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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 64 73 71
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing JIRA 30 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.73% 0.80% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.63% 5.63% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 0
Median daily rate £406 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% -
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 £41.25 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
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
192 142 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.45% 14.26% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 98 35
Median daily rate £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £463 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.04 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -3.79%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 - 10 £525 - 1
Chester +3 8 £400 -0.12%
Macclesfield -1 4 £364 -
Knutsford -9 4 £425 - 1
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (54.72%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (50.94%) Java
4 22 (41.51%) XML
5 21 (39.62%) CSS
5 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
5 21 (39.62%) RESTful
6 20 (37.74%) jQuery
7 19 (35.85%) MVC
7 19 (35.85%) Git (software)
8 18 (33.96%) HTML
9 17 (32.08%) SOAP
9 17 (32.08%) Finance
10 15 (28.30%) Ajax
10 15 (28.30%) Unit Testing
10 15 (28.30%) HTML5
10 15 (28.30%) Mustache
10 15 (28.30%) Underscore.js
10 15 (28.30%) Handlebars
11 14 (26.42%) D3.js
11 14 (26.42%) JSON
11 14 (26.42%) Spring
12 13 (24.53%) Web Design
12 13 (24.53%) Responsive Web Design
12 13 (24.53%) Front End Development
12 13 (24.53%) Jenkins
13 12 (22.64%) Selenium
13 12 (22.64%) Web Services
14 11 (20.75%) SQL
14 11 (20.75%) TDD

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 (18.87%) WebSphere
2 7 (13.21%) Confluence
3 5 (9.43%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (9.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.89%) CMS
5 1 (1.89%) Magnolia
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) GitHub
1 1 (1.89%) IaaS
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.89%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) Internet
2 5 (9.43%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) Broadband
3 1 (1.89%) SSL
3 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (35.85%) Git (software)
2 13 (24.53%) Jenkins
3 12 (22.64%) Selenium
4 8 (15.09%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.43%) Checkstyle
5 5 (9.43%) FindBugs
5 5 (9.43%) Maven
5 5 (9.43%) Mockito
5 5 (9.43%) SonarQube
5 5 (9.43%) Subversion
6 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.66%) JUnit
8 2 (3.77%) Gradle
8 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.77%) Vagrant
8 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 17 (32.08%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (54.72%) Developer
2 15 (28.30%) Java Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (15.09%) HTML CSS Developer
4 8 (15.09%) HTML Developer
4 8 (15.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Designer
8 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Java Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Agile Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Agile Java Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Angular Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Java Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (41.51%) XML
2 21 (39.62%) CSS
2 21 (39.62%) RESTful
3 20 (37.74%) jQuery
4 18 (33.96%) HTML
5 17 (32.08%) SOAP
6 15 (28.30%) Ajax
6 15 (28.30%) Handlebars
6 15 (28.30%) HTML5
6 15 (28.30%) Mustache
6 15 (28.30%) Underscore.js
7 14 (26.42%) D3.js
7 14 (26.42%) JSON
7 14 (26.42%) Spring
8 12 (22.64%) Web Services
9 9 (16.98%) JDBC
10 8 (15.09%) XSLT
11 5 (9.43%) JSP
11 5 (9.43%) Servlets
11 5 (9.43%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Informatics
1 5 (9.43%) N-Tier
2 4 (7.55%) Life Science
2 4 (7.55%) Online Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) AIX
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Unix
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (54.72%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (35.85%) MVC
4 15 (28.30%) Unit Testing
5 13 (24.53%) Front End Development
5 13 (24.53%) Responsive Web Design
5 13 (24.53%) Web Design
6 11 (20.75%) Scrum
6 11 (20.75%) TDD
7 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
8 7 (13.21%) Integration Testing
8 7 (13.21%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Web Development
9 5 (9.43%) Analytics
9 5 (9.43%) OOP
9 5 (9.43%) User Stories
9 5 (9.43%) Visual Analytics
10 4 (7.55%) AOP
10 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.55%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) Java
2 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
3 11 (20.75%) SQL
4 5 (9.43%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.77%) C#
6 1 (1.89%) Jython
6 1 (1.89%) Korn
6 1 (1.89%) Perl
6 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) BC Cleared
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
1 1 (1.89%) KVM
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) IBM
1 10 (18.87%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) Perforce
3 4 (7.55%) Atlassian
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) Rally
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) VMware