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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 48 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 25 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.23% 0.54% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 0.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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
648 305 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 83.61% 81.77% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 210 62
Average daily rate £440 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 7
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.04% +19.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Scala
3 18 (45.00%) Ruby
4 14 (35.00%) Scrum
5 13 (32.50%) Configuration Management
5 13 (32.50%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (32.50%) MySQL
5 13 (32.50%) Ruby on Rails
5 13 (32.50%) Django
5 13 (32.50%) Software Architecture
5 13 (32.50%) MongoDB
5 13 (32.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (32.50%) NoSQL
5 13 (32.50%) Play Framework
6 9 (22.50%) Java
7 8 (20.00%) Finance
7 8 (20.00%) TDD
7 8 (20.00%) Coaching
8 7 (17.50%) QA
9 6 (15.00%) Marketing
9 6 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (15.00%) Programme Management
9 6 (15.00%) Manufacturing
9 6 (15.00%) Electronics
9 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
9 6 (15.00%) DTV
9 6 (15.00%) SAP
9 6 (15.00%) Python
9 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (12.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) MySQL
1 13 (32.50%) PostgreSQL
1 13 (32.50%) MongoDB
1 13 (32.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 13 (32.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JUnit
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
1 5 (12.50%) Selenium
1 5 (12.50%) RSpec
1 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
1 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (15.00%) Electronics
2 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.00%) Marketing
3 5 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Architect
1 14 (35.00%) Technical Architect
2 10 (25.00%) Senior Technical Architect
2 10 (25.00%) Senior Architect
3 6 (15.00%) ScrumMaster
4 5 (12.50%) Product Owner
4 5 (12.50%) Digital Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Digital Technical Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Digital Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Programme Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Lead Designer
7 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Designer
7 2 (5.00%) UX Designer
8 1 (2.50%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) Ruby on Rails
1 13 (32.50%) Django
1 13 (32.50%) Play Framework
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
2 2 (5.00%) CSS
2 2 (5.00%) Flash
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) DTV
2 4 (10.00%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Psychology
4 1 (2.50%) Human Factors
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) VME
2 1 (2.50%) UNIX
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) Scrum
3 13 (32.50%) Configuration Management
3 13 (32.50%) Software Architecture
4 8 (20.00%) Coaching
4 8 (20.00%) TDD
5 6 (15.00%) Programme Management
5 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (12.50%) Refactoring
6 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Pair Programming
6 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.00%) Project Management
8 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) Scala
2 18 (45.00%) Ruby
3 9 (22.50%) Java
4 6 (15.00%) Python
5 5 (12.50%) C#
6 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) SAP
2 2 (5.00%) ICL
2 2 (5.00%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
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