Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 86 75
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11 +26
Contract jobs citing User Stories 18 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.43% 1.93% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 2.28% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 9
Milton Keynes median daily rate £454 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.83% +16.13% +11.11%
10th Percentile £202 £381 £306
90th Percentile £746 £525 £457
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £454 £425 £378
% change year-on-year +6.76% +12.58% +3.42%
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 1,114 1,490 1,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 88.34% 84.47% 86.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 773 639
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.73% +7.92%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £525 £562
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £403
% change year-on-year +3.70% -0.68% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 53 40
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% - -
10th Percentile £10.59 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.90 £24.80 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.83 £14.75
% change year-on-year -13.84% +14.10% -8.21%

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 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (27.78%) Coaching
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Coaching
3 5 (27.78%) Community of Practice
4 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (22.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 3 (16.67%) German Language
5 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Retail
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Automotive
5 3 (16.67%) Legal
5 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 3 (16.67%) Change Management
5 3 (16.67%) B2C
5 3 (16.67%) ISEB
5 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Degree

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) InVision
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Automotive
2 3 (16.67%) German Language
2 3 (16.67%) Legal
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Coach
4 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Deskside Support
5 1 (5.56%) Development Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Development Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Graduate
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) OAuth
1 1 (5.56%) OAuth2
1 1 (5.56%) OpenID
1 1 (5.56%) Spring
1 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Coaching
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) Coaching
3 5 (27.78%) Community of Practice
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 4 (22.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (16.67%) B2C
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Change Management
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Guidewire
1 1 (5.56%) McAfee
1 1 (5.56%) Planview
1 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow