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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 91 77 90
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 24 28 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.21% 1.56% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 2.01% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 2
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£375 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £398 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.89% -3.91%
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
1656 1392 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.38% 77.77% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 976 507
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 £265 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 27
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% -30.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.00 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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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 -16 21 £390 +27.86% 6
Bradford - 2 £375 -
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 53 (96.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) Project Management
2 18 (32.73%) Scrum
3 16 (29.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (23.64%) Java
6 12 (21.82%) Finance
6 12 (21.82%) Coaching
7 11 (20.00%) Ruby
7 11 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 10 (18.18%) Web Services
8 10 (18.18%) Software Delivery
9 9 (16.36%) Mentoring
10 8 (14.55%) Velocity
10 8 (14.55%) NoSQL
10 8 (14.55%) C#
10 8 (14.55%) SQL
10 8 (14.55%) NHS
10 8 (14.55%) Agile Project Management
11 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
11 7 (12.73%) BDD
11 7 (12.73%) Product Management
11 7 (12.73%) Scala
11 7 (12.73%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (12.73%) TDD
11 7 (12.73%) Automated Testing
12 6 (10.91%) Django
12 6 (10.91%) jQuery
12 6 (10.91%) Open Source
12 6 (10.91%) Software Architecture

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.64%) GlassFish
1 2 (3.64%) Confluence
1 2 (3.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.91%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.91%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (10.91%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
1 3 (5.45%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.64%) JUnit
3 1 (1.82%) Capybara
3 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.82%) RSpec
3 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Delivery Manager
2 11 (20.00%) Analyst
3 10 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Developer
4 9 (16.36%) ScrumMaster
5 7 (12.73%) Architect
5 7 (12.73%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Delivery Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Digital Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Agile Coach
8 2 (3.64%) Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Web Services
2 8 (14.55%) Velocity
3 7 (12.73%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (10.91%) Django
4 6 (10.91%) jQuery
4 6 (10.91%) Play Framework
5 5 (9.09%) .NET
6 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
6 4 (7.27%) Backbone.js
6 4 (7.27%) Entity Framework
6 4 (7.27%) Ninject
6 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (7.27%) NLog
6 4 (7.27%) Mustache
6 4 (7.27%) Underscore.js
6 4 (7.27%) SignalR
7 3 (5.45%) HTML
7 3 (5.45%) XML
8 2 (3.64%) Spring
8 2 (3.64%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) NHS
2 6 (10.91%) Open Source
2 6 (10.91%) User Experience
2 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) W3C
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (96.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) Project Management
2 18 (32.73%) Scrum
3 16 (29.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (21.82%) Coaching
6 11 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 10 (18.18%) Software Delivery
8 9 (16.36%) Mentoring
9 8 (14.55%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
10 7 (12.73%) BDD
10 7 (12.73%) Product Management
10 7 (12.73%) TDD
10 7 (12.73%) Automated Testing
11 6 (10.91%) Software Architecture
11 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
12 5 (9.09%) Change Management
12 5 (9.09%) MVC
12 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) Java
2 11 (20.00%) Ruby
3 8 (14.55%) C#
3 8 (14.55%) SQL
4 7 (12.73%) Scala
5 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) Python
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) C
7 1 (1.82%) R
7 1 (1.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle
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