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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 35 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing JIRA 19 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.72% 0.76% -
As % of the Development Applications category 27.54% 5.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £47.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +137.50%
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
69 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.50% 14.12% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 20 17
Average daily rate £431 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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
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 21 August 2014. 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 -7 16 £450 +5.88% 9
Bedford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
JIRA
East of England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 15 (65.22%) Confluence
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) VB
3 12 (52.17%) .NET
3 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
3 12 (52.17%) PowerShell
3 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (52.17%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (47.83%) C#
4 11 (47.83%) E-Commerce
4 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (43.48%) IIS
5 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
5 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
5 10 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (34.78%) Retail
7 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
7 7 (30.43%) CMS
7 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (30.43%) TeamCity
7 7 (30.43%) FinalBuilder
8 6 (26.09%) MSMQ
8 6 (26.09%) EPoS
8 6 (26.09%) Log4Net
8 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Android
8 6 (26.09%) Puppet
8 6 (26.09%) Apple iOS
9 5 (21.74%) Web Services

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 15 (65.22%) Confluence
2 10 (43.48%) IIS
3 7 (30.43%) CMS
4 4 (17.39%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
1 10 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (30.43%) FinalBuilder
2 7 (30.43%) TeamCity
3 6 (26.09%) Log4Net
4 3 (13.04%) Artifactory
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Configuration Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Software Configuration Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Software Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Integration Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Integration Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Configuration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Transition Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Web Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
1 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
2 6 (26.09%) MSMQ
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
3 5 (21.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) EPoS
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
3 3 (13.04%) CMDB
4 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (26.09%) Android
4 6 (26.09%) Apple iOS
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) E-Commerce
2 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
3 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Analytics
5 4 (17.39%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (17.39%) Android Development
5 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.35%) Use Case
7 1 (4.35%) Web Design
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) VB
1 12 (52.17%) PowerShell
2 11 (47.83%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (26.09%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) McAfee
1 1 (4.35%) VMware
1 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
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