Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
Cheshire > Warrington
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 43 52
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 2.91% 1.23% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 1.40% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
Warrington median daily rate £500 £265 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.68% -44.21% +22.58%
10th Percentile £413 £216 £325
90th Percentile £607 £520 £641
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +11.49% -1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Warrington median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

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 222 356 573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 80.73% 87.47% 89.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 261 448
Warrington median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £154 £225 £313
90th Percentile £663 £688 £710
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 11
Warrington median hourly rate £11.71 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.93% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £8.38 £9.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.40 £33.75 £18.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.42 £20.14 £17.77
% change year-on-year -23.45% +13.35% -2.71%

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 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Warrington

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Warrington region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (50.00%) Microservices
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) GitLab
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon S3
3 3 (37.50%) Reference Data
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) GitHub
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Node.js
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Project Management

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 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon S3
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon SQS
1 3 (37.50%) GitHub
2 2 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (12.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) GitLab
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) CRM Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Node.js Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Database Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Public Sector Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum Master
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Reference Data
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) Microservices
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Data Security
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Python
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft