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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 100 115 122
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Contract jobs citing JIRA 36 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.98% 4.86% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £375 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +137.50%
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
328 329 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.64% 11.38% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 171 203
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +11 22 £350 +7.69% 5
Cheshire +2 6 £300 -20.00% 4
Merseyside - - - - 1
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 16 (34.78%) Scrum
2 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Java
3 13 (28.26%) Web Services
4 11 (23.91%) Atlassian
5 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 10 (21.74%) .NET
5 10 (21.74%) Mercurial
5 10 (21.74%) Confluence
6 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
6 9 (19.57%) TDD
7 8 (17.39%) Retail
7 8 (17.39%) SQL
7 8 (17.39%) HTML
7 8 (17.39%) CSS
7 8 (17.39%) Linux
7 8 (17.39%) JMS
7 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
8 7 (15.22%) BDD
8 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
8 7 (15.22%) Windows
8 7 (15.22%) EJB
8 7 (15.22%) JUnit
8 7 (15.22%) Java EE
9 6 (13.04%) Selenium
9 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.04%) OO
9 6 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (21.74%) Confluence
2 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) AMQP
2 2 (4.35%) GSM
2 2 (4.35%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Mercurial
2 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.22%) JUnit
2 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
3 6 (13.04%) Selenium
3 6 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (13.04%) Gradle
4 4 (8.70%) Zephyr
5 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.17%) Subversion
6 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.17%) Toad
6 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
General
1 8 (17.39%) Retail
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Web Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Web Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.35%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.17%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.17%) Programmer
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) Web Services
2 10 (21.74%) .NET
3 8 (17.39%) HTML
3 8 (17.39%) CSS
3 8 (17.39%) JMS
4 7 (15.22%) Java EE
4 7 (15.22%) EJB
5 5 (10.87%) XHTML
5 5 (10.87%) HTML5
5 5 (10.87%) CSS3
6 4 (8.70%) JSON
7 3 (6.52%) jQuery
8 2 (4.35%) RESTful
8 2 (4.35%) Ajax
8 2 (4.35%) JavaBeans
8 2 (4.35%) SOAP
9 1 (2.17%) XML
9 1 (2.17%) XSLT
9 1 (2.17%) J2EE
9 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) IVR
1 2 (4.35%) New Media
2 1 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.17%) W3C
2 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Linux
2 7 (15.22%) Windows
3 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Scrum
2 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
4 9 (19.57%) TDD
5 7 (15.22%) BDD
6 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
6 6 (13.04%) OO
7 5 (10.87%) Manual Testing
7 5 (10.87%) User Stories
7 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.70%) Test Management
8 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.70%) OOP
8 4 (8.70%) Project Management
8 4 (8.70%) MVC
9 3 (6.52%) UML
9 3 (6.52%) RAD
9 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.52%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) Java
2 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.39%) SQL
4 4 (8.70%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) VB
5 1 (2.17%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) ISEB
3 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Atlassian
2 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe
3 1 (2.17%) hybris