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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 65 70 76
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 35 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.40% 2.26% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 2.75% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 18
Median daily rate £431 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £370 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £660 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
1223 1566 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.94% 82.29% 84.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 1081 991
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 35
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.07 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £21.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 February 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram 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 February 2017. 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 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 -3 34 £425 - 8
Bradford +9 1 £490 +29.03% 3
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 74 (93.67%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (58.23%) Scrum
3 26 (32.91%) Continuous Improvement
4 21 (26.58%) User Experience
5 20 (25.32%) Kanban
6 18 (22.78%) TDD
6 18 (22.78%) Selenium
7 17 (21.52%) QA
7 17 (21.52%) Java
8 15 (18.99%) Scala
8 15 (18.99%) BDD
9 14 (17.72%) Telecoms
9 14 (17.72%) Usability Testing
10 13 (16.46%) Software Engineering
10 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (16.46%) Automation Testing
11 12 (15.19%) Test Automation
11 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
11 12 (15.19%) Finance
12 11 (13.92%) Performance Testing
12 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
12 11 (13.92%) Service Design
13 10 (12.66%) HTML5
13 10 (12.66%) CSS3
13 10 (12.66%) Business Analysis
13 10 (12.66%) HTML
13 10 (12.66%) CSS
14 9 (11.39%) Web Services
14 9 (11.39%) JIRA
14 9 (11.39%) Gherkin

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 6 (7.59%) Confluence
2 4 (5.06%) Apache
2 4 (5.06%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.06%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.27%) CMS
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.06%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (5.06%) IaaS
1 4 (5.06%) Loggly
1 4 (5.06%) Sumo Logic
2 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.27%) GitHub
4 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) DNS
1 4 (5.06%) HTTP
1 4 (5.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (10.13%) MongoDB
2 8 (10.13%) MySQL
2 8 (10.13%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.06%) HBase
3 4 (5.06%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.06%) Redis
3 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.06%) Riak
4 2 (2.53%) Big Data
5 1 (1.27%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) Selenium
2 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.39%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.39%) JIRA
4 8 (10.13%) SoapUI
5 6 (7.59%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.33%) JUnit
6 5 (6.33%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.06%) Grunt
7 4 (5.06%) Maven
7 4 (5.06%) Vagrant
8 3 (3.80%) RSpec
9 2 (2.53%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.53%) JMeter
9 2 (2.53%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.53%) NUnit
9 2 (2.53%) Subversion
9 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.27%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (17.72%) Telecoms
2 12 (15.19%) Finance
3 5 (6.33%) Games
3 5 (6.33%) Retail
4 4 (5.06%) Billing
5 3 (3.80%) Banking
5 3 (3.80%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (43.04%) Analyst
1 34 (43.04%) Business Analyst
2 14 (17.72%) Agile Business Analyst
3 11 (13.92%) Telecoms Analyst
3 11 (13.92%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Automation Tester
4 9 (11.39%) Tester
5 6 (7.59%) Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Test Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) User Researcher
6 5 (6.33%) Architect
6 5 (6.33%) Product Owner
6 5 (6.33%) QA Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) QA Test Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Digital Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Digital Business Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Java Automation Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (5.06%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) CSS
1 10 (12.66%) CSS3
1 10 (12.66%) HTML
1 10 (12.66%) HTML5
2 9 (11.39%) Gherkin
2 9 (11.39%) RESTful
2 9 (11.39%) Web Services
3 8 (10.13%) JSON
4 7 (8.86%) REST
5 6 (7.59%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.33%) jQuery
7 4 (5.06%) Ajax
7 4 (5.06%) Django
7 4 (5.06%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (5.06%) LAMP
7 4 (5.06%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (5.06%) Play Framework
7 4 (5.06%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.53%) React
8 2 (2.53%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.58%) User Experience
2 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.06%) Replication
4 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.80%) NHS
5 2 (2.53%) Wiki
6 1 (1.27%) Blog
6 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Linux
2 4 (5.06%) CoreOS
3 2 (2.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (93.67%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (58.23%) Scrum
3 26 (32.91%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (25.32%) Kanban
5 18 (22.78%) TDD
6 15 (18.99%) BDD
7 14 (17.72%) Usability Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Automation Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Software Engineering
9 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
9 12 (15.19%) Test Automation
10 11 (13.92%) Performance Testing
10 11 (13.92%) Service Design
11 10 (12.66%) Business Analysis
12 9 (11.39%) Open Source
12 9 (11.39%) Waterfall
13 8 (10.13%) Coaching
13 8 (10.13%) Defect Management
13 8 (10.13%) Security Testing
13 8 (10.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.52%) Java
2 15 (18.99%) Scala
3 7 (8.86%) Groovy
3 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.59%) Ruby
5 4 (5.06%) PHP
5 4 (5.06%) Python
6 3 (3.80%) SQL
7 1 (1.27%) C#
7 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) Degree
1 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.52%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) WCAG
3 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Docker
1 4 (5.06%) HDFS
1 4 (5.06%) VirtualBox
1 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) Ansible
1 4 (5.06%) Kubernetes
1 4 (5.06%) Nagios
1 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.06%) Puppet
1 4 (5.06%) Salt
1 4 (5.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
1 6 (7.59%) VMware
2 4 (5.06%) Google
2 4 (5.06%) New Relic
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle
2 4 (5.06%) Rackspace
2 4 (5.06%) SaltStack
2 4 (5.06%) Splunk
3 2 (2.53%) hybris
4 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago