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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 62 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.33% 0.83% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Average daily rate
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£365 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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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
698 521 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.47% 72.26% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 275 198
Average daily rate £350 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £35.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
2 16 (72.73%) Finance
3 14 (63.64%) BDD
4 13 (59.09%) Business Analysis
5 12 (54.55%) Web Development
6 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
7 6 (27.27%) Automotive
7 6 (27.27%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) SAP
8 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
8 4 (18.18%) Project Management
8 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
9 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
9 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (9.09%) Change Control
10 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
10 2 (9.09%) User Experience
10 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 2 (9.09%) Electronics
10 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
10 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
10 2 (9.09%) TDD
10 2 (9.09%) Retail
10 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (9.09%) DTV
10 2 (9.09%) Marketing
10 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (9.09%) HTML

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Automotive
3 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) Electronics
4 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Business Analyst
1 21 (95.45%) Analyst
2 17 (77.27%) Agile Business Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Financial Business Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) DTV
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
3 14 (63.64%) BDD
4 13 (59.09%) Business Analysis
5 12 (54.55%) Web Development
6 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
7 6 (27.27%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
8 4 (18.18%) Project Management
9 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
10 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 2 (9.09%) Change Control
10 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
10 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (9.09%) TDD
11 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
11 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
11 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 1 (4.55%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) PMP
1 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) SAP