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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / Yorkshire
Rank 62 97 104
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 63 44 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.88% 1.56% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 1.92% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 16
Median daily rate £425 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £370 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £606 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
1808 2290 1926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.67% 81.41% 80.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1187 1494 1345
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 £295 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 72 40
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.64% +23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.36 £11.20 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 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 +12 36 £410 -3.52% 17
South Yorkshire +13 22 £425 -17.63% 1
North Yorkshire +12 5 £400 +6.66% 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 130 (94.89%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (60.58%) Scrum
3 46 (33.58%) Kanban
4 43 (31.39%) User Experience
5 41 (29.93%) TDD
6 34 (24.82%) Prototyping
7 27 (19.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 26 (18.98%) Java
9 24 (17.52%) Product Management
10 23 (16.79%) Service Design
11 22 (16.06%) Usability Testing
12 21 (15.33%) Selenium
12 21 (15.33%) Software Architecture
13 20 (14.60%) QA
14 19 (13.87%) Telecoms
15 17 (12.41%) Finance
15 17 (12.41%) Use Case
16 16 (11.68%) Scala
16 16 (11.68%) Software Engineering
17 15 (10.95%) Automated Testing
17 15 (10.95%) BDD
17 15 (10.95%) Automation Testing
18 14 (10.22%) Waterfall
18 14 (10.22%) Service Delivery
18 14 (10.22%) Guerrilla Research
19 13 (9.49%) Test Automation
20 12 (8.76%) Jenkins
20 12 (8.76%) Web Services
20 12 (8.76%) SDLC
21 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills

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 (2.92%) Apache
1 4 (2.92%) Apache Spark
1 4 (2.92%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.19%) Confluence
3 1 (0.73%) CMS
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.19%) MS Project
3 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (2.92%) IaaS
1 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.92%) Sumo Logic
2 3 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.73%) GitHub
3 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) DNS
1 4 (2.92%) HTTP
1 4 (2.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.84%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (5.11%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.11%) MySQL
2 7 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.92%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.92%) HBase
3 4 (2.92%) Redis
3 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.92%) Riak
4 3 (2.19%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.46%) Big Data
6 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.73%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (15.33%) Selenium
2 12 (8.76%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.03%) Cucumber
4 8 (5.84%) JIRA
4 8 (5.84%) SoapUI
4 8 (5.84%) WebDriver
5 7 (5.11%) JUnit
6 6 (4.38%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.65%) RSpec
8 4 (2.92%) Grunt
8 4 (2.92%) Maven
8 4 (2.92%) Vagrant
9 3 (2.19%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.46%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.46%) JMeter
10 2 (1.46%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.46%) NUnit
10 2 (1.46%) Subversion
11 1 (0.73%) Hudson
11 1 (0.73%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (13.87%) Telecoms
2 17 (12.41%) Finance
3 8 (5.84%) Games
4 6 (4.38%) Retail
5 4 (2.92%) Billing
6 3 (2.19%) Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Advertising
8 1 (0.73%) Back Office
8 1 (0.73%) Electronics
8 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (40.88%) Analyst
1 56 (40.88%) Business Analyst
2 27 (19.71%) Agile Business Analyst
3 24 (17.52%) Architect
4 22 (16.06%) Technical Architect
5 15 (10.95%) Telecoms Analyst
5 15 (10.95%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 14 (10.22%) User Researcher
7 10 (7.30%) Developer
7 10 (7.30%) Senior User Researcher
7 10 (7.30%) Test Engineer
8 9 (6.57%) Automation Tester
8 9 (6.57%) Tester
9 8 (5.84%) QA Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) QA Test Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) Digital Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) Digital Business Analyst
11 5 (3.65%) Digital Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Digital Technical Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.76%) Web Services
2 9 (6.57%) CSS
2 9 (6.57%) CSS3
2 9 (6.57%) Gherkin
2 9 (6.57%) HTML
2 9 (6.57%) HTML5
2 9 (6.57%) JSON
3 8 (5.84%) RESTful
4 6 (4.38%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.38%) REST
5 5 (3.65%) jQuery
5 5 (3.65%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (2.92%) ELK Stack
6 4 (2.92%) LAMP
6 4 (2.92%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (2.19%) Ajax
7 3 (2.19%) Django
7 3 (2.19%) Play Framework
8 2 (1.46%) Apache CXF
8 2 (1.46%) React
Miscellaneous
1 43 (31.39%) User Experience
2 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.92%) NHS
3 4 (2.92%) Replication
4 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.46%) Fintech
4 2 (1.46%) Wiki
5 1 (0.73%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.73%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.73%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.38%) Linux
2 4 (2.92%) CoreOS
3 2 (1.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (94.89%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (60.58%) Scrum
3 46 (33.58%) Kanban
4 41 (29.93%) TDD
5 34 (24.82%) Prototyping
6 27 (19.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 24 (17.52%) Product Management
8 23 (16.79%) Service Design
9 22 (16.06%) Usability Testing
10 21 (15.33%) Software Architecture
11 17 (12.41%) Use Case
12 16 (11.68%) Software Engineering
13 15 (10.95%) Automated Testing
13 15 (10.95%) Automation Testing
13 15 (10.95%) BDD
14 14 (10.22%) Guerrilla Research
14 14 (10.22%) Service Delivery
14 14 (10.22%) Waterfall
15 13 (9.49%) Test Automation
16 12 (8.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.98%) Java
2 16 (11.68%) Scala
3 11 (8.03%) Ruby
4 10 (7.30%) Python
5 7 (5.11%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.38%) Groovy
7 4 (2.92%) PHP
8 3 (2.19%) SQL
9 1 (0.73%) C#
9 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.30%) Degree
2 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.73%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.60%) QA
2 5 (3.65%) WCAG
3 2 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (2.92%) Docker
1 4 (2.92%) HDFS
1 4 (2.92%) VirtualBox
1 4 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Ansible
1 4 (2.92%) Kubernetes
1 4 (2.92%) Nagios
1 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.92%) Puppet
1 4 (2.92%) Salt
1 4 (2.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (5.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.38%) VMware
3 4 (2.92%) Google
3 4 (2.92%) New Relic
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle
3 4 (2.92%) Rackspace
3 4 (2.92%) SaltStack
3 4 (2.92%) Splunk
4 2 (1.46%) hybris
5 1 (0.73%) Adobe
5 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.73%) SAP
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