The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 71 71 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing JIRA 12 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.22% 0.13% 1.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.00% 1.30% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate
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£450 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £359 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.52% +12.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £38.25 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+7.18% -17.29%
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
150 77 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.23% 9.81% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 39 25
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £439 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £41.25 £44.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £43.65 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £44.85 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JIRA across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Chester - 1 £401 - 1
Crewe - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £425 -
Macclesfield - 1 - - 2
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) Java
3 12 (60.00%) HTML
3 12 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (50.00%) Project Management
5 9 (45.00%) CSS
6 8 (40.00%) JUnit
6 8 (40.00%) Confluence
6 8 (40.00%) Subversion
6 8 (40.00%) Spring
6 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (35.00%) Finance
7 7 (35.00%) Scrum
7 7 (35.00%) Integration Testing
7 7 (35.00%) SQL
7 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
8 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (30.00%) XML
8 6 (30.00%) Linux
8 6 (30.00%) TDD
8 6 (30.00%) Banking
9 5 (25.00%) Perforce
9 5 (25.00%) Ajax
9 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
9 5 (25.00%) jQuery
9 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
9 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
9 5 (25.00%) JSP
9 5 (25.00%) Servlets
9 5 (25.00%) SOAP

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 8 (40.00%) Confluence
2 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (15.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
1 3 (15.00%) Informix
1 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) Big Data
2 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) JUnit
1 8 (40.00%) Subversion
2 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) Maven
3 3 (15.00%) Introscope
3 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.00%) Mockito
3 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) Gradle
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.00%) FishEye
3 3 (15.00%) Artifactory
3 3 (15.00%) SonarQube
4 2 (10.00%) WebSpeed
4 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (10.00%) PVCS
4 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (10.00%) Cactus
5 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Hybris Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Tools Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Officer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) HTML
2 9 (45.00%) CSS
3 8 (40.00%) Spring
4 6 (30.00%) XML
5 5 (25.00%) Ajax
5 5 (25.00%) jQuery
5 5 (25.00%) JSP
5 5 (25.00%) Servlets
5 5 (25.00%) SOAP
5 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 5 (25.00%) J2EE
5 5 (25.00%) WSDL
6 4 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) RESTful
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 3 (15.00%) JSON
7 3 (15.00%) Spring MVC
7 3 (15.00%) JDBC
7 3 (15.00%) XSD
7 3 (15.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) iPad
2 3 (15.00%) Online Banking
2 3 (15.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.00%) Web 2.0
4 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (50.00%) Project Management
4 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (35.00%) Scrum
5 7 (35.00%) Integration Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (30.00%) TDD
7 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (20.00%) Kanban
9 3 (15.00%) Validation
9 3 (15.00%) MVC
9 3 (15.00%) SEO
9 3 (15.00%) Data Validation
9 3 (15.00%) OOP
9 3 (15.00%) OO
9 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
9 3 (15.00%) B2C
9 3 (15.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
4 3 (15.00%) Perl
4 3 (15.00%) C
4 3 (15.00%) C++
4 3 (15.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) Delphi
5 2 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.00%) VB
5 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.00%) XPath
5 2 (10.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Perforce
1 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 5 (25.00%) IBM
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) hybris
2 3 (15.00%) Compuware
2 3 (15.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Sculptor
3 2 (10.00%) Progress