The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 42 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing JIRA 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.55% 1.07% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 50.00% 8.82% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate
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£513 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +47.72%
JIRA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
12 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.11% 12.10% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 10
Average daily rate £425 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JIRA across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JIRA across the Bedfordshire region.

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 4 £513 - 4
Dunstable - - - -
JIRA
East of England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing JIRA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JIRA.

1 14 (77.78%) Confluence
2 8 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (44.44%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) VB
2 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
2 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
4 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (33.33%) IIS
4 6 (33.33%) Atlassian
4 6 (33.33%) FinalBuilder
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
5 5 (27.78%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Puppet
6 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 4 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing JIRA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JIRA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (77.78%) Confluence
2 6 (33.33%) IIS
3 3 (16.67%) CMS
4 1 (5.56%) Mule
4 1 (5.56%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (33.33%) FinalBuilder
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
3 3 (16.67%) Log4Net
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Configuration Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Software Configuration Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Configuration Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Web Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Web Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
1 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
2 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 3 (16.67%) MSMQ
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Scrum
2 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
3 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
4 5 (27.78%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) Use Case
6 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.56%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 1 (5.56%) EAI
7 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
1 8 (44.44%) VB
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (27.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.56%) WSO2