Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 6 months to 20 February 2018 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
Cheshire > Warrington
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 37 49
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 3.63% 1.35% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.47% 1.61% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
Warrington median daily rate £505 £265 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.57% -48.29% +30.57%
10th Percentile £413 £216 £306
90th Percentile £667 £518 £649
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Warrington median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Warrington
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 246 310 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 81.19% 83.78% 86.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 238 366
Warrington median daily rate £453 £450 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% -8.16% +31.54%
10th Percentile £150 £140 £313
90th Percentile £605 £688 £700
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 12
Warrington median hourly rate £11.71 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.03% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £9.00 £12.38 £13.33
90th Percentile £51.50 £20.10 £56.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year -9.52% +18.18% -21.02%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Warrington.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Warrington

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Warrington

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Warrington over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Warrington

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Warrington region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Business Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
2 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
2 5 (45.45%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (36.36%) Microservices
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) nginx
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 3 (27.27%) Clustering
4 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) HTTP
4 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
4 3 (27.27%) Confluence
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) Puppet
4 3 (27.27%) Static Code Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Ansible
4 3 (27.27%) Docker
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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 (27.27%) Confluence
1 3 (27.27%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (27.27%) Slack
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (9.09%) GitHub
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) SonarQube
3 1 (9.09%) GitLab
General
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Business Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Lead Business Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Senior DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Linux Scripter
5 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Public Sector Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum Master
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Delivery Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
1 3 (27.27%) Public Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Business Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
2 5 (45.45%) Scenario Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 4 (36.36%) Microservices
4 3 (27.27%) Coaching
4 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 3 (27.27%) Static Code Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
1 3 (27.27%) Python
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Ansible
1 3 (27.27%) Puppet
1 3 (27.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft