Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 74 77
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 103 138 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.93% 2.79% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 3.19% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 105 100
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £312 £304 £255
90th Percentile £575 £500 £538
England median daily rate £454 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -3.46% +4.44% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -12.50%

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 3,057 4,321 3,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.90% 87.38% 85.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,049 2,929 2,534
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +2.74% +0.38%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £258
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 123 107
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.63%
10th Percentile £10.53 £10.83 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.32
% change year-on-year +7.95% -5.66% +3.64%

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 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Yorkshire

User Stories
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 December 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
West Yorkshire +4 71 £405 +2.53% 18
South Yorkshire 0 15 £481 +1.32% 1
North Yorkshire +19 12 £575 +46.50% 1
East Yorkshire +1 1 - - 1
User Stories
England

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

1 81 (78.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.04%) Scrum
3 27 (26.21%) Business Analysis
4 23 (22.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 20 (19.42%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (19.42%) Public Sector
6 19 (18.45%) Web Services
7 18 (17.48%) SQL
7 18 (17.48%) .NET
7 18 (17.48%) AWS
8 17 (16.50%) Azure
8 17 (16.50%) Workshop Facilitation
9 16 (15.53%) JIRA
10 14 (13.59%) DevOps
11 13 (12.62%) Microservices
11 13 (12.62%) Node.js
11 13 (12.62%) XML
11 13 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (12.62%) Finance
12 12 (11.65%) PaaS
12 12 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (11.65%) Mentoring
13 11 (10.68%) SOA
13 11 (10.68%) Blue-Green Deployment
13 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure as Code
13 11 (10.68%) Co-Creation
14 10 (9.71%) Epics
14 10 (9.71%) Service Design
14 10 (9.71%) Actionable Insight
14 10 (9.71%) Data Management

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 9 (8.74%) Confluence
2 3 (2.91%) CMS
3 2 (1.94%) Drupal
4 1 (0.97%) Appian
4 1 (0.97%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.48%) AWS
2 17 (16.50%) Azure
3 12 (11.65%) PaaS
4 10 (9.71%) IaaS
4 10 (9.71%) SaaS
5 9 (8.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (8.74%) Boomi
6 2 (1.94%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.94%) Slack
7 1 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.97%) Office 365
7 1 (0.97%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) Firewall
2 1 (0.97%) DNS
2 1 (0.97%) FTP
2 1 (0.97%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) LAN
2 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.94%) MySQL
2 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.97%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.97%) OLAP
3 1 (0.97%) OLTP
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.97%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (15.53%) JIRA
2 7 (6.80%) Selenium
2 7 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.83%) SoapUI
3 6 (5.83%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.88%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.88%) FitNesse
4 4 (3.88%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.94%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.97%) Postman
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (19.42%) Public Sector
2 13 (12.62%) Finance
3 3 (2.91%) Legal
3 3 (2.91%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Back Office
5 1 (0.97%) Billing
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (43.69%) Analyst
2 40 (38.83%) Business Analyst
3 14 (13.59%) Architect
4 11 (10.68%) Product Owner
5 8 (7.77%) Digital Analyst
5 8 (7.77%) Digital Business Analyst
5 8 (7.77%) Tester
6 7 (6.80%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.83%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.83%) Product Manager
8 5 (4.85%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) User Researcher
9 4 (3.88%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Service Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Business IT Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) IT Business Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Scrum Master
10 3 (2.91%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.45%) Web Services
2 18 (17.48%) .NET
3 13 (12.62%) Node.js
3 13 (12.62%) XML
4 10 (9.71%) JSON
5 5 (4.85%) RESTful
6 4 (3.88%) CSS
6 4 (3.88%) HTML
6 4 (3.88%) React
6 4 (3.88%) SOAP
7 3 (2.91%) HTML5
7 3 (2.91%) WSDL
7 3 (2.91%) XSD
8 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.94%) Ember.js
8 2 (1.94%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.97%) CSS3
9 1 (0.97%) Middleware
9 1 (0.97%) React Native
9 1 (0.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.77%) User Experience
3 3 (2.91%) NHS
3 3 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) PMI
5 1 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.91%) Windows
2 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
2 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.97%) Windows NT
2 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (78.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.04%) Scrum
3 27 (26.21%) Business Analysis
4 23 (22.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 20 (19.42%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (16.50%) Workshop Facilitation
7 14 (13.59%) DevOps
8 13 (12.62%) Microservices
8 13 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (11.65%) Mentoring
10 11 (10.68%) Blue-Green Deployment
10 11 (10.68%) Co-Creation
10 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure as Code
10 11 (10.68%) SOA
11 10 (9.71%) Actionable Insight
11 10 (9.71%) Data Management
11 10 (9.71%) Epics
11 10 (9.71%) Service Design
12 9 (8.74%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.48%) SQL
2 4 (3.88%) C#
3 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.94%) Java
4 2 (1.94%) PHP
5 1 (0.97%) C
5 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.77%) BPSS Clearance
1 8 (7.77%) Degree
2 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) ISEB
4 4 (3.88%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.94%) CBAP
5 2 (1.94%) CISM
5 2 (1.94%) CISSP
5 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.97%) IIBA
6 1 (0.97%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.97%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.97%) GDPR
3 1 (0.97%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) Dell
2 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.88%) HP
4 2 (1.94%) Google
4 2 (1.94%) Tableau
5 1 (0.97%) Demandware
5 1 (0.97%) McAfee
5 1 (0.97%) Pega
5 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com