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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 78 69 80
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 27 23 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.57% 1.47% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.92% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 2
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£375 £283 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.74% -16.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £351 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £373
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +38.46%
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
1414 1195 1047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.11% 76.60% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 741 522
Average daily rate £380 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +16.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £111.25 £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -3 24 £375 +33.92%
Bradford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Project Management
3 15 (27.78%) Scrum
4 13 (24.07%) Java
4 13 (24.07%) Ruby
4 13 (24.07%) Agile Project Management
5 12 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 10 (18.52%) Product Management
6 10 (18.52%) BDD
7 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (14.81%) Coaching
8 8 (14.81%) Automated Testing
9 7 (12.96%) TDD
9 7 (12.96%) Finance
9 7 (12.96%) C#
9 7 (12.96%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
9 7 (12.96%) Kanban
10 6 (11.11%) Scala
10 6 (11.11%) Software Architecture
10 6 (11.11%) MongoDB
10 6 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (11.11%) NoSQL
10 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 6 (11.11%) Play Framework
10 6 (11.11%) MySQL
10 6 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (11.11%) Refactoring

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 6 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 6 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) JIRA
3 2 (3.70%) Selenium
4 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
2 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
3 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
2 14 (25.93%) Analyst
3 11 (20.37%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 6 (11.11%) ScrumMaster
4 6 (11.11%) Agile Coach
5 5 (9.26%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Delivery Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Technical Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Android Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (11.11%) Velocity
1 6 (11.11%) Django
1 6 (11.11%) Play Framework
2 4 (7.41%) Web Services
3 2 (3.70%) RESTful
4 1 (1.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.85%) Ninject
4 1 (1.85%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.85%) Mustache
4 1 (1.85%) Underscore.js
4 1 (1.85%) SignalR
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.85%) NLog
4 1 (1.85%) .NET
4 1 (1.85%) XML
4 1 (1.85%) XSD
4 1 (1.85%) XSLT
4 1 (1.85%) jQuery
4 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) User Experience
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Open Source
3 3 (5.56%) NHS
3 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Project Management
3 15 (27.78%) Scrum
4 13 (24.07%) Agile Project Management
5 12 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 10 (18.52%) BDD
6 10 (18.52%) Product Management
7 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (14.81%) Automated Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Coaching
9 7 (12.96%) Kanban
9 7 (12.96%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.96%) TDD
10 6 (11.11%) Software Architecture
10 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 6 (11.11%) Refactoring
11 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
11 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
11 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) Java
1 13 (24.07%) Ruby
2 7 (12.96%) C#
3 6 (11.11%) Scala
4 4 (7.41%) SQL
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Directory Server
Vendors
1 1 (1.85%) SAP
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft