The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 8 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 15.91% 8.70% 5.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.95% 9.52% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £308 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £325 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Salford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39 42 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 88.64% 91.30% 67.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 23
Average daily rate £331 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £13.67 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Salford

User Stories
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 7 (87.50%) Scrum
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Requirements Management
2 5 (62.50%) Use Case
2 5 (62.50%) PRINCE
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) RUP
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) New Media
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Social Network
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) Publishing
4 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Interactive TV
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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.

General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
2 7 (87.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
1 1 (12.50%) Interactive TV
1 1 (12.50%) Social Network
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
1 1 (12.50%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) RUP
2 5 (62.50%) PRINCE
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) Requirements Management
2 5 (62.50%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis