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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 76 78 68
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing JIRA 23 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.38% 0.51% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.22% 5.69% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 7
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£475 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.79% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
174 123 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.48% 8.91% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 70 47
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.49 £112.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% -66.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 - 2 £450 -
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (66.67%) Scrum
3 23 (58.97%) Java
4 19 (48.72%) Oracle
5 16 (41.03%) Software Engineering
6 15 (38.46%) TDD
6 15 (38.46%) Windows
6 15 (38.46%) Linux
7 14 (35.90%) DV Cleared
7 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
8 12 (30.77%) OO
8 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
9 11 (28.21%) Subversion
9 11 (28.21%) Hadoop
10 10 (25.64%) Confluence
10 10 (25.64%) BDD
10 10 (25.64%) Puppet
10 10 (25.64%) MongoDB
10 10 (25.64%) Web Services
10 10 (25.64%) PRINCE2
10 10 (25.64%) .NET
10 10 (25.64%) Eclipse
11 9 (23.08%) JUnit
11 9 (23.08%) SQL
11 9 (23.08%) JSON
11 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
12 8 (20.51%) NoSQL
12 8 (20.51%) Mercurial

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 10 (25.64%) Confluence
2 7 (17.95%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.69%) CMS
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (5.13%) Umbraco
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.56%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) AMQP
1 8 (20.51%) Internet
2 2 (5.13%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) Hadoop
2 10 (25.64%) MongoDB
3 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
3 8 (20.51%) NoSQL
4 7 (17.95%) Big Data
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.13%) MySQL
7 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Subversion
2 10 (25.64%) Eclipse
3 9 (23.08%) JUnit
4 8 (20.51%) Mercurial
4 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
5 7 (17.95%) Ant
5 7 (17.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (17.95%) Gradle
6 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.69%) Selenium
7 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.13%) Hudson
8 2 (5.13%) Trac
8 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
8 2 (5.13%) Xcode
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (2.56%) QUnit
9 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Electronics
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Hybris Developer
6 2 (5.13%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Web Services
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) JSON
3 8 (20.51%) JMS
4 7 (17.95%) EJB
4 7 (17.95%) Java EE
5 5 (12.82%) HTML
5 5 (12.82%) CSS
6 3 (7.69%) jQuery
6 3 (7.69%) RESTful
7 2 (5.13%) REST
7 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
7 2 (5.13%) Ajax
7 2 (5.13%) Spring MVC
7 2 (5.13%) Spring
7 2 (5.13%) JSP
7 2 (5.13%) XML
7 2 (5.13%) XSD
7 2 (5.13%) J2EE
8 1 (2.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Open Source
3 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.13%) iPhone
4 2 (5.13%) iPad
4 2 (5.13%) DTV
4 2 (5.13%) W3C
5 1 (2.56%) IVR
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
1 15 (38.46%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) CentOS
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (66.67%) Scrum
3 16 (41.03%) Software Engineering
4 15 (38.46%) TDD
5 12 (30.77%) OO
5 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
7 10 (25.64%) BDD
7 10 (25.64%) PRINCE2
8 8 (20.51%) User Stories
8 8 (20.51%) Project Management
9 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
9 7 (17.95%) Kanban
9 7 (17.95%) MapReduce
9 7 (17.95%) Software Delivery
10 6 (15.38%) Coaching
11 5 (12.82%) PRINCE
11 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
11 5 (12.82%) Agile Project Management
12 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (58.97%) Java
2 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) C#
4 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.69%) Perl
6 3 (7.69%) Python
6 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.13%) Apple Swift
7 2 (5.13%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.13%) PHP
8 1 (2.56%) VB
8 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) DV Cleared
1 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) PMP
3 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.56%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) Puppet
2 7 (17.95%) Vagrant
3 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) Oracle
2 8 (20.51%) Atlassian
3 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Sitecore
5 2 (5.13%) hybris
5 2 (5.13%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Sage
6 1 (2.56%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Xamarin