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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 73 78 68
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing JIRA 24 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.54% 0.33% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.18% 3.45% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £238 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £216 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £338 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £180.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-77.77% +958.82%
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
197 116 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.64% 9.56% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 72 51
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £25.66 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Salford - 2 £450 -
Stockport - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Scrum
3 22 (56.41%) Java
4 20 (51.28%) Oracle
5 17 (43.59%) TDD
6 16 (41.03%) Software Engineering
6 16 (41.03%) Windows
7 13 (33.33%) Linux
7 13 (33.33%) OO
7 13 (33.33%) DV Cleared
7 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
9 11 (28.21%) Subversion
9 11 (28.21%) Web Services
10 10 (25.64%) Hadoop
11 9 (23.08%) BDD
11 9 (23.08%) Puppet
11 9 (23.08%) MongoDB
11 9 (23.08%) PRINCE2
11 9 (23.08%) Eclipse
12 8 (20.51%) JUnit
12 8 (20.51%) SQL
12 8 (20.51%) JSON
12 8 (20.51%) Mercurial
12 8 (20.51%) Confluence
12 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
13 7 (17.95%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (17.95%) NoSQL
13 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 8 (20.51%) Confluence
2 6 (15.38%) WebLogic
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) AMQP
1 7 (17.95%) Internet
2 2 (5.13%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) Hadoop
2 9 (23.08%) MongoDB
3 7 (17.95%) NoSQL
3 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
4 6 (15.38%) Big Data
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.13%) MySQL
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.56%) QlikView
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Subversion
2 9 (23.08%) Eclipse
3 8 (20.51%) JUnit
3 8 (20.51%) Mercurial
3 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
4 7 (17.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
5 6 (15.38%) Ant
5 6 (15.38%) Gradle
6 3 (7.69%) Zephyr
6 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.69%) Trac
6 3 (7.69%) Hudson
7 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.13%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (5.13%) QUnit
7 2 (5.13%) Jasmine
7 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (5.13%) Xcode
7 2 (5.13%) Selenium
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Project Manager
3 6 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.13%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Hybris Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) Web Services
2 8 (20.51%) JSON
3 7 (17.95%) JMS
4 6 (15.38%) HTML
4 6 (15.38%) EJB
4 6 (15.38%) CSS
4 6 (15.38%) Java EE
5 5 (12.82%) .NET
6 3 (7.69%) jQuery
6 3 (7.69%) Ajax
6 3 (7.69%) CSS3
6 3 (7.69%) HTML5
6 3 (7.69%) RESTful
7 2 (5.13%) REST
7 2 (5.13%) J2EE
7 2 (5.13%) JSP
7 2 (5.13%) SOAP
7 2 (5.13%) XML
7 2 (5.13%) XSD
7 2 (5.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Open Source
3 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.69%) W3C
4 3 (7.69%) iPad
5 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
5 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.13%) DTV
5 2 (5.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.69%) Android
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (5.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Scrum
3 17 (43.59%) TDD
4 16 (41.03%) Software Engineering
5 13 (33.33%) OO
6 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
8 9 (23.08%) BDD
8 9 (23.08%) PRINCE2
9 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
10 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
10 6 (15.38%) Project Management
10 6 (15.38%) Kanban
10 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Workflow
10 6 (15.38%) User Stories
10 6 (15.38%) MapReduce
11 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
11 5 (12.82%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (12.82%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.82%) C#
5 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.69%) Perl
6 3 (7.69%) PHP
6 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.69%) Python
7 2 (5.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) ISEB
4 2 (5.13%) VCP4
4 2 (5.13%) PMP
4 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCPD
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Puppet
2 7 (17.95%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (15.38%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Oracle
2 7 (17.95%) Atlassian
3 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.26%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) hybris
5 2 (5.13%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.56%) Xamarin