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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 35 72 60
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -12
Contract jobs citing JIRA 32 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.02% 0.52% 1.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.62% 5.22% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 5
Median daily rate £425 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £320 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -0.62%
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
148 115 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.59% 9.88% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 83 38
Median daily rate £400 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £356
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 29 September 2016.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

JIRA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

JIRA Hourly Rate Trend 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 29 September 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
Warrington +28 16 £450 +5.88%
Chester - 5 £370 - 1
Macclesfield - 2 - - 1
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 39 (66.10%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) Java
3 19 (32.20%) SQL
3 19 (32.20%) Finance
4 18 (30.51%) Jenkins
5 17 (28.81%) TDD
6 16 (27.12%) Oracle
6 16 (27.12%) Software Engineering
6 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (23.73%) XML
8 13 (22.03%) Configuration Management
8 13 (22.03%) Project Management
8 13 (22.03%) Git (software)
9 12 (20.34%) User Stories
9 12 (20.34%) Waterfall
10 11 (18.64%) Spring
10 11 (18.64%) IBM
10 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
10 11 (18.64%) Windows
10 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
10 11 (18.64%) JDBC
11 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
11 10 (16.95%) MS PowerPoint
11 10 (16.95%) WebSphere
11 10 (16.95%) Selenium
12 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
12 9 (15.25%) Wiki
12 9 (15.25%) Change Control
12 9 (15.25%) J2EE

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 10 (16.95%) WebSphere
2 8 (13.56%) Confluence
2 8 (13.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.39%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (15.25%) MS Office
4 8 (13.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Slack
2 2 (3.39%) SaaS
2 2 (3.39%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) Firewall
2 2 (3.39%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.17%) MySQL
3 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) GIS
4 1 (1.69%) Informix
4 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) Jenkins
2 13 (22.03%) Git (software)
3 10 (16.95%) Selenium
4 9 (15.25%) Subversion
5 8 (13.56%) JUnit
6 7 (11.86%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.08%) Gradle
7 3 (5.08%) Mockito
7 3 (5.08%) SonarQube
7 3 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.39%) Checkstyle
8 2 (3.39%) FindBugs
8 2 (3.39%) Maven
8 2 (3.39%) ReSharper
8 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.39%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.69%) QUnit
General
1 19 (32.20%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (8.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Developer
2 15 (25.42%) Analyst
3 13 (22.03%) Business Analyst
4 9 (15.25%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (11.86%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.47%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Service Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Lead Software Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Agile Developer
8 3 (5.08%) C++ Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Environment Manager
8 3 (5.08%) IT Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) XML
2 11 (18.64%) JDBC
2 11 (18.64%) Spring
3 9 (15.25%) J2EE
3 9 (15.25%) XSLT
4 8 (13.56%) Apache Camel
4 8 (13.56%) HTML
4 8 (13.56%) SOAP
4 8 (13.56%) Web Services
4 8 (13.56%) WSDL
5 7 (11.86%) .NET
5 7 (11.86%) CSS
5 7 (11.86%) JAXB
5 7 (11.86%) JAX-WS
5 7 (11.86%) POJO
6 6 (10.17%) REST
7 4 (6.78%) Middleware
7 4 (6.78%) Node.js
8 3 (5.08%) jQuery
8 3 (5.08%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Wiki
2 6 (10.17%) Informatics
3 5 (8.47%) Life Science
4 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.08%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.08%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.39%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) Unix
3 4 (6.78%) AIX
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (66.10%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.81%) TDD
3 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (27.12%) Software Engineering
4 13 (22.03%) Configuration Management
4 13 (22.03%) Project Management
5 12 (20.34%) User Stories
5 12 (20.34%) Waterfall
6 9 (15.25%) Change Control
6 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Programme Management
6 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.56%) AOP
7 8 (13.56%) Kanban
7 8 (13.56%) Service Delivery
7 8 (13.56%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Extreme Programming
8 7 (11.86%) Open Source
9 6 (10.17%) Analytics
9 6 (10.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) Java
2 19 (32.20%) SQL
3 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.56%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.08%) C++
5 3 (5.08%) PHP
6 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.39%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.69%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.39%) MISRA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Puppet
2 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.69%) Graylog
3 1 (1.69%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.69%) logstash
3 1 (1.69%) Nagios
3 1 (1.69%) yum
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Oracle
2 11 (18.64%) IBM
2 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.47%) VMware
4 4 (6.78%) Perforce
5 3 (5.08%) Ab Initio
5 3 (5.08%) ATG
5 3 (5.08%) Atlassian
5 3 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.39%) Saba
7 1 (1.69%) Adobe
7 1 (1.69%) Compuware
7 1 (1.69%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) Juniper
7 1 (1.69%) NetApp
7 1 (1.69%) Rally
7 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.69%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.69%) Veritas