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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 62 66 90
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +24
Contract jobs citing JIRA 21 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.61% 0.66% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.14% 5.67% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -34.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £340 £535
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 £39.00 £47.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +137.50%
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
173 141 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.27% 11.56% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 89 71
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £276 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Altrincham - - - -
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (41.38%) Scrum
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) Mercurial
3 9 (31.03%) Web Services
4 8 (27.59%) Java
4 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
5 7 (24.14%) Confluence
5 7 (24.14%) Atlassian
5 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
5 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.69%) Java EE
6 6 (20.69%) Retail
6 6 (20.69%) HTML
6 6 (20.69%) EJB
6 6 (20.69%) CSS
6 6 (20.69%) JUnit
6 6 (20.69%) JMS
6 6 (20.69%) Eclipse
7 5 (17.24%) TDD
7 5 (17.24%) QA
7 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
7 5 (17.24%) Gradle
8 4 (13.79%) Zephyr
8 4 (13.79%) HTML5
8 4 (13.79%) BDD
8 4 (13.79%) CSS3
8 4 (13.79%) AMQP
8 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (24.14%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Mercurial
2 6 (20.69%) JUnit
2 6 (20.69%) Eclipse
3 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 5 (17.24%) Gradle
4 4 (13.79%) Zephyr
4 4 (13.79%) Selenium
5 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
5 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.45%) Subversion
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (20.69%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Java Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
7 2 (6.90%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.45%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Web Services
2 6 (20.69%) Java EE
2 6 (20.69%) HTML
2 6 (20.69%) EJB
2 6 (20.69%) CSS
2 6 (20.69%) JMS
3 4 (13.79%) HTML5
3 4 (13.79%) CSS3
3 4 (13.79%) JSON
3 4 (13.79%) XHTML
3 4 (13.79%) .NET
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
4 2 (6.90%) JavaBeans
5 1 (3.45%) JSF
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) SOAP
5 1 (3.45%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) XSLT
5 1 (3.45%) J2EE
5 1 (3.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) New Media
2 1 (3.45%) W3C
2 1 (3.45%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Scrum
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) TDD
4 4 (13.79%) BDD
4 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
4 4 (13.79%) OO
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) OOP
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) User Stories
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) MVC
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Java
1 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) C#
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Atlassian
2 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) hybris