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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 82 91 83
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 35 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.74% 1.21% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.42% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 22
Median daily rate £475 £400 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.78% +6.13%
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
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
1689 1696 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.11% 85.31% 79.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1189 1103 972
Median daily rate £425 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 20
Median hourly rate £12.75 £17.69 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.91% -6.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.95 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £35.50 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +1 32 £475 +18.75% 8
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

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

1 75 (85.23%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.82%) Project Management
2 28 (31.82%) Waterfall
3 24 (27.27%) Scrum
4 21 (23.86%) Mentoring
5 18 (20.45%) Finance
6 15 (17.05%) Agile Project Management
7 13 (14.77%) Java
7 13 (14.77%) Use Case
8 12 (13.64%) Coaching
8 12 (13.64%) User Experience
9 11 (12.50%) JIRA
9 11 (12.50%) TDD
9 11 (12.50%) Web Services
10 10 (11.36%) Service Delivery
11 9 (10.23%) Risk Management
11 9 (10.23%) Business Analysis
11 9 (10.23%) Supplier Management
11 9 (10.23%) Git (software)
12 8 (9.09%) Test Scripting
12 8 (9.09%) RESTful
12 8 (9.09%) Spring
12 8 (9.09%) Maven
12 8 (9.09%) CRM
12 8 (9.09%) Jenkins
13 7 (7.95%) Docker
13 7 (7.95%) SDLC
13 7 (7.95%) Microservices
13 7 (7.95%) Spring Boot
13 7 (7.95%) Puppet

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%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.14%) nginx
2 1 (1.14%) Node.js
2 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) SaaS
2 3 (3.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.27%) IaaS
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.27%) PaaS
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) Network Security
1 2 (2.27%) Skype
1 2 (2.27%) SMS
2 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Redis
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (12.50%) JIRA
2 9 (10.23%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.09%) Maven
4 5 (5.68%) Selenium
5 4 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.27%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.27%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.14%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.14%) Capybara
8 1 (1.14%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.14%) GitLab
8 1 (1.14%) Mocha
8 1 (1.14%) Protractor
8 1 (1.14%) RSpec
8 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.14%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Marketing
3 3 (3.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (36.36%) Analyst
2 29 (32.95%) Business Analyst
3 22 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
4 15 (17.05%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 14 (15.91%) Senior Manager
6 10 (11.36%) User Researcher
7 8 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
7 8 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
7 8 (9.09%) Digital User Researcher
8 7 (7.95%) Technical Leader
9 6 (6.82%) Agile Business Analyst
9 6 (6.82%) Scrum Master
10 3 (3.41%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) Tester
11 2 (2.27%) CRM Business Analyst
11 2 (2.27%) Developer
11 2 (2.27%) Public Sector Business Analyst
11 2 (2.27%) Service Analyst
11 2 (2.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) Web Services
2 8 (9.09%) RESTful
2 8 (9.09%) Spring
3 7 (7.95%) Spring Boot
4 3 (3.41%) WSDL
4 3 (3.41%) XML
5 2 (2.27%) .NET
5 2 (2.27%) CSS
5 2 (2.27%) CSS3
5 2 (2.27%) HTML
5 2 (2.27%) HTML5
5 2 (2.27%) jQuery
5 2 (2.27%) SOAP
5 2 (2.27%) XSD
6 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.14%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.14%) Resque
6 1 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.14%) Sass
6 1 (1.14%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) User Experience
2 3 (3.41%) Psychology
2 3 (3.41%) Wiki
3 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (1.14%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.82%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (85.23%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.82%) Project Management
2 28 (31.82%) Waterfall
3 24 (27.27%) Scrum
4 21 (23.86%) Mentoring
5 15 (17.05%) Agile Project Management
6 13 (14.77%) Use Case
7 12 (13.64%) Coaching
8 11 (12.50%) TDD
9 10 (11.36%) Service Delivery
10 9 (10.23%) Business Analysis
10 9 (10.23%) Risk Management
10 9 (10.23%) Supplier Management
11 8 (9.09%) CRM
11 8 (9.09%) Test Scripting
12 7 (7.95%) Kanban
12 7 (7.95%) Microservices
12 7 (7.95%) SDLC
12 7 (7.95%) SOA
13 6 (6.82%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.77%) Java
2 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.27%) C
3 2 (2.27%) PHP
3 2 (2.27%) SQL
4 1 (1.14%) CoffeeScript
4 1 (1.14%) Groovy
4 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.41%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (7.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) Puppet
2 1 (1.14%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) Nagios
2 1 (1.14%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.55%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.27%) HP
4 1 (1.14%) IBM
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