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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 73 77 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 30 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.99% 1.58% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.85% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 20
Median daily rate £475 £400 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £355 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £667 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+30.16% -68.72%
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
1298 1135 958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 86.13% 85.66% 82.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 780 654
Median daily rate £425 £362 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.48% +8.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 15
Median hourly rate £12.10 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £30.80 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 69 (86.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) Waterfall
3 26 (32.50%) Project Management
4 20 (25.00%) Scrum
5 19 (23.75%) Mentoring
6 17 (21.25%) Finance
7 13 (16.25%) Agile Project Management
8 12 (15.00%) User Experience
8 12 (15.00%) Java
8 12 (15.00%) Use Case
9 11 (13.75%) JIRA
9 11 (13.75%) Web Services
10 10 (12.50%) TDD
10 10 (12.50%) Coaching
11 9 (11.25%) Risk Management
11 9 (11.25%) Supplier Management
12 8 (10.00%) Maven
12 8 (10.00%) RESTful
12 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
12 8 (10.00%) Service Delivery
12 8 (10.00%) Jenkins
13 7 (8.75%) Puppet
13 7 (8.75%) Docker
13 7 (8.75%) Spring Boot
13 7 (8.75%) Microservices
13 7 (8.75%) SDLC
13 7 (8.75%) CRM
13 7 (8.75%) SOA
13 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
13 7 (8.75%) Spring

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 2 (2.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.25%) nginx
2 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Office 365
1 3 (3.75%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) IaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Network Security
1 2 (2.50%) Skype
1 2 (2.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.25%) Redis
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (13.75%) JIRA
2 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.00%) Maven
3 5 (6.25%) Selenium
4 4 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.50%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.50%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.25%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.25%) Capybara
7 1 (1.25%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.25%) GitLab
7 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.25%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.25%) RSpec
7 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.25%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Marketing
3 3 (3.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Analyst
2 25 (31.25%) Business Analyst
3 22 (27.50%) Delivery Manager
4 15 (18.75%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 14 (17.50%) Senior Manager
6 10 (12.50%) User Researcher
7 8 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
7 8 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
7 8 (10.00%) Digital User Researcher
8 7 (8.75%) Technical Leader
9 6 (7.50%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) Scrum Master
11 3 (3.75%) Agile Delivery Manager
11 3 (3.75%) Test Engineer
12 2 (2.50%) ERP Business Analyst
12 2 (2.50%) ITSM Analyst
12 2 (2.50%) Operations Engineer
12 2 (2.50%) Public Sector Business Analyst
12 2 (2.50%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
12 2 (2.50%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) Web Services
2 8 (10.00%) RESTful
3 7 (8.75%) Spring
3 7 (8.75%) Spring Boot
4 3 (3.75%) WSDL
4 3 (3.75%) XML
5 2 (2.50%) .NET
5 2 (2.50%) SOAP
5 2 (2.50%) XSD
6 1 (1.25%) CSS
6 1 (1.25%) CSS3
6 1 (1.25%) HTML
6 1 (1.25%) HTML5
6 1 (1.25%) jQuery
6 1 (1.25%) Resque
6 1 (1.25%) RSS
6 1 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.25%) Sass
6 1 (1.25%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) User Experience
2 3 (3.75%) Psychology
2 3 (3.75%) Wiki
3 2 (2.50%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.50%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.25%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.50%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (86.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) Waterfall
3 26 (32.50%) Project Management
4 20 (25.00%) Scrum
5 19 (23.75%) Mentoring
6 13 (16.25%) Agile Project Management
7 12 (15.00%) Use Case
8 10 (12.50%) Coaching
8 10 (12.50%) TDD
9 9 (11.25%) Risk Management
9 9 (11.25%) Supplier Management
10 8 (10.00%) Service Delivery
11 7 (8.75%) Business Analysis
11 7 (8.75%) CRM
11 7 (8.75%) Microservices
11 7 (8.75%) SDLC
11 7 (8.75%) SOA
11 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
12 6 (7.50%) Kanban
12 6 (7.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.50%) PHP
3 2 (2.50%) SQL
4 1 (1.25%) C
4 1 (1.25%) CoffeeScript
4 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.75%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (8.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Puppet
2 1 (1.25%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) Nagios
2 1 (1.25%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (1.25%) IBM
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