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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 102 105 116
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing JIRA 30 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 0.60% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.52% 6.72% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 3
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£425 £340 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +47.72%
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
399 238 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.69% 8.92% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 116 119
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Manchester +8 16 £488 +43.38% 9
Cheshire +5 8 £376 +10.44% 7
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 40 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) Scrum
3 23 (41.07%) Java
4 20 (35.71%) TDD
5 17 (30.36%) Software Engineering
6 16 (28.57%) Oracle
7 15 (26.79%) HTML
8 14 (25.00%) CSS
8 14 (25.00%) Web Services
9 13 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (21.43%) Windows
10 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 12 (21.43%) Project Management
10 12 (21.43%) Subversion
11 11 (19.64%) SQL
11 11 (19.64%) OO
11 11 (19.64%) Confluence
12 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
12 10 (17.86%) Git (software)
12 10 (17.86%) Mercurial
12 10 (17.86%) Atlassian
12 10 (17.86%) JUnit
12 10 (17.86%) Linux
12 10 (17.86%) PRINCE2
12 10 (17.86%) Finance
13 9 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (16.07%) Unit Testing
13 9 (16.07%) Integration Testing
13 9 (16.07%) Cucumber
13 9 (16.07%) BDD

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 11 (19.64%) Confluence
2 5 (8.93%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (3.57%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.79%) JBoss
6 1 (1.79%) IIS
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Project
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Internet
2 6 (10.71%) AMQP
3 3 (5.36%) HTTP
4 1 (1.79%) DNS
4 1 (1.79%) GSM
4 1 (1.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.93%) MySQL
2 5 (8.93%) Hadoop
2 5 (8.93%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.14%) Big Data
3 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.57%) Informix
5 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Subversion
2 10 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 10 (17.86%) Mercurial
2 10 (17.86%) JUnit
3 9 (16.07%) Cucumber
4 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (10.71%) Gradle
5 6 (10.71%) Selenium
5 6 (10.71%) Eclipse
6 4 (7.14%) Hudson
6 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (7.14%) Ant
6 4 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (5.36%) Zephyr
7 3 (5.36%) Trac
8 2 (3.57%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (3.57%) Mockito
8 2 (3.57%) QUnit
8 2 (3.57%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Developer
2 12 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) ScrumMaster
7 4 (7.14%) Web Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Hybris Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Web Test Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Web Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) HTML
2 14 (25.00%) CSS
2 14 (25.00%) Web Services
3 7 (12.50%) .NET
3 7 (12.50%) JSON
3 7 (12.50%) HTML5
3 7 (12.50%) CSS3
4 6 (10.71%) XML
4 6 (10.71%) JMS
4 6 (10.71%) Spring
5 5 (8.93%) XHTML
5 5 (8.93%) SOAP
5 5 (8.93%) EJB
5 5 (8.93%) Java EE
5 5 (8.93%) jQuery
5 5 (8.93%) Ajax
6 4 (7.14%) RESTful
6 4 (7.14%) JSP
7 3 (5.36%) WSDL
7 3 (5.36%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (10.71%) Open Source
2 4 (7.14%) iPad
3 3 (5.36%) W3C
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.57%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.57%) New Media
4 2 (3.57%) Online Banking
4 2 (3.57%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) IVR
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 10 (17.86%) Linux
3 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.14%) UNIX
5 3 (5.36%) Android
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) Scrum
3 20 (35.71%) TDD
4 17 (30.36%) Software Engineering
5 13 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (21.43%) Project Management
7 11 (19.64%) OO
8 10 (17.86%) PRINCE2
9 9 (16.07%) Unit Testing
9 9 (16.07%) Integration Testing
9 9 (16.07%) BDD
10 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.29%) Kanban
11 7 (12.50%) MVC
11 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
12 6 (10.71%) Test Management
12 6 (10.71%) OOP
12 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce
13 5 (8.93%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) Java
2 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.64%) SQL
4 5 (8.93%) PL/SQL
5 4 (7.14%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) C#
6 2 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.79%) XPath
7 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) ISEB
2 5 (8.93%) DV Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PMP
4 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCPD
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.14%) Vagrant
2 4 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
3 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Oracle
2 10 (17.86%) Atlassian
3 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
3 5 (8.93%) hybris
4 3 (5.36%) HP
4 3 (5.36%) IBM
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) Compuware
5 2 (3.57%) ATG
5 2 (3.57%) Perforce
6 1 (1.79%) Adobe
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