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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 88 110
Rank change year-on-year +17 +22  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 52 53 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.55% 1.89% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 2.19% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 30 28
Median daily rate £401 £474 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.46% +13.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £355 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £515 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1721 2417 2445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.32% 86.29% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4315 6526 6465
Median daily rate £420 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £575 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 73 141
Median hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.88 £11.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.71 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
West Yorkshire +10 37 £390 -13.33% 7
South Yorkshire +11 8 £425 -10.47% 5
North Yorkshire +10 4 £425 -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 95 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.00%) Scrum
3 23 (23.00%) JIRA
4 18 (18.00%) Kanban
4 18 (18.00%) TDD
5 17 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (16.00%) User Experience
6 16 (16.00%) Open Source
6 16 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (15.00%) BDD
7 15 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 15 (15.00%) Java
8 14 (14.00%) Finance
8 14 (14.00%) QA
8 14 (14.00%) Business Analysis
8 14 (14.00%) Scala
8 14 (14.00%) Confluence
8 14 (14.00%) Usability Testing
8 14 (14.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 13 (13.00%) Selenium
10 12 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (12.00%) E-Commerce
10 12 (12.00%) Prototyping
11 11 (11.00%) Data Modelling
11 11 (11.00%) Retail
11 11 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (11.00%) Waterfall
12 10 (10.00%) Software Architecture
12 10 (10.00%) DevOps
12 10 (10.00%) Software Engineering

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 14 (14.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.00%) Apache
2 1 (1.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.00%) CMS
2 1 (1.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.00%) GitHub
1 1 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.00%) IaaS
1 1 (1.00%) Loggly
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
1 1 (1.00%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) DNS
2 1 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (7.00%) MongoDB
1 7 (7.00%) MySQL
1 7 (7.00%) NoSQL
1 7 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.00%) Riak
3 2 (2.00%) Big Data
4 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.00%) HBase
4 1 (1.00%) Redis
4 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (23.00%) JIRA
2 13 (13.00%) Selenium
3 9 (9.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.00%) NUnit
8 2 (2.00%) Appium
8 2 (2.00%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.00%) JUnit
8 2 (2.00%) Subversion
8 2 (2.00%) TestNG
8 2 (2.00%) UI Automator
8 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.00%) Grunt
9 1 (1.00%) Hudson
9 1 (1.00%) Maven
9 1 (1.00%) Moq
9 1 (1.00%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (14.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.00%) Retail
3 5 (5.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.00%) Marketing
4 4 (4.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
5 1 (1.00%) Games
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (50.00%) Analyst
2 45 (45.00%) Business Analyst
3 21 (21.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 16 (16.00%) Architect
5 15 (15.00%) Technical Architect
6 11 (11.00%) Digital Analyst
6 11 (11.00%) Digital Business Analyst
7 9 (9.00%) User Researcher
8 6 (6.00%) Tester
9 5 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (5.00%) Software Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Automation Tester
10 4 (4.00%) Business IT Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Digital User Researcher
10 4 (4.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) IT Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) IT Business Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.00%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) CSS
1 8 (8.00%) Gherkin
1 8 (8.00%) HTML
1 8 (8.00%) HTML5
1 8 (8.00%) REST
2 7 (7.00%) CSS3
2 7 (7.00%) Web Services
3 6 (6.00%) Ajax
3 6 (6.00%) Django
3 6 (6.00%) Flask
3 6 (6.00%) JSON
3 6 (6.00%) Play Framework
3 6 (6.00%) RESTful
3 6 (6.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.00%) Apache CXF
4 2 (2.00%) SOAP
5 1 (1.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.00%) LAMP
5 1 (1.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (16.00%) User Experience
3 6 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.00%) NHS
5 3 (3.00%) Wiki
6 1 (1.00%) Blog
6 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.00%) Replication
6 1 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.00%) Android
1 5 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.00%) CoreOS
2 1 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.00%) Scrum
3 18 (18.00%) Kanban
3 18 (18.00%) TDD
4 16 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (16.00%) Open Source
5 15 (15.00%) BDD
5 15 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 14 (14.00%) Business Analysis
6 14 (14.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 14 (14.00%) Usability Testing
7 12 (12.00%) E-Commerce
7 12 (12.00%) Prototyping
7 12 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (11.00%) Data Modelling
8 11 (11.00%) Waterfall
9 10 (10.00%) DevOps
9 10 (10.00%) Software Architecture
9 10 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.00%) Java
2 14 (14.00%) Scala
3 7 (7.00%) Python
4 6 (6.00%) Groovy
4 6 (6.00%) Ruby
5 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.00%) C#
6 1 (1.00%) PHP
6 1 (1.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.00%) Degree
2 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) Master's Degree
4 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) IIBA
5 1 (1.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.00%) QA
2 6 (6.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Docker
1 1 (1.00%) HDFS
1 1 (1.00%) VirtualBox
1 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Ansible
2 1 (1.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.00%) Nagios
2 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.00%) Salt
2 1 (1.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (4.00%) Atlassian
1 4 (4.00%) Google
1 4 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.00%) hybris
3 1 (1.00%) Capita
3 1 (1.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.00%) New Relic
3 1 (1.00%) Nuxeo
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.00%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.00%) SaltStack
3 1 (1.00%) SAP
3 1 (1.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.00%) Splunk
3 1 (1.00%) VMware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £430 to £463 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £598 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £470 to £518 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £480 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago