The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Atlassian JIRA
England / North West
Rank 62 67 113
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +46
Contract jobs citing JIRA 72 98 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.81% 2.54% 0.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.63% 15.81% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 56 18
Median daily rate £375 £325 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £185 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -46.87%

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

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
433 620 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.91% 16.05% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 369 246
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 13
Median hourly rate £49.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £31.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

JIRA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

JIRA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 January 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
Manchester +6 40 £360 +20.00% 21
Cheshire +21 18 £400 +3.22% 6
Lancashire 0 5 £350 - 5
Merseyside -5 1 £325 -21.21% 1
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 North West region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 108 (63.53%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.76%) Java
3 51 (30.00%) Scrum
4 40 (23.53%) SQL
5 38 (22.35%) BDD
6 36 (21.18%) JavaScript
7 34 (20.00%) Project Management
7 34 (20.00%) TDD
8 33 (19.41%) Git (software)
9 32 (18.82%) Cucumber
9 32 (18.82%) Confluence
10 30 (17.65%) Open Source
11 28 (16.47%) Jenkins
11 28 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (16.47%) QA
12 27 (15.88%) Web Services
13 26 (15.29%) Linux
14 23 (13.53%) Python
14 23 (13.53%) Finance
15 22 (12.94%) XML
16 21 (12.35%) Test Scripting
17 20 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (11.76%) REST
17 20 (11.76%) Oracle
18 19 (11.18%) Windows
18 19 (11.18%) Software Engineering
19 18 (10.59%) AngularJS
20 17 (10.00%) Selenium
21 16 (9.41%) Degree
21 16 (9.41%) Migration

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 32 (18.82%) Confluence
2 11 (6.47%) GeoServer
3 5 (2.94%) Apache
4 3 (1.76%) IIS
4 3 (1.76%) JBoss
4 3 (1.76%) nginx
4 3 (1.76%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.18%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.59%) CMS
6 1 (0.59%) Liferay
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 16 (9.41%) MS Office
2 15 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 12 (7.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (5.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.88%) Slack
3 6 (3.53%) IaaS
4 5 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (2.35%) GitHub
6 3 (1.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (1.76%) CloudFront
6 3 (1.76%) PaaS
7 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.18%) SaaS
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.59%) Trello
8 1 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) Internet
2 2 (1.18%) HTTP
2 2 (1.18%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.59%) Network Security
3 1 (0.59%) SAN
3 1 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.82%) MySQL
2 13 (7.65%) MongoDB
2 13 (7.65%) NoSQL
3 11 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.47%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.47%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.35%) GIS
6 3 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.76%) Redis
7 2 (1.18%) Firebird
7 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (19.41%) Git (software)
2 32 (18.82%) Cucumber
3 28 (16.47%) Jenkins
4 17 (10.00%) Selenium
5 13 (7.65%) JBehave
5 13 (7.65%) Maven
6 11 (6.47%) Gradle
7 8 (4.71%) Subversion
8 6 (3.53%) JUnit
9 5 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.94%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.94%) IntelliJ
9 5 (2.94%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.35%) Babel
10 4 (2.35%) Vagrant
10 4 (2.35%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.35%) Zephyr
11 3 (1.76%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.76%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.18%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 23 (13.53%) Finance
2 11 (6.47%) Retail
3 10 (5.88%) Banking
4 9 (5.29%) Games
5 3 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.18%) Electronics
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 45 (26.47%) Developer
2 38 (22.35%) Analyst
3 20 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 14 (8.24%) Test Analyst
5 11 (6.47%) Tester
6 10 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
7 9 (5.29%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.29%) QA Engineer
8 8 (4.71%) Agile Business Analyst
8 8 (4.71%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.71%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.12%) Consultant
9 7 (4.12%) QA Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.12%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Software Engineer
9 7 (4.12%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Digital Analyst
10 6 (3.53%) Digital Business Analyst
10 6 (3.53%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.88%) Web Services
2 22 (12.94%) XML
3 20 (11.76%) REST
4 18 (10.59%) AngularJS
5 16 (9.41%) HTML
6 13 (7.65%) JSON
7 12 (7.06%) PostGIS
8 11 (6.47%) Leaflet
8 11 (6.47%) Node.js
8 11 (6.47%) OpenLayers
9 9 (5.29%) RESTful
9 9 (5.29%) SOAP
10 8 (4.71%) .NET
10 8 (4.71%) Gherkin
10 8 (4.71%) HTML5
10 8 (4.71%) Spring
11 6 (3.53%) CSS
11 6 (3.53%) React
12 5 (2.94%) jQuery
13 4 (2.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.88%) Wiki
3 9 (5.29%) User Experience
4 3 (1.76%) Statistics
5 2 (1.18%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.18%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.18%) EPoS
5 2 (1.18%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.18%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.59%) Informatics
6 1 (0.59%) Life Science
6 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.59%) New Media
6 1 (0.59%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.29%) Linux
2 19 (11.18%) Windows
3 14 (8.24%) Unix
4 10 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.12%) Android
6 4 (2.35%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.76%) AIX
7 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.76%) CentOS
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (63.53%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (30.00%) Scrum
3 38 (22.35%) BDD
4 34 (20.00%) Project Management
4 34 (20.00%) TDD
5 30 (17.65%) Open Source
6 21 (12.35%) Test Scripting
7 20 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (11.18%) Software Engineering
9 16 (9.41%) Migration
10 15 (8.82%) Automated Testing
11 14 (8.24%) Configuration Management
11 14 (8.24%) Defect Management
11 14 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (7.65%) Data Migration
12 13 (7.65%) Test Management
12 13 (7.65%) User Stories
13 12 (7.06%) Kanban
13 12 (7.06%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (31.76%) Java
2 40 (23.53%) SQL
3 36 (21.18%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.53%) Python
5 12 (7.06%) C#
6 9 (5.29%) Ruby
7 8 (4.71%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.53%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.94%) PHP
10 3 (1.76%) C++
10 3 (1.76%) Perl
10 3 (1.76%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.76%) VB
10 3 (1.76%) VB6
11 2 (1.18%) C
11 2 (1.18%) ES6
11 2 (1.18%) Go
11 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.59%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (9.41%) Degree
2 14 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.94%) ISEB
5 4 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.35%) CISSP
5 4 (2.35%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.76%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.18%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.59%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.59%) CBAP
8 1 (0.59%) IIBA
8 1 (0.59%) MCP
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.47%) QA
2 5 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.76%) SLA
4 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.59%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (1.76%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.76%) Docker
2 1 (0.59%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (5.88%) Puppet
3 7 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.35%) Ansible
4 4 (2.35%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.76%) Packer
6 1 (0.59%) Salt
6 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (11.76%) Oracle
2 16 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.47%) Atlassian
3 11 (6.47%) ESRI
3 11 (6.47%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.71%) SaltStack
5 7 (4.12%) Saba
6 6 (3.53%) HP
7 5 (2.94%) Perforce
8 4 (2.35%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.76%) New Relic
9 3 (1.76%) Veritas
9 3 (1.76%) Workday
10 2 (1.18%) SAP
10 2 (1.18%) Sun
10 2 (1.18%) Sybase
10 2 (1.18%) VMware
11 1 (0.59%) Juniper
11 1 (0.59%) NetApp
11 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
Preston, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Robert Walters
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago