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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 99 107
Rank change year-on-year +27 +8  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 51 43 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.41% 1.49% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 1.83% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 19
Median daily rate £469 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £348 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £678 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

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 1756 2352 2204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.83% 81.30% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1604 1424
Median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.72% +10.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 65 65
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £36.75 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +22 42 £475 -15.55% 11
South Yorkshire +8 5 £525 +13.51% 2
North Yorkshire - 5 £325 - 1
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 105 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (53.15%) Scrum
3 30 (27.03%) Kanban
3 30 (27.03%) User Experience
4 28 (25.23%) TDD
5 27 (24.32%) Usability Testing
6 26 (23.42%) Prototyping
7 25 (22.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (20.72%) Service Design
9 21 (18.92%) Java
10 19 (17.12%) Scala
10 19 (17.12%) Guerrilla Research
11 18 (16.22%) BDD
12 16 (14.41%) Selenium
12 16 (14.41%) JIRA
13 15 (13.51%) Psychology
13 15 (13.51%) Degree
13 15 (13.51%) Software Engineering
13 15 (13.51%) Market Research
13 15 (13.51%) Product Management
13 15 (13.51%) Cognitive Psychology
14 14 (12.61%) Open Source
14 14 (12.61%) Software Architecture
14 14 (12.61%) QA
15 13 (11.71%) HTML
15 13 (11.71%) CSS
15 13 (11.71%) HTML5
15 13 (11.71%) CSS3
15 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (10.81%) E-Commerce

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 10 (9.01%) Confluence
2 4 (3.60%) Apache
2 4 (3.60%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.60%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.90%) CMS
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (3.60%) IaaS
1 4 (3.60%) Loggly
1 4 (3.60%) Sumo Logic
2 3 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.90%) GitHub
3 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) DNS
1 4 (3.60%) HTTP
1 4 (3.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) Apache Cassandra
1 11 (9.91%) MongoDB
1 11 (9.91%) MySQL
1 11 (9.91%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.31%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.60%) HBase
3 4 (3.60%) Redis
3 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.60%) Riak
4 2 (1.80%) Big Data
5 1 (0.90%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (14.41%) JIRA
1 16 (14.41%) Selenium
2 11 (9.91%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.01%) Cucumber
4 8 (7.21%) SoapUI
5 6 (5.41%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.60%) Grunt
6 4 (3.60%) Maven
6 4 (3.60%) Vagrant
7 3 (2.70%) JUnit
7 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.80%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.80%) NUnit
9 1 (0.90%) Hudson
9 1 (0.90%) RSpec
9 1 (0.90%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.90%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (10.81%) Retail
2 11 (9.91%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.41%) Banking
4 5 (4.50%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.60%) Marketing
6 2 (1.80%) Electronics
6 2 (1.80%) Games
6 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Advertising
7 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (39.64%) Analyst
2 42 (37.84%) Business Analyst
3 21 (18.92%) Agile Business Analyst
4 19 (17.12%) User Researcher
5 16 (14.41%) Architect
5 16 (14.41%) Technical Architect
6 10 (9.01%) Senior User Researcher
7 8 (7.21%) Digital Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Digital Business Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Tester
9 5 (4.50%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.50%) Product Owner
9 5 (4.50%) Software Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Telecoms Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Telecoms Business Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Digital Architect
10 4 (3.60%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.71%) CSS
1 13 (11.71%) CSS3
1 13 (11.71%) HTML
1 13 (11.71%) HTML5
2 11 (9.91%) Gherkin
3 10 (9.01%) RESTful
4 9 (8.11%) REST
5 8 (7.21%) JSON
6 7 (6.31%) Ajax
6 7 (6.31%) Django
6 7 (6.31%) Play Framework
6 7 (6.31%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (6.31%) Web Services
7 6 (5.41%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.50%) jQuery
9 4 (3.60%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (3.60%) LAMP
9 4 (3.60%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (1.80%) React
10 2 (1.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 30 (27.03%) User Experience
2 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.60%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.60%) Replication
4 3 (2.70%) Wiki
5 2 (1.80%) Fintech
6 1 (0.90%) Blog
6 1 (0.90%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.60%) CoreOS
1 4 (3.60%) Linux
2 3 (2.70%) Android
2 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (53.15%) Scrum
3 30 (27.03%) Kanban
4 28 (25.23%) TDD
5 27 (24.32%) Usability Testing
6 26 (23.42%) Prototyping
7 25 (22.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (20.72%) Service Design
9 19 (17.12%) Guerrilla Research
10 18 (16.22%) BDD
11 15 (13.51%) Cognitive Psychology
11 15 (13.51%) Market Research
11 15 (13.51%) Product Management
11 15 (13.51%) Psychology
11 15 (13.51%) Software Engineering
12 14 (12.61%) Open Source
12 14 (12.61%) Software Architecture
13 12 (10.81%) E-Commerce
13 12 (10.81%) Service Delivery
14 11 (9.91%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.92%) Java
2 19 (17.12%) Scala
3 8 (7.21%) Groovy
4 7 (6.31%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.31%) Ruby
5 4 (3.60%) PHP
5 4 (3.60%) Python
6 1 (0.90%) C#
6 1 (0.90%) SQL
6 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (13.51%) Degree
2 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) IIBA
3 1 (0.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.90%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.61%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) PMO
3 1 (0.90%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) Docker
1 4 (3.60%) HDFS
1 4 (3.60%) VirtualBox
1 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Ansible
1 4 (3.60%) Kubernetes
1 4 (3.60%) Nagios
1 4 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.60%) Puppet
1 4 (3.60%) Salt
1 4 (3.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (6.31%) Google
2 4 (3.60%) Atlassian
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.60%) New Relic
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle
2 4 (3.60%) Rackspace
2 4 (3.60%) SaltStack
2 4 (3.60%) Splunk
2 4 (3.60%) VMware
3 3 (2.70%) hybris
4 2 (1.80%) SAP
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