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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 57 65 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.30% 0.13% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.18% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £250 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £250 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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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
643 552 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.74% 73.40% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 301 273
Average daily rate £375 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 30
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £55.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

User Stories
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 9 (69.23%) Scrum
2 9 (69.23%) BDD
3 8 (61.54%) Business Analysis
4 7 (53.85%) Web Development
4 7 (53.85%) E-Commerce
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) OO
7 3 (23.08%) Banking
8 2 (15.38%) Retail
8 2 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (15.38%) Marketing
8 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
8 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
8 2 (15.38%) TDD
8 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
8 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (15.38%) DTV
8 2 (15.38%) SAP
8 2 (15.38%) Electronics
8 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
8 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (15.38%) Change Control
9 1 (7.69%) UML
9 1 (7.69%) Automotive
9 1 (7.69%) BPMN
9 1 (7.69%) Use Case

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (15.38%) Electronics
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Business Analyst
1 12 (92.31%) Analyst
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Scrum
1 9 (69.23%) BDD
2 8 (61.54%) Business Analysis
3 7 (53.85%) Web Development
3 7 (53.85%) E-Commerce
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
6 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
7 1 (7.69%) UML
7 1 (7.69%) BPMN
7 1 (7.69%) Use Case
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP