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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 74 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 27 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.35% 0.90% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 1.20% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 9
Median daily rate £450 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £293 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
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
983 585 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.55% 75.39% 77.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 348 332
Median daily rate £325 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 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 2 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 -17 24 £450 +38.46% 1
Teesside - 1 £450 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 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 87 (97.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.34%) Project Management
3 24 (26.97%) Waterfall
4 23 (25.84%) Mentoring
5 22 (24.72%) User Experience
5 22 (24.72%) Java
5 22 (24.72%) Scrum
6 17 (19.10%) Agile Project Management
7 16 (17.98%) Business Analysis
7 16 (17.98%) Linux
8 15 (16.85%) Open Source
9 14 (15.73%) Product Management
9 14 (15.73%) Service Delivery
9 14 (15.73%) Coaching
9 14 (15.73%) Business Process Mapping
10 12 (13.48%) CA Gen
10 12 (13.48%) WebLogic
11 11 (12.36%) Disclosure Scotland
11 11 (12.36%) Service Design
12 10 (11.24%) Cucumber
12 10 (11.24%) Selenium
12 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
13 9 (10.11%) SWOT Analysis
13 9 (10.11%) Business Analytics
13 9 (10.11%) Python
13 9 (10.11%) Analytics
14 8 (8.99%) Use Case
15 7 (7.87%) Test Scripting
15 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (6.74%) Finance

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 12 (13.48%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) Big Data
1 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (13.48%) CA Gen
2 10 (11.24%) Cucumber
2 10 (11.24%) Selenium
3 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.62%) JIRA
4 5 (5.62%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.49%) JUnit
5 4 (4.49%) RSpec
6 2 (2.25%) eggPlant
6 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.25%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.25%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.12%) Burp Suite
7 1 (1.12%) JMeter
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (31.46%) Analyst
2 25 (28.09%) Business Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Agile Coach
4 11 (12.36%) Designer
4 11 (12.36%) Digital Agile Coach
4 11 (12.36%) UX Designer
5 9 (10.11%) Delivery Manager
5 9 (10.11%) Senior Digital Agile Coach
6 8 (8.99%) Agile Business Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Digital Designer
6 8 (8.99%) Digital UX Designer
7 6 (6.74%) Architect
7 6 (6.74%) Digital Architect
7 6 (6.74%) Digital Technical Architect
7 6 (6.74%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.74%) User Researcher
8 4 (4.49%) Digital Business Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) Spring
2 1 (1.12%) CSS
2 1 (1.12%) HTML
2 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.72%) User Experience
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.25%) NHS
4 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.12%) Psychology
4 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) Linux
2 3 (3.37%) Unix
2 3 (3.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (97.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.34%) Project Management
3 24 (26.97%) Waterfall
4 23 (25.84%) Mentoring
5 22 (24.72%) Scrum
6 17 (19.10%) Agile Project Management
7 16 (17.98%) Business Analysis
8 15 (16.85%) Open Source
9 14 (15.73%) Business Process Mapping
9 14 (15.73%) Coaching
9 14 (15.73%) Product Management
9 14 (15.73%) Service Delivery
10 11 (12.36%) Service Design
11 9 (10.11%) Analytics
11 9 (10.11%) Business Analytics
11 9 (10.11%) SWOT Analysis
12 8 (8.99%) Use Case
13 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (7.87%) Test Scripting
14 6 (6.74%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.72%) Java
2 9 (10.11%) Python
3 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.49%) C#
3 4 (4.49%) Ruby
3 4 (4.49%) Scala
4 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) Degree
3 1 (1.12%) ISEB
3 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (5.62%) WCAG
3 2 (2.25%) QA
4 1 (1.12%) WAI
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.49%) Puppet
2 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (5.62%) HP
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle
2 3 (3.37%) SaltStack
3 2 (2.25%) IBM
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