The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.62% 1.55% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.97% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 4
Median daily rate £394 £355 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.05% -9.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £311 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £583 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
381 710 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.72% 78.63% 80.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 456 336
Median daily rate £410 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 31
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Cheshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 1 £376 -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (43.33%) Scrum
4 9 (30.00%) Kanban
5 8 (26.67%) Atlassian
6 7 (23.33%) Time Management
6 7 (23.33%) UML
7 6 (20.00%) C#
7 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (20.00%) JIRA
7 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.67%) Data Structures
8 5 (16.67%) QA
8 5 (16.67%) CRM
8 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 4 (13.33%) Workflow
9 4 (13.33%) Finance
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 4 (13.33%) Project Management
9 4 (13.33%) SQL
9 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
9 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (13.33%) Business Development
9 4 (13.33%) Use Case
9 4 (13.33%) Data Integration
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (13.33%) User Experience

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.67%) SAP CO
2 2 (6.67%) SAP FI
2 2 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (6.67%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) Big Data
3 2 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Analyst
2 19 (63.33%) Business Analyst
3 13 (43.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Digital Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Digital Business Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) CRM Developer
7 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 3 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
9 2 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (6.67%) Agile C# Developer
9 2 (6.67%) ASP Developer
9 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
9 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) CSS
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) Ajax
3 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.33%) LINQ
3 1 (3.33%) Node.js
3 1 (3.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Data Structures
3 4 (13.33%) Data Integration
3 4 (13.33%) User Experience
4 2 (6.67%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Informatics
5 1 (3.33%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (43.33%) Scrum
4 9 (30.00%) Kanban
5 7 (23.33%) Time Management
5 7 (23.33%) UML
6 5 (16.67%) CRM
6 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (13.33%) Business Development
7 4 (13.33%) Project Management
7 4 (13.33%) Use Case
7 4 (13.33%) Workflow
8 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 3 (10.00%) Coaching
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (10.00%) Data Management
8 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (10.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C#
1 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Atlassian
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Perforce
4 1 (3.33%) Workday