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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 108 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 16 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.07% 2.25% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 2.81% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 2
Median daily rate £450 £650 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +58.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £448 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £688 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £399 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -1.54%
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
1257 747 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.14% 80.06% 73.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 475 244
Median daily rate £325 £405 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.75% +11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £553 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 34 16
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £11.17 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £30.50 £32.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -51 16 £450 -30.76% 6
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 42 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) Project Management
3 12 (26.67%) Agile Project Management
4 9 (20.00%) Open Source
4 9 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 9 (20.00%) Service Design
4 9 (20.00%) Scrum
5 8 (17.78%) Java
5 8 (17.78%) UML
5 8 (17.78%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (17.78%) OO
5 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
5 8 (17.78%) Use Case
5 8 (17.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (17.78%) User Experience
6 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
6 7 (15.56%) DevOps
7 6 (13.33%) Finance
7 6 (13.33%) Python
7 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
8 5 (11.11%) Coaching
8 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.89%) Supplier Management
9 4 (8.89%) Selenium
9 4 (8.89%) Linux
9 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
9 4 (8.89%) Risk Management

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 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
1 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.89%) Selenium
2 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.44%) JUnit
3 2 (4.44%) RSpec
4 1 (2.22%) Burp Suite
4 1 (2.22%) JMeter
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Analyst
2 17 (37.78%) Business Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Digital Business Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) User Researcher
5 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Digital User Researcher
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Business Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Scrum Master
6 3 (6.67%) Solutions Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Scrum Master
7 2 (4.44%) Digital Agile Coach
7 2 (4.44%) Digital Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Public Sector Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Digital Agile Coach
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Spring
1 2 (4.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) User Experience
2 4 (8.89%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Psychology
3 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Unix
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) Project Management
3 12 (26.67%) Agile Project Management
4 9 (20.00%) Open Source
4 9 (20.00%) Scrum
4 9 (20.00%) Service Design
4 9 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
5 8 (17.78%) OO
5 8 (17.78%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (17.78%) UML
5 8 (17.78%) Use Case
6 7 (15.56%) DevOps
6 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
7 5 (11.11%) Coaching
7 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 6 (13.33%) Python
3 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.44%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) Ruby
4 2 (4.44%) Scala
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.67%) WCAG
3 2 (4.44%) QA
4 1 (2.22%) WAI
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle
1 3 (6.67%) SaltStack
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft