The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 42 20 42
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.54% 2.46% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 3.36% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
262 149 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 71.39% 73.40% 73.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 72 139
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 14
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £19.00 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 6 (42.86%) Project Management
4 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) JUnit
6 4 (28.57%) Games
6 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Ruby
6 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 4 (28.57%) QA
6 4 (28.57%) Selenium
6 4 (28.57%) Web Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 4 (28.57%) RSpec
6 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
6 4 (28.57%) Open Source
6 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 3 (21.43%) Ajax
7 3 (21.43%) jQuery
7 3 (21.43%) Spring MVC
7 3 (21.43%) Web Development
7 3 (21.43%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (21.43%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (21.43%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JUnit
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
1 4 (28.57%) RSpec
1 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
1 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
1 4 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (21.43%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Product Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Process Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Process Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Coach
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) DHTML
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) Struts
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
1 3 (21.43%) Spring
1 3 (21.43%) JSF
1 3 (21.43%) Ajax
1 3 (21.43%) Spring MVC
1 3 (21.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) PMI
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) 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%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Web Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Web Development
6 3 (21.43%) MVC
6 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) 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 4 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) hybris