The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 85 86 91
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 23 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.28% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.31% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 3
Average daily rate £280 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1371 975 1310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 76.04% 73.58% 73.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 506 709
Average daily rate £350 £330 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 31
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.93 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.30% -9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £12.17 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Stories
Yorkshire

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +1 21 £280 -17.03% 7
Bradford - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 18 (37.50%) Java
2 16 (33.33%) Scrum
2 16 (33.33%) TDD
3 15 (31.25%) BDD
3 15 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (27.08%) QA
5 12 (25.00%) .NET
5 12 (25.00%) C#
5 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (22.92%) SQL
7 10 (20.83%) Project Management
8 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 9 (18.75%) CRM
8 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
9 8 (16.67%) ISEB
10 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis
10 7 (14.58%) Finance
10 7 (14.58%) Migration
10 7 (14.58%) Dynamics CRM
10 7 (14.58%) Data Migration
10 7 (14.58%) Data Integration
11 5 (10.42%) MS Project
11 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
12 4 (8.33%) Selenium
12 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
13 3 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
13 3 (6.25%) UNIX
13 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) Big Data
2 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.08%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Selenium
1 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.25%) JIRA
2 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.17%) JBehave
3 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.08%) NeoLoad
4 1 (2.08%) LoadUI
4 1 (2.08%) MSTest
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Local Government
2 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Analyst
2 18 (37.50%) Tester
3 13 (27.08%) Business Analyst
4 12 (25.00%) Functional Tester
5 11 (22.92%) Manual Tester
6 10 (20.83%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Test Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) Developer
9 4 (8.33%) Data Analyst
10 3 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
10 3 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
10 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
10 3 (6.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 2 (4.17%) Agile .NET Developer
11 2 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
11 2 (4.17%) Automation Tester
11 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
11 2 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
11 2 (4.17%) WinForms Developer
12 1 (2.08%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (4.17%) Velocity
3 2 (4.17%) Apache Camel
3 2 (4.17%) JMS
3 2 (4.17%) JMX
3 2 (4.17%) J2EE
3 2 (4.17%) WinForms
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (14.58%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) UNIX
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Solaris
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Scrum
1 16 (33.33%) TDD
2 15 (31.25%) BDD
3 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (20.83%) Project Management
5 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.75%) CRM
5 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis
6 7 (14.58%) Migration
6 7 (14.58%) Data Migration
7 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Test Management
9 2 (4.17%) Parallel Processing
9 2 (4.17%) Time Management
9 2 (4.17%) Complex Event Processing
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) Java
2 12 (25.00%) C#
3 11 (22.92%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.17%) PHP
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £280 to £330 per day depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £360 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Neon Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago