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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 104 105 109
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 40 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.37% 0.94% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.27% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 3
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£400 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.94% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £275 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £354 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-81.86% +500.00%
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
2326 1888 1486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.85% 73.69% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1527 1224 771
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 42 56
Average hourly rate £17.69 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.25% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.00 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £68.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 34 £405 +44.64% 6
North Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire -9 1 - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 63 (98.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.81%) Scrum
3 18 (28.13%) Waterfall
4 16 (25.00%) Project Management
5 15 (23.44%) Finance
5 15 (23.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (17.19%) Software Delivery
7 10 (15.63%) Coaching
7 10 (15.63%) BDD
8 8 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 8 (12.50%) Ruby
8 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (12.50%) NHS
8 8 (12.50%) Java
8 8 (12.50%) Web Services
9 7 (10.94%) SQL
9 7 (10.94%) Velocity
9 7 (10.94%) User Experience
9 7 (10.94%) Open Source
9 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
10 6 (9.38%) Scala
10 6 (9.38%) Software Architecture
10 6 (9.38%) MongoDB
10 6 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (9.38%) NoSQL
10 6 (9.38%) Play Framework
10 6 (9.38%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (9.38%) Django

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Maximo
2 2 (3.13%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (9.38%) MongoDB
1 6 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (9.38%) NoSQL
1 6 (9.38%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.13%) JIRA
2 2 (3.13%) Selenium
3 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Retail
2 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Local Government
3 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Analyst
2 21 (32.81%) Business Analyst
3 16 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
4 10 (15.63%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) ScrumMaster
5 8 (12.50%) Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Architect
6 7 (10.94%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Delivery Project Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Android Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Digital Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) Web Services
2 7 (10.94%) Velocity
3 6 (9.38%) Play Framework
3 6 (9.38%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (9.38%) Django
4 5 (7.81%) jQuery
4 5 (7.81%) .NET
5 4 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 4 (6.25%) Entity Framework
5 4 (6.25%) Ninject
5 4 (6.25%) Backbone.js
5 4 (6.25%) Mustache
5 4 (6.25%) Underscore.js
5 4 (6.25%) SignalR
5 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (6.25%) NLog
6 2 (3.13%) RESTful
7 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.56%) HTML5
7 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) NHS
2 7 (10.94%) User Experience
2 7 (10.94%) Open Source
3 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (98.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.81%) Scrum
3 18 (28.13%) Waterfall
4 16 (25.00%) Project Management
5 15 (23.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (17.19%) Software Delivery
6 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (15.63%) Coaching
7 10 (15.63%) BDD
8 8 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
10 6 (9.38%) Product Management
10 6 (9.38%) Software Architecture
11 5 (7.81%) Business Analysis
11 5 (7.81%) Change Management
11 5 (7.81%) MVC
11 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
11 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) Java
1 8 (12.50%) Ruby
2 7 (10.94%) SQL
3 6 (9.38%) Scala
3 6 (9.38%) C#
4 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) C
5 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) ISEB
3 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Tivoli Directory Server
Vendors
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
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