Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 65 77
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 +10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 71 112 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.41% 3.28% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 3.72% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 91 54
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £430 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -0.29% -4.17%
10th Percentile £293 £270 £330
90th Percentile £509 £569 £566
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £74.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +111.43% - -

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 2,536 3,008 2,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 86.00% 87.98% 87.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,691 2,046 1,624
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £288 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 68 47
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +29.63% -12.90%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.81 £8.41
90th Percentile £25.25 £41.00 £33.20
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £20.66 £13.50
% change year-on-year -16.49% +53.00% -14.29%

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 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019. 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 -11 46 £400 -6.98% 4
Bradford -11 9 £388 -3.13%
Halifax -1 2 £375 -
User Stories
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories 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 User Stories.

1 51 (71.83%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) Scrum
3 19 (26.76%) Workshop Facilitation
4 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (16.90%) Business Analysis
5 12 (16.90%) JIRA
5 12 (16.90%) Acceptance Criteria
6 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (15.49%) Kanban
7 9 (12.68%) Confluence
7 9 (12.68%) Service Design
7 9 (12.68%) Epics
8 8 (11.27%) Sprint Planning
8 8 (11.27%) User Experience
9 7 (9.86%) Coaching
9 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.86%) SAP
10 6 (8.45%) SQL
10 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
10 6 (8.45%) Finance
10 6 (8.45%) Visualisation
10 6 (8.45%) Test Management
10 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.45%) QA
10 6 (8.45%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (7.04%) Wireframes
11 5 (7.04%) Prototyping
11 5 (7.04%) Mentoring

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 (12.68%) Confluence
2 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.63%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) InVision
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.23%) Sketch
2 2 (2.82%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (2.82%) UXPin
3 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (7.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.41%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) JIRA
2 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.82%) Axure RP
4 2 (2.82%) Balsamiq
4 2 (2.82%) Selenium
5 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Legal
2 2 (2.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Billing
3 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (56.34%) Analyst
2 35 (49.30%) Business Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Designer
4 6 (8.45%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Test Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Tester
6 4 (5.63%) HR Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) HR Business Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Scrum Master
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) UX Designer
7 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Product Owner
7 3 (4.23%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) .NET
1 3 (4.23%) CSS
1 3 (4.23%) HTML
2 2 (2.82%) .NET Core
2 2 (2.82%) Framer.js
2 2 (2.82%) React
2 2 (2.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) CSS3
3 1 (1.41%) HTML5
3 1 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.27%) User Experience
3 6 (8.45%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.82%) Fintech
5 2 (2.82%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) NHS
6 1 (1.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (71.83%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) Scrum
3 19 (26.76%) Workshop Facilitation
4 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (16.90%) Acceptance Criteria
5 12 (16.90%) Business Analysis
6 11 (15.49%) Kanban
7 9 (12.68%) Epics
7 9 (12.68%) Service Design
8 8 (11.27%) Sprint Planning
9 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.86%) Coaching
9 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (8.45%) Test Management
10 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.45%) Visualisation
11 5 (7.04%) Business Process Mapping
11 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
11 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
11 5 (7.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) C#
3 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) CBAP
3 1 (1.41%) CISM
3 1 (1.41%) CISSP
3 1 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.41%) ISEB
3 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) SAP
2 3 (4.23%) Progress
3 2 (2.82%) BT
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) Splunk