The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 44 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs citing JIRA 31 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.28% 1.30% 0.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.00% 9.09% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 6
Average daily rate £425 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £384 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +23.07%
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
155 110 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.42% 14.27% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 64 30
Average daily rate £405 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £29.00 £41.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% -30.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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
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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +7 17 £475 -
Knutsford - 3 £456 -
Chester +1 2 £350 -6.79% 3
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 34 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (51.16%) Java
4 21 (48.84%) JavaScript
4 21 (48.84%) Git (software)
4 21 (48.84%) RESTful
5 17 (39.53%) HTML5
5 17 (39.53%) jQuery
5 17 (39.53%) HTML
5 17 (39.53%) CSS
6 15 (34.88%) Unit Testing
6 15 (34.88%) JSON
6 15 (34.88%) Ajax
6 15 (34.88%) Mustache
6 15 (34.88%) Underscore.js
6 15 (34.88%) Handlebars
7 14 (32.56%) D3.js
7 14 (32.56%) XML
7 14 (32.56%) MVC
8 13 (30.23%) SOAP
8 13 (30.23%) Scrum
8 13 (30.23%) Web Design
8 13 (30.23%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (25.58%) Front End Development
9 11 (25.58%) BC Cleared
9 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
10 9 (20.93%) Finance
11 8 (18.60%) Banking
11 8 (18.60%) Web Services
11 8 (18.60%) Jenkins

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (13.95%) Confluence
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.65%) JBoss
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.33%) Magnolia
4 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) GitHub
1 1 (2.33%) IaaS
1 1 (2.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) Broadband
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) SSL
2 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (48.84%) Git (software)
2 8 (18.60%) Jenkins
3 7 (16.28%) Selenium
4 5 (11.63%) Maven
5 4 (9.30%) Cucumber
5 4 (9.30%) Hudson
5 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.65%) FishEye
7 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.33%) Checkstyle
8 1 (2.33%) FindBugs
8 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.33%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (2.33%) JUnit
8 1 (2.33%) Mockito
8 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.33%) VersionOne
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (23.26%) Java Developer
4 9 (20.93%) HTML Developer
5 8 (18.60%) HTML CSS Developer
6 7 (16.28%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (11.63%) Architect
8 4 (9.30%) Tester
9 3 (6.98%) Automated Tester
9 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Agile Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Agile Java Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Analyst
10 2 (4.65%) Angular Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Consultant
10 2 (4.65%) Designer
10 2 (4.65%) DevOps Specialist
10 2 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
11 1 (2.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (48.84%) RESTful
2 17 (39.53%) CSS
2 17 (39.53%) HTML
2 17 (39.53%) HTML5
2 17 (39.53%) jQuery
3 15 (34.88%) Ajax
3 15 (34.88%) Handlebars
3 15 (34.88%) JSON
3 15 (34.88%) Mustache
3 15 (34.88%) Underscore.js
4 14 (32.56%) D3.js
4 14 (32.56%) XML
5 13 (30.23%) SOAP
6 8 (18.60%) Web Services
7 7 (16.28%) Spring
8 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
9 3 (6.98%) .NET
9 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
9 3 (6.98%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (6.98%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Unix
2 2 (4.65%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) AIX
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (34.88%) Unit Testing
4 14 (32.56%) MVC
5 13 (30.23%) Responsive Web Design
5 13 (30.23%) Scrum
5 13 (30.23%) Web Design
6 11 (25.58%) Front End Development
7 6 (13.95%) TDD
8 5 (11.63%) DevOps
9 3 (6.98%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.98%) High Availability
10 2 (4.65%) Automation Testing
10 2 (4.65%) BDD
10 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
10 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
10 2 (4.65%) Test Management
10 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
11 1 (2.33%) Functional Testing
11 1 (2.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) Java
2 21 (48.84%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.63%) Perl
4 4 (9.30%) Groovy
4 4 (9.30%) Python
4 4 (9.30%) SQL
5 3 (6.98%) C#
5 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.33%) Jython
6 1 (2.33%) Korn
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) BC Cleared
1 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Atlassian
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Rally
2 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.33%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) Perforce