The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 64 50 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.45% 0.38% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.52% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £488 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
622 386 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 70.68% 73.24% 63.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 236 254
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 32
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Stories
Buckinghamshire

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) Web Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Kentico
4 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) CMS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Kentico
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
2 7 (87.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Web Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) C++
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA