The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 71 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 21 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.15% 1.19% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.57% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 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 £358 £293 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £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
North East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
863 445 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 88.24% 75.81% 80.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 284 303
Median daily rate £323 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.71 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.23% -19.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 4 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 21 £450 +38.46% 1
User Stories
North East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 4 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 82 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.05%) Project Management
2 23 (28.05%) Waterfall
3 22 (26.83%) Scrum
4 21 (25.61%) Java
5 20 (24.39%) Mentoring
5 20 (24.39%) User Experience
6 15 (18.29%) Linux
6 15 (18.29%) Business Analysis
7 14 (17.07%) Service Delivery
7 14 (17.07%) Open Source
7 14 (17.07%) Coaching
7 14 (17.07%) Business Process Mapping
8 13 (15.85%) Agile Project Management
9 12 (14.63%) WebLogic
9 12 (14.63%) CA Gen
10 11 (13.41%) Disclosure Scotland
10 11 (13.41%) Product Management
11 10 (12.20%) Cucumber
11 10 (12.20%) Selenium
11 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
12 9 (10.98%) SWOT Analysis
12 9 (10.98%) Analytics
12 9 (10.98%) Business Analytics
13 8 (9.76%) Python
14 7 (8.54%) Use Case
14 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
14 7 (8.54%) Service Design
15 6 (7.32%) Test Automation
15 6 (7.32%) Jenkins

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (14.63%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (1.22%) Confluence
3 1 (1.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) Big Data
1 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (14.63%) CA Gen
2 10 (12.20%) Cucumber
2 10 (12.20%) Selenium
3 6 (7.32%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.10%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.88%) JIRA
5 4 (4.88%) JUnit
5 4 (4.88%) RSpec
6 2 (2.44%) eggPlant
6 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.44%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.44%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.22%) Burp Suite
7 1 (1.22%) JMeter
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (31.71%) Analyst
2 23 (28.05%) Business Analyst
3 10 (12.20%) Designer
3 10 (12.20%) UX Designer
4 9 (10.98%) Agile Coach
4 9 (10.98%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (9.76%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Digital Agile Coach
6 7 (8.54%) Digital Designer
6 7 (8.54%) Digital UX Designer
7 6 (7.32%) Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Digital Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Digital Technical Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Senior Digital Agile Coach
7 6 (7.32%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.10%) User Researcher
9 4 (4.88%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Scrum Master
9 4 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) Spring
2 1 (1.22%) CSS
2 1 (1.22%) HTML
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.39%) User Experience
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Psychology
4 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Linux
2 2 (2.44%) Unix
2 2 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.05%) Project Management
2 23 (28.05%) Waterfall
3 22 (26.83%) Scrum
4 20 (24.39%) Mentoring
5 15 (18.29%) Business Analysis
6 14 (17.07%) Business Process Mapping
6 14 (17.07%) Coaching
6 14 (17.07%) Open Source
6 14 (17.07%) Service Delivery
7 13 (15.85%) Agile Project Management
8 11 (13.41%) Product Management
9 9 (10.98%) Analytics
9 9 (10.98%) Business Analytics
9 9 (10.98%) SWOT Analysis
10 7 (8.54%) Service Design
10 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.54%) Use Case
11 6 (7.32%) Automation Testing
11 6 (7.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) Java
2 8 (9.76%) Python
3 4 (4.88%) C#
3 4 (4.88%) Ruby
3 4 (4.88%) Scala
4 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) ISEB
3 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (6.10%) WCAG
3 2 (2.44%) QA
4 1 (1.22%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.66%) Puppet
2 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.10%) HP
2 2 (2.44%) IBM
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle
2 2 (2.44%) SaltStack
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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