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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
North West / Manchester
Rank 72 70 80
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 33 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.49% 1.84% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 2.16% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 9
Median daily rate £400 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £365 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
1104 1527 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.20% 85.07% 78.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 891 699
Median daily rate £400 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% +61.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 5 - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (52.63%) Scrum
3 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (26.32%) Use Case
5 9 (23.68%) HTML
5 9 (23.68%) CSS
5 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (21.05%) XML
6 8 (21.05%) Business Analysis
6 8 (21.05%) SDLC
7 6 (15.79%) Competitor Analysis
7 6 (15.79%) JIRA
7 6 (15.79%) QA
7 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (15.79%) .NET
7 6 (15.79%) Finance
8 5 (13.16%) SQL
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
8 5 (13.16%) Data Structures
9 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
9 4 (10.53%) Case Management
9 4 (10.53%) Business Process Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) UML
9 4 (10.53%) DSDM
9 4 (10.53%) Java
9 4 (10.53%) Web Services
9 4 (10.53%) Workflow
9 4 (10.53%) Quality Management
9 4 (10.53%) Migration

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (10.53%) Confluence
2 3 (7.89%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
2 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Analyst
2 19 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Developer
5 4 (10.53%) BPM Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Case Management Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Workflow Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Coach
6 3 (7.89%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum Master
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Lead Business Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Java Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) CSS
1 9 (23.68%) HTML
2 8 (21.05%) XML
3 6 (15.79%) .NET
4 4 (10.53%) Velocity
4 4 (10.53%) Web Services
5 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.63%) CSS3
6 1 (2.63%) HTML5
6 1 (2.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Data Structures
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (52.63%) Scrum
3 10 (26.32%) Use Case
4 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (21.05%) Business Analysis
5 8 (21.05%) SDLC
6 6 (15.79%) Competitor Analysis
6 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (13.16%) Project Management
8 4 (10.53%) BPMN
8 4 (10.53%) Business Process Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) Case Management
8 4 (10.53%) Data Management
8 4 (10.53%) DSDM
8 4 (10.53%) Migration
8 4 (10.53%) Quality Management
8 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) UML
8 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) PMO
3 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (2.63%) SAP
2 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.63%) Snow