The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 77 94 69
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -25
Contract jobs citing User Stories 48 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.35% 1.25% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 1.49% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 19
Median daily rate £413 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £338 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £625 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £399 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -1.54%
User Stories
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1766 1808 1368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.44% 83.78% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1187 1312 895
Median daily rate £425 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 37 25
Median hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +124.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.45 £8.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the West Yorkshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the West Yorkshire region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +17 43 £438 +4.79% 3
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 75 (85.23%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (47.73%) Scrum
3 27 (30.68%) Project Management
4 22 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
5 18 (20.45%) Coaching
6 17 (19.32%) Mentoring
6 17 (19.32%) Finance
6 17 (19.32%) Java
7 14 (15.91%) TDD
7 14 (15.91%) Service Delivery
8 13 (14.77%) Kanban
8 13 (14.77%) User Experience
9 12 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (13.64%) Waterfall
9 12 (13.64%) RESTful
9 12 (13.64%) JIRA
10 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
11 9 (10.23%) SOA
11 9 (10.23%) Spring
12 8 (9.09%) Maven
12 8 (9.09%) Use Case
12 8 (9.09%) Web Services
12 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (9.09%) Microservices
12 8 (9.09%) Jenkins
13 7 (7.95%) Docker
13 7 (7.95%) DevOps
13 7 (7.95%) Spring Boot
13 7 (7.95%) Puppet
13 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (2.27%) Apache
1 2 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.14%) CMS
2 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) PaaS
1 2 (2.27%) SaaS
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Network Security
2 2 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.27%) Big Data
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) JIRA
2 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.09%) Maven
4 3 (3.41%) Selenium
5 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.14%) Ant
6 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.14%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.14%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.14%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.14%) JUnit
6 1 (1.14%) Mocha
6 1 (1.14%) Mockito
6 1 (1.14%) Protractor
General
1 17 (19.32%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Games
3 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (38.64%) Analyst
2 30 (34.09%) Business Analyst
3 15 (17.05%) Delivery Manager
4 13 (14.77%) Agile Business Analyst
4 13 (14.77%) Scrum Master
5 11 (12.50%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 10 (11.36%) Senior Manager
7 7 (7.95%) Digital Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) Digital Business Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) Technical Leader
8 5 (5.68%) User Researcher
9 4 (4.55%) Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Tester
10 3 (3.41%) SDLC Business Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) User Experience Researcher
11 2 (2.27%) Agile Delivery Manager
11 2 (2.27%) Digital Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) RESTful
2 9 (10.23%) Spring
3 8 (9.09%) Web Services
4 7 (7.95%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.41%) .NET
5 3 (3.41%) Backbone.js
5 3 (3.41%) jQuery
6 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.27%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.27%) Mustache
6 2 (2.27%) Ninject
6 2 (2.27%) NLog
6 2 (2.27%) SignalR
6 2 (2.27%) Underscore.js
6 2 (2.27%) XML
7 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.14%) CSS3
7 1 (1.14%) Dropwizard
7 1 (1.14%) ELK Stack
7 1 (1.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) User Experience
2 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.55%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.41%) NHS
4 3 (3.41%) Wiki
5 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.68%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (85.23%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (47.73%) Scrum
3 27 (30.68%) Project Management
4 22 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
5 18 (20.45%) Coaching
6 17 (19.32%) Mentoring
7 14 (15.91%) Service Delivery
7 14 (15.91%) TDD
8 13 (14.77%) Kanban
9 12 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (13.64%) Waterfall
10 9 (10.23%) SOA
11 8 (9.09%) Microservices
11 8 (9.09%) Use Case
12 7 (7.95%) DevOps
12 7 (7.95%) Open Source
12 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2
13 6 (6.82%) CRM
13 6 (6.82%) ERP
13 6 (6.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) Java
2 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.55%) PHP
3 4 (4.55%) SQL
4 3 (3.41%) Python
4 3 (3.41%) Scala
5 2 (2.27%) C#
5 2 (2.27%) Groovy
6 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.14%) C
6 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) CCNA
2 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (7.95%) Docker
2 2 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) Puppet
2 3 (3.41%) Grafana
3 2 (2.27%) Graphite
3 2 (2.27%) Nagios
4 1 (1.14%) Kibana
4 1 (1.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.55%) ServiceNow
2 3 (3.41%) Splunk
3 1 (1.14%) AppDynamics
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