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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 74 96 64
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -32
Contract jobs citing User Stories 51 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.51% 1.47% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 1.77% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 17
Median daily rate £400 £435 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +27.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £366 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £670 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -12.93%
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
1730 1918 1350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 85.18% 83.17% 79.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1359 856
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 53 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.00 £8.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +18 40 £400 -13.04% 3
Bradford +10 2 £430 -
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 83 (89.25%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (58.06%) Scrum
3 24 (25.81%) Project Management
4 22 (23.66%) User Experience
5 21 (22.58%) Agile Project Management
6 19 (20.43%) Coaching
7 18 (19.35%) Java
7 18 (19.35%) Kanban
8 16 (17.20%) TDD
8 16 (17.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (15.05%) Finance
9 14 (15.05%) Mentoring
10 12 (12.90%) Web Services
10 12 (12.90%) RESTful
10 12 (12.90%) JIRA
11 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (10.75%) Jenkins
12 10 (10.75%) Open Source
12 10 (10.75%) Git (software)
13 9 (9.68%) Use Case
13 9 (9.68%) Spring
13 9 (9.68%) SOA
13 9 (9.68%) Service Delivery
14 8 (8.60%) Games
14 8 (8.60%) Maven
14 8 (8.60%) Microservices
15 7 (7.53%) Spring Boot
15 7 (7.53%) SDLC
15 7 (7.53%) Service Design
15 7 (7.53%) Docker

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 (2.15%) Apache
1 2 (2.15%) Confluence
2 1 (1.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.15%) PaaS
1 2 (2.15%) SaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Network Security
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.15%) Big Data
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) JIRA
2 10 (10.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.75%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.60%) Maven
4 6 (6.45%) Selenium
5 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.30%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.23%) JUnit
7 2 (2.15%) RSpec
7 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.08%) Ant
8 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.08%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.08%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.08%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.08%) Mocha
8 1 (1.08%) Mockito
8 1 (1.08%) Protractor
8 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (15.05%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Games
3 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (45.16%) Analyst
2 39 (41.94%) Business Analyst
3 20 (21.51%) Agile Business Analyst
4 15 (16.13%) Scrum Master
5 8 (8.60%) Digital Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Digital Business Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (7.53%) Technical Leader
7 5 (5.38%) Architect
7 5 (5.38%) Telecoms Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) User Researcher
8 4 (4.30%) Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.30%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Manager
8 4 (4.30%) User Experience Researcher
9 3 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.90%) RESTful
1 12 (12.90%) Web Services
2 9 (9.68%) Spring
3 7 (7.53%) Spring Boot
4 3 (3.23%) .NET
4 3 (3.23%) Backbone.js
4 3 (3.23%) jQuery
4 3 (3.23%) JSON
4 3 (3.23%) XML
5 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.15%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.15%) Mustache
5 2 (2.15%) Ninject
5 2 (2.15%) NLog
5 2 (2.15%) SignalR
5 2 (2.15%) Underscore.js
6 1 (1.08%) CSS3
6 1 (1.08%) Dropwizard
6 1 (1.08%) ELK Stack
6 1 (1.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.66%) User Experience
2 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.30%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.23%) Wiki
5 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) NHS
5 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.08%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.38%) Linux
2 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (89.25%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (58.06%) Scrum
3 24 (25.81%) Project Management
4 21 (22.58%) Agile Project Management
5 19 (20.43%) Coaching
6 18 (19.35%) Kanban
7 16 (17.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (17.20%) TDD
8 14 (15.05%) Mentoring
9 10 (10.75%) Open Source
10 9 (9.68%) Service Delivery
10 9 (9.68%) SOA
10 9 (9.68%) Use Case
11 8 (8.60%) Microservices
12 7 (7.53%) DevOps
12 7 (7.53%) SDLC
12 7 (7.53%) Service Design
13 6 (6.45%) ERP
13 6 (6.45%) ITIL
13 6 (6.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.35%) Java
2 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.38%) Scala
3 4 (4.30%) PHP
3 4 (4.30%) SQL
4 3 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (2.15%) C#
5 2 (2.15%) Groovy
6 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.15%) CCNA
2 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (7.53%) Docker
2 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) Puppet
2 3 (3.23%) Grafana
3 2 (2.15%) Graphite
3 2 (2.15%) Nagios
4 1 (1.08%) Kibana
4 1 (1.08%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.30%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.23%) Splunk
4 1 (1.08%) AppDynamics