The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 89 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 58 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.00% 1.52% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 1.89% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 25 22
Average daily rate £438 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £652 £665 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
User Stories
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2341 2063 1718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.56% 80.43% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1405 1014
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 49 35
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.72 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.64% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Yorkshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Yorkshire region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Yorkshire +14 53 £425 +13.33% 6
South Yorkshire - 3 £516 - 2
North Yorkshire +3 1 £375 -6.25% 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 87 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (41.41%) Waterfall
3 32 (32.32%) Finance
4 30 (30.30%) Project Management
5 20 (20.20%) Service Delivery
6 17 (17.17%) Scrum
7 16 (16.16%) Mentoring
8 15 (15.15%) Use Case
9 14 (14.14%) Business Analysis
10 13 (13.13%) Supplier Management
11 12 (12.12%) User Experience
12 11 (11.11%) Kanban
12 11 (11.11%) Risk Management
13 10 (10.10%) Web Services
13 10 (10.10%) Test Scripting
14 9 (9.09%) Java
14 9 (9.09%) Data Modelling
14 9 (9.09%) Open Source
15 8 (8.08%) TDD
16 7 (7.07%) IBM
16 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
16 7 (7.07%) MS Visio
16 7 (7.07%) SDLC
16 7 (7.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
17 6 (6.06%) Change Control
17 6 (6.06%) Agile Project Management
17 6 (6.06%) Workflow
17 6 (6.06%) CRM
17 6 (6.06%) SQL

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (4.04%) nginx
1 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) IaaS
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.02%) Office 365
1 2 (2.02%) PaaS
1 2 (2.02%) SaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) SMS
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.05%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.01%) MySQL
6 1 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Selenium
2 4 (4.04%) Artifactory
2 4 (4.04%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.04%) GitLab
2 4 (4.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.04%) Maven
3 3 (3.03%) JIRA
3 3 (3.03%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.02%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.02%) JMeter
4 2 (2.02%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.01%) Capybara
5 1 (1.01%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.01%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.01%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.01%) RSpec
5 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.01%) TestDirector
General
1 32 (32.32%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Marketing
3 3 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Games
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (45.45%) Analyst
2 37 (37.37%) Business Analyst
3 25 (25.25%) Delivery Manager
4 17 (17.17%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 14 (14.14%) Senior Manager
6 12 (12.12%) Digital Analyst
6 12 (12.12%) Digital Business Analyst
7 9 (9.09%) User Researcher
8 8 (8.08%) Digital User Researcher
9 7 (7.07%) Agile Business Analyst
10 5 (5.05%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 5 (5.05%) Test Analyst
11 4 (4.04%) Web Analyst
12 3 (3.03%) Project Manager
12 3 (3.03%) Scrum Master
12 3 (3.03%) Solutions Analyst
12 3 (3.03%) Technical Manager
12 3 (3.03%) Test Engineer
12 3 (3.03%) Tester
12 3 (3.03%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) Web Services
2 6 (6.06%) .NET
3 5 (5.05%) XML
4 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.03%) HTML
4 3 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (3.03%) WSDL
5 2 (2.02%) CSS
5 2 (2.02%) CSS3
5 2 (2.02%) Django
5 2 (2.02%) HTML5
5 2 (2.02%) jQuery
5 2 (2.02%) Play Framework
5 2 (2.02%) SOAP
5 2 (2.02%) XSD
6 1 (1.01%) Behat
6 1 (1.01%) Resque
6 1 (1.01%) RESTful
6 1 (1.01%) Sass
6 1 (1.01%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) User Experience
2 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.03%) Psychology
3 2 (2.02%) NHS
4 1 (1.01%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.01%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.05%) Linux
2 4 (4.04%) CentOS
3 1 (1.01%) Android
3 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (41.41%) Waterfall
3 30 (30.30%) Project Management
4 20 (20.20%) Service Delivery
5 17 (17.17%) Scrum
6 16 (16.16%) Mentoring
7 15 (15.15%) Use Case
8 14 (14.14%) Business Analysis
9 13 (13.13%) Supplier Management
10 11 (11.11%) Kanban
10 11 (11.11%) Risk Management
11 10 (10.10%) Test Scripting
12 9 (9.09%) Data Modelling
12 9 (9.09%) Open Source
13 8 (8.08%) TDD
14 7 (7.07%) SDLC
14 7 (7.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 6 (6.06%) Agile Project Management
15 6 (6.06%) Change Control
15 6 (6.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.09%) Java
2 6 (6.06%) SQL
3 5 (5.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (2.02%) C
5 2 (2.02%) Ruby
5 2 (2.02%) Scala
5 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.01%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.03%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.02%) ISEB
4 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) Nagios
1 4 (4.04%) Opsview
2 1 (1.01%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.07%) IBM
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.02%) HP
2 2 (2.02%) VMware
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Inter-vention UK
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago