5 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.33%) JIRA
5 1 (1.33%) Maven
5 1 (1.33%) RSpec
5 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.33%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (28.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Marketing
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Games
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Analyst
2 24 (32.00%) Business Analyst
2 24 (32.00%) Delivery Manager
3 17 (22.67%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 14 (18.67%) Senior Manager
5 9 (12.00%) User Researcher
6 8 (10.67%) Digital Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Digital Business Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Digital User Researcher
7 4 (5.33%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.67%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) Web Services
2 4 (5.33%) .NET
3 3 (4.00%) HTML
3 3 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (4.00%) WSDL
3 3 (4.00%) XML
4 2 (2.67%) CSS
4 2 (2.67%) CSS3
4 2 (2.67%) Django
4 2 (2.67%) HTML5
4 2 (2.67%) jQuery
4 2 (2.67%) Play Framework
4 2 (2.67%) SOAP
4 2 (2.67%) XSD
5 1 (1.33%) Ajax
5 1 (1.33%) Resque
5 1 (1.33%) RESTful
5 1 (1.33%) RSS
5 1 (1.33%) Sass
5 1 (1.33%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) User Experience
2 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) Psychology
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.33%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) CentOS
2 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (90.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (49.33%) Waterfall
3 27 (36.00%) Project Management
4 16 (21.33%) Mentoring
5 15 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 14 (18.67%) Use Case
7 13 (17.33%) Supplier Management
8 11 (14.67%) Risk Management
9 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis
9 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.67%) Scrum
11 7 (9.33%) SDLC
11 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (9.33%) TDD
12 6 (8.00%) Agile Project Management
12 6 (8.00%) Change Control
12 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
12 6 (8.00%) Kanban
12 6 (8.00%) Open Source
13 5 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) Java
2 4 (5.33%) SQL
3 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.67%) Ruby
4 2 (2.67%) Scala
5 1 (1.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Capistrano
1 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.33%) Nagios
1 1 (1.33%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) IBM
3 2 (2.67%) HP
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