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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 96 103 83
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 45 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.54% 1.20% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.49% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 19
Median daily rate £400 £418 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +30.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £345 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £658 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.83 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -12.46%
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
2464 2424 1824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 84.41% 81.07% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1723 1138
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 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 59 59
Median hourly rate £14.88 £20.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.43% +32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +14 43 £400 -4.19% 5
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 80 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.00%) Scrum
3 29 (29.00%) Project Management
4 22 (22.00%) Agile Project Management
5 21 (21.00%) Finance
6 18 (18.00%) Mentoring
6 18 (18.00%) Coaching
7 17 (17.00%) Java
8 15 (15.00%) User Experience
9 14 (14.00%) Kanban
9 14 (14.00%) TDD
9 14 (14.00%) JIRA
10 13 (13.00%) Service Delivery
11 12 (12.00%) RESTful
11 12 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (11.00%) Waterfall
13 10 (10.00%) Git (software)
13 10 (10.00%) Use Case
14 9 (9.00%) Business Analysis
14 9 (9.00%) Spring
14 9 (9.00%) Web Services
14 9 (9.00%) PRINCE2
14 9 (9.00%) SOA
14 9 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (8.00%) Microservices
15 8 (8.00%) Jenkins
15 8 (8.00%) Maven
15 8 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (7.00%) Docker
16 7 (7.00%) Puppet

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 (4.00%) Confluence
2 2 (2.00%) Apache
2 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.00%) CMS
3 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) PaaS
1 3 (3.00%) SaaS
2 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) Network Security
2 2 (2.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.00%) Big Data
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (14.00%) JIRA
2 10 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.00%) Maven
4 3 (3.00%) Selenium
5 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.00%) Ant
6 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.00%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.00%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.00%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.00%) JUnit
6 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.00%) Mocha
6 1 (1.00%) Mockito
6 1 (1.00%) Protractor
General
1 21 (21.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Games
3 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (39.00%) Analyst
2 34 (34.00%) Business Analyst
3 16 (16.00%) Delivery Manager
4 15 (15.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 14 (14.00%) Scrum Master
6 10 (10.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 9 (9.00%) Senior Manager
8 8 (8.00%) Digital Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) Digital Business Analyst
9 7 (7.00%) Architect
9 7 (7.00%) Technical Leader
10 5 (5.00%) Tester
10 5 (5.00%) User Researcher
11 4 (4.00%) Developer
12 3 (3.00%) Project Manager
12 3 (3.00%) SDLC Business Analyst
12 3 (3.00%) Service Analyst
12 3 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
12 3 (3.00%) Technical Architect
12 3 (3.00%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.00%) RESTful
2 9 (9.00%) Spring
2 9 (9.00%) Web Services
3 7 (7.00%) Spring Boot
4 3 (3.00%) .NET
4 3 (3.00%) Backbone.js
4 3 (3.00%) jQuery
5 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.00%) Mustache
5 2 (2.00%) Ninject
5 2 (2.00%) NLog
5 2 (2.00%) SignalR
5 2 (2.00%) Underscore.js
5 2 (2.00%) XML
6 1 (1.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.00%) CSS3
6 1 (1.00%) Dropwizard
6 1 (1.00%) ELK Stack
6 1 (1.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) User Experience
2 9 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.00%) Digital Media
3 4 (4.00%) NHS
4 3 (3.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.00%) Wiki
5 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Clustering
6 1 (1.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.00%) Economics
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.00%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.00%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.00%) Unix
2 1 (1.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.00%) Scrum
3 29 (29.00%) Project Management
4 22 (22.00%) Agile Project Management
5 18 (18.00%) Coaching
5 18 (18.00%) Mentoring
6 14 (14.00%) Kanban
6 14 (14.00%) TDD
7 13 (13.00%) Service Delivery
8 12 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (11.00%) Waterfall
10 10 (10.00%) Use Case
11 9 (9.00%) Business Analysis
11 9 (9.00%) PRINCE2
11 9 (9.00%) SOA
12 8 (8.00%) Microservices
12 8 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (7.00%) DevOps
13 7 (7.00%) Open Source
14 6 (6.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.00%) Java
2 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.00%) PHP
3 4 (4.00%) SQL
4 3 (3.00%) Python
4 3 (3.00%) Scala
5 2 (2.00%) C#
5 2 (2.00%) Groovy
6 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.00%) C
6 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.00%) CCNA
3 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.00%) ISEB
4 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (7.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Puppet
2 3 (3.00%) Grafana
3 2 (2.00%) Graphite
3 2 (2.00%) Nagios
4 1 (1.00%) Kibana
4 1 (1.00%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (3.00%) Splunk
3 1 (1.00%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.00%) Pega
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