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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 87 79 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.12% 1.45% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.81% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 8
Median daily rate £354 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.76% +8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £170 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £389
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
1470 1488 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.03% 79.70% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 895 659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £33.64 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +136.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.40 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 - -
Altrincham - 1 £325 -
Salford - 1 £375 -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 37 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Scrum
3 12 (29.27%) Project Management
4 9 (21.95%) Business Analysis
4 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (19.51%) .NET
5 8 (19.51%) XML
6 7 (17.07%) Finance
6 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (17.07%) JIRA
6 7 (17.07%) WCF
7 6 (14.63%) Software Delivery
7 6 (14.63%) Kanban
7 6 (14.63%) QA
8 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.20%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
9 4 (9.76%) Degree
9 4 (9.76%) Competitor Analysis
9 4 (9.76%) Windows
9 4 (9.76%) CSS
9 4 (9.76%) C#
9 4 (9.76%) HTML
9 4 (9.76%) MVC
9 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
9 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.76%) Entity Framework
9 4 (9.76%) New Media

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 (2.44%) CMS
1 1 (2.44%) Confluence
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.44%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Broadband
1 3 (7.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.44%) GIS
2 1 (2.44%) QGIS
2 1 (2.44%) Spatial Data
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) JIRA
2 3 (7.32%) Moq
2 3 (7.32%) NUnit
2 3 (7.32%) Selenium
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Games
4 2 (4.88%) Online Betting
5 1 (2.44%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (63.41%) Analyst
2 23 (56.10%) Business Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Developer
4 7 (17.07%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.07%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Digital Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Digital Business Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Web Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Web Business Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Business Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Business Project Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Project Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) SAP Business Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Scrum Master
8 2 (4.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) .NET
1 8 (19.51%) XML
2 7 (17.07%) WCF
3 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.76%) CSS
3 4 (9.76%) Entity Framework
3 4 (9.76%) HTML
4 3 (7.32%) LINQ
4 3 (7.32%) WinForms
4 3 (7.32%) WPF
5 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.44%) PostGIS
6 1 (2.44%) Velocity
6 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) New Media
3 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Mathematics
3 3 (7.32%) Physics
4 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Scrum
3 12 (29.27%) Project Management
4 9 (21.95%) Business Analysis
5 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (14.63%) Kanban
6 6 (14.63%) Software Delivery
7 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.20%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (9.76%) Business Process Mapping
8 4 (9.76%) Competitor Analysis
8 4 (9.76%) MVC
8 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.32%) Defect Management
9 3 (7.32%) PRINCE
9 3 (7.32%) RUP
9 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
9 3 (7.32%) Use Case
9 3 (7.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) C#
2 3 (7.32%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.88%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) ISEB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Ansible
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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