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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Rank 54 67 64
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 35 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.39% 2.13% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 2.50% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 15
Median daily rate £475 £600 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £375 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £698 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 877 1198 1008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.06% 85.02% 87.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 851 675
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Leeds

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 63 (96.92%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (58.46%) Scrum
3 22 (33.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (29.23%) TDD
5 17 (26.15%) Kanban
6 16 (24.62%) Java
7 15 (23.08%) Usability Testing
7 15 (23.08%) Scala
7 15 (23.08%) User Experience
8 14 (21.54%) BDD
9 13 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 13 (20.00%) QA
9 13 (20.00%) Selenium
10 12 (18.46%) CSS
10 12 (18.46%) HTML
10 12 (18.46%) HTML5
10 12 (18.46%) CSS3
11 11 (16.92%) Open Source
11 11 (16.92%) Service Design
12 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
12 10 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
12 10 (15.38%) MySQL
12 10 (15.38%) Automated Testing
12 10 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
12 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
13 9 (13.85%) Performance Testing
13 9 (13.85%) Gherkin

User Stories
Top Related 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 7 (10.77%) Confluence
2 4 (6.15%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.15%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.15%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (6.15%) IaaS
1 4 (6.15%) Loggly
1 4 (6.15%) Sumo Logic
2 3 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.54%) GitHub
3 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) DNS
1 4 (6.15%) HTTP
1 4 (6.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 10 (15.38%) MySQL
1 10 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (9.23%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.15%) HBase
3 4 (6.15%) Redis
3 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.15%) Riak
4 2 (3.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Selenium
2 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 8 (12.31%) SoapUI
4 7 (10.77%) JIRA
5 6 (9.23%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.15%) Grunt
6 4 (6.15%) JUnit
6 4 (6.15%) Maven
6 4 (6.15%) Vagrant
6 4 (6.15%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.08%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.08%) NUnit
8 2 (3.08%) RSpec
9 1 (1.54%) Hudson
General
1 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.77%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Games
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (40.00%) Analyst
2 25 (38.46%) Business Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) User Researcher
5 6 (9.23%) Architect
5 6 (9.23%) Technical Architect
5 6 (9.23%) Telecoms Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Tester
6 5 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 5 (7.69%) Product Owner
6 5 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (6.15%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (6.15%) User Experience Researcher
8 3 (4.62%) Digital User Researcher
8 3 (4.62%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (4.62%) Public Sector Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) CSS
1 12 (18.46%) CSS3
1 12 (18.46%) HTML
1 12 (18.46%) HTML5
2 9 (13.85%) Gherkin
3 8 (12.31%) JSON
3 8 (12.31%) REST
3 8 (12.31%) Web Services
4 6 (9.23%) Ajax
4 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
4 6 (9.23%) Django
4 6 (9.23%) Play Framework
4 6 (9.23%) RESTful
4 6 (9.23%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (7.69%) jQuery
6 4 (6.15%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (6.15%) LAMP
6 4 (6.15%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (3.08%) React
7 2 (3.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) User Experience
2 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Replication
4 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.62%) Wiki
5 1 (1.54%) Blog
5 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) CoreOS
1 4 (6.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (96.92%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (58.46%) Scrum
3 22 (33.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (29.23%) TDD
5 17 (26.15%) Kanban
6 15 (23.08%) Usability Testing
7 14 (21.54%) BDD
8 13 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 11 (16.92%) Open Source
9 11 (16.92%) Service Design
10 10 (15.38%) Automated Testing
10 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 9 (13.85%) Performance Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Automation Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Coaching
12 8 (12.31%) Defect Management
12 8 (12.31%) E-Commerce
12 8 (12.31%) Project Management
12 8 (12.31%) Security Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) Java
2 15 (23.08%) Scala
3 6 (9.23%) Groovy
3 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.23%) Ruby
4 4 (6.15%) PHP
4 4 (6.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) IIBA
2 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Docker
1 4 (6.15%) HDFS
1 4 (6.15%) VirtualBox
1 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Ansible
1 4 (6.15%) Kubernetes
1 4 (6.15%) Nagios
1 4 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.15%) Puppet
1 4 (6.15%) Salt
1 4 (6.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Google
1 4 (6.15%) New Relic
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle
1 4 (6.15%) Rackspace
1 4 (6.15%) SaltStack
1 4 (6.15%) Splunk
1 4 (6.15%) VMware
2 3 (4.62%) hybris
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
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