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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 88 94 97
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 41 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.57% 1.04% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.40% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 13
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£430 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £285 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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
2007 1713 1713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 76.69% 74.58% 72.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1032 856
Average daily rate £375 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.31 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 0 33 £455 +40.00% 6
North Yorkshire +1 2 £363 +3.57% 1
South Yorkshire -3 1 £300 -
East Yorkshire - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 62 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) Waterfall
2 19 (28.79%) BDD
3 17 (25.76%) Project Management
4 14 (21.21%) Java
5 13 (19.70%) TDD
5 13 (19.70%) Scrum
5 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
6 12 (18.18%) Product Management
6 12 (18.18%) C#
6 12 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 11 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 10 (15.15%) Ruby
8 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (13.64%) Business Analysis
9 9 (13.64%) Refactoring
9 9 (13.64%) ATDD
9 9 (13.64%) Agile Project Management
9 9 (13.64%) ISEB
9 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (12.12%) User Experience
11 7 (10.61%) Kanban
11 7 (10.61%) Selenium
11 7 (10.61%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.61%) Automated Testing
11 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.61%) UML
11 7 (10.61%) Web Services
11 7 (10.61%) Management Information System

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) EDRMS
3 3 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) MS Access
5 1 (1.52%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.52%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 7 (10.61%) Selenium
3 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.55%) MSTest
4 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.52%) JIRA
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Local Government
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (46.97%) Analyst
2 24 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
4 9 (13.64%) Agile Coach
5 8 (12.12%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Tester
7 4 (6.06%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Functional Tester
9 2 (3.03%) Android Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Architect
9 2 (3.03%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Manager
10 1 (1.52%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.52%) Manual Tester
10 1 (1.52%) Java Developer
10 1 (1.52%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) Web Services
2 4 (6.06%) .NET
3 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.55%) SOAP
4 2 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.03%) Django
4 2 (3.03%) RESTful
4 2 (3.03%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.52%) Velocity
5 1 (1.52%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.12%) User Experience
3 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.58%) Open Source
5 2 (3.03%) Life Science
5 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.52%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Windows
1 2 (3.03%) Android
1 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.52%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) Waterfall
2 19 (28.79%) BDD
3 17 (25.76%) Project Management
4 13 (19.70%) Scrum
4 13 (19.70%) TDD
4 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
5 12 (18.18%) Product Management
5 12 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 11 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (13.64%) ATDD
8 9 (13.64%) Agile Project Management
8 9 (13.64%) Business Analysis
8 9 (13.64%) Refactoring
9 7 (10.61%) Automated Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.61%) UML
9 7 (10.61%) Test Scripting
9 7 (10.61%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) Java
2 12 (18.18%) C#
3 10 (15.15%) Ruby
4 6 (9.09%) SQL
5 2 (3.03%) Scala
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) ISEB
2 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) Degree
5 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (1.52%) SAP
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.52%) Capita
North Yorkshire
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
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