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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 82 76 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.46% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£384 £375 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% +26.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +10.76%
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
1009 870 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.66% 74.42% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 457 433
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -29.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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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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
Bolton - - - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (80.00%) Scrum
3 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (44.00%) HTML
4 11 (44.00%) CSS
5 10 (40.00%) Use Case
6 9 (36.00%) XML
6 9 (36.00%) Project Management
6 9 (36.00%) TDD
6 9 (36.00%) Requirements Management
7 8 (32.00%) PRINCE
7 8 (32.00%) RUP
8 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
9 4 (16.00%) Java
9 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
10 3 (12.00%) Open Source
10 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
10 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (12.00%) Mercurial
10 3 (12.00%) Linux
10 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
10 3 (12.00%) JSON
10 3 (12.00%) JIRA
10 3 (12.00%) MVC
11 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
11 2 (8.00%) Retail
11 2 (8.00%) Subversion
11 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
11 2 (8.00%) Internet

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
1 2 (8.00%) AMQP
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.00%) Big Data
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.00%) Couchbase
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.00%) CouchDB
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Mercurial
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Subversion
2 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.00%) Ant
2 2 (8.00%) JUnit
2 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.00%) Gradle
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Product Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Product Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) HTML
1 11 (44.00%) CSS
2 9 (36.00%) XML
3 3 (12.00%) JSON
4 2 (8.00%) JMS
4 2 (8.00%) EJB
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) .NET
4 2 (8.00%) Java EE
5 1 (4.00%) Play Framework
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.00%) REST
5 1 (4.00%) CSS3
5 1 (4.00%) HTML5
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) JPA
5 1 (4.00%) JSP
5 1 (4.00%) Servlets
5 1 (4.00%) Spring
5 1 (4.00%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Open Source
3 1 (4.00%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (80.00%) Scrum
3 10 (40.00%) Use Case
4 9 (36.00%) Project Management
4 9 (36.00%) TDD
4 9 (36.00%) Requirements Management
5 8 (32.00%) PRINCE
5 8 (32.00%) RUP
6 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.00%) MVC
8 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.00%) OO
8 2 (8.00%) Product Management
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.00%) BDD
8 2 (8.00%) MapReduce
9 1 (4.00%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) Scala
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VB
2 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Puppet
1 2 (8.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
1 2 (8.00%) Atlassian