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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 77 87
Rank change year-on-year +24 +10  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 43 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.21% 1.88% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 2.22% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 18
Median daily rate £481 £625 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.00% +52.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £363 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £700 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.65
% change year-on-year -6.25% +22.51%  

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 1156 1709 1766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.33% 84.52% 86.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 1210 1129
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 40
Median hourly rate £10.89 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.26% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.81 £9.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.85 £35.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +21 37 £488 -22.00% 6
Bradford +5 6 £425 +11.91%
Halifax - 2 £479 - 2
User Stories
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 75 (94.94%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (50.63%) Scrum
3 22 (27.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (25.32%) Kanban
4 20 (25.32%) TDD
5 18 (22.78%) Java
6 17 (21.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 16 (20.25%) Usability Testing
7 16 (20.25%) Scala
7 16 (20.25%) BDD
7 16 (20.25%) User Experience
8 14 (17.72%) Open Source
8 14 (17.72%) Software Engineering
9 13 (16.46%) QA
9 13 (16.46%) HTML
9 13 (16.46%) CSS
9 13 (16.46%) CSS3
9 13 (16.46%) HTML5
10 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (15.19%) JIRA
10 12 (15.19%) Selenium
10 12 (15.19%) Service Design
11 11 (13.92%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (13.92%) MySQL
11 11 (13.92%) MongoDB
11 11 (13.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
12 10 (12.66%) Automated Testing
12 10 (12.66%) Performance Testing

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 9 (11.39%) Confluence
2 4 (5.06%) Apache
2 4 (5.06%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.06%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.27%) CMS
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.06%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (5.06%) IaaS
1 4 (5.06%) Loggly
1 4 (5.06%) Sumo Logic
2 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.27%) GitHub
3 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) DNS
1 4 (5.06%) HTTP
1 4 (5.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) Apache Cassandra
1 11 (13.92%) MongoDB
1 11 (13.92%) MySQL
1 11 (13.92%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (10.13%) Riak
3 7 (8.86%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.06%) HBase
4 4 (5.06%) Redis
4 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.53%) Big Data
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) JIRA
1 12 (15.19%) Selenium
2 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.13%) SoapUI
3 7 (8.86%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.06%) Grunt
4 4 (5.06%) Maven
4 4 (5.06%) Vagrant
5 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.53%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.53%) JUnit
6 2 (2.53%) NUnit
7 1 (1.27%) Hudson
General
1 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Retail
3 3 (3.80%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Marketing
3 3 (3.80%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Games
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (41.77%) Analyst
2 31 (39.24%) Business Analyst
3 12 (15.19%) Agile Business Analyst
3 12 (15.19%) Architect
4 11 (13.92%) Technical Architect
5 8 (10.13%) User Researcher
6 6 (7.59%) Digital Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Digital Business Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Product Owner
7 5 (6.33%) Telecoms Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Tester
8 4 (5.06%) Automation Tester
8 4 (5.06%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (5.06%) Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Digital User Researcher
8 4 (5.06%) Product Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Product Business Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Lead DevOps
9 3 (3.80%) Public Sector Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) CSS
1 13 (16.46%) CSS3
1 13 (16.46%) HTML
1 13 (16.46%) HTML5
2 9 (11.39%) Gherkin
2 9 (11.39%) REST
3 8 (10.13%) RESTful
4 7 (8.86%) Ajax
4 7 (8.86%) Django
4 7 (8.86%) JSON
4 7 (8.86%) Play Framework
4 7 (8.86%) Ruby on Rails
4 7 (8.86%) Web Services
5 6 (7.59%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.33%) Flask
6 5 (6.33%) jQuery
7 4 (5.06%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (5.06%) LAMP
7 4 (5.06%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (2.53%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.25%) User Experience
2 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.06%) Replication
4 3 (3.80%) Wiki
5 2 (2.53%) NHS
6 1 (1.27%) Blog
6 1 (1.27%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) CoreOS
1 4 (5.06%) Linux
2 3 (3.80%) Android
2 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (94.94%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (50.63%) Scrum
3 22 (27.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (25.32%) Kanban
4 20 (25.32%) TDD
5 17 (21.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 16 (20.25%) BDD
6 16 (20.25%) Usability Testing
7 14 (17.72%) Open Source
7 14 (17.72%) Software Engineering
8 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (15.19%) Service Design
9 10 (12.66%) Automated Testing
9 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
9 10 (12.66%) Performance Testing
9 10 (12.66%) Prototyping
10 8 (10.13%) Data Modelling
10 8 (10.13%) Security Testing
10 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (10.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.78%) Java
2 16 (20.25%) Scala
3 9 (11.39%) Python
4 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.86%) Ruby
5 6 (7.59%) Groovy
6 4 (5.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.46%) QA
2 5 (6.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Docker
1 4 (5.06%) HDFS
1 4 (5.06%) VirtualBox
1 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Ansible
2 4 (5.06%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.06%) Nagios
2 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.06%) Puppet
2 4 (5.06%) Salt
2 4 (5.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) Google
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) New Relic
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle
2 4 (5.06%) Rackspace
2 4 (5.06%) SaltStack
2 4 (5.06%) Splunk
2 4 (5.06%) VMware
3 3 (3.80%) hybris
4 2 (2.53%) Atlassian
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