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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 116 89 108
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +19
Contract jobs citing User Stories 33 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.04% 1.31% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.72% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 4
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£485 £340 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.64% +3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £580 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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
2491 1806 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.75% 76.40% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1123 921
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 52 76
Average hourly rate £15.37 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.12 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -18 31 £485 +42.64% 12
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 53 (85.48%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (56.45%) Project Management
3 27 (43.55%) Waterfall
4 16 (25.81%) Finance
5 14 (22.58%) Scrum
6 13 (20.97%) Java
6 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (19.35%) SQL
7 12 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (17.74%) Service Delivery
9 10 (16.13%) .NET
9 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
9 10 (16.13%) C#
9 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
10 9 (14.52%) Web Services
10 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
10 9 (14.52%) TDD
11 8 (12.90%) XML
11 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
12 7 (11.29%) Coaching
12 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (11.29%) Agile Project Management
13 6 (9.68%) jQuery
13 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
13 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
13 6 (9.68%) HTML
14 5 (8.06%) WSDL
14 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
14 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
14 5 (8.06%) NHS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (6.45%) WebSphere
1 4 (6.45%) GlassFish
1 4 (6.45%) Confluence
1 4 (6.45%) Apache
2 2 (3.23%) CICS
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) SAS
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.23%) Adabas
3 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) Redis
4 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) JIRA
1 4 (6.45%) JUnit
2 3 (4.84%) JMeter
2 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.61%) Capybara
3 1 (1.61%) Selenium
3 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.61%) RSpec
3 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Legal
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Delivery Manager
2 10 (16.13%) Developer
3 7 (11.29%) Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Project Manager
3 7 (11.29%) Senior Manager
3 7 (11.29%) ScrumMaster
4 4 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Agile Coach
6 2 (3.23%) Product Owner
6 2 (3.23%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (3.23%) Programme Director
6 2 (3.23%) Java Developer
6 2 (3.23%) Senior Developer
7 1 (1.61%) Lead Developer
7 1 (1.61%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) .NET
2 9 (14.52%) Web Services
3 8 (12.90%) XML
4 6 (9.68%) HTML
4 6 (9.68%) jQuery
5 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.06%) WSDL
5 5 (8.06%) Velocity
6 4 (6.45%) XML Schema
6 4 (6.45%) JAXB
6 4 (6.45%) Hibernate
6 4 (6.45%) Spring
6 4 (6.45%) Grails
7 3 (4.84%) Entity Framework
7 3 (4.84%) Ninject
7 3 (4.84%) Backbone.js
7 3 (4.84%) Mustache
7 3 (4.84%) Underscore.js
7 3 (4.84%) SignalR
7 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) NHS
3 4 (6.45%) W3C
4 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) zOS
2 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (85.48%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (56.45%) Project Management
3 27 (43.55%) Waterfall
4 14 (22.58%) Scrum
5 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (17.74%) Service Delivery
8 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
9 9 (14.52%) TDD
9 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
10 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
11 7 (11.29%) Coaching
11 7 (11.29%) Agile Project Management
12 5 (8.06%) Software Delivery
12 5 (8.06%) Performance Testing
12 5 (8.06%) Automated Testing
13 4 (6.45%) MVC
13 4 (6.45%) Supplier Management
13 4 (6.45%) Time Management
13 4 (6.45%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) Java
2 12 (19.35%) SQL
3 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.13%) C#
4 4 (6.45%) Python
5 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.84%) Perl
5 3 (4.84%) Ruby
6 2 (3.23%) COBOL
6 2 (3.23%) NATURAL
6 2 (3.23%) JCL
7 1 (1.61%) Groovy
7 1 (1.61%) Scala
7 1 (1.61%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.61%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle
2 4 (6.45%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.84%) VMware
4 1 (1.61%) HP
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