Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 77 100
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23 -22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 73 75 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.22% 2.86% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 3.26% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 42 44
Leeds median daily rate £425 £394 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% -18.81% +21.25%
10th Percentile £257 £300 £363
90th Percentile £538 £512 £677
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £485
% change year-on-year +6.25% -17.53% +22.78%
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 1950 2301 2824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.02% 87.72% 87.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1553 1983
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £283 £266
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 66
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -5.58% +5.91%
10th Percentile £13.80 £10.20 £8.94
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.20 £39.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%

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 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 47 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.36%) Scrum
3 24 (32.88%) JIRA
4 22 (30.14%) Java
5 20 (27.40%) Coaching
6 19 (26.03%) Microservices
7 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
8 15 (20.55%) Puppet
8 15 (20.55%) Jenkins
8 15 (20.55%) Mentoring
9 14 (19.18%) DevOps
9 14 (19.18%) Test Scripting
9 14 (19.18%) TDD
10 13 (17.81%) Finance
10 13 (17.81%) SQL
10 13 (17.81%) Confluence
11 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
11 12 (16.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (16.44%) Docker
11 12 (16.44%) Linux
11 12 (16.44%) Selenium
11 12 (16.44%) Acceptance Criteria
12 11 (15.07%) Slack
12 11 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (13.70%) C#
13 10 (13.70%) BDD
13 10 (13.70%) SoapUI
14 9 (12.33%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (12.33%) Manual Testing
14 9 (12.33%) Continuous Delivery

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 13 (17.81%) Confluence
2 6 (8.22%) nginx
3 3 (4.11%) CMS
4 2 (2.74%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.37%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Slack
2 6 (8.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.37%) GitHub
3 1 (1.37%) Lucidchart
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) SaaS
3 1 (1.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) HTTP
2 1 (1.37%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.48%) MySQL
2 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.74%) Big Data
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (32.88%) JIRA
2 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
3 15 (20.55%) Jenkins
4 12 (16.44%) Selenium
5 10 (13.70%) SoapUI
6 7 (9.59%) Cucumber
6 7 (9.59%) Maven
7 6 (8.22%) SonarQube
8 3 (4.11%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.37%) Appium
9 1 (1.37%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.37%) git-flow
9 1 (1.37%) JMeter
9 1 (1.37%) JUnit
9 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.37%) RSpec
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Games
3 2 (2.74%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.37%) Polish Language
4 1 (1.37%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Analyst
2 19 (26.03%) Business Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) Senior DevOps
4 8 (10.96%) Developer
4 8 (10.96%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Tester
5 7 (9.59%) Product Manager
6 5 (6.85%) Digital Product Manager
6 5 (6.85%) Manual Tester
6 5 (6.85%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) User Researcher
7 4 (5.48%) Digital Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Digital Business Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Digital User Researcher
7 4 (5.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) SOAP
2 7 (9.59%) Spring
2 7 (9.59%) Spring Boot
3 6 (8.22%) RESTful
4 4 (5.48%) Node.js
4 4 (5.48%) REST
5 2 (2.74%) Web Services
6 1 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.37%) Dropwizard
6 1 (1.37%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.37%) Handlebars
6 1 (1.37%) JSON
6 1 (1.37%) Kafka
6 1 (1.37%) Mustache
6 1 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.37%) Spring Batch
6 1 (1.37%) Spring Integration
6 1 (1.37%) Spring Security
6 1 (1.37%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Public Cloud
2 7 (9.59%) User Experience
3 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.22%) Clustering
4 4 (5.48%) Minimum Viable Product
5 3 (4.11%) NHS
6 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.37%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Linux
1 12 (16.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.36%) Scrum
3 20 (27.40%) Coaching
4 19 (26.03%) Microservices
5 15 (20.55%) Mentoring
6 14 (19.18%) DevOps
6 14 (19.18%) TDD
6 14 (19.18%) Test Scripting
7 12 (16.44%) Acceptance Criteria
7 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
8 11 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (13.70%) BDD
10 9 (12.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (12.33%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (12.33%) Manual Testing
10 9 (12.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
11 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (10.96%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (10.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) Java
2 13 (17.81%) SQL
3 10 (13.70%) C#
4 9 (12.33%) Python
5 8 (10.96%) Bash Shell
5 8 (10.96%) Perl
6 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.74%) Scala
7 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) APMG
3 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB
3 1 (1.37%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.74%) WCAG
3 1 (1.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (20.55%) Puppet
2 8 (10.96%) Ansible
3 7 (9.59%) Terraform
4 1 (1.37%) Grafana
4 1 (1.37%) Graylog
Vendors
1 2 (2.74%) MuleSoft
1 2 (2.74%) Nuxeo
1 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (2.74%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.37%) Capita
2 1 (1.37%) Logi
2 1 (1.37%) Logi Analytics
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle
2 1 (1.37%) Progress