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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 50 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 25 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.98% 0.47% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 0.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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
689 340 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 82.12% 80.00% 72.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 234 74
Average daily rate £440 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.72% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 8
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +19.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £17.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 -3 25 £450 +5.88% 4
User Stories
North East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 37 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Scala
3 19 (46.34%) Ruby
4 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
4 14 (34.15%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (34.15%) Scrum
4 14 (34.15%) MySQL
4 14 (34.15%) Ruby on Rails
4 14 (34.15%) Django
4 14 (34.15%) Software Architecture
4 14 (34.15%) MongoDB
4 14 (34.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (34.15%) NoSQL
4 14 (34.15%) Play Framework
5 9 (21.95%) Java
6 8 (19.51%) Finance
6 8 (19.51%) TDD
6 8 (19.51%) Coaching
7 7 (17.07%) QA
8 6 (14.63%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (14.63%) Marketing
8 6 (14.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (14.63%) Programme Management
8 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
8 6 (14.63%) Electronics
8 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
8 6 (14.63%) DTV
8 6 (14.63%) SAP
8 6 (14.63%) Python
8 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.20%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) MySQL
1 14 (34.15%) PostgreSQL
1 14 (34.15%) MongoDB
1 14 (34.15%) Apache Cassandra
1 14 (34.15%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) JUnit
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
1 5 (12.20%) Selenium
1 5 (12.20%) RSpec
1 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
1 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
1 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
2 6 (14.63%) Electronics
2 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.63%) Marketing
3 5 (12.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Architect
1 15 (36.59%) Technical Architect
2 11 (26.83%) Senior Technical Architect
2 11 (26.83%) Senior Architect
3 6 (14.63%) ScrumMaster
3 6 (14.63%) Digital Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Digital Technical Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Product Owner
5 4 (9.76%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Digital Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Lead Designer
7 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Designer
7 2 (4.88%) UX Designer
8 1 (2.44%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) Ruby on Rails
1 14 (34.15%) Django
1 14 (34.15%) Play Framework
2 2 (4.88%) HTML
2 2 (4.88%) CSS
2 2 (4.88%) Flash
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) DTV
2 5 (12.20%) User Experience
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Psychology
4 1 (2.44%) Human Factors
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) VME
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
2 14 (34.15%) Scrum
2 14 (34.15%) Software Architecture
3 8 (19.51%) Coaching
3 8 (19.51%) TDD
4 6 (14.63%) Programme Management
4 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (14.63%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (12.20%) Refactoring
5 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Pair Programming
5 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Automation Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
5 5 (12.20%) Web Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
5 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.76%) Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) Scala
2 19 (46.34%) Ruby
3 9 (21.95%) Java
4 6 (14.63%) Python
5 5 (12.20%) C#
6 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.32%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) SAP
2 2 (4.88%) ICL
2 2 (4.88%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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