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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 78 57 75
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +18
Contract jobs citing User Stories 28 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.68% 2.10% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.61% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 2
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£513 £340 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.73% +18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £280 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £651 £501 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-12.93% -7.40%
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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
1373 804 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.46% 80.24% 80.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 530 405
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 28
Average hourly rate £16.38 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.32% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015, 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 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (58.49%) Project Management
3 27 (50.94%) Waterfall
4 14 (26.42%) Finance
5 12 (22.64%) Service Delivery
6 11 (20.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (18.87%) Scrum
8 9 (16.98%) Java
8 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
9 7 (13.21%) C#
9 7 (13.21%) .NET
9 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
9 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
10 6 (11.32%) Web Services
10 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
10 6 (11.32%) SQL
10 6 (11.32%) TDD
10 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
10 6 (11.32%) jQuery
10 6 (11.32%) Coaching
10 6 (11.32%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (9.43%) Software Delivery
11 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
11 5 (9.43%) NHS
12 4 (7.55%) MVC
12 4 (7.55%) HTML
12 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
12 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
12 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (1.89%) Apache
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.89%) CICS
1 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.89%) GlassFish
1 1 (1.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Adabas
2 1 (1.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.89%) Capybara
2 1 (1.89%) JUnit
2 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.89%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) Selenium
2 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
2 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.89%) RSpec
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Legal
2 1 (1.89%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Delivery Manager
2 9 (16.98%) Senior Manager
3 7 (13.21%) Developer
3 7 (13.21%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.32%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (9.43%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Agile Coach
7 2 (3.77%) Product Owner
7 2 (3.77%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Programme Director
8 1 (1.89%) Senior Applications Developer
8 1 (1.89%) COBOL Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (1.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) Web Services
2 6 (11.32%) jQuery
3 4 (7.55%) HTML
3 4 (7.55%) Velocity
4 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.66%) Entity Framework
4 3 (5.66%) Ninject
4 3 (5.66%) Backbone.js
4 3 (5.66%) Mustache
4 3 (5.66%) Underscore.js
4 3 (5.66%) SignalR
4 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (5.66%) NLog
5 2 (3.77%) HTML5
5 2 (3.77%) WSDL
5 2 (3.77%) XML
5 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.77%) CSS
6 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) NHS
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) W3C
3 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) UNIX
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (58.49%) Project Management
3 27 (50.94%) Waterfall
4 12 (22.64%) Service Delivery
5 11 (20.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (18.87%) Scrum
7 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
8 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
8 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.32%) TDD
9 6 (11.32%) Coaching
9 6 (11.32%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (9.43%) Software Delivery
11 4 (7.55%) MVC
11 4 (7.55%) Supplier Management
11 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
12 3 (5.66%) Refactoring
12 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) Java
2 7 (13.21%) C#
3 6 (11.32%) SQL
4 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.66%) Ruby
6 2 (3.77%) Python
7 1 (1.89%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.89%) JCL
7 1 (1.89%) Perl
7 1 (1.89%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.89%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.89%) HP
2 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle
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