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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 21 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 58 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 8.62% 2.13% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.83% 2.79% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 4 1
Average daily rate £488 £499 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +9.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
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
590 251 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.67% 76.29% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 165 139
Average daily rate £410 £400 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +42.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.82 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £21.82 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 78 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.50%) Scrum
3 19 (23.75%) Java
3 19 (23.75%) User Experience
4 15 (18.75%) Project Management
4 15 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 14 (17.50%) Mentoring
5 14 (17.50%) Business Process Mapping
6 13 (16.25%) Open Source
6 13 (16.25%) Linux
7 12 (15.00%) WebLogic
7 12 (15.00%) Business Analysis
7 12 (15.00%) CA Gen
8 11 (13.75%) Analytics
8 11 (13.75%) Coaching
8 11 (13.75%) Service Delivery
9 9 (11.25%) Finance
9 9 (11.25%) Python
9 9 (11.25%) Cucumber
9 9 (11.25%) SWOT Analysis
9 9 (11.25%) Selenium
9 9 (11.25%) Business Analytics
9 9 (11.25%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.00%) Product Management
11 7 (8.75%) Scala
11 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
11 7 (8.75%) Market Research
11 7 (8.75%) Usability Testing

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.75%) Confluence
2 3 (3.75%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Intranet
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.25%) Big Data
1 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.25%) MySQL
1 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) CA Gen
2 9 (11.25%) Cucumber
2 9 (11.25%) Selenium
3 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.25%) JIRA
3 5 (6.25%) JUnit
3 5 (6.25%) RSpec
3 5 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.50%) eggPlant
4 2 (2.50%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.50%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Electronics
2 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.50%) Marketing
2 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.25%) Games
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Analyst
2 21 (26.25%) Business Analyst
3 11 (13.75%) Designer
3 11 (13.75%) UX Designer
4 7 (8.75%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Digital Designer
4 7 (8.75%) Digital UX Designer
4 7 (8.75%) User Researcher
5 6 (7.50%) Agile Coach
5 6 (7.50%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Digital Agile Coach
6 5 (6.25%) Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Scrum Master
6 5 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Digital Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Digital Technical Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) CSS
1 2 (2.50%) Flash
1 2 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (1.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) Django
2 1 (1.25%) Play Framework
2 1 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) User Experience
2 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Psychology
3 3 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.50%) NHS
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.25%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.50%) Scrum
3 15 (18.75%) Project Management
3 15 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 14 (17.50%) Business Process Mapping
4 14 (17.50%) Mentoring
5 13 (16.25%) Open Source
6 12 (15.00%) Business Analysis
7 11 (13.75%) Analytics
7 11 (13.75%) Coaching
7 11 (13.75%) Service Delivery
8 9 (11.25%) Agile Project Management
8 9 (11.25%) Business Analytics
8 9 (11.25%) SWOT Analysis
9 8 (10.00%) Product Management
9 8 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.75%) Market Research
10 7 (8.75%) Programme Management
10 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.75%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.75%) Java
2 9 (11.25%) Python
3 7 (8.75%) Scala
4 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.50%) Ruby
5 5 (6.25%) C#
6 3 (3.75%) C++
7 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.25%) ISEB
3 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.00%) WCAG
3 3 (3.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.50%) SAP
2 5 (6.25%) HP
3 2 (2.50%) IBM