The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 91 129 115
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 61 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 0.40% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.52% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 13 6
Average daily rate £390 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
User Stories
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3066 2477 2060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.64% 76.55% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1463 1050
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 99 109
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the North West region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in the North West

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester 0 25 £390 -22.00% 8
Cheshire +7 16 £365 -7.00% 2
Lancashire - 14 £465 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 102 (82.26%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (33.06%) Project Management
3 35 (28.23%) Scrum
4 31 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 26 (20.97%) Business Analysis
6 23 (18.55%) Use Case
7 20 (16.13%) Kanban
7 20 (16.13%) QA
7 20 (16.13%) Finance
8 16 (12.90%) User Experience
9 15 (12.10%) Supplier Management
10 13 (10.48%) MS PowerPoint
10 13 (10.48%) Risk Management
10 13 (10.48%) Mentoring
11 11 (8.87%) Life Science
11 11 (8.87%) Data Management
12 10 (8.06%) Banking
12 10 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (8.06%) Security Cleared
12 10 (8.06%) Master Data Management
13 9 (7.26%) Coaching
13 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (7.26%) Software Delivery
13 9 (7.26%) Translating Business Requirements
13 9 (7.26%) Service Delivery
13 9 (7.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (6.45%) Java
14 8 (6.45%) MS Visio
14 8 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (6.45%) Agile Project Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (0.81%) CMS
1 1 (0.81%) Node.js
1 1 (0.81%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 13 (10.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (6.45%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.81%) Big Data
1 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (4.84%) Cucumber
1 6 (4.84%) Selenium
2 4 (3.23%) JIRA
3 3 (2.42%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.61%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.61%) eggPlant
4 2 (1.61%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.81%) Redmine
5 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (16.13%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Banking
3 9 (7.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (4.03%) Games
5 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Local Government
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (53.23%) Analyst
2 63 (50.81%) Business Analyst
3 29 (23.39%) Delivery Manager
4 22 (17.74%) Agile Business Analyst
5 16 (12.90%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 7 (5.65%) Scrum Master
6 7 (5.65%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.84%) Digital Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) Digital Business Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Product Manager
8 5 (4.03%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.03%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.23%) Architect
9 4 (3.23%) SAP Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) SAP Business Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Technical Business Analyst
10 3 (2.42%) Data Architect
10 3 (2.42%) Quality Manager
10 3 (2.42%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.84%) .NET
1 6 (4.84%) Gherkin
1 6 (4.84%) Web Services
2 4 (3.23%) CSS
2 4 (3.23%) HTML
2 4 (3.23%) XML
3 3 (2.42%) Middleware
3 3 (2.42%) Velocity
4 2 (1.61%) JSON
5 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.81%) CSS3
5 1 (0.81%) Flash
5 1 (0.81%) HTML5
5 1 (0.81%) jQuery
5 1 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.90%) User Experience
2 11 (8.87%) Life Science
3 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.65%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.23%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.42%) NHS
6 3 (2.42%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.23%) VME
2 3 (2.42%) Linux
3 2 (1.61%) Unix
4 1 (0.81%) Android
4 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.81%) Windows
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (82.26%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (33.06%) Project Management
3 35 (28.23%) Scrum
4 31 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 26 (20.97%) Business Analysis
6 23 (18.55%) Use Case
7 20 (16.13%) Kanban
8 15 (12.10%) Supplier Management
9 13 (10.48%) Mentoring
9 13 (10.48%) Risk Management
10 11 (8.87%) Data Management
11 10 (8.06%) Master Data Management
11 10 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (7.26%) Coaching
12 9 (7.26%) Service Delivery
12 9 (7.26%) Software Delivery
12 9 (7.26%) Translating Business Requirements
13 8 (6.45%) Agile Project Management
13 8 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (6.45%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.45%) Java
2 4 (3.23%) COBOL
2 4 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.61%) C#
3 2 (1.61%) Python
4 1 (0.81%) ActionScript
4 1 (0.81%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (0.81%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (0.81%) R
4 1 (0.81%) Ruby
4 1 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.65%) Degree
3 5 (4.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.13%) QA
2 4 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.81%) StatsD
Vendors
1 6 (4.84%) IBM
2 5 (4.03%) HP
2 5 (4.03%) SAP
3 4 (3.23%) Micro Focus
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle
5 1 (0.81%) Apigee
5 1 (0.81%) Capita
5 1 (0.81%) Citrix
5 1 (0.81%) hybris
5 1 (0.81%) Mashery
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.81%) Tableau
5 1 (0.81%) Teradata
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