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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 108 105 131
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +26
Contract jobs citing JIRA 23 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 1.04% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.93% 9.18% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £340 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -6.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £436 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.92% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
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
388 316 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.93% 11.29% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 166 176
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.11 £16.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.52 £41.50
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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 -12 13 £381 +22.48% 5
Cheshire +2 6 £329 -3.30% 7
Merseyside - - - - 1
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Scrum
2 18 (30.51%) Java
2 18 (30.51%) Web Services
3 14 (23.73%) TDD
3 14 (23.73%) Windows
3 14 (23.73%) Atlassian
4 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
4 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
5 12 (20.34%) HTML
5 12 (20.34%) Linux
5 12 (20.34%) Mercurial
5 12 (20.34%) Confluence
6 11 (18.64%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (18.64%) Git (software)
6 11 (18.64%) Software Testing
6 11 (18.64%) CSS
6 11 (18.64%) Oracle
7 10 (16.95%) SQL
7 10 (16.95%) JMS
7 10 (16.95%) Retail
7 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
7 10 (16.95%) Integration Testing
8 9 (15.25%) .NET
8 9 (15.25%) OO
9 8 (13.56%) EJB
9 8 (13.56%) JUnit
9 8 (13.56%) Java EE
9 8 (13.56%) Test Management
9 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 12 (20.34%) Confluence
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Project
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) AMQP
2 3 (5.08%) Internet
2 3 (5.08%) GSM
2 3 (5.08%) VoIP
3 1 (1.69%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (5.08%) MySQL
3 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Big Data
4 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Mercurial
2 11 (18.64%) Git (software)
3 8 (13.56%) JUnit
3 8 (13.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (11.86%) Gradle
4 7 (11.86%) Selenium
4 7 (11.86%) Eclipse
5 6 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (10.17%) Subversion
5 6 (10.17%) Zephyr
6 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
7 4 (6.78%) Hudson
7 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.08%) Trac
9 2 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.39%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (3.39%) QUnit
9 2 (3.39%) Jasmine
General
1 10 (16.95%) Retail
2 6 (10.17%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Games
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Analyst
3 11 (18.64%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Tester
7 4 (6.78%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.08%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (5.08%) Web Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Web Test Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Administrator
9 2 (3.39%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.51%) Web Services
2 12 (20.34%) HTML
3 11 (18.64%) CSS
4 10 (16.95%) JMS
5 9 (15.25%) .NET
6 8 (13.56%) EJB
6 8 (13.56%) Java EE
6 8 (13.56%) HTML5
6 8 (13.56%) CSS3
7 6 (10.17%) XHTML
8 5 (8.47%) JSON
8 5 (8.47%) SOAP
9 3 (5.08%) jQuery
10 2 (3.39%) JavaBeans
10 2 (3.39%) Ajax
10 2 (3.39%) WCF
10 2 (3.39%) WPF
10 2 (3.39%) RESTful
11 1 (1.69%) Sass
11 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) IVR
2 3 (5.08%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.08%) W3C
3 2 (3.39%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.39%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.39%) New Media
4 1 (1.69%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) Open Source
4 1 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 12 (20.34%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.08%) Android
5 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.08%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Scrum
3 14 (23.73%) TDD
4 11 (18.64%) Software Testing
5 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
5 10 (16.95%) Integration Testing
6 9 (15.25%) OO
7 8 (13.56%) Test Management
8 7 (11.86%) BDD
8 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
8 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
9 6 (10.17%) OOP
9 6 (10.17%) Workflow
9 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.47%) Project Planning
10 5 (8.47%) Project Management
10 5 (8.47%) MVC
11 4 (6.78%) SOA
11 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) Java
2 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.95%) SQL
4 4 (6.78%) PHP
5 3 (5.08%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.69%) Ruby
7 1 (1.69%) XPath
7 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.69%) C++
7 1 (1.69%) C
7 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) ISEB
3 6 (10.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.39%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) MCPD
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.69%) PMP
5 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) Atlassian
2 11 (18.64%) Oracle
3 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.39%) IBM
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) hybris
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe
5 1 (1.69%) HP
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago