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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 90 115 93
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 54 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.83% 1.04% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.30% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 19
Median daily rate £413 £485 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.94% +42.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £378 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £655 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -12.93%
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
2450 2547 1838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.99% 80.47% 77.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1604 1786 1145
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 73 55
Median hourly rate £14.87 £15.39 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.41% +0.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.38 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.80 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +20 51 £400 -17.52% 5
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 93 (85.32%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (55.96%) Scrum
3 28 (25.69%) User Experience
4 27 (24.77%) Project Management
5 21 (19.27%) Agile Project Management
6 20 (18.35%) Kanban
6 20 (18.35%) Finance
7 19 (17.43%) Coaching
8 18 (16.51%) Java
9 17 (15.60%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (14.68%) TDD
11 14 (12.84%) JIRA
11 14 (12.84%) Mentoring
11 14 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (11.93%) Use Case
12 13 (11.93%) Web Services
13 12 (11.01%) RESTful
14 10 (9.17%) Git (software)
14 10 (9.17%) Open Source
14 10 (9.17%) Jenkins
15 9 (8.26%) SOA
15 9 (8.26%) Service Delivery
15 9 (8.26%) Spring
16 8 (7.34%) Maven
16 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
16 8 (7.34%) Games
16 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
16 8 (7.34%) PRINCE2
16 8 (7.34%) SDLC
16 8 (7.34%) Microservices

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.67%) Confluence
2 2 (1.83%) Apache
2 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.92%) CMS
3 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.75%) PaaS
1 3 (2.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) Network Security
2 3 (2.75%) Intranet
3 1 (0.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.75%) Big Data
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) JIRA
2 10 (9.17%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.34%) Maven
4 6 (5.50%) Selenium
5 4 (3.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.67%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.75%) JUnit
7 2 (1.83%) RSpec
7 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.92%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.92%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.92%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.92%) Mocha
8 1 (0.92%) Mockito
8 1 (0.92%) Protractor
8 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (18.35%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Games
2 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.92%) Banking
3 1 (0.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (44.04%) Analyst
2 45 (41.28%) Business Analyst
3 23 (21.10%) Agile Business Analyst
4 16 (14.68%) Scrum Master
5 9 (8.26%) Delivery Manager
5 9 (8.26%) Digital Analyst
5 9 (8.26%) Digital Business Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Architect
6 7 (6.42%) Technical Leader
7 6 (5.50%) Telecoms Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) User Researcher
8 5 (4.59%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) User Experience Researcher
9 4 (3.67%) Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.67%) QA Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) QA Test Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Manager
10 3 (2.75%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.93%) Web Services
2 12 (11.01%) RESTful
3 9 (8.26%) Spring
4 7 (6.42%) Spring Boot
5 3 (2.75%) .NET
5 3 (2.75%) Backbone.js
5 3 (2.75%) jQuery
5 3 (2.75%) JSON
5 3 (2.75%) XML
6 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.83%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.83%) Mustache
6 2 (1.83%) Ninject
6 2 (1.83%) NLog
6 2 (1.83%) SignalR
6 2 (1.83%) Underscore.js
7 1 (0.92%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.92%) Dropwizard
7 1 (0.92%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.92%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.69%) User Experience
2 14 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.67%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.75%) NHS
4 3 (2.75%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.75%) Wiki
5 2 (1.83%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.92%) Clustering
6 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.92%) Economics
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.92%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.59%) Linux
2 1 (0.92%) Unix
2 1 (0.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (85.32%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (55.96%) Scrum
3 27 (24.77%) Project Management
4 21 (19.27%) Agile Project Management
5 20 (18.35%) Kanban
6 19 (17.43%) Coaching
7 17 (15.60%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (14.68%) TDD
9 14 (12.84%) Mentoring
10 13 (11.93%) Use Case
11 10 (9.17%) Open Source
12 9 (8.26%) Service Delivery
12 9 (8.26%) SOA
13 8 (7.34%) Microservices
13 8 (7.34%) PRINCE2
13 8 (7.34%) SDLC
14 7 (6.42%) BDD
14 7 (6.42%) DevOps
14 7 (6.42%) Service Design
14 7 (6.42%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.51%) Java
2 5 (4.59%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.59%) Scala
3 4 (3.67%) PHP
3 4 (3.67%) SQL
4 3 (2.75%) Python
5 2 (1.83%) C#
5 2 (1.83%) Groovy
6 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.83%) CCNA
3 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.92%) ISEB
4 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) QA
2 3 (2.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.83%) WCAG
4 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) Docker
2 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) Puppet
2 3 (2.75%) Grafana
3 2 (1.83%) Graphite
3 2 (1.83%) Nagios
4 1 (0.92%) Kibana
4 1 (0.92%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.67%) ServiceNow
3 3 (2.75%) Splunk
4 1 (0.92%) Adobe
4 1 (0.92%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
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