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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 84 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.72% 1.40% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.94% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.06% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.83 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.01%
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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
1145 928 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.28% 72.22% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 497 374
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 38
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Scrum
3 10 (40.00%) TDD
4 7 (28.00%) JIRA
4 7 (28.00%) Subversion
4 7 (28.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) Ant
4 7 (28.00%) Web Services
4 7 (28.00%) OO
4 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (28.00%) Software Delivery
5 6 (24.00%) SDLC
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (24.00%) Big Data
5 6 (24.00%) Gradle
5 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (24.00%) Vagrant
5 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (24.00%) AMQP
5 6 (24.00%) Atlassian
5 6 (24.00%) Mercurial
5 6 (24.00%) Hadoop
5 6 (24.00%) Open Source
5 6 (24.00%) Confluence
5 6 (24.00%) Puppet
5 6 (24.00%) MongoDB

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 6 (24.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (24.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Internet
1 6 (24.00%) AMQP
2 3 (12.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Hadoop
1 6 (24.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (24.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (24.00%) Big Data
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Ant
1 7 (28.00%) Subversion
1 7 (28.00%) JIRA
2 6 (24.00%) JUnit
2 6 (24.00%) Mercurial
2 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (24.00%) Gradle
2 6 (24.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Java Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Product Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) QA Leader
7 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
7 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Web Services
2 6 (24.00%) JMS
2 6 (24.00%) EJB
2 6 (24.00%) Java EE
2 6 (24.00%) JSON
3 3 (12.00%) .NET
4 2 (8.00%) WCF
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.00%) HTML5
5 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) New Media
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
1 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Scrum
3 10 (40.00%) TDD
4 7 (28.00%) OO
4 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (28.00%) Software Delivery
5 6 (24.00%) SDLC
5 6 (24.00%) Open Source
5 6 (24.00%) MapReduce
5 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Use Case
6 4 (16.00%) BDD
6 4 (16.00%) Market Research
6 4 (16.00%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (12.00%) DevOps
8 2 (8.00%) MVC
9 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
3 1 (4.00%) Lua
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (4.00%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Puppet
1 6 (24.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
1 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (24.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.00%) Sun