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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 70 78 59
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.89% 0.40% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 0.48% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 4
Median daily rate £429 £400 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.18% -0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £348 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.53% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
856 829 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.17% 83.48% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 524 327
Median daily rate £435 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.68% +3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 34 31
Median hourly rate £26.75 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.93% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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
Warrington -7 9 £525 -19.23%
Chester +4 4 £413 +23.13% 2
Macclesfield - 4 £364 -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Scrum
3 8 (26.67%) Project Management
4 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
4 7 (23.33%) Finance
4 7 (23.33%) Supplier Management
4 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
5 6 (20.00%) Kanban
5 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (20.00%) User Experience
5 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.67%) Quality Management
6 5 (16.67%) UML
6 5 (16.67%) Analytics
6 5 (16.67%) Visual Analytics
6 5 (16.67%) Web Development
6 5 (16.67%) Degree
6 5 (16.67%) JIRA
6 5 (16.67%) Informatics
6 5 (16.67%) Use Case
6 5 (16.67%) QA
7 4 (13.33%) Life Science
7 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (10.00%) Data Structures
8 3 (10.00%) Mobile Development
8 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
8 3 (10.00%) Time Management
8 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (10.00%) Web Services
8 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) Network Security
1 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Mining
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
1 18 (60.00%) Business Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Delivery Manager
3 7 (23.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Digital Product Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Product Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Product Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) CSS3
3 1 (3.33%) Flash
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) HTML5
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) User Experience
2 5 (16.67%) Informatics
3 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Life Science
4 3 (10.00%) Data Structures
4 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Android
1 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Scrum
3 8 (26.67%) Project Management
4 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
4 7 (23.33%) Supplier Management
4 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
5 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (20.00%) Kanban
5 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.67%) Analytics
6 5 (16.67%) Quality Management
6 5 (16.67%) UML
6 5 (16.67%) Use Case
6 5 (16.67%) Visual Analytics
6 5 (16.67%) Web Development
7 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (10.00%) Mobile Development
7 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.00%) Time Management
8 2 (6.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) ActionScript
2 1 (3.33%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (3.33%) ActionScript 3.0
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.33%) CISMP
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Tableau
1 2 (6.67%) Talend
1 2 (6.67%) Vertica
2 1 (3.33%) hybris
2 1 (3.33%) SAP
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