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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 69 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.33% 0.89% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£493 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.83 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.01%
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
737 583 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.90% 74.46% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 308 244
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 22
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +1 1 £650 -
Chester -8 1 £335 +7.20%
Crewe - 1 - - 1
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) Process Management
3 1 (20.00%) GIS
3 1 (20.00%) ESRI
3 1 (20.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) RAD
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (20.00%) ArcGIS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Spatial
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) GIS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (20.00%) Django
1 1 (20.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) GIS
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) RAD
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) Process Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
1 1 (20.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) ESRI