Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 48 67
Rank change year-on-year +14 +19 -24
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 18 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.92% 2.83% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 3.22% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 23
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £408 £400 £357
90th Percentile £578 £505 £596
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -

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 188 559 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 90.38% 87.89% 88.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 370 529
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £324 £274 £263
90th Percentile £577 £575 £600
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.03 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.92% +52.24% -60.94%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.17 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.25 £55.93 £33.80
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.03 £13.50
% change year-on-year +83.92% +40.96% -53.85%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing User Stories as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Daily rate trend for User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Product Roadmap
1 3 (75.00%) Backlog Refinement
1 3 (75.00%) Product Backlog
2 2 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Product Management
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) GCP
3 1 (25.00%) Loose Coupling
3 1 (25.00%) Terraform
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Azure
3 1 (25.00%) AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) C#

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 2 (50.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Azure
1 1 (25.00%) GCP
1 1 (25.00%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Product Owner
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Core
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Backlog Refinement
1 3 (75.00%) Product Backlog
1 3 (75.00%) Product Roadmap
2 2 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Product Management
2 2 (50.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Lean UX
3 1 (25.00%) Loose Coupling
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Google
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft