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 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 72 119 98
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -21
Contract jobs citing User Stories 71 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.52% 1.10% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 1.35% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 15
Median daily rate £450 £513 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +50.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £358 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £651 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £389
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
2308 2601 1896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.76% 81.51% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1487 1818 1160
Median daily rate £420 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 80 59
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.83 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.04 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 25 September 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 +30 53 £384 -36.04% 4
South Yorkshire +13 17 £538 +43.33% 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 110 (89.43%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (65.85%) Scrum
3 38 (30.89%) Kanban
4 32 (26.02%) TDD
5 30 (24.39%) User Experience
6 26 (21.14%) Java
7 22 (17.89%) Finance
8 20 (16.26%) Project Management
8 20 (16.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (15.45%) Coaching
10 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (13.82%) Prototyping
11 16 (13.01%) Software Architecture
11 16 (13.01%) Use Case
12 15 (12.20%) Product Management
12 15 (12.20%) Agile Project Management
13 14 (11.38%) RESTful
14 13 (10.57%) Web Services
15 12 (9.76%) QA
15 12 (9.76%) JIRA
15 12 (9.76%) Telecoms
15 12 (9.76%) Git (software)
15 12 (9.76%) Jenkins
16 11 (8.94%) SDLC
16 11 (8.94%) Selenium
17 10 (8.13%) Spring
17 10 (8.13%) Games
17 10 (8.13%) Open Source
18 9 (7.32%) Automation Testing
18 9 (7.32%) Mentoring

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 3 (2.44%) Confluence
2 2 (1.63%) Apache
3 1 (0.81%) CMS
3 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) PaaS
3 2 (1.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) Network Security
2 1 (0.81%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.44%) Big Data
1 3 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (9.76%) Git (software)
1 12 (9.76%) Jenkins
1 12 (9.76%) JIRA
2 11 (8.94%) Selenium
3 8 (6.50%) Maven
4 7 (5.69%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.07%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.25%) JUnit
7 3 (2.44%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.44%) RSpec
7 3 (2.44%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.63%) JMeter
8 2 (1.63%) Subversion
8 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.81%) Ant
9 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.81%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.81%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.81%) Mockito
9 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (17.89%) Finance
2 12 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.13%) Games
4 4 (3.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 50 (40.65%) Analyst
2 48 (39.02%) Business Analyst
3 23 (18.70%) Agile Business Analyst
4 21 (17.07%) Architect
5 16 (13.01%) Scrum Master
5 16 (13.01%) Technical Architect
6 10 (8.13%) Telecoms Analyst
6 10 (8.13%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 9 (7.32%) Technical Leader
8 8 (6.50%) Developer
8 8 (6.50%) Digital Analyst
8 8 (6.50%) Digital Business Analyst
9 7 (5.69%) Tester
10 6 (4.88%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) User Researcher
11 5 (4.07%) QA Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) QA Test Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) User Experience Researcher
12 4 (3.25%) Java Developer
12 4 (3.25%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.38%) RESTful
2 13 (10.57%) Web Services
3 10 (8.13%) Spring
4 7 (5.69%) Spring Boot
5 5 (4.07%) JSON
6 4 (3.25%) XML
7 3 (2.44%) .NET
7 3 (2.44%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.44%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.44%) jQuery
8 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.63%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.63%) Mustache
8 2 (1.63%) Ninject
8 2 (1.63%) NLog
8 2 (1.63%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.63%) SignalR
8 2 (1.63%) Underscore.js
9 1 (0.81%) Grails
9 1 (0.81%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.39%) User Experience
2 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.07%) NHS
4 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.44%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.81%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.69%) Linux
2 3 (2.44%) Unix
3 1 (0.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (89.43%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (65.85%) Scrum
3 38 (30.89%) Kanban
4 32 (26.02%) TDD
5 20 (16.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 20 (16.26%) Project Management
6 19 (15.45%) Coaching
7 17 (13.82%) Prototyping
8 16 (13.01%) Software Architecture
8 16 (13.01%) Use Case
9 15 (12.20%) Agile Project Management
9 15 (12.20%) Product Management
10 11 (8.94%) SDLC
11 10 (8.13%) Open Source
12 9 (7.32%) Automated Testing
12 9 (7.32%) Automation Testing
12 9 (7.32%) Mentoring
12 9 (7.32%) Service Delivery
12 9 (7.32%) SOA
12 9 (7.32%) UML
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.14%) Java
2 9 (7.32%) Python
3 8 (6.50%) Ruby
3 8 (6.50%) Scala
4 6 (4.88%) SQL
5 4 (3.25%) Groovy
5 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.44%) PHP
7 2 (1.63%) C#
8 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (3.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.63%) CCNA
2 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.76%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.44%) WCAG
3 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (5.69%) Docker
2 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) Puppet
2 3 (2.44%) Grafana
3 2 (1.63%) Graphite
3 2 (1.63%) Nagios
4 1 (0.81%) Kibana
4 1 (0.81%) logstash
Vendors
1 9 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.44%) Splunk
3 2 (1.63%) VMware
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe
4 1 (0.81%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
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