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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 64 51 69
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Contract jobs citing JIRA 14 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.66% 0.41% 0.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.73% 5.41% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Average daily rate
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£395 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £45.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.55% +125.00%
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
102 37 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.11% 7.64% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 16 67
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
Rickmansworth - 3 £275 -
Watford - 1 - -
Stevenage - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
JIRA
East of England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) QA
3 11 (47.83%) XML
4 10 (43.48%) CSS
5 9 (39.13%) XSL
5 9 (39.13%) XSLT
5 9 (39.13%) VBScript
5 9 (39.13%) IIS
6 8 (34.78%) Oracle
6 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
7 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 7 (30.43%) Web Services
7 7 (30.43%) Java
7 7 (30.43%) Hibernate
7 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
7 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
7 7 (30.43%) Spring
8 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
8 6 (26.09%) WCF
8 6 (26.09%) LINQ
8 6 (26.09%) POCO
8 6 (26.09%) FxCop
8 6 (26.09%) StyleCop
8 6 (26.09%) Scrum
8 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Code Coverage
8 6 (26.09%) .NET
8 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
9 5 (21.74%) JUnit

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 9 (39.13%) IIS
2 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.70%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (8.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) FxCop
1 6 (26.09%) StyleCop
2 5 (21.74%) JUnit
2 5 (21.74%) Eclipse
2 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (21.74%) ClearQuest
3 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.70%) Subversion
5 1 (4.35%) Maven
5 1 (4.35%) ReSharper
5 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (4.35%) Moq
5 1 (4.35%) dotTrace
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) VB Developer
5 3 (13.04%) VB6 Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Automated Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) XML
2 10 (43.48%) CSS
3 9 (39.13%) XSL
3 9 (39.13%) XSLT
4 7 (30.43%) Hibernate
4 7 (30.43%) Spring
4 7 (30.43%) Web Services
5 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
5 6 (26.09%) .NET
5 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
5 6 (26.09%) WCF
5 6 (26.09%) LINQ
5 6 (26.09%) POCO
6 4 (17.39%) ADO.NET
7 2 (8.70%) HTML
7 2 (8.70%) J2EE
7 2 (8.70%) EJB
7 2 (8.70%) Java EE
7 2 (8.70%) JSF
7 2 (8.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Scrum
2 6 (26.09%) Code Coverage
2 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
3 5 (21.74%) OO
3 5 (21.74%) TDD
3 5 (21.74%) Usability Testing
3 5 (21.74%) V-Model
3 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) OOP
5 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.04%) UML
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) SOA
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) VBScript
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (30.43%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) VB
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) VB6
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.35%) XenMobile
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) BEA
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee
3 1 (4.35%) Tripwire
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk
3 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
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