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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 86 108 96
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -12
Contract jobs citing User Stories 36 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.41% 0.54% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 0.71% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 16
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£480 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.69% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £335 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
1896 1680 1918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.27% 75.30% 76.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 978 976
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £459 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 64 61
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +12 29 £485 +49.23% 9
South Yorkshire +6 6 £288 +4.54% 2
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 61 (88.41%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) Java
3 21 (30.43%) C#
3 21 (30.43%) TDD
3 21 (30.43%) Test Automation
4 20 (28.99%) BDD
5 18 (26.09%) Scrum
6 16 (23.19%) Cucumber
6 16 (23.19%) QA
7 14 (20.29%) Ruby
8 12 (17.39%) Selenium
8 12 (17.39%) Test Scripting
9 11 (15.94%) Mentoring
9 11 (15.94%) Project Management
9 11 (15.94%) ISEB
10 10 (14.49%) SQL
11 9 (13.04%) ATDD
11 9 (13.04%) SoapUI
11 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (13.04%) Refactoring
12 8 (11.59%) Agile Project Management
12 8 (11.59%) Functional Testing
12 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
12 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
12 8 (11.59%) Finance
13 7 (10.14%) .NET
13 7 (10.14%) Product Management
13 7 (10.14%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
14 6 (8.70%) Kanban

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Project
2 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.80%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.45%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.45%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Cucumber
2 12 (17.39%) Selenium
3 9 (13.04%) SoapUI
4 6 (8.70%) JBehave
4 6 (8.70%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.35%) MSTest
5 3 (4.35%) JIRA
5 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.45%) ERwin
6 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Local Government
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (43.48%) Analyst
2 21 (30.43%) Business Analyst
3 17 (24.64%) Tester
4 9 (13.04%) Agile Coach
5 8 (11.59%) Functional Tester
5 8 (11.59%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (11.59%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (8.70%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Manual Tester
8 3 (4.35%) Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 1 (1.45%) Business Manager
10 1 (1.45%) IT Business Analyst
10 1 (1.45%) UAT Analyst
10 1 (1.45%) SAP Business Analyst
10 1 (1.45%) Developer Analyst
10 1 (1.45%) Business Project Manager
10 1 (1.45%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) .NET
2 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.35%) SOAP
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.45%) Spring
4 1 (1.45%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.90%) E-Learning
3 2 (2.90%) Life Science
3 2 (2.90%) User Experience
4 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Windows
1 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.45%) UNIX
2 1 (1.45%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (88.41%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.43%) TDD
2 21 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 20 (28.99%) BDD
4 18 (26.09%) Scrum
5 12 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 11 (15.94%) Project Management
6 11 (15.94%) Mentoring
7 9 (13.04%) ATDD
7 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (13.04%) Refactoring
8 8 (11.59%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (11.59%) Functional Testing
8 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.14%) Product Management
9 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
10 6 (8.70%) Kanban
11 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (7.25%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) Java
2 21 (30.43%) C#
3 14 (20.29%) Ruby
4 10 (14.49%) SQL
5 6 (8.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) ISEB
2 4 (5.80%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.80%) Degree
3 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle
2 1 (1.45%) SAP
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.45%) Capita
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