The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 18 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 75 65 80
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing JIRA 14 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.99% 1.20% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.78% 10.29% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £311 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £351 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -21.21%
JIRA
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
180 136 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.77% 11.64% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 81 89
Average daily rate £338 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £411 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £28.13 £32.00 £24.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.10% +29.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 December 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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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
Salford +1 4 £350 +14.28%
Bury - 1 £500 -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) Scrum
3 16 (43.24%) TDD
4 13 (35.14%) Web Services
4 13 (35.14%) Mercurial
5 12 (32.43%) Java
5 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
6 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
7 10 (27.03%) Atlassian
7 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
7 10 (27.03%) HTML
7 10 (27.03%) CSS
7 10 (27.03%) Windows
8 9 (24.32%) OO
8 9 (24.32%) JMS
8 9 (24.32%) Oracle
8 9 (24.32%) Confluence
8 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
9 8 (21.62%) HTML5
9 8 (21.62%) BDD
9 8 (21.62%) CSS3
9 8 (21.62%) Java EE
9 8 (21.62%) JUnit
9 8 (21.62%) EJB
10 7 (18.92%) Eclipse
10 7 (18.92%) Linux
10 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
10 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
10 7 (18.92%) AMQP
10 7 (18.92%) Gradle

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (24.32%) Confluence
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) AMQP
2 3 (8.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
1 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Mercurial
2 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
3 8 (21.62%) JUnit
4 7 (18.92%) Eclipse
4 7 (18.92%) Gradle
5 6 (16.22%) Zephyr
6 5 (13.51%) Subversion
7 4 (10.81%) Selenium
7 4 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
8 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
8 3 (8.11%) Trac
8 3 (8.11%) Hudson
8 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
9 2 (5.41%) QUnit
9 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
9 2 (5.41%) Ant
9 2 (5.41%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (16.22%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Games
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Project Manager
3 7 (18.92%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Software Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) ScrumMaster
5 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Lead Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) Web Services
2 10 (27.03%) HTML
2 10 (27.03%) CSS
3 9 (24.32%) JMS
4 8 (21.62%) HTML5
4 8 (21.62%) CSS3
4 8 (21.62%) Java EE
4 8 (21.62%) EJB
5 6 (16.22%) JSON
5 6 (16.22%) XHTML
6 3 (8.11%) SOAP
7 2 (5.41%) jQuery
7 2 (5.41%) .NET
7 2 (5.41%) JavaBeans
8 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.70%) WinForms
8 1 (2.70%) Ajax
8 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.70%) WCF
8 1 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) W3C
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.41%) New Media
3 2 (5.41%) Open Source
3 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Linux
3 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (8.11%) Android
4 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) Scrum
3 16 (43.24%) TDD
4 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
5 9 (24.32%) OO
6 8 (21.62%) BDD
7 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
8 6 (16.22%) OOP
8 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
8 6 (16.22%) Project Management
9 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (10.81%) Kanban
10 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
10 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.81%) MVC
10 4 (10.81%) Workflow
11 3 (8.11%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) Java
1 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.11%) PHP
3 2 (5.41%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) ISEB
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Atlassian
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle
3 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) HP