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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 20 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 61 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.53% 1.78% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.78% 2.43% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 4 1
Average daily rate £484 £499 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +9.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
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
624 288 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 87.27% 73.28% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 188 147
Average daily rate £410 £400 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +42.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £252 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.82 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.30 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £34.30 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 58 £488 -2.25% 5
User Stories
North East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 81 (97.59%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.51%) Scrum
3 20 (24.10%) User Experience
4 19 (22.89%) Java
5 15 (18.07%) Project Management
5 15 (18.07%) Waterfall
5 15 (18.07%) Mentoring
6 14 (16.87%) Business Process Mapping
7 13 (15.66%) Open Source
7 13 (15.66%) Linux
8 12 (14.46%) WebLogic
8 12 (14.46%) Service Delivery
8 12 (14.46%) Business Analysis
8 12 (14.46%) Coaching
8 12 (14.46%) CA Gen
9 11 (13.25%) Analytics
10 9 (10.84%) Product Management
10 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
10 9 (10.84%) SWOT Analysis
10 9 (10.84%) Selenium
10 9 (10.84%) Finance
10 9 (10.84%) Python
10 9 (10.84%) Business Analytics
10 9 (10.84%) Agile Project Management
10 9 (10.84%) Disclosure Scotland
11 8 (9.64%) Test Scripting
12 7 (8.43%) Usability Testing
12 7 (8.43%) Scala
12 7 (8.43%) Test Automation
12 7 (8.43%) Market Research

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (14.46%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.61%) Confluence
2 3 (3.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) Intranet
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.20%) Big Data
1 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.20%) MySQL
1 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) CA Gen
2 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
2 9 (10.84%) Selenium
3 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.02%) JIRA
3 5 (6.02%) JUnit
3 5 (6.02%) RSpec
3 5 (6.02%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.41%) eggPlant
4 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.41%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (10.84%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Electronics
2 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.23%) Marketing
2 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.02%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Analyst
2 21 (25.30%) Business Analyst
3 11 (13.25%) Designer
3 11 (13.25%) UX Designer
4 7 (8.43%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Agile Coach
4 7 (8.43%) Architect
4 7 (8.43%) Digital Designer
4 7 (8.43%) Digital UX Designer
4 7 (8.43%) Technical Architect
4 7 (8.43%) User Researcher
5 6 (7.23%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (7.23%) Digital Agile Coach
5 6 (7.23%) Digital Architect
5 6 (7.23%) Digital Technical Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Scrum Master
6 5 (6.02%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) CSS
1 2 (2.41%) Flash
1 2 (2.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) Django
2 1 (1.20%) Play Framework
2 1 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.10%) User Experience
2 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) Psychology
3 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.41%) NHS
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.66%) Linux
2 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (97.59%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.51%) Scrum
3 15 (18.07%) Mentoring
3 15 (18.07%) Project Management
3 15 (18.07%) Waterfall
4 14 (16.87%) Business Process Mapping
5 13 (15.66%) Open Source
6 12 (14.46%) Business Analysis
6 12 (14.46%) Coaching
6 12 (14.46%) Service Delivery
7 11 (13.25%) Analytics
8 9 (10.84%) Agile Project Management
8 9 (10.84%) Business Analytics
8 9 (10.84%) Product Management
8 9 (10.84%) SWOT Analysis
9 8 (9.64%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.43%) Market Research
10 7 (8.43%) Programme Management
10 7 (8.43%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.43%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) Java
2 9 (10.84%) Python
3 7 (8.43%) Scala
4 6 (7.23%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.23%) Ruby
5 5 (6.02%) C#
6 3 (3.61%) C++
7 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.61%) Degree
3 2 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.20%) ISEB
4 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.82%) WCAG
3 3 (3.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.23%) SAP
2 5 (6.02%) HP
3 2 (2.41%) IBM
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