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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
North West / Cheshire
Rank 41 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 6 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.20% 1.68% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.01% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 4
Median daily rate £345 £369 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% -6.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £311 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £538 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
403 796 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.60% 83.35% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 499 389
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.44% -45.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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
Warrington +26 1 £277 -40.21%
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (42.31%) Scrum
4 8 (30.77%) Atlassian
4 8 (30.77%) Kanban
5 7 (26.92%) Finance
5 7 (26.92%) UML
6 6 (23.08%) Time Management
7 5 (19.23%) User Experience
7 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (19.23%) JIRA
8 4 (15.38%) QA
8 4 (15.38%) Use Case
8 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
8 4 (15.38%) Banking
8 4 (15.38%) Project Management
8 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 4 (15.38%) Data Structures
8 4 (15.38%) Confluence
8 4 (15.38%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (11.54%) Open Source
9 3 (11.54%) Coaching
9 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (11.54%) HTML
9 3 (11.54%) SAP
9 3 (11.54%) CSS
9 3 (11.54%) XML
9 3 (11.54%) Retail
9 3 (11.54%) Data Management
9 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking

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 (15.38%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP CO
1 2 (7.69%) SAP FI
1 2 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (7.69%) SAP MDM
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (7.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Business Analyst
2 18 (69.23%) Analyst
3 13 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Digital Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Digital Business Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Data Business Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 2 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) SAP Business Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Product Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) CSS
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
1 3 (11.54%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) Ajax
2 1 (3.85%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (19.23%) User Experience
2 4 (15.38%) Data Structures
3 2 (7.69%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (42.31%) Scrum
4 8 (30.77%) Kanban
5 7 (26.92%) UML
6 6 (23.08%) Time Management
7 4 (15.38%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) Use Case
8 3 (11.54%) Coaching
8 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
8 3 (11.54%) Data Management
8 3 (11.54%) Open Source
9 2 (7.69%) BDD
9 2 (7.69%) Competitor Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) Master Data Management
9 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
1 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Atlassian
2 3 (11.54%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Apple
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Workday