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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 82 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.87% 1.30% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.79% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 3
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£388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +20.96%
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
1211 892 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.89% 72.46% 74.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 501 456
Average daily rate £380 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (25.00%) OO
3 7 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 6 (21.43%) BDD
4 6 (21.43%) TDD
5 5 (17.86%) Subversion
5 5 (17.86%) Web Services
5 5 (17.86%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) Ant
5 5 (17.86%) DV Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) JIRA
5 5 (17.86%) QA
5 5 (17.86%) Use Case
5 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
5 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
6 4 (14.29%) Big Data
6 4 (14.29%) Vagrant
6 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 4 (14.29%) MapReduce
6 4 (14.29%) Gradle
6 4 (14.29%) SDLC
6 4 (14.29%) User Experience
6 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (14.29%) Atlassian
6 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (14.29%) AMQP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 4 (14.29%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Internet
1 4 (14.29%) AMQP
2 1 (3.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 4 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 4 (14.29%) Big Data
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Ant
1 5 (17.86%) Subversion
1 5 (17.86%) JIRA
1 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
2 4 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 4 (14.29%) Mercurial
2 4 (14.29%) Gradle
2 4 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.57%) Behat
General
1 4 (14.29%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
1 8 (28.57%) Product Manager
1 8 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (3.57%) QA Leader
4 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
1 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
2 4 (14.29%) JMS
2 4 (14.29%) EJB
2 4 (14.29%) Java EE
2 4 (14.29%) JSON
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
4 2 (7.14%) WCF
5 1 (3.57%) jQuery
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.57%) HTML5
5 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.57%) J2EE
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) User Experience
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) New Media
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
1 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 7 (25.00%) OO
4 6 (21.43%) TDD
4 6 (21.43%) BDD
5 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (17.86%) Use Case
6 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 4 (14.29%) MapReduce
6 4 (14.29%) SDLC
6 4 (14.29%) Market Research
6 4 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (14.29%) Open Source
7 2 (7.14%) MVC
7 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) Lua
3 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) DV Cleared
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.57%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
1 4 (14.29%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
1 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 4 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.57%) Sun
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