Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 68 98
Rank change year-on-year -19 +30 +60
Contract jobs citing User Stories 122 122 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.44% 2.91% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 3.41% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 88 77
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -10.05% +2.16%
10th Percentile £306 £307 £313
90th Percentile £513 £538 £578
England median daily rate £471 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +4.72% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% +22.51%

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 4,356 3,578 4,970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 87.15% 85.29% 86.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,931 2,355 3,348
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £270
90th Percentile £550 £545 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 93 114
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.61% -2.07% +4.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.88 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.50 £33.83 £42.18
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +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 20 September 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 20 September 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 96 £400 -5.88% 20
South Yorkshire -5 19 £350 -27.76% 1
East Yorkshire - 2 £638 - 2
North Yorkshire -8 1 £393 +20.77% 1
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 88 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (44.26%) Scrum
3 37 (30.33%) E-Commerce
4 36 (29.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (23.77%) Test Automation
6 27 (22.13%) Test Scripting
7 24 (19.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 23 (18.85%) Exploratory Testing
9 22 (18.03%) Acceptance Criteria
10 19 (15.57%) Java
11 18 (14.75%) Linux
11 18 (14.75%) Regression Testing
11 18 (14.75%) Selenium
11 18 (14.75%) JIRA
11 18 (14.75%) Git (software)
11 18 (14.75%) Mentoring
11 18 (14.75%) API Testing
12 17 (13.93%) Confluence
13 16 (13.11%) Software Testing
13 16 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (12.30%) Cucumber
14 15 (12.30%) BDD
15 14 (11.48%) WebDriver
15 14 (11.48%) SDLC
15 14 (11.48%) User Experience
16 13 (10.66%) Waterfall
16 13 (10.66%) Retail
16 13 (10.66%) Project Management
17 12 (9.84%) SQL
17 12 (9.84%) Coaching

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 17 (13.93%) Confluence
2 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.46%) nginx
4 1 (0.82%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.82%) InVision
2 1 (0.82%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) Slack
2 3 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.64%) Trello
4 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) SMS
2 3 (2.46%) HTTP
2 3 (2.46%) Internet
2 3 (2.46%) Intranet
3 1 (0.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) Big Data
2 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.46%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.46%) MySQL
3 3 (2.46%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (14.75%) Git (software)
1 18 (14.75%) JIRA
1 18 (14.75%) Selenium
2 15 (12.30%) Cucumber
3 14 (11.48%) WebDriver
4 9 (7.38%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.28%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.46%) JMeter
7 3 (2.46%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.64%) Appium
9 1 (0.82%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (10.66%) Retail
2 10 (8.20%) Finance
3 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.28%) Legal
5 3 (2.46%) Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Marketing
5 3 (2.46%) Publishing
5 3 (2.46%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 64 (52.46%) Analyst
2 50 (40.98%) Business Analyst
3 21 (17.21%) Agile Business Analyst
4 18 (14.75%) Product Owner
5 12 (9.84%) Test Automation Engineer
5 12 (9.84%) Test Engineer
6 11 (9.02%) Scrum Master
7 10 (8.20%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) Test Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Product Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Product Business Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) Tester
10 7 (5.74%) Java Engineer
11 6 (4.92%) Agile Product Owner
12 5 (4.10%) Digital Analyst
12 5 (4.10%) Digital Business Analyst
13 4 (3.28%) Designer
13 4 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
13 4 (3.28%) E-Commerce Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) SOAP
2 4 (3.28%) CSS
2 4 (3.28%) HTML
3 3 (2.46%) .NET
3 3 (2.46%) REST
4 2 (1.64%) CSS3
4 2 (1.64%) HTML5
4 2 (1.64%) Node.js
4 2 (1.64%) Spring
5 1 (0.82%) Ajax
5 1 (0.82%) Django
5 1 (0.82%) JSON
5 1 (0.82%) Play Framework
5 1 (0.82%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.82%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) User Experience
2 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.10%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.28%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.46%) Clustering
4 3 (2.46%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.46%) Social Media
5 1 (0.82%) NHS
5 1 (0.82%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.75%) Linux
2 6 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.64%) Android
3 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.82%) Windows
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (44.26%) Scrum
3 37 (30.33%) E-Commerce
4 36 (29.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (23.77%) Test Automation
6 27 (22.13%) Test Scripting
7 24 (19.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 23 (18.85%) Exploratory Testing
9 22 (18.03%) Acceptance Criteria
10 18 (14.75%) API Testing
10 18 (14.75%) Mentoring
10 18 (14.75%) Regression Testing
11 16 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (13.11%) Software Testing
12 15 (12.30%) BDD
13 14 (11.48%) SDLC
14 13 (10.66%) Project Management
14 13 (10.66%) Waterfall
15 12 (9.84%) Coaching
16 10 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.57%) Java
2 12 (9.84%) SQL
3 10 (8.20%) C#
4 8 (6.56%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.28%) Perl
5 4 (3.28%) Python
6 3 (2.46%) Kotlin
7 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.82%) Ruby
8 1 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.10%) Degree
4 2 (1.64%) CBAP
4 2 (1.64%) ISEB
5 1 (0.82%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) Ansible
1 4 (3.28%) Puppet
2 3 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.10%) SAP
3 3 (2.46%) Progress
3 3 (2.46%) Splunk
4 2 (1.64%) hybris
5 1 (0.82%) Citrix
5 1 (0.82%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle