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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 84 84 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 21 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.13% 1.00% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.27% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 12
Median daily rate £366 £450 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.61% +17.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £336 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £450 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.49% -12.93%
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
1502 1414 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.15% 78.77% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 858 611
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 30
Median hourly rate £14.50 £34.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.97% +97.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 - 2 - -
Salford - 1 £375 -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) Scrum
3 11 (23.91%) XML
3 11 (23.91%) Project Management
4 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (19.57%) Business Analysis
5 9 (19.57%) Kanban
6 8 (17.39%) .NET
7 7 (15.22%) Software Delivery
7 7 (15.22%) QA
7 7 (15.22%) WCF
8 6 (13.04%) JIRA
8 6 (13.04%) HTML
8 6 (13.04%) CSS
8 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
8 6 (13.04%) Finance
9 5 (10.87%) C#
9 5 (10.87%) User Experience
9 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.70%) Entity Framework
10 4 (8.70%) New Media
10 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Analysis
10 4 (8.70%) Business Process Mapping
10 4 (8.70%) Java
10 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
10 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.70%) MVC
10 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
10 4 (8.70%) Workflow

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 (2.17%) CMS
1 1 (2.17%) Confluence
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Broadband
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.17%) GIS
2 1 (2.17%) QGIS
2 1 (2.17%) Spatial Data
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) JIRA
2 3 (6.52%) Moq
2 3 (6.52%) NUnit
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Games
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Online Betting
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (60.87%) Analyst
2 25 (54.35%) Business Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Digital Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Digital Business Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Project Manager
5 7 (15.22%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Business Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Business Project Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Project Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Scrum Master
6 4 (8.70%) Web Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Web Business Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Web Applications Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Web Applications Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) XML
2 8 (17.39%) .NET
3 7 (15.22%) WCF
4 6 (13.04%) CSS
4 6 (13.04%) HTML
5 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.70%) Entity Framework
6 3 (6.52%) LINQ
6 3 (6.52%) WinForms
6 3 (6.52%) WPF
7 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
7 2 (4.35%) Web Services
8 1 (2.17%) Apache Flex
8 1 (2.17%) JSON
8 1 (2.17%) PostGIS
8 1 (2.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) User Experience
3 4 (8.70%) New Media
4 3 (6.52%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
4 3 (6.52%) Physics
5 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile Games
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) Scrum
3 11 (23.91%) Project Management
4 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (19.57%) Business Analysis
5 9 (19.57%) Kanban
6 7 (15.22%) Software Delivery
7 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.70%) Business Process Mapping
9 4 (8.70%) Competitor Analysis
9 4 (8.70%) MVC
9 4 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 4 (8.70%) Use Case
9 4 (8.70%) Workflow
10 3 (6.52%) Defect Management
10 3 (6.52%) PRINCE
10 3 (6.52%) RUP
10 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) C#
2 4 (8.70%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) ISEB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Ansible
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.17%) HP
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) SAP
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