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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 92 65 74
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs citing JIRA 14 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 1.68% 0.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.53% 11.96% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £280 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £411 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.78%
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
186 184 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.05% 14.06% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 124 83
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 2015.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

JIRA
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

JIRA Hourly Rate Trend 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 28 August 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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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
Stockport - 2 - - 2
Altrincham - 1 - -
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Scrum
2 8 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) Selenium
3 7 (29.17%) QA
3 7 (29.17%) Mercurial
3 7 (29.17%) HTML
3 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 7 (29.17%) CSS
3 7 (29.17%) BDD
4 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (25.00%) C#
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
5 5 (20.83%) HTML5
5 5 (20.83%) CMS
5 5 (20.83%) Web Services
5 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
5 5 (20.83%) Apple iOS
5 5 (20.83%) CSS3
6 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 4 (16.67%) User Stories
6 4 (16.67%) Appium
6 4 (16.67%) SDLC
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (20.83%) CMS
2 3 (12.50%) Umbraco
2 3 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (12.50%) Confluence
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) MS Project Server
4 1 (4.17%) Lync
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
1 2 (8.33%) AMQP
2 1 (4.17%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQLite
1 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) Mercurial
3 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
5 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 4 (16.67%) Appium
6 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
6 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
7 2 (8.33%) Ant
7 2 (8.33%) JUnit
7 2 (8.33%) Subversion
7 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (8.33%) Zephyr
7 2 (8.33%) Gradle
8 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (4.17%) Redmine
8 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
8 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (4.17%) TestNG
8 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) iOS Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Xamarin Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) HTML
2 7 (29.17%) CSS
3 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (20.83%) CSS3
4 5 (20.83%) Web Services
4 5 (20.83%) HTML5
5 2 (8.33%) jQuery
5 2 (8.33%) REST
5 2 (8.33%) JMS
5 2 (8.33%) SVG
5 2 (8.33%) Java EE
5 2 (8.33%) JSON
5 2 (8.33%) SOAP
5 2 (8.33%) EJB
5 2 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (4.17%) Android SDK
6 1 (4.17%) Backbone.js
6 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Smartcard
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) IVR
4 1 (4.17%) iPhone
4 1 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Apple iOS
2 4 (16.67%) Android
3 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Scrum
3 7 (29.17%) BDD
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (16.67%) User Stories
5 4 (16.67%) SDLC
5 4 (16.67%) Open Source
5 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) Use Case
6 3 (12.50%) OO
6 3 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.33%) Web Development
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) Test Management
7 2 (8.33%) Kanban
7 2 (8.33%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
2 6 (25.00%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
1 2 (8.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) Sitecore
1 3 (12.50%) Xamarin
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.17%) Sage
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
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