The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 50 45 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing JIRA 11 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.19% 3.04% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.59% 19.57% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 1
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£344 £365 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.82% +30.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -
JIRA
Wales

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

Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
145 92 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.88% 15.51% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 60 28
Average daily rate £350 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 6 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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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
Newport -13 8 £338 -3.57% 1
Cardiff +1 2 £388 -3.12% 1
JIRA
Wales

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) Java
3 10 (66.67%) JMeter
3 10 (66.67%) Scrum
3 10 (66.67%) Selenium
3 10 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 9 (60.00%) Subversion
4 9 (60.00%) .NET
4 9 (60.00%) C#
5 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
6 7 (46.67%) TestNG
6 7 (46.67%) Bugzilla
6 7 (46.67%) Load Testing
6 7 (46.67%) Test Management
6 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
7 6 (40.00%) TDD
7 6 (40.00%) JUnit
7 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (40.00%) Client/Server
7 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
7 6 (40.00%) Open Source
7 6 (40.00%) BDD
8 5 (33.33%) SOA
9 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
9 4 (26.67%) Oracle
9 4 (26.67%) UML

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) FileNet
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) JMeter
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
1 10 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (60.00%) Subversion
2 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
4 7 (46.67%) TestNG
4 7 (46.67%) Bugzilla
5 6 (40.00%) JUnit
6 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (20.00%) ReSharper
6 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (20.00%) Gradle
6 3 (20.00%) Artifactory
7 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
7 1 (6.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) UML Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Process Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Security Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
1 9 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (13.33%) HTML5
2 2 (13.33%) CSS3
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) JAX-RS
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) Java SE
3 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Client/Server
1 6 (40.00%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Scrum
3 7 (46.67%) Load Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Test Management
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 6 (40.00%) BDD
4 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (33.33%) SOA
6 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (26.67%) UML
6 4 (26.67%) User Stories
6 4 (26.67%) Use Case
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (13.33%) MVC
8 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
9 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
9 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 1 (6.67%) BPMN
9 1 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (13.33%) CBAP
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
1 1 (6.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco