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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 39 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 33 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.13% 1.32% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.84% 1.54% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 2
Median daily rate £370 £366 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% +10.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £324 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
682 972 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.36% 85.34% 76.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 668 324
Median daily rate £413 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 42
Median hourly rate £21.02 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +17 11 £370 +19.35%
Warrington +13 4 £261 -41.94%
Knutsford +9 1 £500 -
Macclesfield -1 1 £400 +12.04%
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 45 (91.84%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (34.69%) Scrum
4 13 (26.53%) UML
5 12 (24.49%) Use Case
5 12 (24.49%) JIRA
6 11 (22.45%) Kanban
6 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (20.41%) Time Management
7 10 (20.41%) Business Analysis
8 9 (18.37%) QA
8 9 (18.37%) CRM
8 9 (18.37%) Quality Management
8 9 (18.37%) Data Structures
9 8 (16.33%) Finance
10 7 (14.29%) Atlassian
10 7 (14.29%) Degree
10 7 (14.29%) Web Development
11 6 (12.24%) Informatics
11 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
11 6 (12.24%) Visual Analytics
11 6 (12.24%) Analytics
12 5 (10.20%) Agile Project Management
12 5 (10.20%) User Experience
12 5 (10.20%) C#
12 5 (10.20%) SQL
12 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
12 5 (10.20%) Data Mining
12 5 (10.20%) Project Management

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 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) CMS
2 2 (4.08%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.04%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Network Security
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Data Mining
1 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.08%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) JIRA
2 3 (6.12%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.08%) Back Office
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (77.55%) Analyst
2 36 (73.47%) Business Analyst
3 18 (36.73%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Business Systems Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Data Business Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Digital Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Digital Business Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) CRM Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (4.08%) CSS
2 2 (4.08%) HTML
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (2.04%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.04%) JSON
3 1 (2.04%) LINQ
3 1 (2.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.37%) Data Structures
3 6 (12.24%) Informatics
4 5 (10.20%) Life Science
4 5 (10.20%) User Experience
5 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.12%) Data Integration
5 3 (6.12%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (4.08%) Digital Media
6 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.04%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (91.84%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (34.69%) Scrum
4 13 (26.53%) UML
5 12 (24.49%) Use Case
6 11 (22.45%) Kanban
7 10 (20.41%) Business Analysis
7 10 (20.41%) Time Management
8 9 (18.37%) CRM
8 9 (18.37%) Quality Management
9 7 (14.29%) Web Development
10 6 (12.24%) Analytics
10 6 (12.24%) Visual Analytics
11 5 (10.20%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (10.20%) Data Management
11 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
11 5 (10.20%) Project Management
11 5 (10.20%) Requirements Management
12 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.20%) C#
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) Java
4 2 (4.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.04%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Tableau
3 3 (6.12%) Talend
3 3 (6.12%) Vertica
4 2 (4.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Perforce
5 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
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