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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.54% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £373
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +38.46%
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
235 259 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 72.53% 79.20% 67.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 171 37
Average daily rate £375 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 10
Average hourly rate £13.25 £25.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.03% +34.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015, 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 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Usability Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Market Research
3 8 (38.10%) Project Management
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
4 7 (33.33%) Human Factors
4 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
7 4 (19.05%) Coaching
7 4 (19.05%) Psychology
7 4 (19.05%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
8 3 (14.29%) User Experience
8 3 (14.29%) Open Source
8 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 1 (4.76%) Refactoring
10 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.76%) Ruby
10 1 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
10 1 (4.76%) Business Development
10 1 (4.76%) Change Management
10 1 (4.76%) Validation
10 1 (4.76%) C#
10 1 (4.76%) Java
10 1 (4.76%) UML
10 1 (4.76%) OO
10 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
10 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) ScrumMaster
2 3 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Product Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Coach
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience Researcher
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Human Factors
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Psychology
3 3 (14.29%) Open Source
3 3 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Usability Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Market Research
3 8 (38.10%) Project Management
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
7 4 (19.05%) Coaching
7 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
8 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
9 1 (4.76%) UML
9 1 (4.76%) OO
9 1 (4.76%) Change Management
9 1 (4.76%) Validation
9 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
9 1 (4.76%) Business Development
9 1 (4.76%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C#
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
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