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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 42 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 27 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.63% 1.37% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.38% 1.62% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 3
Median daily rate £338 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.78% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £324 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £455 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -12.93%
User Stories
North West

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
617 925 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.04% 84.63% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 604 338
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 33
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £15.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester +7 8 £325 +4.83% 4
Warrington +17 5 £265 -41.11% 1
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 43 (91.49%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (23.40%) Scrum
3 11 (23.40%) Project Management
4 10 (21.28%) JIRA
4 10 (21.28%) Use Case
4 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (19.15%) CRM
5 9 (19.15%) Quality Management
6 8 (17.02%) Finance
6 8 (17.02%) UML
6 8 (17.02%) QA
6 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.89%) Data Structures
7 7 (14.89%) Business Analysis
7 7 (14.89%) Supplier Management
7 7 (14.89%) Web Development
7 7 (14.89%) Degree
7 7 (14.89%) Time Management
7 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.77%) Kanban
8 6 (12.77%) Informatics
8 6 (12.77%) Visual Analytics
8 6 (12.77%) Analytics
9 5 (10.64%) Agile Project Management
9 5 (10.64%) User Experience
9 5 (10.64%) Life Science
9 5 (10.64%) Requirements Management
9 5 (10.64%) C#

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 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Network Security
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Data Mining
1 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) JIRA
2 3 (6.38%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.26%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Analyst
2 28 (59.57%) Business Analyst
3 12 (25.53%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (12.77%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 5 (10.64%) Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) CRM Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) IT Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Agile C# Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Financial Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) JSON
3 1 (2.13%) LINQ
3 1 (2.13%) WPF
3 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Data Structures
3 6 (12.77%) Informatics
4 5 (10.64%) Life Science
4 5 (10.64%) User Experience
5 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.38%) Data Integration
5 3 (6.38%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
6 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.13%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (91.49%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (23.40%) Project Management
3 11 (23.40%) Scrum
4 10 (21.28%) Use Case
5 9 (19.15%) CRM
5 9 (19.15%) Quality Management
6 8 (17.02%) UML
6 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.89%) Business Analysis
7 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
7 7 (14.89%) Supplier Management
7 7 (14.89%) Time Management
7 7 (14.89%) Web Development
8 6 (12.77%) Analytics
8 6 (12.77%) Kanban
8 6 (12.77%) Visual Analytics
9 5 (10.64%) Agile Project Management
9 5 (10.64%) Requirements Management
10 4 (8.51%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.64%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.13%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Tableau
2 3 (6.38%) Talend
2 3 (6.38%) Vertica
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Perforce
3 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.13%) SAP
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