Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 62 77
Rank change year-on-year -5 +15 +51
Contract jobs citing User Stories 146 136 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.03% 3.11% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 3.67% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 100 95
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £304 £270 £315
90th Percentile £513 £526 £558
England median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.74% -8.75% +22.61%

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 4,188 3,704 4,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.82% 84.60% 84.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,817 2,427 2,698
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £259 £258
90th Percentile £575 £545 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 104 135
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.13 £17.25 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.72% +16.04% -0.90%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.50 £10.58
90th Percentile £43.25 £41.35 £32.10
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 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 +12 109 £380 -10.59% 21
South Yorkshire -19 22 £475 +4.40% 3
North Yorkshire +10 9 £500 - 5
East Yorkshire - 2 £638 - 1
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 113 (77.40%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (35.62%) Scrum
3 32 (21.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (17.12%) JIRA
5 24 (16.44%) E-Commerce
6 23 (15.75%) Project Management
7 22 (15.07%) Agile Project Management
7 22 (15.07%) Acceptance Criteria
8 20 (13.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 20 (13.70%) Test Automation
8 20 (13.70%) Test Scripting
9 18 (12.33%) Finance
9 18 (12.33%) Epics
10 17 (11.64%) Kanban
11 16 (10.96%) Confluence
11 16 (10.96%) User Experience
11 16 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (10.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 16 (10.96%) Exploratory Testing
12 15 (10.27%) Selenium
13 14 (9.59%) BDD
13 14 (9.59%) Regression Testing
13 14 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (8.90%) Service Design
14 13 (8.90%) SOAP
14 13 (8.90%) WebDriver
14 13 (8.90%) QA
14 13 (8.90%) Coaching
15 11 (7.53%) Mentoring
15 11 (7.53%) Security Cleared

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 16 (10.96%) Confluence
2 7 (4.79%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (4.79%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.05%) CMS
4 2 (1.37%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) InVision
1 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.68%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.74%) IaaS
2 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.05%) SaaS
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.37%) Firewall
1 2 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (3.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (17.12%) JIRA
2 15 (10.27%) Selenium
3 13 (8.90%) WebDriver
4 9 (6.16%) Cucumber
4 9 (6.16%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.48%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.37%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (12.33%) Finance
2 5 (3.42%) Retail
3 4 (2.74%) Banking
3 4 (2.74%) Military
4 3 (2.05%) Legal
4 3 (2.05%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (45.21%) Analyst
2 56 (38.36%) Business Analyst
3 25 (17.12%) Agile Business Analyst
4 13 (8.90%) Tester
5 12 (8.22%) Product Owner
6 11 (7.53%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (6.85%) Developer
7 10 (6.85%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 9 (6.16%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.79%) Scrum Master
10 6 (4.11%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.11%) Designer
10 6 (4.11%) Digital Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Digital Business Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Product Manager
11 5 (3.42%) Architect
11 5 (3.42%) Automation Test Analyst
12 4 (2.74%) SAP Developer
12 4 (2.74%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (2.74%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.90%) SOAP
2 10 (6.85%) RESTful
3 8 (5.48%) HTML
4 7 (4.79%) CSS
4 7 (4.79%) JSON
4 7 (4.79%) XML
4 7 (4.79%) XML Messaging
5 4 (2.74%) .NET
6 2 (1.37%) Spring
7 1 (0.68%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.68%) CSS3
7 1 (0.68%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.68%) HTML5
7 1 (0.68%) React
7 1 (0.68%) Swagger
7 1 (0.68%) Velocity
7 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (10.96%) User Experience
2 5 (3.42%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.05%) Social Media
4 2 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.37%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.68%) Fintech
5 1 (0.68%) NHS
5 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.85%) Linux
2 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.37%) CentOS
4 1 (0.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (77.40%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (35.62%) Scrum
3 32 (21.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (16.44%) E-Commerce
5 23 (15.75%) Project Management
6 22 (15.07%) Acceptance Criteria
6 22 (15.07%) Agile Project Management
7 20 (13.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 20 (13.70%) Test Automation
7 20 (13.70%) Test Scripting
8 18 (12.33%) Epics
9 17 (11.64%) Kanban
10 16 (10.96%) Exploratory Testing
10 16 (10.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 14 (9.59%) BDD
11 14 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (9.59%) Regression Testing
12 13 (8.90%) Coaching
12 13 (8.90%) Service Design
13 11 (7.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.53%) Java
2 10 (6.85%) C#
3 8 (5.48%) SQL
4 7 (4.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.74%) Python
6 3 (2.05%) PHP
6 3 (2.05%) Ruby
7 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) Groovy
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.37%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.68%) APMG
5 1 (0.68%) CBAP
5 1 (0.68%) Degree
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.90%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.68%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) Ansible
1 3 (2.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (6.16%) SAP
2 3 (2.05%) Progress
3 2 (1.37%) EnterpriseDB
3 2 (1.37%) hybris
3 2 (1.37%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle
3 2 (1.37%) Pega
3 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.68%) Atlassian