The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 68 74 83
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 0.27% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.36% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
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£363 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £337 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £339
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
858 835 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.42% 73.76% 65.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 444 465
Average daily rate £350 £333 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £248 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 44
Average hourly rate £19.65 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.25% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +2 4 £344 +5.76%
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 19 (63.33%) Scrum
2 12 (40.00%) Web Services
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (30.00%) XML
4 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) .NET
5 8 (26.67%) C#
5 8 (26.67%) Finance
5 8 (26.67%) WCF
6 7 (23.33%) WPF
6 7 (23.33%) Silverlight
6 7 (23.33%) Oracle
6 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
6 7 (23.33%) T-SQL
6 7 (23.33%) OO
6 7 (23.33%) XSD
6 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
6 7 (23.33%) OOD
6 7 (23.33%) RIA
6 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (23.33%) MVVM
6 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (20.00%) BDD
7 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (20.00%) Project Management
7 6 (20.00%) HTML
7 6 (20.00%) TDD
8 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 5 (16.67%) New Media

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Publishing
5 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Analyst
2 15 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 10 (33.33%) Developer
4 7 (23.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Web Developer
4 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
4 7 (23.33%) C# Developer
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (23.33%) .NET Web Developer
4 7 (23.33%) C# Web Developer
4 7 (23.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) Web Services
2 9 (30.00%) XML
2 9 (30.00%) .NET
3 8 (26.67%) WCF
4 7 (23.33%) WPF
4 7 (23.33%) Silverlight
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (23.33%) XSD
5 6 (20.00%) HTML
6 4 (13.33%) jQuery
7 3 (10.00%) DHTML
7 3 (10.00%) Spring
7 3 (10.00%) JSF
7 3 (10.00%) Ajax
7 3 (10.00%) Spring MVC
7 3 (10.00%) CSS
7 3 (10.00%) Struts
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) RIA
1 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (16.67%) New Media
3 4 (13.33%) Open Source
4 2 (6.67%) Streaming Video
4 2 (6.67%) Interactive TV
4 2 (6.67%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Scrum
2 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) OO
3 7 (23.33%) OOD
3 7 (23.33%) MVVM
4 6 (20.00%) BDD
4 6 (20.00%) TDD
4 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) Use Case
6 4 (13.33%) MVC
7 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.00%) Web Development
8 2 (6.67%) Business Analytics
8 2 (6.67%) Analytics
8 2 (6.67%) Requirements Management
8 2 (6.67%) Content Management
8 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) C#
3 7 (23.33%) T-SQL
3 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) hybris
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