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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 52 57 73
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.01% 1.61% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.00% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 2
Median daily rate £438 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% +9.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
590 651 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.65% 80.67% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 355 430
Median daily rate £410 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 21
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +220.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £40.00 £15.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) Business Analysis
4 6 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
4 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 5 (23.81%) Demand Management
5 5 (23.81%) DevOps
5 5 (23.81%) Coaching
5 5 (23.81%) User Experience
5 5 (23.81%) Skype
5 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
5 5 (23.81%) Resource Management
5 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.52%) C#
7 2 (9.52%) Spanish Language
7 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (9.52%) Selenium
7 2 (9.52%) Use Case
7 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.52%) Retail
7 2 (9.52%) Big Data
8 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (4.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) DevOps Manager
3 5 (23.81%) Project Manager
3 5 (23.81%) SharePoint Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Business Analysis
2 8 (38.10%) Scrum
3 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 5 (23.81%) Coaching
4 5 (23.81%) Demand Management
4 5 (23.81%) DevOps
4 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
4 5 (23.81%) Resource Management
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) Use Case
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) F#
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) IIBA
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe
2 1 (4.76%) Coremetrics
2 1 (4.76%) Google
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Omniture
2 1 (4.76%) Tealeaf