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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 46 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.22% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +38.46%
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
387 370 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 67.42% 74.90% 66.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 228 81
Average daily rate £375 £281 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.45% -25.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 19
Average hourly rate £14.25 £34.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.08% +79.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the North East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 6 £500 - 2
Durham - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Project Management
3 9 (34.62%) Usability Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Project Management
4 8 (30.77%) Market Research
4 8 (30.77%) Scrum
5 7 (26.92%) Human Factors
5 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
7 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
8 4 (15.38%) Coaching
8 4 (15.38%) Psychology
8 4 (15.38%) Open Source
8 4 (15.38%) Degree
9 3 (11.54%) JIRA
9 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.54%) SCADA
9 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
9 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (11.54%) MS Office
9 3 (11.54%) User Experience
9 3 (11.54%) Lync
10 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
11 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
11 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
11 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
11 1 (3.85%) Refactoring

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (11.54%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Product Manager
2 4 (15.38%) ScrumMaster
3 3 (11.54%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (11.54%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Product Owner
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) User Experience Researcher
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Coach
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Human Factors
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Psychology
2 4 (15.38%) Open Source
3 3 (11.54%) SCADA
3 3 (11.54%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Project Management
3 9 (34.62%) Usability Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Project Management
4 8 (30.77%) Market Research
4 8 (30.77%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
7 4 (15.38%) Coaching
8 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.85%) Refactoring
9 1 (3.85%) UML
9 1 (3.85%) OO
9 1 (3.85%) Change Management
9 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C#
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
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