The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 54 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing JIRA 27 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.94% 1.50% -
As % of the Development Applications category 17.42% 8.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 0
Median daily rate £388 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+37.09% -18.42%
JIRA
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
155 176 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.87% 17.56% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 109 32
Median daily rate £425 £368 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% -5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.78 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing JIRA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +2 9 £348 -13.23%
Knutsford +5 8 £425 - 1
Macclesfield +3 4 £364 -
Warrington -11 1 - -
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 35 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (46.00%) Java
3 23 (46.00%) Jenkins
4 21 (42.00%) Finance
5 20 (40.00%) XML
6 18 (36.00%) SQL
6 18 (36.00%) Oracle
7 16 (32.00%) TDD
7 16 (32.00%) Spring
7 16 (32.00%) Git (software)
8 15 (30.00%) Selenium
8 15 (30.00%) WebSphere
8 15 (30.00%) SOAP
8 15 (30.00%) IBM
9 14 (28.00%) Web Services
9 14 (28.00%) JDBC
9 14 (28.00%) Software Engineering
10 13 (26.00%) CSS
10 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
10 13 (26.00%) XSLT
10 13 (26.00%) Integration Testing
11 12 (24.00%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (24.00%) MVC
11 12 (24.00%) jQuery
12 11 (22.00%) HTML
12 11 (22.00%) RESTful
13 10 (20.00%) Apache Camel
13 10 (20.00%) Oracle Database
13 10 (20.00%) PL/SQL

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 15 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (12.00%) Confluence
4 5 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) Magnolia
5 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) GitHub
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) HTTP
1 5 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) Broadband
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (46.00%) Jenkins
2 16 (32.00%) Git (software)
3 15 (30.00%) Selenium
4 10 (20.00%) Subversion
5 8 (16.00%) JUnit
6 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (10.00%) Checkstyle
7 5 (10.00%) FindBugs
7 5 (10.00%) Maven
7 5 (10.00%) Mockito
7 5 (10.00%) SonarQube
7 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (6.00%) Gradle
8 3 (6.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
9 2 (4.00%) TestComplete
9 2 (4.00%) Vagrant
9 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.00%) ReSharper
General
1 21 (42.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) HTML CSS Developer
5 5 (10.00%) HTML Developer
5 5 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Environment Manager
6 3 (6.00%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) XML
2 16 (32.00%) Spring
3 15 (30.00%) SOAP
4 14 (28.00%) JDBC
4 14 (28.00%) Web Services
5 13 (26.00%) CSS
5 13 (26.00%) XSLT
6 12 (24.00%) jQuery
7 11 (22.00%) HTML
7 11 (22.00%) RESTful
8 10 (20.00%) Apache Camel
9 9 (18.00%) J2EE
9 9 (18.00%) WSDL
10 8 (16.00%) JAXB
10 8 (16.00%) JAX-WS
10 8 (16.00%) POJO
11 7 (14.00%) Handlebars
11 7 (14.00%) HTML5
11 7 (14.00%) Mustache
11 7 (14.00%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Informatics
1 5 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.00%) Life Science
2 4 (8.00%) Online Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Unix
3 3 (6.00%) AIX
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (32.00%) TDD
4 14 (28.00%) Software Engineering
5 13 (26.00%) Integration Testing
6 12 (24.00%) MVC
6 12 (24.00%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (18.00%) AOP
8 8 (16.00%) Extreme Programming
8 8 (16.00%) Front End Development
8 8 (16.00%) Kanban
8 8 (16.00%) Scrum
8 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
8 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
9 7 (14.00%) DevOps
10 6 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (12.00%) Web Design
11 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 5 (10.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) Java
2 18 (36.00%) SQL
3 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Degree
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) BC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) Graylog
2 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.00%) logstash
2 1 (2.00%) Nagios
2 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.00%) yum
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Oracle
2 15 (30.00%) IBM
3 5 (10.00%) Atlassian
3 5 (10.00%) Perforce
3 5 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (6.00%) Ab Initio
4 3 (6.00%) ATG
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.00%) Rally