The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 123 97 117
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +20
Contract jobs citing JIRA 19 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.54% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.85% 4.62% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 2
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£388 £319 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £363
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 £39.00 £47.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +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 South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
392 260 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.35% 11.65% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 162 142
Average daily rate £370 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 46
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

JIRA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

JIRA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Bristol - 12 £413 - 1
Somerset -17 2 - - 1
Dorset 0 1 - -
Wiltshire -12 1 £275 -21.42%
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 36 (52.17%) Java
2 34 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (44.93%) Confluence
4 29 (42.03%) Subversion
5 28 (40.58%) Scrum
6 26 (37.68%) Jenkins
7 23 (33.33%) MySQL
8 22 (31.88%) LDAP
8 22 (31.88%) Git (software)
9 21 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (30.43%) Data Modelling
9 21 (30.43%) SQL
10 19 (27.54%) Spring
11 17 (24.64%) Puppet
11 17 (24.64%) DevOps
11 17 (24.64%) VMware
12 16 (23.19%) Linux
12 16 (23.19%) Apache
13 15 (21.74%) VPN
13 15 (21.74%) Citrix
13 15 (21.74%) Red Hat
13 15 (21.74%) Windows
13 15 (21.74%) PHP
13 15 (21.74%) LAMP
13 15 (21.74%) Samba
13 15 (21.74%) Debian
13 15 (21.74%) Firewall
13 15 (21.74%) Bash Shell
13 15 (21.74%) Postfix
13 15 (21.74%) nginx

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 31 (44.93%) Confluence
2 16 (23.19%) Apache
3 15 (21.74%) nginx
4 13 (18.84%) MediaWiki
5 9 (13.04%) WebLogic
6 8 (11.59%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.45%) Mule
7 1 (1.45%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.45%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.45%) Summit
2 1 (1.45%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) LDAP
2 15 (21.74%) VPN
2 15 (21.74%) Firewall
3 13 (18.84%) IPv6
3 13 (18.84%) LAN
3 13 (18.84%) WAN
3 13 (18.84%) IPsec
3 13 (18.84%) OSPF
3 13 (18.84%) BGP
3 13 (18.84%) EIGRP
3 13 (18.84%) Network Security
4 8 (11.59%) SSL
4 8 (11.59%) X.509
5 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (33.33%) MySQL
2 14 (20.29%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (18.84%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.45%) MarkLogic
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (42.03%) Subversion
2 26 (37.68%) Jenkins
3 22 (31.88%) Git (software)
4 13 (18.84%) Hudson
5 10 (14.49%) Selenium
6 9 (13.04%) WebDriver
6 9 (13.04%) Maven
7 8 (11.59%) JUnit
8 7 (10.14%) TestNG
9 3 (4.35%) JMeter
10 2 (2.90%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.90%) Ant
10 2 (2.90%) PHPUnit
10 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.45%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Electronics
2 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.90%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (34.78%) Developer
2 10 (14.49%) Analyst
2 10 (14.49%) Tester
2 10 (14.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Lead Developer
3 8 (11.59%) WebLogic Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Security Designer
4 7 (10.14%) Designer
4 7 (10.14%) Test Leader
5 6 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Administrator
5 6 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Hybris Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Senior WebLogic Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.54%) Spring
2 15 (21.74%) LAMP
3 11 (15.94%) Web Services
4 9 (13.04%) jQuery
4 9 (13.04%) JAX-WS
4 9 (13.04%) WSDL
4 9 (13.04%) XML
4 9 (13.04%) CSS
4 9 (13.04%) HTML
5 8 (11.59%) SAML
6 7 (10.14%) JSP
7 6 (8.70%) XSD
7 6 (8.70%) Spring MVC
7 6 (8.70%) Ajax
8 4 (5.80%) SOAP
9 3 (4.35%) .NET
9 3 (4.35%) J2EE
10 2 (2.90%) Hibernate
10 2 (2.90%) WinForms
10 2 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Wiki
2 4 (5.80%) Open Source
3 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.90%) Clustering
3 2 (2.90%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Linux
2 15 (21.74%) Windows
2 15 (21.74%) Debian
3 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (17.39%) Ubuntu
5 8 (11.59%) UNIX
6 7 (10.14%) CentOS
7 2 (2.90%) SUSE
7 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.58%) Scrum
3 21 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (30.43%) Data Modelling
4 17 (24.64%) DevOps
5 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
5 14 (20.29%) Validation
6 13 (18.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (18.84%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (14.49%) E-Commerce
8 10 (14.49%) Automated Testing
8 10 (14.49%) BDD
9 9 (13.04%) Unit Testing
9 9 (13.04%) Configuration Management
10 8 (11.59%) Kanban
11 7 (10.14%) Integration Testing
11 7 (10.14%) Security Testing
11 7 (10.14%) Project Management
11 7 (10.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.17%) Java
2 21 (30.43%) SQL
3 15 (21.74%) PHP
3 15 (21.74%) Bash Shell
3 15 (21.74%) Ruby
4 13 (18.84%) Perl
5 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.25%) C#
7 4 (5.80%) C++
8 2 (2.90%) Python
8 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.90%) PHP5
9 1 (1.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) ISEB
2 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) CCNA
4 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.90%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) IIBA
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) ISO 9002
3 1 (1.45%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (21.74%) Samba
1 15 (21.74%) Postfix
1 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (18.84%) XenServer
3 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (24.64%) Puppet
2 13 (18.84%) ZABBIX
3 3 (4.35%) Salt
3 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) VMware
2 15 (21.74%) Citrix
2 15 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 14 (20.29%) Oracle
4 6 (8.70%) hybris
5 3 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.35%) IBM
5 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.90%) HP
6 2 (2.90%) SAP
6 2 (2.90%) JBoss
6 2 (2.90%) Capita
6 2 (2.90%) Zend
7 1 (1.45%) Business Objects