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 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 105 81 103
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 36 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.20% 1.37% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.80% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 5
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£418 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £378 £330
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
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
2384 1777 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.73% 76.20% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1693 1106 851
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 £503 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 52 65
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.90% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.60 £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 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 30 July 2015.

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 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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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 -20 33 £418 +26.51% 6
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 60 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (53.85%) Project Management
3 22 (33.85%) Waterfall
4 20 (30.77%) Scrum
5 17 (26.15%) Finance
6 16 (24.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (23.08%) Java
7 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (16.92%) E-Commerce
8 11 (16.92%) Coaching
9 10 (15.38%) Mentoring
9 10 (15.38%) PRINCE2
10 9 (13.85%) Web Services
10 9 (13.85%) SQL
10 9 (13.85%) Agile Project Management
11 8 (12.31%) TDD
12 7 (10.77%) Service Delivery
12 7 (10.77%) NHS
12 7 (10.77%) Automated Testing
12 7 (10.77%) Velocity
13 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
13 6 (9.23%) C#
13 6 (9.23%) XML
13 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (7.69%) Software Delivery
14 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
14 5 (7.69%) HTML
14 5 (7.69%) .NET
14 5 (7.69%) WSDL
14 5 (7.69%) Microsoft

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (6.15%) WebSphere
1 4 (6.15%) GlassFish
1 4 (6.15%) Confluence
1 4 (6.15%) Apache
2 2 (3.08%) CICS
3 1 (1.54%) SAS
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.08%) Adabas
1 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.54%) Redis
2 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) JUnit
1 4 (6.15%) JIRA
2 3 (4.62%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.54%) RSpec
4 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.54%) Capybara
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.54%) HP UFT
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Banking
2 2 (3.08%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Local Government
3 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (43.08%) Delivery Manager
2 9 (13.85%) Developer
2 9 (13.85%) ScrumMaster
3 8 (12.31%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.77%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Senior Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (3.08%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Agile Coach
8 2 (3.08%) Product Owner
8 2 (3.08%) Delivery Project Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Programme Director
8 2 (3.08%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.54%) .NET Developer
9 1 (1.54%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) Web Services
2 7 (10.77%) Velocity
3 6 (9.23%) XML
4 5 (7.69%) HTML
4 5 (7.69%) .NET
4 5 (7.69%) WSDL
4 5 (7.69%) jQuery
5 4 (6.15%) XML Schema
5 4 (6.15%) JAXB
5 4 (6.15%) Hibernate
5 4 (6.15%) Spring
5 4 (6.15%) Grails
6 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.62%) Entity Framework
6 3 (4.62%) Ninject
6 3 (4.62%) Backbone.js
6 3 (4.62%) Mustache
6 3 (4.62%) Underscore.js
6 3 (4.62%) SignalR
6 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) NHS
2 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) W3C
4 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Linux
2 1 (1.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (53.85%) Project Management
3 22 (33.85%) Waterfall
4 20 (30.77%) Scrum
5 16 (24.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (16.92%) E-Commerce
7 11 (16.92%) Coaching
8 10 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 10 (15.38%) PRINCE2
9 9 (13.85%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (12.31%) TDD
11 7 (10.77%) Service Delivery
11 7 (10.77%) Automated Testing
12 5 (7.69%) Software Delivery
13 4 (6.15%) Feature Driven Development
13 4 (6.15%) Test Automation
13 4 (6.15%) Time Management
13 4 (6.15%) Kanban
13 4 (6.15%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) Java
2 9 (13.85%) SQL
3 6 (9.23%) C#
4 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.15%) Python
5 4 (6.15%) Ruby
6 3 (4.62%) Perl
7 2 (3.08%) COBOL
7 2 (3.08%) NATURAL
7 2 (3.08%) JCL
8 1 (1.54%) Groovy
8 1 (1.54%) Scala
8 1 (1.54%) R
8 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.54%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle
2 4 (6.15%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.54%) HP
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