The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 98 110 106
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing JIRA 33 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.12% 0.72% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.19% 6.67% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +31.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £350 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 £38.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -17.83%
JIRA
UK

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

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
295 285 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.04% 10.82% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 167 148
Average daily rate £388 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 2
Average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -12.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.00 £30.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £42.00 £43.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JIRA across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

JIRA
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

JIRA Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Edinburgh +12 19 £375 -14.28% 4
Glasgow +3 10 £350 - 2
West Lothian - 3 £375 -
Dundee -4 1 - -
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JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 52 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (52.63%) SQL
3 39 (51.32%) Java
4 23 (30.26%) Oracle
4 23 (30.26%) Maven
4 23 (30.26%) Scrum
5 21 (27.63%) Selenium
5 21 (27.63%) Jenkins
6 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 18 (23.68%) UNIX
7 18 (23.68%) BDD
8 16 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 16 (21.05%) TDD
8 16 (21.05%) HTML
9 15 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (18.42%) WebDriver
11 13 (17.11%) Hudson
11 13 (17.11%) CSS
11 13 (17.11%) Finance
12 12 (15.79%) Linux
13 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (14.47%) Spring
13 11 (14.47%) ISTQB
13 11 (14.47%) Subversion
14 10 (13.16%) Unit Testing
14 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
15 9 (11.84%) Kanban
15 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (11.84%) Artifactory
15 9 (11.84%) JBoss

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (11.84%) JBoss
2 7 (9.21%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.89%) Confluence
4 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.63%) CMS
6 1 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.32%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (30.26%) Maven
2 21 (27.63%) Selenium
2 21 (27.63%) Jenkins
3 14 (18.42%) WebDriver
4 13 (17.11%) Hudson
5 11 (14.47%) Subversion
6 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
7 9 (11.84%) Artifactory
8 8 (10.53%) TeamCity
9 6 (7.89%) Ant
10 4 (5.26%) NetBeans
11 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
11 3 (3.95%) Gradle
11 3 (3.95%) Bugzilla
11 3 (3.95%) JUnit
11 3 (3.95%) Toad
12 1 (1.32%) WinDbg
12 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.32%) Zephyr
12 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Games
3 3 (3.95%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Developer
2 18 (23.68%) Java Developer
3 13 (17.11%) Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Test Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Senior Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (10.53%) Tester
6 7 (9.21%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Architect
10 3 (3.95%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.95%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) UAT Test Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) UAT Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) UAT Tester
10 3 (3.95%) RPG Programmer
10 3 (3.95%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.05%) HTML
2 13 (17.11%) CSS
3 11 (14.47%) Spring
4 8 (10.53%) JSP
5 6 (7.89%) Web Services
5 6 (7.89%) jQuery
5 6 (7.89%) RESTful
6 5 (6.58%) MyBatis
6 5 (6.58%) Java EE
6 5 (6.58%) JSON
6 5 (6.58%) JSF
6 5 (6.58%) Hibernate
7 4 (5.26%) .NET
7 4 (5.26%) Drools
8 3 (3.95%) JPA
9 1 (1.32%) HTML5
9 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.32%) REST
9 1 (1.32%) CSS3
9 1 (1.32%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.53%) Market Risk
3 4 (5.26%) iSeries
4 2 (2.63%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.63%) Equities
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.68%) UNIX
2 12 (15.79%) Linux
3 6 (7.89%) Windows
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (30.26%) Scrum
3 18 (23.68%) BDD
4 16 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 16 (21.05%) TDD
5 15 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (13.16%) Unit Testing
8 9 (11.84%) Kanban
9 8 (10.53%) OOD
9 8 (10.53%) SDLC
9 8 (10.53%) User Stories
10 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
10 7 (9.21%) Multithreading
11 6 (7.89%) UML
11 6 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (6.58%) Test Scripting
13 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
13 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
13 4 (5.26%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 40 (52.63%) SQL
2 39 (51.32%) Java
3 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.84%) PL/SQL
5 8 (10.53%) C#
6 5 (6.58%) Perl
7 4 (5.26%) RPG
7 4 (5.26%) RPG IV
8 1 (1.32%) C++
8 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.63%) ISEB
2 2 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 23 (30.26%) Oracle
2 4 (5.26%) HP
3 3 (3.95%) Netezza
3 3 (3.95%) Teradata
4 2 (2.63%) Adobe
4 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft