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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 95 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 26 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.06% 0.46% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.61% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 17
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£340 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £326 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £330 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.80% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
User Stories
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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
1844 1646 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.51% 75.61% 75.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1131 923 1073
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 56
Average hourly rate £15.39 £29.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.94% +65.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £12.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £45.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +6 20 £340 +4.61% 6
South Yorkshire +12 5 £275 - 4
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 53 (84.13%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) Scrum
2 23 (36.51%) Java
3 22 (34.92%) TDD
4 21 (33.33%) C#
4 21 (33.33%) QA
4 21 (33.33%) BDD
5 18 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 15 (23.81%) Selenium
7 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 14 (22.22%) SQL
7 14 (22.22%) Finance
8 13 (20.63%) ISEB
8 13 (20.63%) Cucumber
9 12 (19.05%) SoapUI
9 12 (19.05%) .NET
10 11 (17.46%) Functional Testing
10 11 (17.46%) Ruby
10 11 (17.46%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (14.29%) Business Analysis
11 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 8 (12.70%) PHP
12 8 (12.70%) JBehave
12 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
12 8 (12.70%) Waterfall
13 7 (11.11%) UML
14 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
15 5 (7.94%) ATDD
15 5 (7.94%) Workflow
15 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.35%) EDRMS
4 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.59%) Big Data
5 1 (1.59%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.59%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.59%) MS Access
5 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Selenium
2 13 (20.63%) Cucumber
3 12 (19.05%) SoapUI
4 8 (12.70%) JBehave
4 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.76%) MSTest
5 3 (4.76%) JIRA
5 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.59%) ERwin
6 1 (1.59%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.59%) LoadUI
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
2 2 (3.17%) Local Government
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (49.21%) Analyst
2 23 (36.51%) Business Analyst
3 21 (33.33%) Tester
4 11 (17.46%) Functional Tester
5 7 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 7 (11.11%) Manual Tester
6 6 (9.52%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Agile Coach
10 2 (3.17%) Agile .NET Developer
10 2 (3.17%) WinForms Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.17%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.17%) VB.NET Developer
11 1 (1.59%) Technical Analyst
11 1 (1.59%) Developer Analyst
11 1 (1.59%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.76%) SOAP
2 3 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (3.17%) WinForms
3 2 (3.17%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.59%) Spring
4 1 (1.59%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.59%) JMS
4 1 (1.59%) JMX
4 1 (1.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) User Experience
4 2 (3.17%) E-Learning
4 2 (3.17%) Life Science
5 1 (1.59%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.59%) UNIX
3 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (84.13%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) Scrum
3 22 (34.92%) TDD
4 21 (33.33%) BDD
5 18 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 11 (17.46%) Functional Testing
8 9 (14.29%) Business Analysis
9 8 (12.70%) Waterfall
10 7 (11.11%) UML
11 5 (7.94%) Workflow
11 5 (7.94%) ATDD
12 4 (6.35%) Automated Testing
12 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (6.35%) Refactoring
12 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (4.76%) Wealth Management
13 3 (4.76%) Manual Testing
13 3 (4.76%) Investment Management
13 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (36.51%) Java
2 21 (33.33%) C#
3 14 (22.22%) SQL
4 11 (17.46%) Ruby
5 8 (12.70%) PHP
6 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) ISEB
2 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) FATCA
2 2 (3.17%) AIFMD
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.59%) Capita
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