Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 22 46
Rank change year-on-year -10 +24 +3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 0.88% 3.93% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 4.78% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Warrington median daily rate £463 £450 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +66.67% -40.00%
10th Percentile £409 £355 £222
90th Percentile £546 £572 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Warrington median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 196 230 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 86.34% 82.14% 89.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 156 300
Warrington median daily rate £388 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £206 £158 £225
90th Percentile £564 £648 £688
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 9
Warrington median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% +41.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £12.50 £8.56 £9.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £33.00 £40.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.60 £14.42 £19.64
% change year-on-year +22.05% -26.59% +11.38%

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
2 1 (50.00%) Workshop Facilitation

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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
2 1 (50.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared