Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 22 July 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 95 120
Rank change year-on-year +22 +25 -22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 84 85 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.94% 2.10% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 2.42% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 52 40
West Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £474 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +15.90% +34.02%
10th Percentile £348 £313 £324
90th Percentile £551 £686 £676
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.68% +31.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2470 3508 3568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.48% 86.47% 85.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 2409 2419
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.36% +1.71%
10th Percentile £300 £287 £243
90th Percentile £550 £570 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 50 76
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.43 £13.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.52% -21.10% +11.28%
10th Percentile £8.41 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £29.08 £24.25 £40.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.90% -12.12% +10.00%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in West Yorkshire

User Stories
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 User Stories within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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 +20 75 £440 -7.37% 4
Bradford +14 6 £425 +11.92%
Halifax - 2 £479 -
Wakefield - 1 £400 -
User Stories
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 78 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (46.43%) Scrum
3 22 (26.19%) JIRA
4 15 (17.86%) User Experience
4 15 (17.86%) Usability Testing
4 15 (17.86%) Finance
5 14 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (15.48%) Java
7 12 (14.29%) Degree
7 12 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 11 (13.10%) Data Modelling
8 11 (13.10%) TDD
8 11 (13.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (13.10%) Open Source
8 11 (13.10%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 10 (11.90%) Software Delivery
9 10 (11.90%) Confluence
9 10 (11.90%) Scala
9 10 (11.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (10.71%) BDD
10 9 (10.71%) Customer Insight
10 9 (10.71%) Guerrilla Research
10 9 (10.71%) Retail
10 9 (10.71%) QA
10 9 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (10.71%) Kanban
10 9 (10.71%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.52%) Selenium
11 8 (9.52%) MS Visio

User Stories
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 10 (11.90%) Confluence
2 2 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
1 1 (1.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.76%) MySQL
1 4 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 4 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (4.76%) Riak
Development Applications
1 22 (26.19%) JIRA
2 8 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.52%) Selenium
3 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.95%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.57%) Maven
6 2 (2.38%) Appium
6 2 (2.38%) Subversion
6 2 (2.38%) TestNG
6 2 (2.38%) UI Automator
6 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.19%) Genymotion
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 9 (10.71%) Retail
3 5 (5.95%) Banking
4 4 (4.76%) Marketing
4 4 (4.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.19%) Games
6 1 (1.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (48.81%) Analyst
2 36 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 17 (20.24%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (13.10%) Digital Analyst
4 11 (13.10%) Digital Business Analyst
5 9 (10.71%) Architect
5 9 (10.71%) User Researcher
6 8 (9.52%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Digital Product Manager
7 5 (5.95%) Digital User Researcher
7 5 (5.95%) Product Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Business IT Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) IT Business Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Scrum Master
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Product Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) RESTful
2 6 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 5 (5.95%) Flask
3 5 (5.95%) Web Services
4 4 (4.76%) Ajax
4 4 (4.76%) CSS
4 4 (4.76%) CSS3
4 4 (4.76%) Django
4 4 (4.76%) HTML
4 4 (4.76%) HTML5
4 4 (4.76%) JSON
4 4 (4.76%) Play Framework
4 4 (4.76%) REST
4 4 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (3.57%) Spring
5 3 (3.57%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) User Experience
2 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.76%) Minimum Viable Product
4 4 (4.76%) NHS
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Blog
6 1 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.19%) Social Media
6 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Android
1 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (46.43%) Scrum
3 15 (17.86%) Usability Testing
4 14 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 11 (13.10%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (13.10%) Data Modelling
6 11 (13.10%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 11 (13.10%) Open Source
6 11 (13.10%) TDD
7 10 (11.90%) Software Delivery
7 10 (11.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 9 (10.71%) BDD
8 9 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.71%) Customer Insight
8 9 (10.71%) Guerrilla Research
8 9 (10.71%) Kanban
8 9 (10.71%) Test Automation
9 8 (9.52%) Actionable Customer Insight
10 7 (8.33%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.48%) Java
2 10 (11.90%) Scala
3 5 (5.95%) Python
4 4 (4.76%) Groovy
4 4 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.57%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) QA
2 5 (5.95%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) Ansible
2 3 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) Google
3 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.19%) Capita
4 1 (1.19%) hybris
4 1 (1.19%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.19%) Nuxeo
4 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.19%) Sitecore
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