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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 79 87 67
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.11% 0.72% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.94% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 11
Median daily rate £463 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £292 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £399 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83
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
1450 1167 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.69% 76.68% 73.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 702 512
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £40.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 July 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 44 (93.62%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Scrum
3 13 (27.66%) Project Management
3 13 (27.66%) Waterfall
4 10 (21.28%) Finance
5 8 (17.02%) Kanban
6 7 (14.89%) QA
7 6 (12.77%) User Experience
7 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.77%) .NET
8 5 (10.64%) XML
8 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.64%) Software Delivery
9 4 (8.51%) BDD
9 4 (8.51%) Entity Framework
9 4 (8.51%) Games
9 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
9 4 (8.51%) JIRA
9 4 (8.51%) Selenium
9 4 (8.51%) WCF
9 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
9 4 (8.51%) MVC
9 4 (8.51%) Java
10 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.38%) Translating Business Requirements
10 3 (6.38%) Defect Management
10 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (4.26%) Functional Testing

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 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) JIRA
1 4 (8.51%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Games
3 2 (4.26%) Online Betting
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Analyst
2 21 (44.68%) Business Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (17.02%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Digital Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Digital Business Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 6 (12.77%) Senior Manager
7 5 (10.64%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 4 (8.51%) .NET Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
8 4 (8.51%) Scrum Master
9 2 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) SAP Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) SAP SD Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Software Delivery Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Software Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) XML
3 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.51%) Entity Framework
3 4 (8.51%) WCF
4 2 (4.26%) CSS
4 2 (4.26%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.26%) HTML
4 2 (4.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) User Experience
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (93.62%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Scrum
3 13 (27.66%) Project Management
3 13 (27.66%) Waterfall
4 8 (17.02%) Kanban
5 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
6 5 (10.64%) Software Delivery
7 4 (8.51%) BDD
7 4 (8.51%) MVC
7 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.38%) Defect Management
8 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.38%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Manual Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (4.26%) Use Case
9 2 (4.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) Java
2 1 (2.13%) C#
2 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
1 2 (4.26%) ISEB
1 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) SAP
2 1 (2.13%) Capita
2 1 (2.13%) HP
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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