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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 58 77 75
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 54 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.67% 1.48% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 1.78% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 18
Average daily rate £438 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £654 £678 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £41.25
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
1660 1464 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.06% 83.56% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 1033 725
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £21.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.75 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £36.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 51 £450 +20.00% 5
Bradford - 1 £380 -
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (46.91%) Waterfall
3 27 (33.33%) Project Management
4 22 (27.16%) Finance
5 16 (19.75%) Mentoring
6 15 (18.52%) Service Delivery
6 15 (18.52%) Use Case
7 13 (16.05%) Supplier Management
8 12 (14.81%) User Experience
9 11 (13.58%) Risk Management
10 10 (12.35%) Scrum
10 10 (12.35%) Business Analysis
10 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
11 7 (8.64%) SDLC
11 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (8.64%) Kanban
11 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
11 7 (8.64%) TDD
11 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
11 7 (8.64%) SQL
11 7 (8.64%) .NET
11 7 (8.64%) Web Services
11 7 (8.64%) MS Visio
11 7 (8.64%) Data Modelling
12 6 (7.41%) CRM
12 6 (7.41%) XML
12 6 (7.41%) Java
12 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
12 6 (7.41%) Open Source
12 6 (7.41%) Change Control

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (2.47%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.23%) nginx
2 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) IaaS
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.47%) Office 365
1 2 (2.47%) PaaS
1 2 (2.47%) SaaS
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) Internet
1 2 (2.47%) Skype
1 2 (2.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.23%) MySQL
5 1 (1.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Selenium
2 4 (4.94%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.70%) JMeter
3 3 (3.70%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.47%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.23%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.23%) Capybara
5 1 (1.23%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.23%) GitLab
5 1 (1.23%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.23%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.23%) JIRA
5 1 (1.23%) Maven
5 1 (1.23%) RSpec
5 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.23%) TestDirector
General
1 22 (27.16%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Marketing
3 2 (2.47%) Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Games
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (38.27%) Analyst
2 26 (32.10%) Business Analyst
3 24 (29.63%) Delivery Manager
4 17 (20.99%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 14 (17.28%) Senior Manager
6 9 (11.11%) User Researcher
7 8 (9.88%) Digital Analyst
7 8 (9.88%) Digital Business Analyst
7 8 (9.88%) Digital User Researcher
8 5 (6.17%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.70%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Performance Test Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Technical Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.70%) Technical Manager
10 3 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) .NET
1 7 (8.64%) Web Services
2 6 (7.41%) XML
3 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.70%) HTML
4 3 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (3.70%) WSDL
5 2 (2.47%) CSS
5 2 (2.47%) CSS3
5 2 (2.47%) Django
5 2 (2.47%) HTML5
5 2 (2.47%) jQuery
5 2 (2.47%) Play Framework
5 2 (2.47%) SOAP
5 2 (2.47%) XSD
6 1 (1.23%) Resque
6 1 (1.23%) RESTful
6 1 (1.23%) RSS
6 1 (1.23%) Sass
6 1 (1.23%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) User Experience
2 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.70%) Psychology
3 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.47%) NHS
4 1 (1.23%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (1.23%) CentOS
2 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (46.91%) Waterfall
3 27 (33.33%) Project Management
4 16 (19.75%) Mentoring
5 15 (18.52%) Service Delivery
5 15 (18.52%) Use Case
6 13 (16.05%) Supplier Management
7 11 (13.58%) Risk Management
8 10 (12.35%) Business Analysis
8 10 (12.35%) Scrum
8 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
9 7 (8.64%) Data Modelling
9 7 (8.64%) Kanban
9 7 (8.64%) SDLC
9 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (8.64%) TDD
10 6 (7.41%) Agile Project Management
10 6 (7.41%) Change Control
10 6 (7.41%) Functional Testing
10 6 (7.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.64%) SQL
2 6 (7.41%) Java
2 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.94%) C#
4 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.47%) C
5 2 (2.47%) Ruby
5 2 (2.47%) Scala
6 1 (1.23%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.70%) Degree
2 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Capistrano
1 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.23%) Nagios
1 1 (1.23%) Opsview
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.70%) IBM
2 3 (3.70%) VMware
3 2 (2.47%) HP
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