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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 42 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.34% 2.50% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.25% 3.38% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 3
Average daily rate
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£645 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.28% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £328
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +10.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.83 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.01%
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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
471 266 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 78.63% 73.89% 73.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 199 58
Average daily rate £395 £350 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 5 7
Average hourly rate £15.34 £33.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.21% +76.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Ruby
2 13 (54.17%) Scala
3 12 (50.00%) Software Architecture
3 12 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 12 (50.00%) Django
3 12 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 12 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 12 (50.00%) Play Framework
3 12 (50.00%) MySQL
3 12 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 12 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (29.17%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) Coaching
6 4 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (12.50%) COBOL
7 3 (12.50%) Java
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) VME
7 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.33%) Fujitsu
8 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.33%) Finance
8 2 (8.33%) ICL
9 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Pair Programming
9 1 (4.17%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) MySQL
1 12 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 12 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 12 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JUnit
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
1 1 (4.17%) RSpec
1 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
1 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Architect
1 13 (54.17%) Technical Architect
2 9 (37.50%) Senior Technical Architect
2 9 (37.50%) Senior Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Digital Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Digital Technical Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Digital Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Product Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Programme Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Product Owner
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Development Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 12 (50.00%) Django
1 12 (50.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (50.00%) Software Architecture
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) Coaching
5 4 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Pair Programming
8 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Refactoring
8 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Ruby
1 13 (54.17%) Scala
2 3 (12.50%) COBOL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) ICL
1 2 (8.33%) Fujitsu
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle