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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 49 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs citing JIRA 19 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.54% 0.67% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.01% 5.11% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Median daily rate £325 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +58.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £50.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-26.00% +28.20%
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
146 137 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.52% 13.10% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 89 30
Median daily rate £425 £368 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +9.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +17.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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 24 August 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 24 August 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 - 6 £319 - 2
Knutsford +7 3 £375 -21.05% 1
Macclesfield - 2 - - 1
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 20 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (43.48%) Finance
4 19 (41.30%) SQL
5 18 (39.13%) Java
5 18 (39.13%) Oracle
6 16 (34.78%) TDD
7 15 (32.61%) Software Engineering
7 15 (32.61%) Spring
7 15 (32.61%) XML
7 15 (32.61%) IBM
8 14 (30.43%) JDBC
8 14 (30.43%) WebSphere
9 13 (28.26%) Selenium
10 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
10 12 (26.09%) XSLT
11 11 (23.91%) Web Services
11 11 (23.91%) Subversion
11 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
11 11 (23.91%) Waterfall
11 11 (23.91%) System Integration Testing
12 10 (21.74%) Apache Camel
12 10 (21.74%) Oracle Database
12 10 (21.74%) J2EE
12 10 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (21.74%) PL/SQL
13 9 (19.57%) WSDL
13 9 (19.57%) JUnit
13 9 (19.57%) SOAP

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 (30.43%) WebSphere
2 10 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (8.70%) Confluence
3 4 (8.70%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
1 2 (4.35%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Internet
2 4 (8.70%) HTTP
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Big Data
4 1 (2.17%) Informix
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 13 (28.26%) Selenium
3 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
3 11 (23.91%) Subversion
4 9 (19.57%) JUnit
5 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
5 5 (10.87%) Mockito
5 5 (10.87%) SonarQube
6 4 (8.70%) Checkstyle
6 4 (8.70%) FindBugs
6 4 (8.70%) Maven
6 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.52%) Gradle
7 3 (6.52%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.35%) ReSharper
8 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.35%) TestComplete
8 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Banking
2 6 (13.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Java Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Analyst
4 9 (19.57%) Business Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) .NET Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Java Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Agile Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) C++ Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Environment Manager
8 3 (6.52%) IT Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Java Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) Spring
1 15 (32.61%) XML
2 14 (30.43%) JDBC
3 12 (26.09%) XSLT
4 11 (23.91%) Web Services
5 10 (21.74%) Apache Camel
5 10 (21.74%) J2EE
6 9 (19.57%) SOAP
6 9 (19.57%) WSDL
7 8 (17.39%) .NET
7 8 (17.39%) JAXB
7 8 (17.39%) JAX-WS
7 8 (17.39%) POJO
8 7 (15.22%) CSS
9 6 (13.04%) HTML
10 5 (10.87%) jQuery
10 5 (10.87%) Servlets
11 4 (8.70%) JSP
11 4 (8.70%) Spring Security
11 4 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Informatics
2 5 (10.87%) Life Science
2 5 (10.87%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.52%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) AIX
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (34.78%) TDD
4 15 (32.61%) Software Engineering
5 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
6 11 (23.91%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (23.91%) Waterfall
7 9 (19.57%) AOP
7 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (19.57%) User Stories
8 8 (17.39%) Extreme Programming
8 8 (17.39%) Kanban
9 7 (15.22%) DevOps
10 6 (13.04%) Analytics
10 6 (13.04%) MVC
10 6 (13.04%) Visual Analytics
11 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
11 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
12 4 (8.70%) OOP
12 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) SQL
2 18 (39.13%) Java
3 10 (21.74%) PL/SQL
4 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.52%) C++
6 2 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (4.35%) PHP
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Graylog
2 1 (2.17%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.17%) logstash
2 1 (2.17%) Nagios
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.17%) yum
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle
2 15 (32.61%) IBM
3 6 (13.04%) Perforce
4 5 (10.87%) VMware
5 3 (6.52%) Ab Initio
5 3 (6.52%) ATG
5 3 (6.52%) Atlassian
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.35%) Saba
7 1 (2.17%) Adobe
7 1 (2.17%) Compuware
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) Rally
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