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 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 23 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.69% 1.44% 1.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.76% 11.11% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £350 £376 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.79% +3.58%
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
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
17 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 14.41% 12.95% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 6
Average daily rate £403 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £303 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £380 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £41.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -56.59%
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 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 12 February 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Checkstyle
3 1 (33.33%) Online Banking
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Spring Security
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) Mockito
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) FindBugs
3 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Checkstyle
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) FindBugs
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Mockito
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) JDBC
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Spring Security
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
1 1 (33.33%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Perforce