The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Atlassian JIRA
North West / Merseyside
Rank 37 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.65% 2.92% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.26% 31.03% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Median daily rate £363 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.51% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -21.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
47 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.21% 9.42% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 11
Median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing JIRA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JIRA across the Merseyside region.

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -15 2 £363 -3.33% 2
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 5 (45.45%) Ruby
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) Gherkin
2 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (18.18%) Confluence
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Liferay
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (9.09%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (9.09%) Wireframes
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (9.09%) Ansible
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) User Experience

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) QA Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum Master
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Gherkin
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) BDD
1 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (9.09%) Records Management
4 1 (9.09%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat