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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 59 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.34% - 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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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
447 259 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.87% 68.88% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 129 140
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 24
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
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 29 August 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) TDD
4 7 (46.67%) Scrum
5 6 (40.00%) Project Management
5 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (33.33%) JUnit
6 5 (33.33%) Games
6 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Ruby
6 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 5 (33.33%) QA
6 5 (33.33%) Selenium
6 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (33.33%) RSpec
6 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Open Source
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (20.00%) MVC
8 3 (20.00%) Struts
8 3 (20.00%) Web Services
8 3 (20.00%) DHTML
8 3 (20.00%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JUnit
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
1 5 (33.33%) RSpec
1 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (33.33%) Games
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
1 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (20.00%) ScrumMaster
1 3 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Hybris Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Product Manager
3 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Business Process Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Business Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Process Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Coach
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) DHTML
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) Struts
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
1 3 (20.00%) Spring
1 3 (20.00%) JSF
1 3 (20.00%) Ajax
1 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
1 3 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) PMI
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) Project Management
4 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Web Development
6 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.67%) Service Management
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (13.33%) Scala
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) PMP
1 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (6.67%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) hybris