The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 27 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing JIRA 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.19% 0.41% -
As % of the Development Applications category 19.05% 2.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £401 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
JIRA
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Development Applications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
42 50 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.99% 20.49% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 12
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JIRA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JIRA across the Chester region.

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in Chester

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (90.00%) IBM
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 9 (90.00%) Spring
2 9 (90.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (90.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (80.00%) JDBC
3 8 (80.00%) XML
4 7 (70.00%) XSLT
4 7 (70.00%) Selenium
4 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (70.00%) TDD
4 7 (70.00%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Apache Camel
5 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (50.00%) Banking
5 5 (50.00%) Subversion
5 5 (50.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (50.00%) Web Services
5 5 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (40.00%) CSS
6 4 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (40.00%) Internet
6 4 (40.00%) MVC
6 4 (40.00%) Perforce

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 9 (90.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (40.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) Checkstyle
4 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (40.00%) FindBugs
4 4 (40.00%) Maven
4 4 (40.00%) Mockito
4 4 (40.00%) SonarQube
5 3 (30.00%) JUnit
General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Java Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Java Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) Spring
2 8 (80.00%) JDBC
2 8 (80.00%) XML
3 7 (70.00%) XSLT
4 5 (50.00%) Apache Camel
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) CSS
5 4 (40.00%) J2EE
5 4 (40.00%) Java EE
5 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 4 (40.00%) JSP
5 4 (40.00%) Servlets
5 4 (40.00%) SOAP
5 4 (40.00%) Spring MVC
5 4 (40.00%) Spring Security
5 4 (40.00%) WSDL
6 3 (30.00%) JAXB
6 3 (30.00%) JAX-WS
6 3 (30.00%) POJO
6 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
1 4 (40.00%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (70.00%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) AOP
3 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) OOP
3 4 (40.00%) Web Application Development
4 3 (30.00%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (30.00%) Kanban
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) IBM
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Perforce