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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 68 66 86
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 0.92% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.28% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 6
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£384 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.91% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £325 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
977 862 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.07% 72.13% 65.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 464 467
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -38.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
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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
Salford +1 7 £338 +3.84%
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 20 (60.61%) Scrum
2 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) TDD
4 8 (24.24%) Finance
4 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 8 (24.24%) E-Commerce
4 8 (24.24%) HTML
4 8 (24.24%) Web Services
5 7 (21.21%) XML
5 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
5 7 (21.21%) BDD
6 6 (18.18%) Use Case
7 5 (15.15%) New Media
7 5 (15.15%) MVC
7 5 (15.15%) SQL
7 5 (15.15%) CSS
7 5 (15.15%) .NET
8 4 (12.12%) Java
8 4 (12.12%) C#
8 4 (12.12%) RUP
8 4 (12.12%) PRINCE
8 4 (12.12%) Banking
8 4 (12.12%) Spring
8 4 (12.12%) Open Source
8 4 (12.12%) jQuery
8 4 (12.12%) Spring MVC
8 4 (12.12%) WCF
8 4 (12.12%) Requirements Management
9 3 (9.09%) Ajax
9 3 (9.09%) Web Development

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) InterSystems Cache
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) CouchDB
2 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) Couchbase
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Publishing
5 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Analyst
2 19 (57.58%) Business Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Hybris Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Product Manager
6 2 (6.06%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) HTML
1 8 (24.24%) Web Services
2 7 (21.21%) XML
3 5 (15.15%) .NET
3 5 (15.15%) CSS
4 4 (12.12%) Spring MVC
4 4 (12.12%) WCF
4 4 (12.12%) Spring
4 4 (12.12%) jQuery
5 3 (9.09%) JSF
5 3 (9.09%) Ajax
5 3 (9.09%) WPF
5 3 (9.09%) Silverlight
5 3 (9.09%) Struts
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 3 (9.09%) XSD
5 3 (9.09%) DHTML
6 1 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) New Media
2 4 (12.12%) Open Source
3 3 (9.09%) RIA
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.06%) Streaming Video
4 2 (6.06%) Interactive TV
4 2 (6.06%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) UNIX
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Scrum
2 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) TDD
4 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 8 (24.24%) E-Commerce
5 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
5 7 (21.21%) BDD
6 6 (18.18%) Use Case
7 5 (15.15%) MVC
8 4 (12.12%) PRINCE
8 4 (12.12%) RUP
8 4 (12.12%) Requirements Management
9 3 (9.09%) Web Development
9 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 3 (9.09%) MVVM
9 3 (9.09%) OO
9 3 (9.09%) OOD
9 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.06%) Content Management
10 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C#
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.03%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
1 3 (9.09%) hybris
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