Period
to 22 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 6 months to 22 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Story
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 44 56
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12 +2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 46 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.81% 4.95% 3.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 5.72% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 43
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £471 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.24% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £358 £313 £345
90th Percentile £497 £500 £575
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £471 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +14.94% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.00 - -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 629 804 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.22% 86.45% 87.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 591 622
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £303 £261
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 25
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £16.60 £12.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.80% -19.35% -43.64%
10th Percentile £11.60 £8.89 £9.16
90th Percentile £55.28 £46.00 £37.25
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £16.60 £14.78 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.31% -1.47% -43.40%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Scrum
3 10 (50.00%) Service Design
3 10 (50.00%) Public Sector
4 6 (30.00%) Information Architecture
4 6 (30.00%) User Experience
4 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (30.00%) Prototyping
4 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (25.00%) DBS Check
5 5 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (20.00%) Epics
6 4 (20.00%) Quantitative Research
6 4 (20.00%) Qualitative Research
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) Use Case
7 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) QA
7 3 (15.00%) Kanban
7 3 (15.00%) Web Services
7 3 (15.00%) XML
7 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) Product Roadmap
7 3 (15.00%) Wireframes
7 3 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (10.00%) Coaching
8 2 (10.00%) Data Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) Workflow
8 2 (10.00%) UML
8 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Azure
1 1 (5.00%) IBM Blueworks
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (50.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Database Designer
5 2 (10.00%) Graphic Designer
5 2 (10.00%) Product Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) UX Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Web Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
1 3 (15.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (30.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Scrum
3 10 (50.00%) Service Design
4 6 (30.00%) Information Architecture
4 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (30.00%) Prototyping
5 4 (20.00%) Epics
5 4 (20.00%) Qualitative Research
5 4 (20.00%) Quantitative Research
6 3 (15.00%) BDD
6 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (15.00%) Kanban
6 3 (15.00%) Product Roadmap
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Use Case
6 3 (15.00%) Wireframes
7 2 (10.00%) Data Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
1 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (25.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) CA Agile Central
1 1 (5.00%) Guidewire
1 1 (5.00%) IBM
1 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com