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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 52 68
Rank change year-on-year -14 +16  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.63% 1.95% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.33% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 5
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £399
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 624 559 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.90% 83.81% 81.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 321 389
Median daily rate £400 £406 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 10
Median hourly rate £14.25 £11.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.91% -71.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) Business Analysis
4 9 (37.50%) Java
5 8 (33.33%) ISEB
5 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Spring
7 5 (20.83%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
7 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
7 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
7 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (20.83%) XML
7 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
7 5 (20.83%) REST
7 5 (20.83%) Marketing
8 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (16.67%) Microservices
8 4 (16.67%) User Experience
8 4 (16.67%) CSS
8 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
9 3 (12.50%) SQL
9 3 (12.50%) JSP
9 3 (12.50%) IBM
9 3 (12.50%) ECMAScript
9 3 (12.50%) MVC
9 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

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 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) NAS
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
1 12 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Digital Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Digital Business Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Developer
4 7 (29.17%) Java Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Finance Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) MongoDB Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Project Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Spring
2 5 (20.83%) REST
2 5 (20.83%) XML
3 4 (16.67%) CSS
4 3 (12.50%) Ajax
4 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 3 (12.50%) jQuery
4 3 (12.50%) JSP
4 3 (12.50%) Kafka
4 3 (12.50%) Spring Boot
4 3 (12.50%) Spring MVC
4 3 (12.50%) Spring Security
5 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (8.33%) JSON
5 2 (8.33%) SOAP
6 1 (4.17%) HTML
6 1 (4.17%) JMS
6 1 (4.17%) Middleware
6 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
3 4 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.17%) Graphic Design
5 1 (4.17%) iPad
5 1 (4.17%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) Business Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
4 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.83%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
5 4 (16.67%) Microservices
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Analytics
6 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 3 (12.50%) Content Management
6 3 (12.50%) Data Management
6 3 (12.50%) Kanban
6 3 (12.50%) MVC
6 3 (12.50%) Planning Poker
6 3 (12.50%) SDLC
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) ECMAScript
3 3 (12.50%) ES6
3 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Mesos
2 1 (4.17%) Marathon
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) IBM
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