The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 80 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 25 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.37% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.82% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 4
Average daily rate £390 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
User Stories
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1490 1098 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.82% 77.43% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 668 468
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 8 £440 - 2
Cheadle - 2 £400 -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (31.48%) Scrum
3 16 (29.63%) Business Analysis
4 14 (25.93%) Use Case
5 13 (24.07%) Project Management
6 12 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 9 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (14.81%) Software Delivery
8 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (14.81%) Finance
8 8 (14.81%) MS Visio
8 8 (14.81%) QA
9 7 (12.96%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 7 (12.96%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
9 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2
9 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
10 6 (11.11%) Degree
10 6 (11.11%) User Experience
11 5 (9.26%) Gherkin
11 5 (9.26%) Demand Management
11 5 (9.26%) BDD
11 5 (9.26%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
11 5 (9.26%) OO
12 4 (7.41%) .NET
12 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
12 4 (7.41%) Kanban
12 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
13 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (1.85%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Visio
2 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP SD
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) Redmine
2 1 (1.85%) Selenium
2 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (68.52%) Analyst
1 37 (68.52%) Business Analyst
2 15 (27.78%) Agile Business Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Product Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Scrum Master
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) NHS Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) SAP Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Software Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Documentation Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 1 (1.85%) Senior QA Tester
8 1 (1.85%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Gherkin
2 4 (7.41%) .NET
3 3 (5.56%) CSS
3 3 (5.56%) HTML
3 3 (5.56%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) User Experience
2 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) Life Science
3 3 (5.56%) NHS
4 2 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (31.48%) Scrum
3 16 (29.63%) Business Analysis
4 14 (25.93%) Use Case
5 13 (24.07%) Project Management
6 12 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 9 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (14.81%) Software Delivery
8 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.96%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2
9 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
10 5 (9.26%) BDD
10 5 (9.26%) Demand Management
10 5 (9.26%) OO
10 5 (9.26%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
11 4 (7.41%) Kanban
11 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
12 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (1.85%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (1.85%) Capita
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