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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 59 65 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 16 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.69% 0.52% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 1
Average daily rate £365 £393 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -7.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
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
769 614 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.46% 79.64% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 377 351
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.67 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -9 4 £463 +17.83%
Chester - 3 - - 1
Macclesfield - 3 £355 -
Knutsford - 2 £525 - 1
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Data Management
3 10 (37.04%) Master Data Management
4 9 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
5 8 (29.63%) Life Science
5 8 (29.63%) Kanban
6 7 (25.93%) Change Management
7 6 (22.22%) User Experience
7 6 (22.22%) Project Management
7 6 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) Web Services
9 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (11.11%) QA
10 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 2 (7.41%) Web Development
11 2 (7.41%) Selenium
11 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Usability Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
11 2 (7.41%) JSON
11 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
11 2 (7.41%) Finance
11 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (7.41%) SAP MDM
11 2 (7.41%) Extreme Programming
11 2 (7.41%) Unified Process
11 2 (7.41%) SAP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Skype
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
1 2 (7.41%) eggPlant
1 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
1 2 (7.41%) Selenium
General
1 9 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Analyst
2 19 (70.37%) Business Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SAP MDM Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) CSS3
3 1 (3.70%) Flash
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Life Science
2 6 (22.22%) User Experience
3 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Data Management
3 10 (37.04%) Master Data Management
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
5 8 (29.63%) Kanban
6 7 (25.93%) Change Management
7 6 (22.22%) Project Management
8 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.41%) DSDM
9 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
9 2 (7.41%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (7.41%) Feature Driven Development
9 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
9 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
9 2 (7.41%) Unified Process
9 2 (7.41%) Usability Testing
9 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) ActionScript
1 1 (3.70%) ActionScript 2.0
1 1 (3.70%) ActionScript 3.0
1 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) HP
1 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) hybris
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