Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 76 108
Rank change year-on-year -8 +32 -26
Contract jobs citing User Stories 34 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.93% 1.41% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.66% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 7
Milton Keynes median daily rate £450 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +7.64% -4.00%
10th Percentile £381 £300 £274
90th Percentile £525 £446 £425
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +9.68% +4.73% -1.33%
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 1465 1084 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.24% 84.89% 80.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 636 849
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +8.44% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £250
90th Percentile £530 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 33 38
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.12% +24.94%
10th Percentile £8.87 £9.00 £9.43
90th Percentile £24.60 £38.75 £24.73
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.83 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +12.20% -7.38% +29.56%

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 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (26.47%) Banking
3 9 (26.47%) Finance
4 8 (23.53%) Wireframes
5 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
5 7 (20.59%) Scrum
6 5 (14.71%) Retail
6 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (14.71%) Automotive
6 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
6 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
6 5 (14.71%) ISEB
6 5 (14.71%) Business Transformation
6 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
6 5 (14.71%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (14.71%) Logical Data Model
7 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (11.76%) Probabilistic Estimation
7 4 (11.76%) Business Process Modelling
7 4 (11.76%) OWASP
7 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (11.76%) Marketing
7 4 (11.76%) JIRA
7 4 (11.76%) Information Security
8 3 (8.82%) HP
8 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) Penetration Testing

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 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) NAS
1 2 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) JIRA
1 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (26.47%) Banking
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Automotive
2 5 (14.71%) Retail
3 4 (11.76%) Marketing
4 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.94%) Electronics
5 1 (2.94%) Games
5 1 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Coach
3 5 (14.71%) Digital Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Security Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Business Change Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Application Security Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Engineering Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Software Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) UI Designer
5 2 (5.88%) UI/UX Designer
5 2 (5.88%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) CSS
1 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Graphic Design
3 2 (5.88%) Infotainment
4 1 (2.94%) iPad
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (23.53%) Wireframes
4 7 (20.59%) Scrum
4 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
5 5 (14.71%) Business Transformation
5 5 (14.71%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
5 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
5 5 (14.71%) Logical Data Model
5 5 (14.71%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.76%) Business Process Modelling
6 4 (11.76%) Information Security
6 4 (11.76%) OWASP
6 4 (11.76%) Probabilistic Estimation
7 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) SAP