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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / Yorkshire
Rank 69 94 87
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 51 46 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.36% 1.63% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 2.01% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 25
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £367 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £659 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
1784 2289 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.63% 81.14% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1522 1413
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 53
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.10 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +7 35 £431 +1.47% 17
South Yorkshire +12 11 £425 +32.81% 1
North Yorkshire +17 7 £363 -3.33% 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 121 (93.80%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (58.14%) Scrum
3 44 (34.11%) Kanban
4 41 (31.78%) TDD
5 35 (27.13%) Prototyping
6 33 (25.58%) User Experience
7 27 (20.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 26 (20.16%) Product Management
9 25 (19.38%) Java
10 24 (18.60%) Usability Testing
10 24 (18.60%) Software Architecture
11 22 (17.05%) Service Design
12 19 (14.73%) Selenium
13 18 (13.95%) QA
14 17 (13.18%) Software Engineering
15 16 (12.40%) Telecoms
15 16 (12.40%) Scala
15 16 (12.40%) BDD
15 16 (12.40%) Guerrilla Research
16 14 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (10.85%) Automation Testing
16 14 (10.85%) Finance
17 13 (10.08%) Test Automation
18 12 (9.30%) Market Research
18 12 (9.30%) Psychology
18 12 (9.30%) Use Case
18 12 (9.30%) Jenkins
18 12 (9.30%) Automated Testing
18 12 (9.30%) Ruby
18 12 (9.30%) Degree

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 7 (5.43%) Confluence
2 4 (3.10%) Apache
2 4 (3.10%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.10%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.78%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.33%) MS Project
3 2 (1.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (3.10%) IaaS
1 4 (3.10%) Loggly
1 4 (3.10%) Sumo Logic
2 3 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) DNS
1 4 (3.10%) HTTP
1 4 (3.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (6.20%) MongoDB
2 8 (6.20%) MySQL
2 8 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.10%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.10%) HBase
3 4 (3.10%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.10%) Redis
3 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.10%) Riak
4 2 (1.55%) Big Data
5 1 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (14.73%) Selenium
2 12 (9.30%) Jenkins
2 12 (9.30%) JIRA
3 10 (7.75%) Cucumber
4 8 (6.20%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.65%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.65%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.88%) JUnit
7 4 (3.10%) Grunt
7 4 (3.10%) Maven
7 4 (3.10%) Vagrant
8 3 (2.33%) RSpec
9 2 (1.55%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.55%) JMeter
9 2 (1.55%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.55%) NUnit
9 2 (1.55%) Subversion
9 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.78%) Hudson
10 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (12.40%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.85%) Finance
3 9 (6.98%) Retail
4 6 (4.65%) Banking
5 5 (3.88%) Games
5 5 (3.88%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.10%) Billing
7 2 (1.55%) Electronics
7 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.78%) Advertising
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (34.88%) Analyst
1 45 (34.88%) Business Analyst
2 27 (20.93%) Architect
3 26 (20.16%) Technical Architect
4 21 (16.28%) Agile Business Analyst
5 16 (12.40%) User Researcher
6 11 (8.53%) Telecoms Analyst
6 11 (8.53%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 10 (7.75%) Automation Tester
7 10 (7.75%) Developer
7 10 (7.75%) Senior User Researcher
7 10 (7.75%) Tester
8 6 (4.65%) Digital Analyst
8 6 (4.65%) Digital Architect
8 6 (4.65%) Digital Business Analyst
8 6 (4.65%) Digital Technical Architect
8 6 (4.65%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Product Owner
9 5 (3.88%) QA Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.75%) CSS
1 10 (7.75%) CSS3
1 10 (7.75%) Gherkin
1 10 (7.75%) HTML
1 10 (7.75%) HTML5
1 10 (7.75%) RESTful
2 9 (6.98%) Web Services
3 8 (6.20%) JSON
4 7 (5.43%) REST
5 6 (4.65%) AngularJS
5 6 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (3.88%) jQuery
7 4 (3.10%) Ajax
7 4 (3.10%) Django
7 4 (3.10%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (3.10%) LAMP
7 4 (3.10%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (3.10%) Play Framework
8 2 (1.55%) React
8 2 (1.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.58%) User Experience
2 14 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.10%) Replication
4 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.33%) NHS
5 2 (1.55%) Fintech
5 2 (1.55%) Wiki
6 1 (0.78%) Blog
6 1 (0.78%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.65%) Linux
2 4 (3.10%) CoreOS
3 2 (1.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (93.80%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (58.14%) Scrum
3 44 (34.11%) Kanban
4 41 (31.78%) TDD
5 35 (27.13%) Prototyping
6 27 (20.93%) Continuous Improvement
7 26 (20.16%) Product Management
8 24 (18.60%) Software Architecture
8 24 (18.60%) Usability Testing
9 22 (17.05%) Service Design
10 17 (13.18%) Software Engineering
11 16 (12.40%) BDD
11 16 (12.40%) Guerrilla Research
12 14 (10.85%) Automation Testing
13 13 (10.08%) Test Automation
14 12 (9.30%) Automated Testing
14 12 (9.30%) Market Research
14 12 (9.30%) Psychology
14 12 (9.30%) Service Delivery
14 12 (9.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.38%) Java
2 16 (12.40%) Scala
3 12 (9.30%) Ruby
4 10 (7.75%) Python
5 8 (6.20%) Groovy
6 7 (5.43%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.10%) PHP
8 3 (2.33%) SQL
9 1 (0.78%) C#
9 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.30%) Degree
2 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.95%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) PMO
2 3 (2.33%) WCAG
3 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.10%) Docker
1 4 (3.10%) HDFS
1 4 (3.10%) VirtualBox
1 4 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Ansible
1 4 (3.10%) Kubernetes
1 4 (3.10%) Nagios
1 4 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.10%) Puppet
1 4 (3.10%) Salt
1 4 (3.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (4.65%) Microsoft
1 6 (4.65%) VMware
2 4 (3.10%) Google
2 4 (3.10%) New Relic
2 4 (3.10%) Oracle
2 4 (3.10%) Rackspace
2 4 (3.10%) SaltStack
2 4 (3.10%) Splunk
3 2 (1.55%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.55%) hybris
3 2 (1.55%) SAP
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