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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 74 74 87
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 33 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.79% 1.19% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 1.55% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 9
Average daily rate
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£455 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £325 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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
1441 1228 1215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 78.32% 76.70% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 757 627
Average daily rate £388 £340 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 42
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £12.80 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £167.50 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -2 30 £480 +47.69% 6
Bradford - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 48 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) BDD
3 15 (28.85%) Project Management
4 13 (25.00%) Java
4 13 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 12 (23.08%) TDD
6 11 (21.15%) C#
6 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
7 10 (19.23%) Product Management
7 10 (19.23%) Cucumber
7 10 (19.23%) Scrum
8 9 (17.31%) Ruby
8 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (17.31%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (15.38%) ATDD
9 8 (15.38%) Refactoring
10 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
10 7 (13.46%) Selenium
10 7 (13.46%) Kanban
11 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
11 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
11 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
11 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
11 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
11 6 (11.54%) SQL
11 6 (11.54%) Web Services
12 5 (9.62%) Finance
12 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) EDRMS
3 3 (5.77%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.92%) MS Access
5 1 (1.92%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Cucumber
2 7 (13.46%) Selenium
3 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.77%) MSTest
4 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (15.38%) Agile Coach
5 6 (11.54%) Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Functional Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Android Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (1.92%) Product Owner
10 1 (1.92%) Manual Tester
10 1 (1.92%) Java Developer
10 1 (1.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) .NET
3 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
4 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.85%) Django
4 2 (3.85%) RESTful
4 2 (3.85%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.92%) Velocity
5 1 (1.92%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) User Experience
3 4 (7.69%) Open Source
4 2 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
1 2 (3.85%) Android
1 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) BDD
3 15 (28.85%) Project Management
4 13 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 12 (23.08%) TDD
5 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
7 10 (19.23%) Product Management
7 10 (19.23%) Scrum
8 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (17.31%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (15.38%) ATDD
9 8 (15.38%) Refactoring
10 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
10 7 (13.46%) Kanban
11 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
11 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
12 5 (9.62%) Business Analysis
12 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) Java
2 11 (21.15%) C#
3 9 (17.31%) Ruby
4 6 (11.54%) SQL
5 2 (3.85%) Scala
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) ISEB
1 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (1.92%) SAP
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft