The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 50 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.16% 0.32% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.41% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
Median daily rate £346 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £315 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £335 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
User Stories
Buckinghamshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
508 734 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.25% 78.67% 79.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 364 421
Median daily rate £438 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £19.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
3 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
3 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (29.41%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Legal
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) ISEB
6 3 (17.65%) Competitor Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Games
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) RUP
7 2 (11.76%) XML
7 2 (11.76%) HTML
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) CSS
7 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
7 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) Retail
7 2 (11.76%) Credit Risk
7 2 (11.76%) Jenkins

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Broadband
1 1 (5.88%) CHAP
1 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Appium
2 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.88%) Genymotion
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Automotive
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
2 13 (76.47%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Credit Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Report Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Credit Risk
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) EPoS
3 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
3 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
4 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (29.41%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Competitor Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) RUP
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) ES6
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SDET
1 1 (5.88%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) CA
1 1 (5.88%) CA Agile Central
1 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
1 1 (5.88%) HP