The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 39 22 39
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.60% 2.96% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 4.17% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.16 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
243 120 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 73.19% 71.01% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 58 128
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £278 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -20.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Stories
Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) Project Management
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) Open Source
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) MVC
6 3 (23.08%) Games
6 3 (23.08%) DHTML
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 3 (23.08%) JUnit
6 3 (23.08%) Struts
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 3 (23.08%) RSpec
6 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
6 3 (23.08%) Ruby
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 3 (23.08%) hybris
6 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
6 3 (23.08%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (23.08%) Spring
6 3 (23.08%) JSF
6 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JUnit
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
1 3 (23.08%) RSpec
1 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
1 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Games
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (23.08%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Product Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Business Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Process Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Business Process Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Coach
3 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) DHTML
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) Struts
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
1 3 (23.08%) Spring
1 3 (23.08%) JSF
1 3 (23.08%) Ajax
1 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
1 3 (23.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) PMI
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
2 6 (46.15%) Scrum
2 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) Scala
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (7.69%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) hybris