The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 56 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.91% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.16 £31.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -52.30%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
546 568 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.19% 76.65% 63.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 235 283
Average daily rate £385 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £231 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
User Stories
North West

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
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 11 July 2014. 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
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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 - 1 - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) Scrum
3 13 (65.00%) TDD
3 13 (65.00%) HTML
4 12 (60.00%) CSS
4 12 (60.00%) CSS3
5 11 (55.00%) HTML5
5 11 (55.00%) MVC
6 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio
6 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (50.00%) .NET
6 10 (50.00%) Pair Programming
6 10 (50.00%) Ajax
6 10 (50.00%) JSON
6 10 (50.00%) Refactoring
6 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (45.00%) C#
8 8 (40.00%) SQL
8 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
8 8 (40.00%) LINQ
8 8 (40.00%) NHibernate
9 5 (25.00%) Web Development
10 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
10 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
11 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (10.00%) Play Framework
12 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
12 2 (10.00%) REST

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) CouchDB
3 1 (5.00%) Couchbase
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) Moq
2 1 (5.00%) PhoneGap
General
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Technical Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Web Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) HTML
2 12 (60.00%) CSS
2 12 (60.00%) CSS3
3 11 (55.00%) HTML5
4 10 (50.00%) JSON
4 10 (50.00%) .NET
4 10 (50.00%) Ajax
5 8 (40.00%) NHibernate
5 8 (40.00%) LINQ
6 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (10.00%) Django
7 2 (10.00%) REST
7 2 (10.00%) Play Framework
8 1 (5.00%) jQuery
8 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
8 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (5.00%) Sass
8 1 (5.00%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) Scrum
3 13 (65.00%) TDD
4 11 (55.00%) MVC
5 10 (50.00%) Pair Programming
5 10 (50.00%) Refactoring
5 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (25.00%) Web Development
7 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.00%) Product Management
8 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
8 2 (10.00%) Kanban
8 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 1 (5.00%) Project Management
9 1 (5.00%) SOA
9 1 (5.00%) ETL
9 1 (5.00%) SEO
9 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (45.00%) C#
3 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) Scala
5 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Mercator
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