The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 102 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 17 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.26% 3.34% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 4.20% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 7
Median daily rate £450 £650 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £306 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £690 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £399 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83
User Stories
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1195 452 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.32% 79.44% 72.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 305 203
Median daily rate £320 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 29 5
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -55.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £12.32 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 60 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.33%) User Experience
3 13 (21.67%) Project Management
4 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 11 (18.33%) Wireframes
6 10 (16.67%) Coaching
6 10 (16.67%) Scrum
7 9 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 9 (15.00%) Product Management
7 9 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 8 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (13.33%) Java
9 7 (11.67%) Finance
9 7 (11.67%) DevOps
9 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.67%) Open Source
9 7 (11.67%) Prototyping
10 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (8.33%) Linux
11 5 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
12 4 (6.67%) BDD
12 4 (6.67%) Market Research
12 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (6.67%) Microservices
12 4 (6.67%) Service Design
12 4 (6.67%) UML
12 4 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
12 4 (6.67%) OO
12 4 (6.67%) Python

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 2 (3.33%) Apache
1 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.00%) Selenium
2 2 (3.33%) CA Gen
2 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.33%) JIRA
2 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.67%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.67%) JMeter
3 1 (1.67%) JUnit
3 1 (1.67%) RSpec
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Analyst
2 13 (21.67%) Business Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Designer
3 10 (16.67%) UX Designer
4 8 (13.33%) Architect
5 7 (11.67%) Agile Coach
5 7 (11.67%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (11.67%) Digital Agile Coach
5 7 (11.67%) Digital Designer
5 7 (11.67%) Digital UX Designer
6 6 (10.00%) Digital Architect
6 6 (10.00%) Senior Digital Agile Coach
6 6 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 6 (10.00%) User Researcher
7 5 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Digital Technical Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Spring
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) User Experience
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) NHS
2 4 (6.67%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.67%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Unix
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.67%) Project Management
3 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 11 (18.33%) Wireframes
5 10 (16.67%) Coaching
5 10 (16.67%) Scrum
6 9 (15.00%) Product Management
6 9 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 7 (11.67%) DevOps
8 7 (11.67%) Open Source
8 7 (11.67%) Prototyping
9 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
11 4 (6.67%) BDD
11 4 (6.67%) Market Research
11 4 (6.67%) Microservices
11 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
11 4 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) Java
2 4 (6.67%) Python
3 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.67%) C#
4 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.67%) Ruby
4 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) WCAG
3 1 (1.67%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle
1 2 (3.33%) SaltStack