The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 73 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 1.07% 0.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.12% 11.76% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £275 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -57.50%
Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
89 68 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.52% 9.05% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 38
Average daily rate £388 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £153 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £357 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.57 £26.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.55% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
JIRA
North West

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
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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
3 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) BDD
4 6 (46.15%) Banking
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) XML
5 5 (38.46%) SOAP
5 5 (38.46%) J2EE
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Subversion
5 5 (38.46%) WSDL
5 5 (38.46%) JAX-RPC
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
5 5 (38.46%) Spring
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
6 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 4 (30.77%) IBM
6 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
6 4 (30.77%) CSS
6 4 (30.77%) XSLT
7 3 (23.08%) MySQL
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) Python
7 3 (23.08%) JDBC

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
2 3 (23.08%) Confluence
2 3 (23.08%) Mule
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
2 3 (23.08%) MySQL
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) DB2
3 2 (15.38%) Informix
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Subversion
2 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) Gradle
2 3 (23.08%) Artifactory
2 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) FishEye
2 3 (23.08%) Maven
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Umbraco Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) Web Services
2 5 (38.46%) XML
2 5 (38.46%) SOAP
2 5 (38.46%) J2EE
2 5 (38.46%) WSDL
2 5 (38.46%) JAX-RPC
2 5 (38.46%) Spring
3 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
3 4 (30.77%) XSLT
4 3 (23.08%) JDBC
4 3 (23.08%) XSL
4 3 (23.08%) Apache Axis
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) JAX-WS
5 2 (15.38%) ICEfaces
5 2 (15.38%) RichFaces
5 2 (15.38%) CSS3
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Online Banking
2 2 (15.38%) RIA
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
7 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) MVC
7 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 2 (15.38%) OOP
7 2 (15.38%) OO
8 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) Perl
3 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby
4 2 (15.38%) XPath
4 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (15.38%) Objective-C
4 2 (15.38%) C
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 3 (23.08%) Perforce
4 2 (15.38%) Atlassian
4 2 (15.38%) Sybase
4 2 (15.38%) Progress
5 1 (7.69%) TIBCO