Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 6 months to 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Story
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 80 69
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11 +24
Contract jobs citing User Stories 23 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.49% 1.75% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.06% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 16
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £349 £353 £363
90th Percentile £450 £438 £525
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,283 1,263 1,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.20% 85.17% 85.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 654 684
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £237 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £544 £527
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 22 24
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -25.65%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.81 £9.37
90th Percentile £17.50 £17.25 £16.23
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.19% +14.29% -24.32%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Milton Keynes

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Stories in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Milton Keynes

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) JIRA
3 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
3 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (34.78%) User Experience
3 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (34.78%) Wireframes
4 6 (26.09%) Business Process Modelling
4 6 (26.09%) B2C
5 5 (21.74%) Degree
5 5 (21.74%) Translating Business Requirements
5 5 (21.74%) Confluence
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (17.39%) Axure RP
6 4 (17.39%) Rapid Prototyping
6 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Ethnography
6 4 (17.39%) Ethnographic Research
6 4 (17.39%) Prototyping
6 4 (17.39%) Guerrilla Testing
6 4 (17.39%) InVision
6 4 (17.39%) UserZoom
6 4 (17.39%) Co-Creation
6 4 (17.39%) Task Model
6 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (17.39%) Usability Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
6 4 (17.39%) Benchmarking

User Stories
Co-occurring 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 5 (21.74%) Confluence
2 3 (13.04%) CMS
3 2 (8.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) InVision
1 4 (17.39%) UserZoom
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
1 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) JIRA
2 4 (17.39%) Axure RP
3 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) GitLab
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
3 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) TestRail
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Automotive
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Business Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Digital Business Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Lead Business Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) User Researcher
7 2 (8.70%) Business Development Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Development Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Process Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Scrum Master
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
8 1 (4.35%) Digital Project Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Finance Business Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Planview Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Regulatory Business Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (34.78%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Blog
3 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
2 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (34.78%) Wireframes
3 6 (26.09%) B2C
3 6 (26.09%) Business Process Modelling
4 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (21.74%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (17.39%) Benchmarking
5 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (17.39%) Co-Creation
5 4 (17.39%) Ethnographic Research
5 4 (17.39%) Ethnography
5 4 (17.39%) Guerrilla Testing
5 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
5 4 (17.39%) Prototyping
5 4 (17.39%) Rapid Prototyping
5 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Task Model
5 4 (17.39%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) APMG
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Adobe
2 1 (4.35%) Alteryx
2 1 (4.35%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Planview
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Tableau