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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 63 46 48
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 25 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.76% 1.42% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 1.83% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 8
Average daily rate £445 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.92% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £293 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -81.86%
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
805 383 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.85% 77.69% 81.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 247 263
Average daily rate £323 £347 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% +20.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
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 29 April 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 29 April 2016, 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 79 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.11%) Project Management
2 23 (29.11%) Waterfall
3 22 (27.85%) Scrum
4 21 (26.58%) Java
5 19 (24.05%) Mentoring
5 19 (24.05%) User Experience
6 15 (18.99%) Linux
6 15 (18.99%) Business Analysis
7 14 (17.72%) Open Source
7 14 (17.72%) Business Process Mapping
8 13 (16.46%) Coaching
8 13 (16.46%) Agile Project Management
8 13 (16.46%) Service Delivery
9 12 (15.19%) WebLogic
9 12 (15.19%) CA Gen
10 10 (12.66%) Disclosure Scotland
10 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
10 10 (12.66%) Product Management
10 10 (12.66%) Selenium
11 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
11 9 (11.39%) SWOT Analysis
11 9 (11.39%) Analytics
11 9 (11.39%) Business Analytics
12 8 (10.13%) Python
13 7 (8.86%) Use Case
13 7 (8.86%) Test Scripting
13 7 (8.86%) Service Design
14 6 (7.59%) Test Automation
14 6 (7.59%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (15.19%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.53%) Apache
3 1 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) Big Data
1 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) CA Gen
2 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
2 10 (12.66%) Selenium
3 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.33%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.06%) JIRA
5 4 (5.06%) JUnit
5 4 (5.06%) RSpec
6 2 (2.53%) eggPlant
6 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.53%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.53%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.27%) Burp Suite
7 1 (1.27%) JMeter
General
1 6 (7.59%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (32.91%) Analyst
2 23 (29.11%) Business Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Designer
3 10 (12.66%) UX Designer
4 9 (11.39%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (10.13%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) Agile Coach
5 8 (10.13%) Digital Agile Coach
6 7 (8.86%) Digital Designer
6 7 (8.86%) Digital UX Designer
7 6 (7.59%) Senior Digital Agile Coach
8 5 (6.33%) User Researcher
9 4 (5.06%) Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Digital Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 4 (5.06%) Digital Technical Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Scrum Master
9 4 (5.06%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) Spring
2 1 (1.27%) CSS
2 1 (1.27%) HTML
2 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.05%) User Experience
2 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) NHS
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Psychology
4 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.99%) Linux
2 2 (2.53%) Unix
2 2 (2.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.11%) Project Management
2 23 (29.11%) Waterfall
3 22 (27.85%) Scrum
4 19 (24.05%) Mentoring
5 15 (18.99%) Business Analysis
6 14 (17.72%) Business Process Mapping
6 14 (17.72%) Open Source
7 13 (16.46%) Agile Project Management
7 13 (16.46%) Coaching
7 13 (16.46%) Service Delivery
8 10 (12.66%) Product Management
9 9 (11.39%) Analytics
9 9 (11.39%) Business Analytics
9 9 (11.39%) SWOT Analysis
10 7 (8.86%) Service Design
10 7 (8.86%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.86%) Use Case
11 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.58%) Java
2 8 (10.13%) Python
3 4 (5.06%) C#
3 4 (5.06%) Ruby
3 4 (5.06%) Scala
4 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) ISEB
3 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (6.33%) WCAG
3 2 (2.53%) QA
4 1 (1.27%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.80%) Puppet
2 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) HP
2 2 (2.53%) IBM
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle
2 2 (2.53%) SaltStack
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