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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 48 65 66
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Contract jobs citing JIRA 22 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.82% 1.12% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.60% 7.43% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Median daily rate £425 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +5.26%
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
141 148 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.05% 15.12% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 90 26
Median daily rate £425 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £20.78 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.58% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Knutsford +7 7 £425 -
Chester - 6 £319 -
Warrington +4 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - - 2
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (45.10%) Jenkins
4 22 (43.14%) Finance
5 20 (39.22%) Java
6 19 (37.25%) XML
7 18 (35.29%) SQL
7 18 (35.29%) Oracle
8 17 (33.33%) TDD
9 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
10 15 (29.41%) Spring
10 15 (29.41%) IBM
11 14 (27.45%) JDBC
11 14 (27.45%) Software Engineering
11 14 (27.45%) WebSphere
11 14 (27.45%) Selenium
12 13 (25.49%) SOAP
13 12 (23.53%) Web Services
13 12 (23.53%) CSS
13 12 (23.53%) XSLT
13 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
13 12 (23.53%) Integration Testing
14 11 (21.57%) Waterfall
14 11 (21.57%) System Integration Testing
14 11 (21.57%) HTML
14 11 (21.57%) Subversion
15 10 (19.61%) PL/SQL
15 10 (19.61%) J2EE
15 10 (19.61%) WebSphere Application Server
15 10 (19.61%) Apache Camel

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 14 (27.45%) WebSphere
2 10 (19.61%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (9.80%) Confluence
4 4 (7.84%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (7.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
5 1 (1.96%) Magnolia
5 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) GitHub
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
1 1 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Internet
2 4 (7.84%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) Broadband
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle Database
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (1.96%) Informix
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (45.10%) Jenkins
2 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
3 14 (27.45%) Selenium
4 11 (21.57%) Subversion
5 9 (17.65%) JUnit
6 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
7 5 (9.80%) Mockito
7 5 (9.80%) SonarQube
7 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (7.84%) Checkstyle
8 4 (7.84%) FindBugs
8 4 (7.84%) Maven
9 3 (5.88%) Gradle
9 3 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.92%) ReSharper
10 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.92%) TestComplete
10 2 (3.92%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (43.14%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Business Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.84%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (7.84%) HTML Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Java Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Environment Manager
8 3 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Java Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (37.25%) XML
2 15 (29.41%) Spring
3 14 (27.45%) JDBC
4 13 (25.49%) SOAP
5 12 (23.53%) CSS
5 12 (23.53%) Web Services
5 12 (23.53%) XSLT
6 11 (21.57%) HTML
7 10 (19.61%) Apache Camel
7 10 (19.61%) J2EE
7 10 (19.61%) jQuery
8 9 (17.65%) WSDL
9 8 (15.69%) JAXB
9 8 (15.69%) JAX-WS
9 8 (15.69%) POJO
10 7 (13.73%) .NET
10 7 (13.73%) RESTful
11 5 (9.80%) Ajax
11 5 (9.80%) HTML5
11 5 (9.80%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Informatics
1 5 (9.80%) N-Tier
2 4 (7.84%) Life Science
3 3 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.88%) Online Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Unix
3 3 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (33.33%) TDD
4 14 (27.45%) Software Engineering
5 12 (23.53%) Integration Testing
6 11 (21.57%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (21.57%) Waterfall
7 9 (17.65%) AOP
7 9 (17.65%) MVC
7 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (15.69%) Extreme Programming
8 8 (15.69%) Kanban
8 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
9 7 (13.73%) DevOps
9 7 (13.73%) Front End Development
9 7 (13.73%) User Stories
10 5 (9.80%) Analytics
10 5 (9.80%) Scrum
10 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
10 5 (9.80%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) Java
2 18 (35.29%) SQL
3 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 10 (19.61%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.92%) C++
5 2 (3.92%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) Graylog
2 1 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.96%) logstash
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
2 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) yum
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Oracle
2 15 (29.41%) IBM
3 5 (9.80%) Perforce
3 5 (9.80%) VMware
4 4 (7.84%) Atlassian
5 3 (5.88%) Ab Initio
5 3 (5.88%) ATG
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.92%) Rally
7 1 (1.96%) Adobe
7 1 (1.96%) Compuware
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) Saba
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