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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 58 54 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.22% 1.11% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.31% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Median daily rate £381 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £340 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
544 609 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 82.67% 84.23% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 329 372
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 8
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% -23.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017, 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 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) ES6
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) ISEB
4 3 (20.00%) ECMAScript
4 3 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) JSP
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Ajax
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC

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 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) CHAP
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) Appium
4 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.67%) Genymotion
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Automotive
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) German Language
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Spring
2 3 (20.00%) Ajax
2 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
2 3 (20.00%) JSP
2 3 (20.00%) REST
2 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
2 3 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (6.67%) JMS
3 1 (6.67%) Kafka
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
3 1 (6.67%) Spring Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Planning Poker
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (13.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) ES6
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) ECMAScript
3 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SDET
1 1 (6.67%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.67%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) HP
1 1 (6.67%) IBM