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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 66 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.35% 0.86% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +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
674 495 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.73% 70.92% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 243 186
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £62.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) Scrum
3 16 (69.57%) BDD
3 16 (69.57%) Finance
4 14 (60.87%) Business Analysis
4 14 (60.87%) Web Development
5 10 (43.48%) E-Commerce
6 7 (30.43%) OO
7 5 (21.74%) SAP
7 5 (21.74%) Automotive
8 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
8 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
8 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (13.04%) Electronics
9 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
9 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
9 3 (13.04%) Retail
9 3 (13.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (13.04%) Marketing
9 3 (13.04%) DTV
9 3 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (8.70%) Change Control
10 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
10 2 (8.70%) Use Case
10 2 (8.70%) User Experience
10 2 (8.70%) TDD
10 2 (8.70%) HTML

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (4.35%) MS Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Automotive
3 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
4 3 (13.04%) Electronics
4 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (13.04%) Retail
4 3 (13.04%) Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Business Analyst
1 22 (95.65%) Analyst
2 18 (78.26%) Agile Business Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) Financial Business Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) DTV
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) Scrum
3 16 (69.57%) BDD
4 14 (60.87%) Business Analysis
4 14 (60.87%) Web Development
5 10 (43.48%) E-Commerce
6 7 (30.43%) OO
7 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
7 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
8 3 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (8.70%) Change Control
9 2 (8.70%) Use Case
9 2 (8.70%) TDD
10 1 (4.35%) UML
10 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
10 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
10 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) PMP
1 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) SAP