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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 81 70 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.01% 1.52% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.98% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 11
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£450 £384 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.26% +27.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
User Stories
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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
1456 1010 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.28% 76.52% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 604 469
Average daily rate £390 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 45
Average hourly rate £33.64 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) Scrum
3 10 (29.41%) Software Delivery
4 9 (26.47%) BDD
4 9 (26.47%) Gherkin
4 9 (26.47%) QA
4 9 (26.47%) OO
5 7 (20.59%) User Experience
6 6 (17.65%) Use Case
6 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
7 4 (11.76%) Retail
7 4 (11.76%) Kanban
7 4 (11.76%) Market Research
7 4 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (11.76%) JIRA
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
8 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
8 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
8 3 (8.82%) Web Services
8 3 (8.82%) Java
8 3 (8.82%) .NET
8 3 (8.82%) Ant
8 3 (8.82%) Finance
8 3 (8.82%) TDD
8 3 (8.82%) Subversion
9 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.88%) MVC

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.94%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
1 2 (5.88%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
1 2 (5.88%) Big Data
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) JIRA
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
2 3 (8.82%) Ant
2 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.88%) Mercurial
3 2 (5.88%) Gradle
3 2 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.94%) Maven
4 1 (2.94%) Selenium
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (2.94%) Redmine
4 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.94%) Behat
General
1 4 (11.76%) Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Law
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
1 14 (41.18%) Business Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Business Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Product Manager
4 6 (17.65%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Tester
7 1 (2.94%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (2.94%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) Gherkin
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) JMS
3 2 (5.88%) Java EE
3 2 (5.88%) JSON
3 2 (5.88%) EJB
3 2 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (2.94%) jQuery
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.94%) HTML5
4 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.94%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) J2EE
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.94%) Velocity
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) User Experience
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) New Media
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) Scrum
3 10 (29.41%) Software Delivery
4 9 (26.47%) BDD
4 9 (26.47%) OO
5 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
5 6 (17.65%) Use Case
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.76%) Kanban
6 4 (11.76%) Market Research
6 4 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (8.82%) TDD
7 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.88%) Project Management
8 2 (5.88%) MVC
8 2 (5.88%) Open Source
8 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) MapReduce
8 2 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Ruby
3 1 (2.94%) Lua
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.94%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Puppet
1 2 (5.88%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle
1 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
1 2 (5.88%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.94%) Sun
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