The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford 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 19 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 0.93% - 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% - 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
80 52 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 74.77% 80.00% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 29 50
Average daily rate £400 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
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 Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

User Stories
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Velocity
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban