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 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 80 74 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 25 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.35% 1.06% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.41% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 6
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
1496 1137 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.56% 75.45% 72.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 623 460
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 39
Median hourly rate £34.25 £15.98 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.39% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.75 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 52 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (39.66%) Scrum
3 16 (27.59%) Project Management
3 16 (27.59%) Waterfall
4 13 (22.41%) Finance
5 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (17.24%) Business Analysis
7 9 (15.52%) Service Delivery
7 9 (15.52%) .NET
7 9 (15.52%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (13.79%) User Experience
8 8 (13.79%) Degree
8 8 (13.79%) QA
9 6 (10.34%) Kanban
10 5 (8.62%) SAP
10 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (8.62%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (8.62%) Software Delivery
11 4 (6.90%) Wireframes
11 4 (6.90%) Entity Framework
11 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
11 4 (6.90%) JIRA
11 4 (6.90%) Selenium
11 4 (6.90%) WCF
11 4 (6.90%) Java
11 4 (6.90%) XML
11 4 (6.90%) MVC
11 4 (6.90%) Games
12 3 (5.17%) SAP SD
12 3 (5.17%) Use Case

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 (1.72%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) JIRA
1 4 (6.90%) Selenium
2 2 (3.45%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.72%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Games
3 2 (3.45%) Online Betting
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (55.17%) Analyst
2 30 (51.72%) Business Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Delivery Manager
4 9 (15.52%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Digital Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Digital Business Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 6 (10.34%) Senior Manager
7 5 (8.62%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Product Manager
8 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.90%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) SAP Business Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Scrum Master
9 3 (5.17%) SAP FI Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) SAP FI Business Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) SAP SD Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) SAP SD Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
2 4 (6.90%) Entity Framework
2 4 (6.90%) WCF
2 4 (6.90%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) CSS
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.72%) JSON
4 1 (1.72%) Velocity
4 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) User Experience
2 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) NHS
2 2 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (39.66%) Scrum
3 16 (27.59%) Project Management
3 16 (27.59%) Waterfall
4 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (17.24%) Business Analysis
6 9 (15.52%) Service Delivery
6 9 (15.52%) Translating Business Requirements
7 6 (10.34%) Kanban
8 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (8.62%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (8.62%) Software Delivery
9 4 (6.90%) MVC
9 4 (6.90%) Wireframes
10 3 (5.17%) BDD
10 3 (5.17%) Defect Management
10 3 (5.17%) Test Scripting
10 3 (5.17%) Use Case
10 3 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (3.45%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) Java
2 1 (1.72%) C#
2 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) ISEB
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) SAP
2 1 (1.72%) Capita
2 1 (1.72%) HP
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle
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