Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 November 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 94 143
Rank change year-on-year +16 +49 -27
Contract jobs citing User Stories 120 127 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.76% 2.33% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.77% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 81 58
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.30% +16.00%
10th Percentile £257 £300 £325
90th Percentile £529 £625 £672
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.58
% change year-on-year -12.50% +22.79% -34.85%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3631 4577 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.47% 84.14% 83.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2415 2988 3539
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £259
90th Percentile £550 £550 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 130 178
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.98 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.63 £34.74
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Yorkshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Yorkshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Yorkshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
West Yorkshire +19 90 £425 +6.25% 15
South Yorkshire +10 22 £494 -5.00% 5
North Yorkshire - 2 £250 -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 90 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (35.00%) Scrum
3 40 (33.33%) JIRA
4 32 (26.67%) Java
5 30 (25.00%) BDD
6 26 (21.67%) Microservices
6 26 (21.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 22 (18.33%) User Experience
7 22 (18.33%) Confluence
8 21 (17.50%) Test Automation
8 21 (17.50%) Coaching
9 19 (15.83%) Cucumber
9 19 (15.83%) Jenkins
9 19 (15.83%) Docker
9 19 (15.83%) SQL
10 17 (14.17%) Finance
10 17 (14.17%) TDD
10 17 (14.17%) QA
10 17 (14.17%) Selenium
10 17 (14.17%) Mentoring
11 16 (13.33%) DevOps
11 16 (13.33%) Git (software)
11 16 (13.33%) Business Analysis
12 15 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (12.50%) Puppet
12 15 (12.50%) Test Scripting
13 14 (11.67%) Kanban
14 13 (10.83%) Minimum Viable Product
14 13 (10.83%) Slack
15 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 22 (18.33%) Confluence
2 6 (5.00%) nginx
3 4 (3.33%) CMS
4 2 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.83%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.83%) Slack
2 6 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.50%) Trello
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) GitHub
4 1 (0.83%) Lucidchart
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (6.67%) Big Data
3 6 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.33%) MySQL
5 4 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.67%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.83%) QlikView
7 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (33.33%) JIRA
2 19 (15.83%) Cucumber
2 19 (15.83%) Jenkins
3 17 (14.17%) Selenium
4 16 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 10 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 7 (5.83%) Maven
6 7 (5.83%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.00%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.50%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.83%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.83%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.83%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.83%) JMeter
9 1 (0.83%) JUnit
9 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.83%) RSpec
9 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.83%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (14.17%) Finance
2 9 (7.50%) Retail
3 6 (5.00%) Games
4 4 (3.33%) Marketing
5 2 (1.67%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.83%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.83%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (41.67%) Analyst
2 39 (32.50%) Business Analyst
3 16 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 15 (12.50%) Developer
4 15 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 12 (10.00%) Tester
6 9 (7.50%) CRM Analyst
6 9 (7.50%) Senior DevOps
7 8 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) Product Manager
7 8 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Product Owner
8 7 (5.83%) User Researcher
9 6 (5.00%) Agile Product Owner
9 6 (5.00%) CRM Business Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (4.17%) Product Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) REST
2 10 (8.33%) RESTful
3 8 (6.67%) Dropwizard
3 8 (6.67%) SOAP
4 7 (5.83%) Spring
4 7 (5.83%) Spring Boot
4 7 (5.83%) XSD
5 6 (5.00%) Gherkin
5 6 (5.00%) JAXB
6 5 (4.17%) Swagger
7 4 (3.33%) Node.js
7 4 (3.33%) Velocity
8 3 (2.50%) Web Services
9 1 (0.83%) .NET
9 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.83%) JSON
9 1 (0.83%) ODBC
9 1 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.83%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.33%) User Experience
2 13 (10.83%) Minimum Viable Product
3 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.67%) Public Cloud
5 6 (5.00%) Clustering
6 5 (4.17%) NHS
7 3 (2.50%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.83%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Robotics
9 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.00%) Linux
1 12 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (35.00%) Scrum
3 30 (25.00%) BDD
4 26 (21.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 26 (21.67%) Microservices
5 21 (17.50%) Coaching
5 21 (17.50%) Test Automation
6 17 (14.17%) Mentoring
6 17 (14.17%) TDD
7 16 (13.33%) Business Analysis
7 16 (13.33%) DevOps
8 15 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 14 (11.67%) Kanban
10 12 (10.00%) Project Management
11 11 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (9.17%) CRM
12 10 (8.33%) Data Modelling
12 10 (8.33%) Open Source
13 9 (7.50%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.67%) Java
2 19 (15.83%) SQL
3 9 (7.50%) C#
3 9 (7.50%) Python
4 8 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.67%) Perl
5 6 (5.00%) Scala
6 4 (3.33%) Groovy
6 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.83%) C
8 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (5.83%) Degree
2 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.67%) APMG
5 2 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.67%) PMP
6 1 (0.83%) ISEB
6 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.17%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.67%) WCAG
3 1 (0.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (15.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (12.50%) Puppet
2 8 (6.67%) Ansible
3 7 (5.83%) Terraform
4 1 (0.83%) Grafana
4 1 (0.83%) Graylog
4 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (3.33%) Atlassian
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.50%) Progress
3 2 (1.67%) MuleSoft
3 2 (1.67%) Nuxeo
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle
3 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.83%) Capita
4 1 (0.83%) HP
4 1 (0.83%) Logi
4 1 (0.83%) Logi Analytics
4 1 (0.83%) SAP