Period
to 25 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 6 months to 25 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Story
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 75 63
Rank change year-on-year -8 -12 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 43 84 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.18% 3.32% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 3.71% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 69 49
Leeds median daily rate £380 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +1.18% -10.53%
10th Percentile £281 £270 £318
90th Percentile £525 £564 £554
West Yorkshire median daily rate £394 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -7.35% - -10.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,726 2,264 1,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 87.44% 89.42% 88.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,212 1,568 1,272
Leeds median daily rate £438 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.36% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £288 £300 £285
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 38 15
Leeds median hourly rate £19.32 £25.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% +67.21% +18.95%
10th Percentile £11.44 £12.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.45 £35.35
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year -1.43% +42.86% -15.52%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Leeds

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Stories in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Leeds

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Leeds over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Workshop Facilitation
3 9 (20.93%) Scrum
4 8 (18.60%) Service Design
5 7 (16.28%) Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (16.28%) Epics
5 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (16.28%) QA
6 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.95%) Test Management
6 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.63%) SoapUI
7 5 (11.63%) Business Process Mapping
8 4 (9.30%) SQL
8 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
8 4 (9.30%) Finance
8 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
8 4 (9.30%) API Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Wireframes
9 3 (6.98%) Prototyping
9 3 (6.98%) SDLC
9 3 (6.98%) DevOps
9 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (6.98%) Confluence
9 3 (6.98%) Kanban
9 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (6.98%) Test Automation

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (6.98%) CMS
1 3 (6.98%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) InVision
1 1 (2.33%) Sketch
1 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) FTP
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.98%) JIRA
2 3 (6.98%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Analyst
2 19 (44.19%) Business Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Designer
4 6 (13.95%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Tester
6 4 (9.30%) HR Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) HR Business Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Product Owner
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce Product Owner
8 2 (4.65%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.65%) UI/UX Designer
8 2 (4.65%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) CSS
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
1 2 (4.65%) SOAP
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.65%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Workshop Facilitation
3 9 (20.93%) Scrum
4 8 (18.60%) Service Design
5 7 (16.28%) Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (16.28%) Epics
5 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.95%) Test Management
6 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.63%) Business Process Mapping
8 4 (9.30%) API Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
8 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
8 4 (9.30%) Wireframes
9 3 (6.98%) Kanban
9 3 (6.98%) Prototyping
9 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) BC Cleared
1 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) CBAP
2 1 (2.33%) CISM
2 1 (2.33%) CISSP
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB
2 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Splunk