Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 2017 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 103 115
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12 -15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 33 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.19% 1.31% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.59% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 20
Manchester median daily rate £400 £408 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -9.44% +33.33%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £275
90th Percentile £425 £530 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2246 3019 2520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.70% 82.26% 77.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1830 1442
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £225
90th Percentile £544 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 53 60
Manchester median hourly rate £18.25 £15.64 £16.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.69% -4.08% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.14 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.88 £44.30 £38.88
North West median hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.08% +6.36% +25.00%

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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 2017. 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
Salford -7 1 £400 +9.59% 1
Bolton - 1 - -
User Stories
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, 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 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Scrum
3 10 (30.30%) Use Case
4 8 (24.24%) Kanban
5 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 6 (18.18%) HTML
6 6 (18.18%) QA
6 6 (18.18%) HTML5
6 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
6 6 (18.18%) User Experience
7 5 (15.15%) DevOps
7 5 (15.15%) Data Structures
7 5 (15.15%) CSS
7 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
7 5 (15.15%) UML
7 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
8 4 (12.12%) Quality Management
8 4 (12.12%) Banking
8 4 (12.12%) Data Management
8 4 (12.12%) Internet
8 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
8 4 (12.12%) Coaching
8 4 (12.12%) BDD
8 4 (12.12%) CSS3
8 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.12%) SDLC
9 3 (9.09%) Wireframes
9 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.09%) Velocity

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 3 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (6.06%) InVision
1 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.06%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) Network Security
2 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
1 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (12.12%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Games
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Online Betting
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Analyst
2 18 (54.55%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Digital Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Digital Business Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Scrum Master
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Scrum Master
5 3 (9.09%) Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) UX Designer
6 2 (6.06%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Mortgage Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) CRM Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Project Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) HTML
1 6 (18.18%) HTML5
2 5 (15.15%) CSS
3 4 (12.12%) CSS3
4 3 (9.09%) Velocity
5 2 (6.06%) .NET
5 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.06%) jQuery
5 2 (6.06%) SOAP
6 1 (3.03%) Ajax
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.03%) Express
6 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.03%) Handlebars
6 1 (3.03%) Node.js
6 1 (3.03%) React
6 1 (3.03%) REST
6 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
1 6 (18.18%) User Experience
2 5 (15.15%) Data Structures
2 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Graphic Design
4 2 (6.06%) Internet of Things
4 2 (6.06%) iPad
4 2 (6.06%) Linked Data
5 1 (3.03%) Interactive TV
5 1 (3.03%) Life Science
5 1 (3.03%) Video on Demand
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Scrum
3 10 (30.30%) Use Case
4 8 (24.24%) Kanban
5 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (18.18%) Business Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) DevOps
7 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
7 5 (15.15%) UML
8 4 (12.12%) BDD
8 4 (12.12%) Coaching
8 4 (12.12%) Data Management
8 4 (12.12%) Quality Management
8 4 (12.12%) SDLC
9 3 (9.09%) Analytics
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (9.09%) TDD
9 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) C#
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISEB
1 3 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 3 (9.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Adobe
2 1 (3.03%) hybris
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (3.03%) Xamarin
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