Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 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.

User Story
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 69 112
Rank change year-on-year +8 +43 -9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 102 93 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.38% 2.88% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 3.39% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 59 56
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -18.37% +13.95%
10th Percentile £269 £300 £366
90th Percentile £538 £500 £670
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £463
% change year-on-year - -8.11% +15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2,547 2,742 3,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.34% 84.87% 84.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,745 1,784 2,389
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £266
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £401 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 69 103
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -4.98% +5.24%
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.20 £9.99
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.60 £30.30
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year +17.73% -0.90% -

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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 +7 80 £430 +7.50% 24
Bradford +12 8 £413 -10.33% 6
Halifax - 3 £455 - 1
Wakefield -3 2 £394 -19.23%
User Stories
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 75 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (42.16%) JIRA
3 38 (37.25%) Scrum
4 32 (31.37%) Java
5 30 (29.41%) Microservices
6 28 (27.45%) Mentoring
7 26 (25.49%) Coaching
8 24 (23.53%) BDD
9 23 (22.55%) Test Automation
10 22 (21.57%) SQL
11 20 (19.61%) TDD
11 20 (19.61%) Test Scripting
11 20 (19.61%) Confluence
11 20 (19.61%) Git (software)
12 19 (18.63%) Docker
12 19 (18.63%) Jenkins
13 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
13 18 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (17.65%) Linux
14 17 (16.67%) Slack
15 16 (15.69%) Business Analysis
15 16 (15.69%) Selenium
15 16 (15.69%) DevOps
16 15 (14.71%) REST
16 15 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (14.71%) Puppet
16 15 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (14.71%) Acceptance Criteria
17 14 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (13.73%) QA

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 20 (19.61%) Confluence
2 8 (7.84%) nginx
3 1 (0.98%) Apache
3 1 (0.98%) CMS
3 1 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.67%) Slack
2 8 (7.84%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.90%) SaaS
4 4 (3.92%) IaaS
5 1 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.98%) GitHub
5 1 (0.98%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.98%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (8.82%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.84%) MySQL
3 8 (7.84%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.96%) Big Data
7 1 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.98%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (42.16%) JIRA
2 20 (19.61%) Git (software)
3 19 (18.63%) Jenkins
4 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 16 (15.69%) Selenium
6 12 (11.76%) SoapUI
7 8 (7.84%) SonarQube
8 5 (4.90%) JUnit
8 5 (4.90%) Maven
8 5 (4.90%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.92%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.94%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.96%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.96%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.98%) Appium
12 1 (0.98%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.98%) JMeter
12 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.98%) RSpec
General
1 13 (12.75%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Retail
3 6 (5.88%) Games
4 4 (3.92%) Marketing
5 2 (1.96%) Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.98%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (33.33%) Analyst
2 24 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 13 (12.75%) Developer
3 13 (12.75%) Java Developer
4 11 (10.78%) Senior DevOps
5 10 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Tester
6 8 (7.84%) Product Manager
6 8 (7.84%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Product Owner
7 7 (6.86%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Java Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (5.88%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Digital Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.71%) REST
2 10 (9.80%) SOAP
3 8 (7.84%) Dropwizard
3 8 (7.84%) Node.js
4 7 (6.86%) XSD
5 6 (5.88%) JAXB
6 5 (4.90%) Spring
6 5 (4.90%) Spring Boot
6 5 (4.90%) Swagger
7 4 (3.92%) RESTful
8 3 (2.94%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.94%) Velocity
9 2 (1.96%) .NET
10 1 (0.98%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.98%) JSON
10 1 (0.98%) Kafka
10 1 (0.98%) Mustache
10 1 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.98%) Spring Batch
10 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Minimum Viable Product
2 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.80%) Public Cloud
2 10 (9.80%) User Experience
3 8 (7.84%) Clustering
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.96%) NHS
6 2 (1.96%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.98%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.65%) Linux
1 18 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.25%) Scrum
3 30 (29.41%) Microservices
4 28 (27.45%) Mentoring
5 26 (25.49%) Coaching
6 24 (23.53%) BDD
7 23 (22.55%) Test Automation
8 20 (19.61%) TDD
8 20 (19.61%) Test Scripting
9 16 (15.69%) Business Analysis
9 16 (15.69%) DevOps
10 15 (14.71%) Acceptance Criteria
10 15 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (13.73%) Kanban
11 14 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (12.75%) SFIA
13 12 (11.76%) Open Source
14 11 (10.78%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (10.78%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (9.80%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (31.37%) Java
2 22 (21.57%) SQL
3 13 (12.75%) C#
4 11 (10.78%) Python
5 10 (9.80%) Bash Shell
5 10 (9.80%) Perl
6 8 (7.84%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.90%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.96%) Scala
9 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.96%) PMP
3 1 (0.98%) APMG
3 1 (0.98%) ISEB
3 1 (0.98%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.73%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) WCAG
3 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.98%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (18.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (14.71%) Puppet
2 10 (9.80%) Ansible
3 9 (8.82%) Terraform
4 1 (0.98%) Grafana
4 1 (0.98%) Graylog
Vendors
1 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
2 1 (0.98%) Logi
2 1 (0.98%) Logi Analytics
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.98%) MuleSoft
2 1 (0.98%) Nuxeo
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle
2 1 (0.98%) Progress
2 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (0.98%) SAP
2 1 (0.98%) Sitecore