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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 86 108 113
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 31 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.31% 0.63% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.84% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 14
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£340 £328 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% -2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £330 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
1771 1663 1983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.95% 74.64% 73.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1104 909 1063
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 75 52
Average hourly rate £15.39 £38.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.03% +123.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 2014.

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 2014. 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 +22 27 £340 +18.26% 6
South Yorkshire +8 3 £275 - 3
North Yorkshire - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 26 (40.63%) Java
2 25 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.06%) TDD
3 24 (37.50%) BDD
4 23 (35.94%) Scrum
4 23 (35.94%) C#
5 22 (34.38%) QA
6 18 (28.13%) Test Automation
7 16 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 16 (25.00%) SQL
8 15 (23.44%) Selenium
9 14 (21.88%) .NET
9 14 (21.88%) Finance
10 13 (20.31%) ISEB
10 13 (20.31%) Cucumber
10 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
12 11 (17.19%) Ruby
13 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
14 8 (12.50%) PHP
14 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
14 8 (12.50%) JBehave
14 8 (12.50%) WebDriver
15 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
15 7 (10.94%) UML
16 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
16 6 (9.38%) ATDD
17 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
17 5 (7.81%) Refactoring
17 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Project
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.25%) EDRMS
4 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.13%) CouchDB
5 2 (3.13%) Couchbase
5 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.56%) Big Data
6 1 (1.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (23.44%) Selenium
2 13 (20.31%) Cucumber
3 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
4 8 (12.50%) JBehave
4 8 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.69%) MSTest
5 3 (4.69%) JIRA
5 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.56%) ERwin
6 1 (1.56%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.56%) LoadUI
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Analyst
2 23 (35.94%) Tester
3 21 (32.81%) Business Analyst
4 13 (20.31%) Functional Tester
5 9 (14.06%) Manual Tester
6 7 (10.94%) Automation Tester
7 6 (9.38%) Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Agile Coach
9 3 (4.69%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.13%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.13%) VB.NET Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Agile .NET Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) WinForms Developer
11 1 (1.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 1 (1.56%) Business Manager
11 1 (1.56%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.69%) SOAP
2 3 (4.69%) Web Services
2 3 (4.69%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.13%) Spring
3 2 (3.13%) Spring MVC
3 2 (3.13%) WinForms
4 1 (1.56%) J2EE
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.56%) JMS
4 1 (1.56%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) E-Learning
3 2 (3.13%) Life Science
4 1 (1.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (39.06%) TDD
2 24 (37.50%) BDD
3 23 (35.94%) Scrum
4 18 (28.13%) Test Automation
5 16 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
7 7 (10.94%) UML
8 6 (9.38%) ATDD
9 5 (7.81%) Refactoring
9 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Automated Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Functional Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Automation Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.69%) Information Management
11 3 (4.69%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.63%) Java
2 23 (35.94%) C#
3 16 (25.00%) SQL
4 11 (17.19%) Ruby
5 8 (12.50%) PHP
6 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) ISEB
2 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (34.38%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) FATCA
2 2 (3.13%) AIFMD
Vendors
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
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Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago