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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 98 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.23% 2.69% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 3.35% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 2
Median daily rate £450 £650 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +58.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £509 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £693 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £399 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -1.54%
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
1056 538 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 86.27% 80.54% 77.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 353 180
Median daily rate £321 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.65% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 27 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £10.24 £16.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £41.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 July 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 July 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 41 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Project Management
3 11 (26.83%) Agile Project Management
4 9 (21.95%) Scrum
5 8 (19.51%) Waterfall
5 8 (19.51%) Open Source
5 8 (19.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (17.07%) DevOps
6 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
6 7 (17.07%) Service Design
6 7 (17.07%) Java
6 7 (17.07%) UML
6 7 (17.07%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (17.07%) OO
6 7 (17.07%) Business Analysis
6 7 (17.07%) Use Case
7 6 (14.63%) Finance
7 6 (14.63%) User Experience
7 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
8 5 (12.20%) Coaching
8 5 (12.20%) Business Process Mapping
8 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.20%) Python
9 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
9 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
9 4 (9.76%) NHS
9 4 (9.76%) Selenium
9 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.76%) Supplier Management
9 4 (9.76%) Microservices

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 (4.88%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
1 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.76%) Selenium
2 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) JIRA
3 2 (4.88%) JUnit
3 2 (4.88%) RSpec
4 1 (2.44%) Burp Suite
4 1 (2.44%) JMeter
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Analyst
2 15 (36.59%) Business Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Scrum Master
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Business Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) User Researcher
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Scrum Master
7 2 (4.88%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Digital Agile Coach
7 2 (4.88%) Digital Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Digital User Researcher
7 2 (4.88%) Public Sector Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Digital Agile Coach
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Spring
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) User Experience
2 4 (9.76%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Psychology
3 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Unix
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Project Management
3 11 (26.83%) Agile Project Management
4 9 (21.95%) Scrum
5 8 (19.51%) Open Source
5 8 (19.51%) Waterfall
6 7 (17.07%) Business Analysis
6 7 (17.07%) DevOps
6 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
6 7 (17.07%) OO
6 7 (17.07%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (17.07%) Service Design
6 7 (17.07%) UML
6 7 (17.07%) Use Case
7 5 (12.20%) Business Process Mapping
7 5 (12.20%) Coaching
7 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.76%) Microservices
8 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) Java
2 5 (12.20%) Python
3 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.88%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) Ruby
4 2 (4.88%) Scala
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (7.32%) WCAG
3 2 (4.88%) QA
4 1 (2.44%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle
1 2 (4.88%) SaltStack
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft