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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 57 69 89
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 37 39 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.58% 2.00% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 2.40% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 14
Median daily rate £410 £425 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +23.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £371 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £616 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
1194 1622 1416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.26% 83.14% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 1092 1010
Median daily rate £403 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £13.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 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 +2 30 £410 -3.52% 14
Bradford - 1 £490 -
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 84 (94.38%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (61.80%) Scrum
3 29 (32.58%) User Experience
4 26 (29.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 24 (26.97%) Kanban
6 20 (22.47%) Selenium
6 20 (22.47%) TDD
7 19 (21.35%) QA
8 18 (20.22%) Telecoms
8 18 (20.22%) Java
9 16 (17.98%) Finance
10 15 (16.85%) Automated Testing
10 15 (16.85%) Scala
11 14 (15.73%) BDD
11 14 (15.73%) Automation Testing
12 12 (13.48%) Service Design
12 12 (13.48%) Waterfall
12 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
12 12 (13.48%) Software Engineering
12 12 (13.48%) Web Services
13 11 (12.36%) UML
13 11 (12.36%) Use Case
13 11 (12.36%) Test Scripting
13 11 (12.36%) Usability Testing
13 11 (12.36%) Performance Testing
13 11 (12.36%) Open Source
13 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
14 10 (11.24%) Cucumber
14 10 (11.24%) SDLC
14 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (4.49%) Apache
1 4 (4.49%) Apache Spark
1 4 (4.49%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.25%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) CMS
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (4.49%) IaaS
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.49%) Sumo Logic
2 3 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.12%) GitHub
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) DNS
1 4 (4.49%) HTTP
1 4 (4.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (7.87%) MongoDB
2 7 (7.87%) MySQL
2 7 (7.87%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.49%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.49%) HBase
3 4 (4.49%) Redis
3 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.49%) Riak
4 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.25%) Big Data
6 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (22.47%) Selenium
2 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
3 10 (11.24%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.99%) SoapUI
5 7 (7.87%) JUnit
5 7 (7.87%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.74%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.62%) JIRA
7 5 (5.62%) RSpec
8 4 (4.49%) Grunt
8 4 (4.49%) Maven
8 4 (4.49%) Vagrant
9 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.25%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.25%) JMeter
10 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.25%) NUnit
10 2 (2.25%) Subversion
11 1 (1.12%) Hudson
11 1 (1.12%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (20.22%) Telecoms
2 16 (17.98%) Finance
3 8 (8.99%) Games
4 4 (4.49%) Billing
5 2 (2.25%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (51.69%) Analyst
1 46 (51.69%) Business Analyst
2 20 (22.47%) Agile Business Analyst
3 15 (16.85%) Telecoms Analyst
3 15 (16.85%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Test Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Automation Tester
5 8 (8.99%) QA Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) QA Test Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Tester
6 6 (6.74%) Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Architect
7 5 (5.62%) Digital Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Digital Business Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Product Owner
7 5 (5.62%) Quality Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (4.49%) Scrum Master
8 4 (4.49%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.48%) Web Services
2 9 (10.11%) CSS
2 9 (10.11%) CSS3
2 9 (10.11%) HTML
2 9 (10.11%) HTML5
2 9 (10.11%) JSON
3 8 (8.99%) Gherkin
4 7 (7.87%) RESTful
5 6 (6.74%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.74%) REST
6 5 (5.62%) jQuery
7 4 (4.49%) ELK Stack
7 4 (4.49%) LAMP
7 4 (4.49%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (3.37%) Ajax
8 3 (3.37%) Django
8 3 (3.37%) Play Framework
8 3 (3.37%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (2.25%) SOAP
9 2 (2.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.58%) User Experience
2 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.49%) NHS
3 4 (4.49%) Replication
4 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.25%) Wiki
5 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.74%) Linux
2 4 (4.49%) CoreOS
3 2 (2.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (94.38%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (61.80%) Scrum
3 26 (29.21%) Continuous Improvement
4 24 (26.97%) Kanban
5 20 (22.47%) TDD
6 15 (16.85%) Automated Testing
7 14 (15.73%) Automation Testing
7 14 (15.73%) BDD
8 12 (13.48%) Service Design
8 12 (13.48%) Software Engineering
8 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
8 12 (13.48%) Waterfall
9 11 (12.36%) Open Source
9 11 (12.36%) Performance Testing
9 11 (12.36%) Test Scripting
9 11 (12.36%) UML
9 11 (12.36%) Usability Testing
9 11 (12.36%) Use Case
10 10 (11.24%) Business Analysis
10 10 (11.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.22%) Java
2 15 (16.85%) Scala
3 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.62%) Groovy
4 5 (5.62%) Ruby
5 4 (4.49%) PHP
5 4 (4.49%) Python
6 3 (3.37%) SQL
7 1 (1.12%) C#
7 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.35%) QA
2 5 (5.62%) WCAG
3 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Docker
1 4 (4.49%) HDFS
1 4 (4.49%) VirtualBox
1 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Ansible
1 4 (4.49%) Kubernetes
1 4 (4.49%) Nagios
1 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.49%) Puppet
1 4 (4.49%) Salt
1 4 (4.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.74%) VMware
3 4 (4.49%) Google
3 4 (4.49%) New Relic
3 4 (4.49%) Oracle
3 4 (4.49%) Rackspace
3 4 (4.49%) SaltStack
3 4 (4.49%) Splunk
4 2 (2.25%) hybris
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