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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 95 97 100
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 31 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.24% 1.17% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.59% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £275 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £351 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +44.00%
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
1974 1694 1471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.74% 73.43% 71.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1311 1010 735
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 62
Average hourly rate £17.69 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.90% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.22 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.60 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -6 24 £400 +41.59% 7
North Yorkshire -2 5 £400 +14.28% 3
South Yorkshire -5 1 - - 2
East Yorkshire - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 70 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.57%) Scrum
3 19 (27.14%) Project Management
4 13 (18.57%) Ruby
4 13 (18.57%) Java
4 13 (18.57%) Waterfall
4 13 (18.57%) Agile Project Management
5 12 (17.14%) BDD
5 12 (17.14%) Mentoring
5 12 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (15.71%) Product Management
6 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (14.29%) Finance
8 9 (12.86%) User Experience
8 9 (12.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (11.43%) Coaching
9 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
9 8 (11.43%) Automated Testing
10 7 (10.00%) TDD
10 7 (10.00%) C#
10 7 (10.00%) Kanban
10 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (10.00%) Cucumber
11 6 (8.57%) Software Architecture
11 6 (8.57%) MongoDB
11 6 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
11 6 (8.57%) Play Framework
11 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.57%) Scala

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1 (1.43%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Maximo
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (8.57%) MongoDB
1 6 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
1 6 (8.57%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.86%) JIRA
3 2 (2.86%) Selenium
4 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Local Government
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (41.43%) Analyst
2 25 (35.71%) Business Analyst
3 18 (25.71%) Delivery Manager
4 13 (18.57%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Agile Coach
5 6 (8.57%) ScrumMaster
5 6 (8.57%) Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Delivery Project Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (8.57%) Velocity
1 6 (8.57%) Django
1 6 (8.57%) Play Framework
2 5 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (1.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.43%) Ninject
4 1 (1.43%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.43%) Mustache
4 1 (1.43%) Underscore.js
4 1 (1.43%) SignalR
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.43%) NLog
4 1 (1.43%) .NET
4 1 (1.43%) XML
4 1 (1.43%) XSD
4 1 (1.43%) XSLT
4 1 (1.43%) jQuery
4 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) User Experience
2 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.14%) Open Source
4 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.29%) NHS
6 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.57%) Scrum
3 19 (27.14%) Project Management
4 13 (18.57%) Waterfall
4 13 (18.57%) Agile Project Management
5 12 (17.14%) BDD
5 12 (17.14%) Mentoring
5 12 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (15.71%) Product Management
7 9 (12.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (11.43%) Coaching
8 8 (11.43%) Automated Testing
8 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
9 7 (10.00%) Kanban
9 7 (10.00%) TDD
10 6 (8.57%) UML
10 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
10 6 (8.57%) Refactoring
10 6 (8.57%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) Java
1 13 (18.57%) Ruby
2 7 (10.00%) C#
3 6 (8.57%) Scala
4 4 (5.71%) SQL
5 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.43%) C
6 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) ISEB
2 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Directory Server
Vendors
1 1 (1.43%) SAP
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.43%) Capita
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