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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 63 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.37% 0.73% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 0.98% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
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£366 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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
903 615 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.62% 74.91% 74.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 332 292
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 35
Average hourly rate £17.42 £28.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 3 £450 +16.12%
Alderley Edge - 3 £357 - 1
Chester -8 1 £310 -0.80% 1
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £357 - 1
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Data Management
3 5 (26.32%) Master Data Management
4 4 (21.05%) Kanban
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Life Science
4 4 (21.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) Internet
5 3 (15.79%) Ruby
5 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
5 3 (15.79%) JIRA
5 3 (15.79%) Coaching
5 3 (15.79%) User Experience
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) QA
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) SMS
6 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
6 2 (10.53%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) C++
6 2 (10.53%) HTML
6 2 (10.53%) Python
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) UNIX

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Business Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) ScrumMaster
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Tester
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) UML Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Product Owner
4 1 (5.26%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.26%) Velocity
2 1 (5.26%) Django
2 1 (5.26%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Life Science
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Master Data Management
3 5 (26.32%) Data Management
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Kanban
5 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 2 (10.53%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) UML
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.26%) Process Management
7 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) RAD
7 1 (5.26%) CRM
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
1 3 (15.79%) Ruby
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) SAP
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 17 days ago
Alderley Edge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £340.00 - £374.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £340.00 - £374.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago