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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 58 60 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing JIRA 6 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 1.21% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.41% 12.37% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 1
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£329 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.92% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
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
111 97 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.06% 9.79% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 45 29
Average daily rate £375 £340 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £442 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% +14.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 November 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
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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 - 2 £260 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 3
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 7 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) GSM
5 3 (25.00%) VoIP
5 3 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (25.00%) IVR
5 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Confluence
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) SOA
6 2 (16.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) Workflow
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) Tomcat

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) GSM
1 3 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Hudson
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Web Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) SOA Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) WPF
3 1 (8.33%) LINQ
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) IVR
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Workflow
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) DSDM
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) MVVM
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PMP
2 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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