The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Story
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 66 75
Rank change year-on-year +25 +9  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.38% 1.74% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.08% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
Median daily rate £395 £394 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% -20.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £443 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £388
% change year-on-year +4.93% +4.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 527 769 840
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.65% 83.86% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 560 505
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 32
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Cheshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Stories in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Cheshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories 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 25 June 2017. 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 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 +23 5 £360 +2.85%
Knutsford - 4 £395 -
Chester +13 2 £340 -17.57%
User Stories
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Scrum
3 9 (39.13%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (34.78%) Banking
5 7 (30.43%) Kanban
5 7 (30.43%) BDD
5 7 (30.43%) TDD
5 7 (30.43%) Business Analysis
6 5 (21.74%) Use Case
6 5 (21.74%) Trello
7 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
7 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
7 4 (17.39%) Confluence
7 4 (17.39%) JIRA
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.04%) C#
8 3 (13.04%) Java
8 3 (13.04%) SQL
8 3 (13.04%) UML
8 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
8 3 (13.04%) Retail Banking
8 3 (13.04%) Retail
8 3 (13.04%) Mingle
8 3 (13.04%) User Experience
8 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (8.70%) Microservices
9 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
9 2 (8.70%) Big Data

User Stories
Co-occurring 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 4 (17.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Mingle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Trello
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.35%) GitHub
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
1 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
2 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.70%) Big Data
3 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.35%) GitLab
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) ProC
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Business Analyst
2 14 (60.87%) Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) Banking Business Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Data Business Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Product Owner
8 1 (4.35%) Business Integration Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Change Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Customer Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Product Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Python Developer
8 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
1 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (8.70%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.04%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.35%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Scrum
3 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (30.43%) BDD
4 7 (30.43%) Business Analysis
4 7 (30.43%) Kanban
4 7 (30.43%) TDD
5 5 (21.74%) Use Case
6 3 (13.04%) UML
7 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.70%) Change Management
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.70%) MVC
7 2 (8.70%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C#
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Apple
2 1 (4.35%) Workday
Crewe, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago