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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 56 102 99
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 80 48 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.27% 1.57% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 1.87% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 37 22
Median daily rate £425 £438 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -9.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £643
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 £37.50 £36.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -34.09%
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
1990 2567 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.42% 83.75% 78.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1301 1722 1326
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 95 57
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.30 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% -4.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £10.55 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +32 44 £388 -20.91% 13
South Yorkshire +13 33 £500 +31.14%
North Yorkshire +2 1 - - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 127 (94.07%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (65.19%) Scrum
3 46 (34.07%) Kanban
4 43 (31.85%) User Experience
5 31 (22.96%) TDD
6 28 (20.74%) Prototyping
7 26 (19.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 24 (17.78%) Java
9 22 (16.30%) Finance
10 21 (15.56%) Product Management
11 20 (14.81%) Software Architecture
11 20 (14.81%) Selenium
12 19 (14.07%) Use Case
12 19 (14.07%) QA
12 19 (14.07%) Usability Testing
12 19 (14.07%) Service Design
13 18 (13.33%) Telecoms
14 16 (11.85%) Automated Testing
14 16 (11.85%) Scala
14 16 (11.85%) Automation Testing
15 15 (11.11%) Service Delivery
16 14 (10.37%) SDLC
17 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (9.63%) Software Engineering
17 13 (9.63%) Project Management
18 12 (8.89%) Web Services
18 12 (8.89%) Test Scripting
18 12 (8.89%) RESTful
19 11 (8.15%) Guerrilla Research
19 11 (8.15%) Test Automation

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 (2.22%) Apache
2 2 (1.48%) Confluence
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.74%) CMS
3 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Project
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.22%) PaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.74%) IaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) DNS
1 1 (0.74%) HTTP
1 1 (0.74%) Internet
1 1 (0.74%) Intranet
1 1 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (2.22%) Big Data
3 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.48%) MySQL
3 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.74%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.74%) HBase
4 1 (0.74%) Redis
4 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.74%) Riak
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (14.81%) Selenium
2 9 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 9 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 8 (5.93%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.93%) SoapUI
4 6 (4.44%) JUnit
5 5 (3.70%) JIRA
5 5 (3.70%) RSpec
6 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.48%) JMeter
8 2 (1.48%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.48%) Subversion
9 1 (0.74%) Grunt
9 1 (0.74%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.74%) Maven
9 1 (0.74%) Mockito
9 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (16.30%) Finance
2 18 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.41%) Games
4 4 (2.96%) Billing
5 2 (1.48%) Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (40.00%) Analyst
1 54 (40.00%) Business Analyst
2 29 (21.48%) Agile Business Analyst
3 26 (19.26%) Architect
4 22 (16.30%) Technical Architect
5 15 (11.11%) Telecoms Analyst
5 15 (11.11%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 12 (8.89%) User Researcher
7 11 (8.15%) Test Engineer
8 10 (7.41%) Scrum Master
9 9 (6.67%) Developer
9 9 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
9 9 (6.67%) Digital Business Analyst
9 9 (6.67%) QA Engineer
9 9 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Automation Tester
10 8 (5.93%) Tester
11 7 (5.19%) Senior User Researcher
12 6 (4.44%) Quality Engineer
13 5 (3.70%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.89%) RESTful
1 12 (8.89%) Web Services
2 9 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 7 (5.19%) JSON
4 3 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.48%) .NET
5 2 (1.48%) CSS
5 2 (1.48%) CSS3
5 2 (1.48%) ELK Stack
5 2 (1.48%) HTML
5 2 (1.48%) HTML5
5 2 (1.48%) jQuery
5 2 (1.48%) REST
5 2 (1.48%) Spring
5 2 (1.48%) XML
6 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.74%) Dropwizard
6 1 (0.74%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.74%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.74%) NLog
Miscellaneous
1 43 (31.85%) User Experience
2 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.19%) Psychology
4 5 (3.70%) NHS
5 4 (2.96%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) Fintech
7 1 (0.74%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.74%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.96%) Linux
2 3 (2.22%) Unix
3 1 (0.74%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (94.07%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (65.19%) Scrum
3 46 (34.07%) Kanban
4 31 (22.96%) TDD
5 28 (20.74%) Prototyping
6 26 (19.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (15.56%) Product Management
8 20 (14.81%) Software Architecture
9 19 (14.07%) Service Design
9 19 (14.07%) Usability Testing
9 19 (14.07%) Use Case
10 16 (11.85%) Automated Testing
10 16 (11.85%) Automation Testing
11 15 (11.11%) Service Delivery
12 14 (10.37%) SDLC
13 13 (9.63%) Project Management
13 13 (9.63%) Software Engineering
14 12 (8.89%) Test Scripting
15 11 (8.15%) Guerrilla Research
15 11 (8.15%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.78%) Java
2 16 (11.85%) Scala
3 10 (7.41%) Python
4 9 (6.67%) Ruby
5 7 (5.19%) Groovy
6 5 (3.70%) SQL
7 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.48%) C#
8 2 (1.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.19%) Degree
2 3 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) CCNA
3 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.74%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.07%) QA
2 5 (3.70%) WCAG
3 2 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Docker
1 1 (0.74%) HDFS
1 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.74%) VirtualBox
1 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) Grafana
1 3 (2.22%) Nagios
2 2 (1.48%) Graphite
3 1 (0.74%) Ansible
3 1 (0.74%) Kibana
3 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.74%) logstash
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.74%) Puppet
3 1 (0.74%) Salt
3 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (5.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.96%) Splunk
3 3 (2.22%) VMware
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe
4 1 (0.74%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.74%) Google
4 1 (0.74%) New Relic
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle
4 1 (0.74%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.74%) SaltStack
4 1 (0.74%) SAP
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 11 hours ago
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I3
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago