Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 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.

Acceptance Criteria
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 121 121
Rank change year-on-year -28 0 +11
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 20 28 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.57% 0.97% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.11% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 43
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £327 £373 £313
90th Percentile £473 £447 £518
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -10.71% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Acceptance Criteria 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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,100 2,523 3,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.65% 87.24% 88.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,126 1,722 2,346
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £283
90th Percentile £550 £545 £546
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 61 50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% +1.43% +2.98%
10th Percentile £11.09 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.80 £27.50 £30.83
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.81
% change year-on-year +22.61% -4.10% +6.72%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in West Yorkshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in West Yorkshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acceptance Criteria in West Yorkshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -26 9 £400 -4.76% 6
Bradford -1 7 £426 - 1
Halifax - 3 £342 - 3
Acceptance Criteria
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (75.00%) User Stories
3 11 (55.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) JIRA
5 6 (30.00%) Confluence
6 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (25.00%) Retail
7 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
7 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (20.00%) User Experience
8 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (15.00%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
8 3 (15.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
9 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
9 2 (10.00%) Finance
9 2 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
9 2 (10.00%) Data Analytics
9 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (10.00%) Analytics
9 2 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (10.00%) Trello
9 2 (10.00%) API Integration
9 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 2 (10.00%) Slack
10 1 (5.00%) Service Design

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 6 (30.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Slack
1 2 (10.00%) Trello
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Analyst
1 16 (80.00%) Business Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Product Owner
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Product Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Product Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Mortgage Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.00%) JiBX
1 1 (5.00%) JSON
1 1 (5.00%) REST
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) Struts
1 1 (5.00%) Swagger
1 1 (5.00%) Tapestry
1 1 (5.00%) Velocity
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (75.00%) User Stories
3 11 (55.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (15.00%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Analytics
7 2 (10.00%) API Integration
7 2 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (10.00%) Data Analytics
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (5.00%) Microservices
8 1 (5.00%) Service Design
8 1 (5.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) APMG
2 1 (5.00%) CBAP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco
1 1 (5.00%) Juniper