The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford 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 3 months to 28 March 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
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 18 8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford - 2.27% 4.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.33% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £365 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

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 Salford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 66 43 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 91.67% 97.73% 91.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 15
Median daily rate £425 £424 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% -0.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Salford

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Salford