The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 40 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing JIRA 15 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.60% 3.46% -
As % of the Development Applications category 28.85% 27.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 0
Average daily rate £508 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.70% -
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 Hertfordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
52 79 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.03% 12.44% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 41
Average daily rate £450 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £258 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 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
Watford 0 3 - - 1
Potters Bar - 3 £525 -
Hemel Hempstead +1 1 - -
JIRA
East of England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (36.67%) MS Project
4 11 (36.67%) MS Project Server
5 10 (33.33%) Finance
5 10 (33.33%) Change Management
6 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (26.67%) .NET
8 7 (23.33%) Windows
9 6 (20.00%) Selenium
9 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (20.00%) SQL
9 6 (20.00%) C#
9 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
10 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (16.67%) REST
10 5 (16.67%) Protractor
10 5 (16.67%) System Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Time Management
10 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 4 (13.33%) WCF
11 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
11 4 (13.33%) TDD
11 4 (13.33%) Subversion
11 4 (13.33%) XML
11 4 (13.33%) Java
12 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
12 3 (10.00%) HTML
12 3 (10.00%) J2EE

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (36.67%) MS Project Server
2 3 (10.00%) Confluence
3 2 (6.67%) JBoss
4 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Project
2 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) DB2
1 3 (10.00%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Mnesia
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (20.00%) Selenium
2 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (16.67%) Protractor
4 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (13.33%) Subversion
5 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.67%) NUnit
7 1 (3.33%) IntelliJ
7 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.33%) Maven
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Back Office
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Digital Project Manager
1 7 (23.33%) Project Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Life and Pensions Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.00%) C# WCF Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (10.00%) WCF Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Web Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) REST
3 4 (13.33%) WCF
3 4 (13.33%) XML
4 3 (10.00%) Flash
4 3 (10.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (10.00%) HTML
4 3 (10.00%) J2EE
4 3 (10.00%) RESTful
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.67%) Middleware
5 2 (6.67%) SOAP
6 1 (3.33%) Ajax
6 1 (3.33%) EJB
6 1 (3.33%) JSF
6 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Change Management
3 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (16.67%) System Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (16.67%) Time Management
4 4 (13.33%) TDD
5 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Coaching
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.00%) Document Management
5 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Microservices
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C#
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) Erlang
4 1 (3.33%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISEB
1 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.33%) BEA
3 1 (3.33%) hybris
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Intel
3 1 (3.33%) VMware