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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 76 85 71
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 31 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.68% 0.84% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.11% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 4
Median daily rate £425 £483 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +54.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £284 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £505 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
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
1513 1266 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.01% 76.17% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 685 541
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 £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 40
Median hourly rate £27.00 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.19% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.06 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Stockport - 11 £490 -
Salford -8 1 £365 -
Cheadle - 1 £400 -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 48 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.14%) Scrum
3 16 (28.57%) Project Management
3 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 12 (21.43%) Finance
5 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (17.86%) Service Delivery
5 10 (17.86%) Business Analysis
6 9 (16.07%) Translating Business Requirements
7 8 (14.29%) Degree
7 8 (14.29%) User Experience
8 7 (12.50%) .NET
9 6 (10.71%) XML
9 6 (10.71%) QA
10 5 (8.93%) Software Delivery
10 5 (8.93%) SAP
10 5 (8.93%) CSS
10 5 (8.93%) HTML
10 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (8.93%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (7.14%) Games
11 4 (7.14%) Kanban
11 4 (7.14%) Use Case
12 3 (5.36%) Market Research
12 3 (5.36%) Customer Engagement
12 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Analysis
12 3 (5.36%) BDD
12 3 (5.36%) Java

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Axure RP
1 2 (3.57%) JIRA
1 2 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Online Betting
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Analyst
2 28 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 13 (23.21%) Delivery Manager
4 9 (16.07%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Digital Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Digital Business Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Product Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Senior Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 4 (7.14%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) SAP Business Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Scrum Master
9 3 (5.36%) SAP FI Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) SAP FI Business Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) SAP SD Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) SAP SD Business Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Software Delivery Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) .NET
2 6 (10.71%) XML
3 5 (8.93%) CSS
3 5 (8.93%) HTML
4 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.57%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.57%) WCF
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.79%) JSON
5 1 (1.79%) Velocity
5 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) User Experience
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.57%) NHS
3 2 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.14%) Scrum
3 16 (28.57%) Project Management
3 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 10 (17.86%) Business Analysis
4 10 (17.86%) Service Delivery
4 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (16.07%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (8.93%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (8.93%) Software Delivery
7 4 (7.14%) Kanban
7 4 (7.14%) Use Case
8 3 (5.36%) BDD
8 3 (5.36%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (5.36%) Market Research
8 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.57%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) Java
2 2 (3.57%) C#
2 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) SAP
2 1 (1.79%) Capita
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