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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 68 76
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 33 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.05% 2.78% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 3.13% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 24
Median daily rate £393 £461 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.90% +10.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £361 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £507 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £388
% change year-on-year +4.93% +4.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 957 1310 1326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.45% 88.87% 86.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 931 984
Median daily rate £403 £425 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +21.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 65 (95.59%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (48.53%) Scrum
3 15 (22.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (20.59%) TDD
4 14 (20.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 13 (19.12%) JIRA
5 13 (19.12%) Java
6 12 (17.65%) Usability Testing
6 12 (17.65%) Open Source
6 12 (17.65%) Scala
7 11 (16.18%) User Experience
7 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (16.18%) Kanban
7 11 (16.18%) QA
7 11 (16.18%) Business Analysis
8 10 (14.71%) Finance
8 10 (14.71%) Selenium
8 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (14.71%) Test Automation
8 10 (14.71%) Confluence
9 8 (11.76%) HTML5
9 8 (11.76%) REST
9 8 (11.76%) CSS3
9 8 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 8 (11.76%) BDD
9 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (11.76%) HTML
9 8 (11.76%) Data Modelling
9 8 (11.76%) CSS

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 10 (14.71%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.47%) GitHub
1 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.47%) IaaS
1 1 (1.47%) Loggly
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
1 1 (1.47%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) DNS
2 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (10.29%) MongoDB
1 7 (10.29%) MySQL
1 7 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 5 (7.35%) Riak
4 2 (2.94%) Big Data
5 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.47%) HBase
5 1 (1.47%) Redis
5 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) JIRA
2 10 (14.71%) Selenium
3 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.35%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.94%) Appium
6 2 (2.94%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.94%) JUnit
6 2 (2.94%) NUnit
6 2 (2.94%) Subversion
6 2 (2.94%) TestNG
6 2 (2.94%) UI Automator
6 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.94%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.47%) Genymotion
7 1 (1.47%) Grunt
7 1 (1.47%) Hudson
7 1 (1.47%) Maven
7 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
2 5 (7.35%) Retail
3 4 (5.88%) Retail Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (50.00%) Analyst
2 30 (44.12%) Business Analyst
3 15 (22.06%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (16.18%) Architect
5 10 (14.71%) Digital Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) Digital Business Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) Technical Architect
6 7 (10.29%) User Researcher
7 4 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Digital User Researcher
7 4 (5.88%) IT Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Tester
8 3 (4.41%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Public Sector Business Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Scrum Master
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) CSS
1 8 (11.76%) CSS3
1 8 (11.76%) HTML
1 8 (11.76%) HTML5
1 8 (11.76%) REST
2 7 (10.29%) Web Services
3 6 (8.82%) Ajax
3 6 (8.82%) Django
3 6 (8.82%) Gherkin
3 6 (8.82%) JSON
3 6 (8.82%) Play Framework
3 6 (8.82%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (7.35%) Flask
5 4 (5.88%) RESTful
6 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.94%) Apache CXF
6 2 (2.94%) SOAP
7 1 (1.47%) jQuery
7 1 (1.47%) LAMP
7 1 (1.47%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (16.18%) User Experience
2 6 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.41%) Wiki
4 2 (2.94%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) Blog
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Android
1 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.47%) CoreOS
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (95.59%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (48.53%) Scrum
3 15 (22.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (20.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 14 (20.59%) TDD
5 12 (17.65%) Open Source
5 12 (17.65%) Usability Testing
6 11 (16.18%) Business Analysis
6 11 (16.18%) Kanban
7 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (14.71%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.76%) BDD
8 8 (11.76%) Data Modelling
8 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.29%) Business Process Modelling
9 7 (10.29%) Customer Insight
9 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) Java
2 12 (17.65%) Scala
3 6 (8.82%) Python
3 6 (8.82%) Ruby
4 4 (5.88%) Groovy
5 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) QA
2 5 (7.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Docker
1 1 (1.47%) HDFS
1 1 (1.47%) VirtualBox
1 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Ansible
2 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.47%) Nagios
2 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.47%) Puppet
2 1 (1.47%) Salt
2 1 (1.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) hybris
3 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.47%) Google
4 1 (1.47%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.47%) New Relic
4 1 (1.47%) Nuxeo
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle
4 1 (1.47%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.47%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.47%) Splunk
4 1 (1.47%) VMware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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