The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 80 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 28 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.99% 2.28% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.97% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 9
Median daily rate £450 £625 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +78.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £306 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
User Stories
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1205 607 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.83% 76.74% 74.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 360 270
Median daily rate £330 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.45% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.68 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.62% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 the North East

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the North East region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in the North East

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -40 26 £450 -29.41% 3
Teesside - 1 £450 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 North East region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 75 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (33.33%) User Experience
3 18 (23.08%) Project Management
4 17 (21.79%) Scrum
5 16 (20.51%) Mentoring
6 13 (16.67%) Coaching
6 13 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
7 12 (15.38%) Product Management
7 12 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 12 (15.38%) Java
7 12 (15.38%) Wireframes
8 10 (12.82%) Open Source
8 10 (12.82%) Disclosure Scotland
9 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 9 (11.54%) Service Design
10 8 (10.26%) Market Research
10 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
10 8 (10.26%) Python
11 7 (8.97%) Finance
11 7 (8.97%) Usability Testing
12 6 (7.69%) Cucumber
12 6 (7.69%) Ethnography
12 6 (7.69%) DevOps
12 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
12 6 (7.69%) Human Factors
12 6 (7.69%) Selenium
12 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.69%) Linux
13 5 (6.41%) UML
13 5 (6.41%) OOA/OOD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (3.85%) Apache
2 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.28%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) Big Data
1 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.69%) Selenium
2 5 (6.41%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.13%) JUnit
3 4 (5.13%) RSpec
4 3 (3.85%) JIRA
5 2 (2.56%) CA Gen
5 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.28%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.28%) JMeter
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Analyst
2 15 (19.23%) Business Analyst
3 11 (14.10%) Designer
3 11 (14.10%) UX Designer
4 10 (12.82%) Agile Coach
4 10 (12.82%) Architect
4 10 (12.82%) User Researcher
5 9 (11.54%) Digital Agile Coach
6 8 (10.26%) Digital Architect
6 8 (10.26%) Digital Designer
6 8 (10.26%) Digital UX Designer
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Digital Agile Coach
6 8 (10.26%) Technical Architect
7 7 (8.97%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (8.97%) Digital Technical Architect
8 6 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Scrum Master
9 4 (5.13%) Technical Business Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Spring
2 1 (1.28%) CSS
2 1 (1.28%) HTML
2 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (33.33%) User Experience
2 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.13%) NHS
4 2 (2.56%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Unix
2 3 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.08%) Project Management
3 17 (21.79%) Scrum
4 16 (20.51%) Mentoring
5 13 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
5 13 (16.67%) Coaching
6 12 (15.38%) Product Management
6 12 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 12 (15.38%) Wireframes
7 10 (12.82%) Open Source
8 9 (11.54%) Service Design
8 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 8 (10.26%) Market Research
10 7 (8.97%) Usability Testing
11 6 (7.69%) DevOps
11 6 (7.69%) Ethnography
11 6 (7.69%) Human Factors
11 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.41%) Business Process Mapping
12 5 (6.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) Java
2 8 (10.26%) Python
3 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.13%) C#
3 4 (5.13%) Ruby
3 4 (5.13%) Scala
4 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (6.41%) WCAG
3 2 (2.56%) QA
4 1 (1.28%) WAI
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle
1 3 (3.85%) SaltStack