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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 66 102 83
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -19
Contract jobs citing User Stories 56 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.97% 1.27% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 1.53% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 10
Median daily rate £388 £600 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.41% +76.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £655 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
1591 1894 1298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.45% 83.22% 78.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1041 1301 802
Median daily rate £420 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £10.66 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +30 47 £380 -36.66% 4
Bradford +11 2 £430 -
Wakefield - 1 £488 -
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 93 (90.29%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (63.11%) Scrum
3 30 (29.13%) User Experience
4 23 (22.33%) Kanban
5 21 (20.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 20 (19.42%) Java
7 19 (18.45%) Finance
7 19 (18.45%) Coaching
8 18 (17.48%) Project Management
8 18 (17.48%) TDD
9 15 (14.56%) Agile Project Management
9 15 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (13.59%) RESTful
10 14 (13.59%) QA
10 14 (13.59%) Use Case
11 13 (12.62%) Selenium
11 13 (12.62%) Telecoms
11 13 (12.62%) Web Services
11 13 (12.62%) Jenkins
12 12 (11.65%) Git (software)
13 11 (10.68%) JIRA
13 11 (10.68%) Games
13 11 (10.68%) Automated Testing
13 11 (10.68%) Open Source
13 11 (10.68%) SDLC
14 10 (9.71%) Automation Testing
14 10 (9.71%) Spring
15 9 (8.74%) UML
15 9 (8.74%) SOA
15 9 (8.74%) Microsoft

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 (1.94%) Apache
1 2 (1.94%) Confluence
2 1 (0.97%) CMS
2 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) PaaS
2 2 (1.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) Network Security
2 1 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (1.94%) Big Data
1 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (12.62%) Jenkins
1 13 (12.62%) Selenium
2 12 (11.65%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.68%) JIRA
4 8 (7.77%) Cucumber
4 8 (7.77%) Maven
5 6 (5.83%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.85%) JUnit
7 4 (3.88%) RSpec
7 4 (3.88%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.94%) JMeter
8 2 (1.94%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.94%) Subversion
8 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.97%) Ant
9 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.97%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.97%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.97%) Jasmine
General
1 19 (18.45%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Telecoms
3 11 (10.68%) Games
4 4 (3.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 51 (49.51%) Analyst
2 49 (47.57%) Business Analyst
3 23 (22.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 15 (14.56%) Scrum Master
5 11 (10.68%) Telecoms Analyst
5 11 (10.68%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 9 (8.74%) Digital Analyst
6 9 (8.74%) Digital Business Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Test Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) QA Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) QA Test Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Technical Leader
9 6 (5.83%) Architect
9 6 (5.83%) Tester
10 5 (4.85%) Developer
10 5 (4.85%) Quality Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) User Researcher
11 4 (3.88%) Automation Tester
11 4 (3.88%) User Experience Researcher
12 3 (2.91%) SDLC Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.59%) RESTful
2 13 (12.62%) Web Services
3 10 (9.71%) Spring
4 7 (6.80%) Spring Boot
5 6 (5.83%) JSON
6 4 (3.88%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.88%) XML
7 3 (2.91%) .NET
7 3 (2.91%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.91%) jQuery
8 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.94%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.94%) Mustache
8 2 (1.94%) Ninject
8 2 (1.94%) NLog
8 2 (1.94%) SignalR
8 2 (1.94%) Underscore.js
9 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.97%) Dropwizard
9 1 (0.97%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 30 (29.13%) User Experience
2 15 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.85%) NHS
4 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.94%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.97%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.80%) Linux
2 3 (2.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (90.29%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (63.11%) Scrum
3 23 (22.33%) Kanban
4 21 (20.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (18.45%) Coaching
6 18 (17.48%) Project Management
6 18 (17.48%) TDD
7 15 (14.56%) Agile Project Management
8 14 (13.59%) Use Case
9 11 (10.68%) Automated Testing
9 11 (10.68%) Open Source
9 11 (10.68%) SDLC
10 10 (9.71%) Automation Testing
11 9 (8.74%) Mentoring
11 9 (8.74%) Service Delivery
11 9 (8.74%) Service Design
11 9 (8.74%) SOA
11 9 (8.74%) UML
12 8 (7.77%) ITIL
12 8 (7.77%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.42%) Java
2 9 (8.74%) Scala
3 6 (5.83%) SQL
4 4 (3.88%) Groovy
5 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.91%) Python
6 2 (1.94%) C#
6 2 (1.94%) PHP
6 2 (1.94%) Ruby
7 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.94%) CCNA
2 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.59%) QA
2 4 (3.88%) WCAG
3 2 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Docker
2 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) Puppet
2 3 (2.91%) Grafana
3 2 (1.94%) Graphite
3 2 (1.94%) Nagios
4 1 (0.97%) Kibana
4 1 (0.97%) logstash
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.91%) Splunk
3 2 (1.94%) VMware
4 1 (0.97%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.97%) ServiceNow
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