The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 34 54 59
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +5
Contract jobs citing JIRA 22 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.17% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.22% 2.00% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 0 0
Average daily rate £430 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +24.03%
JIRA
East of England

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

Development Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
99 50 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.75% 11.47% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 22 23
Average daily rate £430 £277 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.23% -26.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 18
Average hourly rate £41.75 £36.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.97% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £33.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £41.50 £34.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

JIRA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JIRA across the Essex region.

JIRA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 8 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
Southend-on-Sea - 16 £439 -
Brentwood +4 1 £325 -
Colchester - 1 £200 -
JIRA
East of England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Confluence
2 18 (75.00%) User Stories
3 15 (62.50%) Waterfall
3 15 (62.50%) MS Visio
3 15 (62.50%) MS Project
4 12 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 11 (45.83%) Analytics
5 11 (45.83%) Business Analysis
6 10 (41.67%) SWOT Analysis
6 10 (41.67%) Business Analytics
7 5 (20.83%) Scrum
8 4 (16.67%) TDD
8 4 (16.67%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (12.50%) Kanban
9 3 (12.50%) Middleware
9 3 (12.50%) SOA
9 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
10 2 (8.33%) API Design
10 2 (8.33%) Windows
10 2 (8.33%) Linux
10 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
10 2 (8.33%) Marketing
10 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
10 2 (8.33%) Selenium

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 18 (75.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (62.50%) MS Project
1 15 (62.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) ADSL
1 1 (4.17%) Broadband
1 1 (4.17%) DHCP
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) NAS
1 1 (4.17%) Telnet
1 1 (4.17%) VDSL
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
1 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) JUnit
2 1 (4.17%) Redmine
2 1 (4.17%) Trac
General
1 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
1 15 (62.50%) Business Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Coach
3 3 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Manual Tester
4 2 (8.33%) QA Manual Tester
4 2 (8.33%) UAT Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Functional Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Regression Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.17%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) User Stories
3 15 (62.50%) Waterfall
4 12 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 11 (45.83%) Analytics
5 11 (45.83%) Business Analysis
6 10 (41.67%) Business Analytics
6 10 (41.67%) SWOT Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) Scrum
8 4 (16.67%) TDD
9 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Kanban
9 3 (12.50%) SOA
9 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (8.33%) API Design
10 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
10 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
11 1 (4.17%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) PHP
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft