Period
to 21 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 72 91
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19 +48
Contract jobs citing User Stories 139 124 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.80% 2.79% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 3.27% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 99 81
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -2.30%
10th Percentile £305 £255 £300
90th Percentile £500 £528 £625
England median daily rate £470 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +22.79%

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 4,308 3,789 4,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.75% 85.22% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,912 2,519 2,993
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £256 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 102 135
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.48% +3.39% +1.72%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.82 £10.85
90th Percentile £43.25 £40.00 £40.30
England median hourly rate £22.20 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +2.17% +4.55%

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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 +9 110 £400 -5.88% 30
South Yorkshire -7 21 £475 -3.85% 3
North Yorkshire 0 2 £393 +57.00%
East Yorkshire - 2 £638 -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 103 (74.10%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (38.13%) Scrum
3 35 (25.18%) E-Commerce
4 33 (23.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (19.42%) Root Cause Analysis
6 26 (18.71%) Test Automation
6 26 (18.71%) Test Scripting
7 24 (17.27%) Project Management
8 23 (16.55%) Agile Project Management
8 23 (16.55%) Exploratory Testing
8 23 (16.55%) Acceptance Criteria
9 21 (15.11%) Regression Testing
10 20 (14.39%) Selenium
11 18 (12.95%) JIRA
11 18 (12.95%) WebDriver
12 17 (12.23%) API Testing
12 17 (12.23%) BDD
12 17 (12.23%) Finance
13 16 (11.51%) Software Testing
14 15 (10.79%) Linux
14 15 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (10.07%) Cucumber
16 13 (9.35%) Confluence
16 13 (9.35%) Git (software)
17 12 (8.63%) SDLC
17 12 (8.63%) Java
17 12 (8.63%) Kanban
17 12 (8.63%) QA
18 11 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
18 11 (7.91%) Mentoring

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 13 (9.35%) Confluence
2 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.16%) CMS
4 2 (1.44%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.72%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.72%) InVision
2 1 (0.72%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.72%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.88%) IaaS
3 3 (2.16%) SaaS
4 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.44%) Slack
4 2 (1.44%) Trello
5 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.44%) Firewall
1 2 (1.44%) Internet
2 1 (0.72%) SAN
2 1 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) Big Data
2 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (14.39%) Selenium
2 18 (12.95%) JIRA
2 18 (12.95%) WebDriver
3 14 (10.07%) Cucumber
4 13 (9.35%) Git (software)
5 9 (6.47%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.16%) JMeter
6 3 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.44%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (12.23%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Retail
3 5 (3.60%) Legal
4 4 (2.88%) Banking
4 4 (2.88%) Publishing
5 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.16%) Marketing
5 3 (2.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (43.88%) Analyst
2 49 (35.25%) Business Analyst
3 22 (15.83%) Agile Business Analyst
4 18 (12.95%) Product Owner
5 15 (10.79%) Tester
6 11 (7.91%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (7.19%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 10 (7.19%) Test Analyst
8 9 (6.47%) Scrum Master
9 8 (5.76%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.32%) Designer
11 5 (3.60%) Agile Product Owner
11 5 (3.60%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) E-Commerce Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) Java Engineer
11 5 (3.60%) Product Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) SOAP
2 4 (2.88%) HTML
3 3 (2.16%) CSS
3 3 (2.16%) RESTful
4 2 (1.44%) .NET
4 2 (1.44%) Spring
4 2 (1.44%) Velocity
5 1 (0.72%) CSS3
5 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.72%) HTML5
5 1 (0.72%) Swagger
5 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) User Experience
2 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.88%) Social Media
4 2 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.72%) NHS
5 1 (0.72%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.79%) Linux
2 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.44%) CentOS
4 1 (0.72%) Windows
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (74.10%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (38.13%) Scrum
3 35 (25.18%) E-Commerce
4 33 (23.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (19.42%) Root Cause Analysis
6 26 (18.71%) Test Automation
6 26 (18.71%) Test Scripting
7 24 (17.27%) Project Management
8 23 (16.55%) Acceptance Criteria
8 23 (16.55%) Agile Project Management
8 23 (16.55%) Exploratory Testing
9 21 (15.11%) Regression Testing
10 17 (12.23%) API Testing
10 17 (12.23%) BDD
11 16 (11.51%) Software Testing
12 15 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (8.63%) Kanban
13 12 (8.63%) SDLC
14 11 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (7.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.63%) Java
2 10 (7.19%) C#
3 8 (5.76%) SQL
4 6 (4.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.16%) Kotlin
6 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.72%) Groovy
7 1 (0.72%) Perl
7 1 (0.72%) Python
7 1 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (3.60%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.16%) CBAP
3 3 (2.16%) Degree
3 3 (2.16%) ISEB
4 2 (1.44%) APMG
5 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.63%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Ansible
1 3 (2.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (3.60%) SAP
2 3 (2.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.16%) Progress
2 3 (2.16%) Splunk
3 2 (1.44%) EnterpriseDB
3 2 (1.44%) hybris
3 2 (1.44%) Pega
3 2 (1.44%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.72%) Citrix
4 1 (0.72%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle