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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
North West / Manchester
Rank 66 84 82
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 24 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.78% 1.21% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.46% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 9
Median daily rate £380 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £318 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £396 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
1115 1575 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.90% 82.76% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 912 671
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 - 4 - - 4
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 41 (93.18%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (59.09%) Scrum
3 17 (38.64%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (34.09%) XML
5 12 (27.27%) CSS
5 12 (27.27%) HTML
5 12 (27.27%) Business Analysis
6 10 (22.73%) Competitor Analysis
7 8 (18.18%) .NET
7 8 (18.18%) Project Management
7 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 7 (15.91%) Workflow
8 7 (15.91%) JIRA
9 6 (13.64%) Degree
9 6 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
10 5 (11.36%) Use Case
10 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
10 5 (11.36%) SQL
10 5 (11.36%) C#
11 4 (9.09%) Windows
11 4 (9.09%) Web Services
11 4 (9.09%) DSDM
11 4 (9.09%) Finance
11 4 (9.09%) Velocity
11 4 (9.09%) Atlassian
11 4 (9.09%) Confluence
11 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (9.09%) BPMN

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 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
1 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Broadband
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) GIS
3 1 (2.27%) QGIS
3 1 (2.27%) Spatial Data
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) JIRA
2 3 (6.82%) Moq
2 3 (6.82%) NUnit
2 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.55%) Selenium
3 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Games
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (56.82%) Analyst
2 24 (54.55%) Business Analyst
3 12 (27.27%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Digital Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Digital Business Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Agile Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Case Management Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Web Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Web Business Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Workflow Developer
7 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Agile Coach
7 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Scrum Master
7 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Project Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Web Applications Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Web Applications Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) XML
2 12 (27.27%) CSS
2 12 (27.27%) HTML
3 8 (18.18%) .NET
4 4 (9.09%) Velocity
4 4 (9.09%) Web Services
5 3 (6.82%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.82%) LINQ
5 3 (6.82%) WCF
5 3 (6.82%) WinForms
5 3 (6.82%) WPF
6 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.27%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
2 3 (6.82%) New Media
2 3 (6.82%) Physics
3 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (93.18%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (59.09%) Scrum
3 12 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 10 (22.73%) Competitor Analysis
5 8 (18.18%) Project Management
5 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (15.91%) Workflow
7 6 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (11.36%) Use Case
8 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.09%) BDD
9 4 (9.09%) BPMN
9 4 (9.09%) Business Process Mapping
9 4 (9.09%) Case Management
9 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.09%) DSDM
9 4 (9.09%) SDLC
9 4 (9.09%) Software Delivery
10 3 (6.82%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) C#
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) Java
2 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
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