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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 86 66 88
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 33 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.51% 1.72% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 2.14% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 3
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£418 £330 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% +32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +20.96%
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
1799 1353 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.49% 80.44% 76.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1311 877 622
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 £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 40
Average hourly rate £32.00 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 -19 30 £426 +33.20% 4
Bradford -4 2 £375 - 2
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 54 (91.53%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (54.24%) Project Management
3 20 (33.90%) Waterfall
4 18 (30.51%) Scrum
5 15 (25.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (23.73%) Finance
6 14 (23.73%) Java
7 10 (16.95%) PRINCE2
7 10 (16.95%) E-Commerce
7 10 (16.95%) Coaching
8 9 (15.25%) Mentoring
8 9 (15.25%) Web Services
8 9 (15.25%) SQL
9 8 (13.56%) TDD
9 8 (13.56%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (11.86%) NHS
11 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
11 6 (10.17%) C#
11 6 (10.17%) XML
11 6 (10.17%) Automated Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Velocity
11 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
11 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (8.47%) Software Delivery
12 5 (8.47%) jQuery
12 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
12 5 (8.47%) HTML
12 5 (8.47%) .NET
12 5 (8.47%) WSDL

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
1 4 (6.78%) GlassFish
1 4 (6.78%) Confluence
1 4 (6.78%) Apache
2 2 (3.39%) CICS
3 1 (1.69%) SAS
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.39%) Adabas
1 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.69%) Redis
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) JUnit
1 4 (6.78%) JIRA
2 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.69%) RSpec
4 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.69%) Capybara
4 1 (1.69%) Selenium
4 1 (1.69%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Banking
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Local Government
3 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Delivery Manager
2 9 (15.25%) Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Project Manager
3 8 (13.56%) ScrumMaster
4 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (3.39%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (3.39%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Agile Coach
6 2 (3.39%) Product Owner
6 2 (3.39%) Delivery Project Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.39%) Programme Director
6 2 (3.39%) Java Developer
7 1 (1.69%) .NET Developer
7 1 (1.69%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (1.69%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) Web Services
2 6 (10.17%) XML
2 6 (10.17%) Velocity
3 5 (8.47%) WSDL
3 5 (8.47%) HTML
3 5 (8.47%) .NET
3 5 (8.47%) jQuery
4 4 (6.78%) XML Schema
4 4 (6.78%) JAXB
4 4 (6.78%) Hibernate
4 4 (6.78%) Spring
4 4 (6.78%) Grails
5 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.08%) Entity Framework
5 3 (5.08%) Ninject
5 3 (5.08%) Backbone.js
5 3 (5.08%) Mustache
5 3 (5.08%) Underscore.js
5 3 (5.08%) SignalR
5 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) NHS
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) W3C
4 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (91.53%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (54.24%) Project Management
3 20 (33.90%) Waterfall
4 18 (30.51%) Scrum
5 15 (25.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (16.95%) PRINCE2
7 10 (16.95%) E-Commerce
7 10 (16.95%) Coaching
8 9 (15.25%) Mentoring
9 8 (13.56%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (13.56%) TDD
10 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
10 6 (10.17%) Automated Testing
11 5 (8.47%) Software Delivery
12 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
12 4 (6.78%) Feature Driven Development
12 4 (6.78%) Time Management
12 4 (6.78%) Kanban
12 4 (6.78%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) Java
2 9 (15.25%) SQL
3 6 (10.17%) C#
4 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.78%) Python
5 4 (6.78%) Ruby
6 3 (5.08%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) COBOL
7 2 (3.39%) NATURAL
7 2 (3.39%) JCL
8 1 (1.69%) Groovy
8 1 (1.69%) Scala
8 1 (1.69%) R
8 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.69%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle
2 4 (6.78%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.69%) HP
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