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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 53 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.14% 0.83% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.01% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 12
Median daily rate £381 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
522 596 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 85.15% 82.66% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 290 379
Median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 19
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 £10.62 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.14 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (20.00%) ES6
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) ISEB
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
5 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) Automotive
5 2 (13.33%) Legal
5 2 (13.33%) Ajax
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) ECMAScript
5 2 (13.33%) JSP
5 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (13.33%) SQL

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 (6.67%) Broadband
1 1 (6.67%) CHAP
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) Appium
4 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.67%) Genymotion
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (13.33%) Automotive
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) Ajax
2 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) JSP
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) Spring
2 2 (13.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) EPoS
3 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Planning Poker
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) ES6
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) ECMAScript
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SDET
1 1 (6.67%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) CA
1 1 (6.67%) CA Agile Central
1 1 (6.67%) Ericsson
1 1 (6.67%) HP
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