The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 58 66 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing JIRA 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.91% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.61% 4.29% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate £442 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
JIRA
West Midlands

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

Development Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
66 70 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.56% 8.45% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 55 38
Average daily rate £375 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £293 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 5 (38.46%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
2 5 (38.46%) PL/SQL
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) PVCS
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) UML
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (38.46%) Toad
2 5 (38.46%) RDBMS
2 5 (38.46%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (38.46%) ClearQuest
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Artifactory
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Apache CXF
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) JSP
4 3 (23.08%) Servlets

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) Confluence
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 5 (38.46%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (38.46%) RDBMS
3 3 (23.08%) MySQL
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) ClearQuest
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
1 5 (38.46%) PVCS
1 5 (38.46%) Toad
2 3 (23.08%) Ant
2 3 (23.08%) Artifactory
2 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
2 3 (23.08%) JUnit
2 3 (23.08%) Maven
3 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
3 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (15.38%) RSpec
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Business Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Business Objects Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Release and Configuration Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Release Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) C++/Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) Apache CXF
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
2 3 (23.08%) J2EE
2 3 (23.08%) JSP
2 3 (23.08%) Servlets
2 3 (23.08%) Spring
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) Backbone.js
3 2 (15.38%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) OC4J
3 2 (15.38%) Phusion Passenger
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (7.69%) Ajax
4 1 (7.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Unix
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (38.46%) UML
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) OOP
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (15.38%) V-Model
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Development
6 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Secure Coding
6 1 (7.69%) SEO
6 1 (7.69%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PL/SQL
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) VB
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) ActionScript
4 1 (7.69%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (7.69%) Clojure
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) Scala
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Sun Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
1 2 (15.38%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) SAP