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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 60 59 54
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 12 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.61% 1.20% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.40% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 14
Median daily rate £425 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

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 629 645 668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.20% 85.89% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 362 348
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
3 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
4 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (33.33%) ISEB
4 6 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
5 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
5 5 (27.78%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
5 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) ES6
6 4 (22.22%) Selenium
6 4 (22.22%) Spring
6 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) CSS
7 3 (16.67%) JSP
7 3 (16.67%) ECMAScript
7 3 (16.67%) MVC
7 3 (16.67%) XML
7 3 (16.67%) Ajax
7 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
7 3 (16.67%) jQuery
7 3 (16.67%) REST
7 3 (16.67%) 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 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) CHAP
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Appium
4 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.56%) Genymotion
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) IntelliJ
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (38.89%) Digital Analyst
3 7 (38.89%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business IT Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Finance Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Financial Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) IT Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) IT Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) CRM Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Spring
2 3 (16.67%) Ajax
2 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 3 (16.67%) jQuery
2 3 (16.67%) JSP
2 3 (16.67%) REST
2 3 (16.67%) Spring MVC
2 3 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (5.56%) JMS
3 1 (5.56%) Kafka
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.56%) Spring Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
3 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
4 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
4 5 (27.78%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Planning Poker
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) SDLC
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Business Process Modelling
7 1 (5.56%) Data Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Microservices
7 1 (5.56%) QA Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) ES6
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) ECMAScript
3 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SDET
1 1 (5.56%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) HP
1 1 (5.56%) IBM