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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 57 71 55
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.50% 0.22% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 0.30% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.89% -3.91%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
635 672 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 79.38% 74.67% 73.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 419 230
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -19.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 June 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) User Experience
4 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (35.00%) Scrum
6 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (30.00%) jQuery
6 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (30.00%) HTML
6 6 (30.00%) CSS
6 6 (30.00%) Twitter
6 6 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
7 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 5 (25.00%) Automotive
7 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
8 4 (20.00%) Java EE
8 4 (20.00%) JSON
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) Open Source
8 4 (20.00%) Confluence
8 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (20.00%) Puppet
8 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
8 4 (20.00%) NoSQL
8 4 (20.00%) MapReduce
8 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) Confluence
1 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) AMQP
1 4 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 4 (20.00%) Big Data
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
1 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (20.00%) Mercurial
1 4 (20.00%) Subversion
1 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (20.00%) Ant
1 4 (20.00%) JUnit
1 4 (20.00%) Gradle
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Automotive
3 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.00%) Marketing
4 2 (10.00%) Electronics
4 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (20.00%) UI Designer
3 4 (20.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Designer
3 4 (20.00%) Financial Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) jQuery
1 6 (30.00%) HTML
1 6 (30.00%) CSS
1 6 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (20.00%) Java EE
3 4 (20.00%) JSON
3 4 (20.00%) Web Services
3 4 (20.00%) JMS
3 4 (20.00%) EJB
3 4 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) User Experience
2 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (20.00%) Open Source
6 4 (20.00%) MapReduce
6 4 (20.00%) TDD
6 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) OO
6 4 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (15.00%) Web Development
7 3 (15.00%) Business Process Mapping
7 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
1 4 (20.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Twitter
2 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) SAP