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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 57 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.21% - 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% - 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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
393 136 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 81.03% 72.34% 68.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 70 106
Average daily rate £363 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £234 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £750 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 15
Average hourly rate £21.03 £17.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.67% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.60 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £350 - 8
User Stories
North East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 6 (42.86%) Project Management
5 5 (35.71%) JUnit
5 5 (35.71%) Games
5 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Ruby
5 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 5 (35.71%) QA
5 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) Web Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 5 (35.71%) RSpec
5 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
5 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Project Management
5 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
5 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Open Source
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 3 (21.43%) Coaching
8 2 (14.29%) hybris
8 2 (14.29%) Scala
8 2 (14.29%) Ajax
8 2 (14.29%) jQuery

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 2 (14.29%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) JUnit
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
1 5 (35.71%) RSpec
1 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
1 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
1 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (35.71%) Games
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (21.43%) ScrumMaster
1 3 (21.43%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Hybris Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Product Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Process Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Process Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Coach
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) DHTML
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) Struts
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) Spring
1 2 (14.29%) JSF
1 2 (14.29%) Ajax
1 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC
1 2 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) PMI
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Web Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Project Management
4 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (21.43%) Coaching
6 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Ruby
3 2 (14.29%) Scala
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) PMP
1 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (7.14%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) hybris