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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 67 76 75
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing JIRA 16 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.14% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.89% 4.27% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 2
Average daily rate
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£488 £340 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.38% +20.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £260 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £365 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +47.72%
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
180 117 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.86% 10.42% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 70 60
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £299 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
Salford - 3 £350 -
Stockport - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) Scrum
3 17 (45.95%) TDD
4 15 (40.54%) Java
5 13 (35.14%) Oracle
5 13 (35.14%) Web Services
5 13 (35.14%) Software Engineering
5 13 (35.14%) Mercurial
6 12 (32.43%) Windows
7 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
7 10 (27.03%) OO
7 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
7 10 (27.03%) Atlassian
8 9 (24.32%) AMQP
8 9 (24.32%) Confluence
8 9 (24.32%) Gradle
8 9 (24.32%) JMS
8 9 (24.32%) Eclipse
8 9 (24.32%) Linux
8 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2
9 8 (21.62%) Java EE
9 8 (21.62%) JUnit
9 8 (21.62%) EJB
9 8 (21.62%) CSS
9 8 (21.62%) HTML
9 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
9 8 (21.62%) BDD
9 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
9 8 (21.62%) JSON

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) AMQP
2 5 (13.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Hadoop
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
1 5 (13.51%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.81%) Big Data
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Mercurial
2 9 (24.32%) Gradle
2 9 (24.32%) Eclipse
3 8 (21.62%) JUnit
3 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
4 7 (18.92%) Subversion
5 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
6 4 (10.81%) Ant
6 4 (10.81%) Zephyr
7 3 (8.11%) Selenium
7 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
7 3 (8.11%) Trac
7 3 (8.11%) Hudson
7 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
7 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (5.41%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (5.41%) QUnit
8 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (10.81%) Retail
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Developer
2 11 (29.73%) Project Manager
3 9 (24.32%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.51%) ScrumMaster
4 5 (13.51%) Software Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Tester
8 1 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.70%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) Web Services
2 9 (24.32%) JMS
3 8 (21.62%) Java EE
3 8 (21.62%) EJB
3 8 (21.62%) CSS
3 8 (21.62%) HTML
3 8 (21.62%) JSON
4 7 (18.92%) HTML5
4 7 (18.92%) CSS3
5 5 (13.51%) XHTML
6 3 (8.11%) SOAP
7 2 (5.41%) JavaBeans
8 1 (2.70%) WPF
8 1 (2.70%) jQuery
8 1 (2.70%) RESTful
8 1 (2.70%) Sass
8 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.70%) .NET
8 1 (2.70%) WinForms
8 1 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Open Source
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) W3C
3 2 (5.41%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.41%) New Media
3 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Linux
3 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Android
4 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) Scrum
3 17 (45.95%) TDD
4 13 (35.14%) Software Engineering
5 10 (27.03%) OO
6 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2
7 8 (21.62%) BDD
8 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
9 6 (16.22%) Project Management
9 6 (16.22%) OOP
9 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
9 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
11 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Workflow
11 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
11 4 (10.81%) MapReduce
11 4 (10.81%) User Stories
11 4 (10.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
3 4 (10.81%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) ISEB
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) MCPD
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Puppet
1 4 (10.81%) Vagrant
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Oracle
2 10 (27.03%) Atlassian
3 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) HP