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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 62 102 113
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +11
Contract jobs citing JIRA 102 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.68% 1.18% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.56% 9.11% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 26 11
Average daily rate £400 £408 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £283 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £588 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +24.03%
JIRA
England

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
616 406 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.21% 12.90% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 270 122
Average daily rate £353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 10 18
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £44.50 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JIRA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester +14 50 £320 -34.35% 21
Cheshire +16 31 £425 +25.92% 6
Merseyside +5 9 £375 - 3
Lancashire +3 7 £465 +32.85% 1
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 125 (71.02%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (39.77%) Java
3 62 (35.23%) Selenium
4 57 (32.39%) Scrum
5 51 (28.98%) QA
6 49 (27.84%) JavaScript
7 45 (25.57%) Git (software)
8 44 (25.00%) Confluence
8 44 (25.00%) HTML
9 40 (22.73%) Web Services
10 39 (22.16%) Jenkins
11 38 (21.59%) Cucumber
12 36 (20.45%) RESTful
13 34 (19.32%) BDD
13 34 (19.32%) SDLC
13 34 (19.32%) CSS
14 32 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (16.48%) HTML5
15 29 (16.48%) Project Management
16 28 (15.91%) TDD
16 28 (15.91%) Test Scripting
16 28 (15.91%) jQuery
17 27 (15.34%) MVC
18 26 (14.77%) XML
19 22 (12.50%) Open Source
20 20 (11.36%) Unit Testing
20 20 (11.36%) Defect Management
20 20 (11.36%) Windows
20 20 (11.36%) SOAP
20 20 (11.36%) Finance

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 44 (25.00%) Confluence
2 8 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.98%) JBoss
4 6 (3.41%) nginx
5 4 (2.27%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.27%) Node.js
6 3 (1.70%) IIS
6 3 (1.70%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (1.14%) CMS
7 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.57%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (5.68%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.70%) Mingle
3 3 (1.70%) MS Office
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Magento
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.84%) GitHub
2 4 (2.27%) IaaS
2 4 (2.27%) PaaS
3 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.57%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.57%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.27%) Internet
1 4 (2.27%) SNMP
2 3 (1.70%) SAN
3 2 (1.14%) 3G
3 2 (1.14%) HTTP
3 2 (1.14%) SSL
4 1 (0.57%) Broadband
4 1 (0.57%) Intranet
4 1 (0.57%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.57%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.57%) VoIP
4 1 (0.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.82%) MySQL
2 10 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.55%) GIS
3 8 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.98%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.41%) DB2
6 4 (2.27%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.27%) Big Data
6 4 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.14%) QGIS
7 2 (1.14%) SQLite
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.57%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.57%) Redis
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 62 (35.23%) Selenium
2 45 (25.57%) Git (software)
3 39 (22.16%) Jenkins
4 38 (21.59%) Cucumber
5 19 (10.80%) Maven
6 18 (10.23%) Subversion
7 12 (6.82%) Appium
7 12 (6.82%) WebDriver
8 9 (5.11%) Gradle
8 9 (5.11%) JUnit
9 8 (4.55%) Hudson
9 8 (4.55%) JBehave
10 7 (3.98%) JMeter
11 6 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (3.41%) Bugzilla
11 6 (3.41%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.84%) FishEye
12 5 (2.84%) HP UFT
12 5 (2.84%) TestDirector
13 4 (2.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (11.36%) Finance
2 12 (6.82%) Banking
3 10 (5.68%) Retail
4 8 (4.55%) Games
5 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.14%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Automotive
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (39.77%) Developer
2 23 (13.07%) Analyst
3 18 (10.23%) Java Developer
4 16 (9.09%) Tester
5 15 (8.52%) Test Analyst
6 13 (7.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 12 (6.82%) Architect
7 12 (6.82%) Consultant
7 12 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 12 (6.82%) Test Manager
8 9 (5.11%) HTML Developer
9 8 (4.55%) GIS Developer
9 8 (4.55%) HTML CSS Developer
10 7 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (3.98%) PMO Consultant
10 7 (3.98%) Project Consultant
10 7 (3.98%) Project Office Support
10 7 (3.98%) Project Support Consultant
10 7 (3.98%) Support Consultant
11 6 (3.41%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (25.00%) HTML
2 40 (22.73%) Web Services
3 36 (20.45%) RESTful
4 34 (19.32%) CSS
5 29 (16.48%) HTML5
6 28 (15.91%) jQuery
7 26 (14.77%) XML
8 20 (11.36%) SOAP
9 19 (10.80%) Ajax
9 19 (10.80%) JSON
9 19 (10.80%) Spring
10 18 (10.23%) .NET
10 18 (10.23%) AngularJS
11 16 (9.09%) REST
12 15 (8.52%) Handlebars
12 15 (8.52%) Mustache
12 15 (8.52%) Underscore.js
13 14 (7.95%) D3.js
14 10 (5.68%) Struts
15 8 (4.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.39%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.68%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.55%) Wiki
4 6 (3.41%) User Experience
5 4 (2.27%) EPoS
5 4 (2.27%) iPad
6 3 (1.70%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.70%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.70%) W3C
7 2 (1.14%) PKI
8 1 (0.57%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.57%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.57%) iPhone
8 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.57%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.36%) Windows
2 14 (7.95%) Linux
3 11 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.25%) Unix
4 10 (5.68%) Android
5 4 (2.27%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.70%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.57%) AIX
8 1 (0.57%) CentOS
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (71.02%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (32.39%) Scrum
3 34 (19.32%) BDD
3 34 (19.32%) SDLC
4 32 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (16.48%) Project Management
6 28 (15.91%) TDD
6 28 (15.91%) Test Scripting
7 27 (15.34%) MVC
8 22 (12.50%) Open Source
9 20 (11.36%) Defect Management
9 20 (11.36%) Unit Testing
10 16 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 16 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
10 16 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (8.52%) Functional Testing
12 14 (7.95%) Automation Testing
12 14 (7.95%) Front End Development
12 14 (7.95%) Kanban
13 13 (7.39%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 70 (39.77%) Java
2 49 (27.84%) JavaScript
3 19 (10.80%) SQL
4 17 (9.66%) C#
5 16 (9.09%) Python
6 7 (3.98%) Perl
6 7 (3.98%) Ruby
6 7 (3.98%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.41%) Scala
8 5 (2.84%) PHP
9 4 (2.27%) Groovy
9 4 (2.27%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.70%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.14%) C++
11 2 (1.14%) ES6
12 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.57%) R
12 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.82%) BC Cleared
2 12 (6.82%) Degree
3 5 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (2.84%) HND
3 5 (2.84%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.70%) ISEB
5 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.98%) QA
2 3 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (2.84%) Docker
2 4 (2.27%) HDFS
3 3 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.70%) XenApp
4 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.57%) KVM
4 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.84%) Graylog
3 4 (2.27%) Puppet
4 3 (1.70%) EdgeSight
4 3 (1.70%) Nagios
4 3 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.70%) SCOM
4 3 (1.70%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.57%) Ansible
5 1 (0.57%) logstash
5 1 (0.57%) Packer
5 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.09%) HP
3 10 (5.68%) Atlassian
4 9 (5.11%) Oracle
5 8 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.98%) SaltStack
7 6 (3.41%) ESRI
8 5 (2.84%) IBM
9 4 (2.27%) hybris
9 4 (2.27%) Wincor Nixdorf
10 3 (1.70%) Citrix
10 3 (1.70%) SAP
10 3 (1.70%) Telerik
11 2 (1.14%) Rally
11 2 (1.14%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.57%) Assembla
12 1 (0.57%) Baan
12 1 (0.57%) DevExpress
12 1 (0.57%) New Relic
12 1 (0.57%) Perforce
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