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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 87 77 84
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 1.49% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.85% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 8
Median daily rate £380 £330 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £160 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £397 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+67.93% -40.45%
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
1404 1567 1105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 84.78% 80.32% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 901 701
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 32
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 1 - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 40 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (61.90%) Scrum
3 18 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (38.10%) XML
5 12 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 12 (28.57%) CSS
5 12 (28.57%) HTML
6 10 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (23.81%) Competitor Analysis
7 9 (21.43%) Project Management
8 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 7 (16.67%) JIRA
10 6 (14.29%) Use Case
10 6 (14.29%) Degree
10 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
11 5 (11.90%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
11 5 (11.90%) .NET
12 4 (9.52%) New Media
12 4 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
12 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
12 4 (9.52%) SDLC
12 4 (9.52%) Workflow
12 4 (9.52%) Finance
12 4 (9.52%) C#
12 4 (9.52%) Windows
12 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
12 4 (9.52%) Atlassian
12 4 (9.52%) QA

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 (9.52%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Broadband
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) GIS
2 1 (2.38%) QGIS
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) Spatial Data
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) Moq
2 3 (7.14%) NUnit
3 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) Selenium
4 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Games
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (66.67%) Analyst
2 26 (61.90%) Business Analyst
3 13 (30.95%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Digital Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Digital Business Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Web Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Web Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Agile Coach
6 3 (7.14%) Business Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Project Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Scrum Master
6 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Web Applications Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Web Applications Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Workflow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) XML
2 12 (28.57%) CSS
2 12 (28.57%) HTML
3 5 (11.90%) .NET
4 4 (9.52%) Velocity
5 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
5 3 (7.14%) LINQ
5 3 (7.14%) WCF
5 3 (7.14%) WinForms
5 3 (7.14%) WPF
6 2 (4.76%) Web Services
7 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.38%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) New Media
3 3 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 3 (7.14%) Physics
4 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (61.90%) Scrum
3 12 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 10 (23.81%) Competitor Analysis
4 10 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (21.43%) Project Management
6 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (14.29%) Use Case
8 5 (11.90%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.52%) BDD
9 4 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
9 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.52%) Kanban
9 4 (9.52%) SDLC
9 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
9 4 (9.52%) Workflow
10 3 (7.14%) PRINCE
10 3 (7.14%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) C#
2 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow