Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 83 119
Rank change year-on-year +6 +36 +31
Contract jobs citing User Stories 152 110 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.03% 2.59% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 3.06% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 80 57
Yorkshire median daily rate £406 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% -10.53% +18.68%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £320
90th Percentile £543 £559 £684
England median daily rate £470 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +4.44% +3.45% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +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 4,369 3,590 4,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.96% 84.69% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,925 2,338 3,350
Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £276 £264 £280
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 91 106
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.49 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.39% -6.90% -6.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.88 £10.20
90th Percentile £42.41 £35.00 £41.88
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

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 July 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 July 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 -4 104 £420 -4.05% 14
South Yorkshire +19 39 £425 -12.28% 1
North Yorkshire -9 2 £388 +19.23% 1
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 118 (77.63%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (48.03%) Scrum
3 39 (25.66%) Test Automation
4 37 (24.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (20.39%) Git (software)
5 31 (20.39%) Mentoring
5 31 (20.39%) Acceptance Criteria
6 30 (19.74%) JIRA
6 30 (19.74%) Test Scripting
6 30 (19.74%) Linux
6 30 (19.74%) E-Commerce
7 29 (19.08%) Java
7 29 (19.08%) SDLC
8 25 (16.45%) TDD
8 25 (16.45%) Open Source
8 25 (16.45%) Confluence
8 25 (16.45%) BDD
9 24 (15.79%) SQL
9 24 (15.79%) Exploratory Testing
10 23 (15.13%) Coaching
11 22 (14.47%) Cucumber
11 22 (14.47%) Root Cause Analysis
11 22 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (12.50%) Slack
13 19 (12.50%) API Testing
14 18 (11.84%) Security Cleared
14 18 (11.84%) Selenium
14 18 (11.84%) Microservices
15 17 (11.18%) User Experience

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 25 (16.45%) Confluence
2 5 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.97%) nginx
4 2 (1.32%) Apache
5 1 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.32%) InVision
2 2 (1.32%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.32%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.50%) Slack
2 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.32%) GitHub
4 2 (1.32%) Trello
5 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.92%) HTTP
2 6 (3.95%) SSL
2 6 (3.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.29%) SMS
4 3 (1.97%) Internet
4 3 (1.97%) Intranet
5 1 (0.66%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.55%) MongoDB
2 12 (7.89%) MySQL
2 12 (7.89%) NoSQL
2 12 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (6.58%) Big Data
4 8 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.63%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.66%) DB2
7 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (20.39%) Git (software)
2 30 (19.74%) JIRA
3 22 (14.47%) Cucumber
4 18 (11.84%) Selenium
5 13 (8.55%) Jenkins
6 11 (7.24%) SoapUI
7 8 (5.26%) WebDriver
8 7 (4.61%) Jasmine
8 7 (4.61%) JUnit
8 7 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.95%) Subversion
10 3 (1.97%) JMeter
10 3 (1.97%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.32%) Appium
11 2 (1.32%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.32%) Axure RP
11 2 (1.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (7.24%) Finance
1 11 (7.24%) Retail
2 5 (3.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.97%) Marketing
3 3 (1.97%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (47.37%) Analyst
2 52 (34.21%) Business Analyst
3 19 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 16 (10.53%) Product Owner
4 16 (10.53%) Scrum Master
5 14 (9.21%) Test Analyst
6 9 (5.92%) Product Analyst
6 9 (5.92%) Software Engineer
6 9 (5.92%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (5.92%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.26%) Product Business Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Manual Test Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Java Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) JavaScript Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Product Manager
9 6 (3.95%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) Architect
10 5 (3.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.55%) REST
2 11 (7.24%) Node.js
3 10 (6.58%) SOAP
4 8 (5.26%) Web Services
5 5 (3.29%) .NET
6 4 (2.63%) CSS
6 4 (2.63%) HTML
7 3 (1.97%) CSS3
7 3 (1.97%) HTML5
7 3 (1.97%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.32%) Framer.js
8 2 (1.32%) JSON
8 2 (1.32%) Kafka
8 2 (1.32%) Play Framework
8 2 (1.32%) Spring
8 2 (1.32%) Spring Batch
8 2 (1.32%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.32%) Spring Security
8 2 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.18%) User Experience
2 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.29%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.63%) Minimum Viable Product
4 3 (1.97%) Clustering
4 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.66%) NHS
6 1 (0.66%) Social Media
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.74%) Linux
2 16 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (3.95%) Windows
4 2 (1.32%) Android
4 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.66%) AIX
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (77.63%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (48.03%) Scrum
3 39 (25.66%) Test Automation
4 37 (24.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (20.39%) Acceptance Criteria
5 31 (20.39%) Mentoring
6 30 (19.74%) E-Commerce
6 30 (19.74%) Test Scripting
7 29 (19.08%) SDLC
8 25 (16.45%) BDD
8 25 (16.45%) Open Source
8 25 (16.45%) TDD
9 24 (15.79%) Exploratory Testing
10 23 (15.13%) Coaching
11 22 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (14.47%) Root Cause Analysis
12 21 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (12.50%) API Testing
14 18 (11.84%) Microservices
15 16 (10.53%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.08%) Java
2 24 (15.79%) SQL
3 16 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.24%) C#
5 7 (4.61%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.29%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.29%) Perl
6 5 (3.29%) Python
7 3 (1.97%) Kotlin
8 2 (1.32%) C
8 2 (1.32%) C++
8 2 (1.32%) Scala
9 1 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.29%) Degree
4 2 (1.32%) CBAP
4 2 (1.32%) ISEB
5 1 (0.66%) APMG
5 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) GDPR
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.61%) Puppet
2 5 (3.29%) Ansible
2 5 (3.29%) Terraform
3 3 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.32%) Grafana
4 2 (1.32%) Graylog
5 1 (0.66%) Kibana
5 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (4.61%) Red Hat
2 6 (3.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.63%) Oracle
3 4 (2.63%) Splunk
4 3 (1.97%) Progress
4 3 (1.97%) SAP
5 1 (0.66%) Citrix
5 1 (0.66%) MuleSoft