Period
to 24 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 87 64
Rank change year-on-year +10 -23 +41
Contract jobs citing User Stories 30 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.05% 1.91% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.27% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 18
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £335 £331 £347
90th Percentile £488 £525 £525
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
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 1,252 1,412 1,089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 85.69% 84.40% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 712 638
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £537 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £414 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 39 36
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £13.85 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.53% +15.42% -25.00%
10th Percentile £8.88 £8.73 £9.00
90th Percentile £16.66 £19.50 £15.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.33% +7.14% -20.00%

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 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (26.67%) User Experience
4 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (26.67%) Wireframes
5 7 (23.33%) B2C
6 6 (20.00%) Scrum
6 6 (20.00%) Business Process Modelling
7 5 (16.67%) Degree
7 5 (16.67%) JIRA
8 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
8 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (13.33%) Benchmarking
8 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
8 4 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) Ethnography
8 4 (13.33%) Ethnographic Research
8 4 (13.33%) Usability Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (13.33%) Axure RP
8 4 (13.33%) Rapid Prototyping
8 4 (13.33%) Prototyping
8 4 (13.33%) Guerrilla Testing
8 4 (13.33%) InVision
8 4 (13.33%) UserZoom
8 4 (13.33%) Co-Creation
8 4 (13.33%) Task Model
8 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (6.67%) CMS
1 2 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) InVision
1 4 (13.33%) UserZoom
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 4 (13.33%) Axure RP
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.00%) Automotive
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) German Language
1 3 (10.00%) Legal
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
1 14 (46.67%) Business Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Digital Business Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Coach
4 4 (13.33%) Lead Business Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Process Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Development Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) User Researcher
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Business Development Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Development Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Graduate IT Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Graduate Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) IT Support
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum Master
7 1 (3.33%) Software Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) CSS
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) OAuth
1 1 (3.33%) OAuth2
1 1 (3.33%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (26.67%) User Experience
2 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Blog
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (26.67%) Wireframes
5 7 (23.33%) B2C
6 6 (20.00%) Business Process Modelling
6 6 (20.00%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Benchmarking
7 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.33%) Co-Creation
7 4 (13.33%) Ethnographic Research
7 4 (13.33%) Ethnography
7 4 (13.33%) Guerrilla Testing
7 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (13.33%) Prototyping
7 4 (13.33%) Rapid Prototyping
7 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (13.33%) Task Model
7 4 (13.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PMO
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Adobe
2 1 (3.33%) Alteryx
2 1 (3.33%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (3.33%) Guidewire
2 1 (3.33%) McAfee
2 1 (3.33%) Planview
2 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.33%) Tableau