Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 26 53
Rank change year-on-year +1 +27 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 1.55% 2.74% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 3.11% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 10
Warrington median daily rate £525 £360 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -24.21% -
10th Percentile £493 £345 £319
90th Percentile £558 £533 £600
Cheshire median daily rate £419 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.69% +6.67% -
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 168 193 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 87.05% 88.13% 91.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 122 364
Warrington median daily rate £410 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £208 £218 £300
90th Percentile £656 £575 £649
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £403 £420
% change year-on-year -0.62% -4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 11
Warrington median hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +113.33% -
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.68 £9.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £68.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -41.67% +62.16% +5.71%

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA

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 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Transformation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared