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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 44 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 17 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.02% 1.69% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.92% 2.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £449 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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
434 175 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.09% 73.84% 62.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 91 86
Average daily rate £415 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £185 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £492 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 11
Average hourly rate £24.66 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.05% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.11 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 17 £450 +0.27% 2
User Stories
North East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Usability Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Market Research
4 7 (38.89%) Human Factors
4 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 5 (27.78%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) Psychology
6 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 4 (22.22%) Coaching
7 3 (16.67%) User Experience
7 3 (16.67%) Open Source
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.11%) Java
8 2 (11.11%) Ruby
9 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
9 1 (5.56%) Business Development
9 1 (5.56%) TDD
9 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
9 1 (5.56%) JUnit
9 1 (5.56%) UML
9 1 (5.56%) OO
9 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 1 (5.56%) Change Management
9 1 (5.56%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JUnit
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
1 1 (5.56%) RSpec
1 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Product Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Coach
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience Researcher
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Human Factors
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Psychology
3 3 (16.67%) User Experience
3 3 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Usability Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Market Research
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Project Management
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 4 (22.22%) Coaching
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Business Development
7 1 (5.56%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) UML
7 1 (5.56%) OO
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA