Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Story
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 106 108
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 58 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.07% 1.41% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.66% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 35
Manchester median daily rate £375 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +0.67% -4.46%
10th Percentile £310 £321 £161
90th Percentile £638 £446 £475
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,316 2,645 3,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.68% 84.88% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,509 1,665 1,831
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £586 £550 £530
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 40 85
Manchester median hourly rate £17.76 £17.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.06% -6.58% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.17 £12.23 £12.29
90th Percentile £41.13 £40.38 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.30 £33.00
% change year-on-year -7.72% -29.40% +73.68%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Manchester

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Manchester

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories 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 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -2 4 £375 -
User Stories
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.00%) Scrum
3 24 (41.38%) TDD
4 23 (39.66%) Kanban
4 23 (39.66%) BDD
5 21 (36.21%) Test Automation
6 19 (32.76%) Mentoring
7 15 (25.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (24.14%) PMP
8 14 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (22.41%) Business Analysis
9 13 (22.41%) Velocity
9 13 (22.41%) DevOps
10 12 (20.69%) Games
10 12 (20.69%) PMI Certification
11 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
11 11 (18.97%) Open Source
12 10 (17.24%) Waterfall
13 9 (15.52%) Coaching
13 9 (15.52%) SFIA
13 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
13 9 (15.52%) Software Engineering
13 9 (15.52%) Data Modelling
14 8 (13.79%) Finance
14 8 (13.79%) Java
14 8 (13.79%) Confluence
14 8 (13.79%) Slack
14 8 (13.79%) Microservices
14 8 (13.79%) NoSQL
15 7 (12.07%) Virtual Team

User Stories
Co-occurring 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 8 (13.79%) Confluence
2 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.90%) CMS
4 2 (3.45%) Apache
4 2 (3.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.72%) InVision
1 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.72%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (6.90%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Slack
2 2 (3.45%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (3.45%) Trello
3 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.72%) GitHub
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) HTTP
1 3 (5.17%) SSL
1 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.34%) MySQL
2 6 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
2 6 (10.34%) JIRA
3 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.17%) Subversion
4 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.45%) WebPagetest
5 1 (1.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.72%) JUnit
General
1 12 (20.69%) Games
2 8 (13.79%) Finance
3 4 (6.90%) Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Legal
6 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Analyst
2 22 (37.93%) Business Analyst
3 12 (20.69%) Scrum Master
4 9 (15.52%) Agile Scrum Master
4 9 (15.52%) Developer
5 8 (13.79%) Digital Analyst
5 8 (13.79%) Digital Business Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Web Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Web Business Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) CRM Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Data Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Data Business Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Performance Test Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) Velocity
2 6 (10.34%) Node.js
2 6 (10.34%) REST
3 4 (6.90%) .NET
4 3 (5.17%) jQuery
5 2 (3.45%) CSS
5 2 (3.45%) HTML
5 2 (3.45%) Middleware
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.72%) CSS3
6 1 (1.72%) HTML5
6 1 (1.72%) RESTful
6 1 (1.72%) Web Services
6 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.62%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.72%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Linux
1 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.00%) Scrum
3 24 (41.38%) TDD
4 23 (39.66%) BDD
4 23 (39.66%) Kanban
5 21 (36.21%) Test Automation
6 19 (32.76%) Mentoring
7 15 (25.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (22.41%) Business Analysis
9 13 (22.41%) DevOps
10 11 (18.97%) Open Source
11 10 (17.24%) Waterfall
12 9 (15.52%) Coaching
12 9 (15.52%) Data Modelling
12 9 (15.52%) SFIA
12 9 (15.52%) Software Engineering
13 8 (13.79%) Microservices
14 7 (12.07%) Acceptance Criteria
14 7 (12.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
2 8 (13.79%) Java
3 6 (10.34%) SQL
4 4 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) Python
5 2 (3.45%) R
5 2 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) PMP
2 12 (20.69%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) APMG
4 1 (1.72%) CCA
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) GDPR
1 2 (3.45%) PMO
2 1 (1.72%) IFRS
2 1 (1.72%) IFRS 9
2 1 (1.72%) PSD2
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.90%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (1.72%) Adobe
4 1 (1.72%) Pega
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com