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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 60 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.99% 0.89% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate £375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £32.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.34% -28.88%
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
592 620 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.73% 78.88% 77.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 348 317
Average daily rate £398 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 13
Average hourly rate £13.85 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.13% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £15.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 3 (27.27%) ISEB
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Retail
5 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) User Experience
6 1 (9.09%) Tealeaf
6 1 (9.09%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Tag Management
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (9.09%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Business Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Finance Business Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Financial Business Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) OpenUP
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 1 (9.09%) PMP
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe
1 1 (9.09%) Coremetrics
1 1 (9.09%) Google
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) Omniture
1 1 (9.09%) Tealeaf