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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 48 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 22 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.82% 0.82% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 0.98% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £388 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £315 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £590 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.83 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -1.01%
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
656 817 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.99% 83.28% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 496 319
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 27
Median hourly rate £62.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.39% -5.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -1 7 £413 +33.06% 1
Warrington +4 3 £350 -46.15% 1
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 38 (88.37%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (25.58%) Scrum
4 10 (23.26%) Use Case
5 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
6 8 (18.60%) QA
6 8 (18.60%) Kanban
6 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
6 8 (18.60%) Finance
6 8 (18.60%) Project Management
6 8 (18.60%) Quality Management
6 8 (18.60%) UML
6 8 (18.60%) CRM
6 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (16.28%) Risk Management
7 7 (16.28%) Supplier Management
7 7 (16.28%) Degree
7 7 (16.28%) JIRA
8 6 (13.95%) Time Management
8 6 (13.95%) Data Structures
8 6 (13.95%) User Experience
9 5 (11.63%) Visual Analytics
9 5 (11.63%) Informatics
9 5 (11.63%) Web Development
9 5 (11.63%) Analytics
10 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
10 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
10 4 (9.30%) Life Science
10 4 (9.30%) Requirements Management
10 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling

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 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Data Mining
1 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) JIRA
2 3 (6.98%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.65%) Back Office
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (65.12%) Analyst
2 27 (62.79%) Business Analyst
3 13 (30.23%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (18.60%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (13.95%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) CRM Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Data Business Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Digital Product Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Project Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) JSON
2 1 (2.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Data Structures
2 6 (13.95%) User Experience
3 5 (11.63%) Informatics
4 4 (9.30%) Life Science
4 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
5 3 (6.98%) Data Integration
5 3 (6.98%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Android
1 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (88.37%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (25.58%) Scrum
4 10 (23.26%) Use Case
5 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
6 8 (18.60%) CRM
6 8 (18.60%) Kanban
6 8 (18.60%) Project Management
6 8 (18.60%) Quality Management
6 8 (18.60%) UML
6 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
7 7 (16.28%) Risk Management
7 7 (16.28%) Supplier Management
8 6 (13.95%) Time Management
9 5 (11.63%) Analytics
9 5 (11.63%) Visual Analytics
9 5 (11.63%) Web Development
10 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling
10 4 (9.30%) Requirements Management
11 3 (6.98%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.98%) C#
3 2 (4.65%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.33%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Tableau
2 3 (6.98%) Talend
2 3 (6.98%) Vertica
3 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.33%) SAP
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