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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 123 105 121
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs citing JIRA 24 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.71% 0.32% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.27% 3.15% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 5
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£345 £322 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £343 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +95.00%
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
455 222 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.50% 10.30% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 141 169
Average daily rate £388 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 55
Average hourly rate £47.50 £41.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.26 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -21 6 £400 +23.07% 1
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) Java
3 17 (33.33%) Scrum
4 16 (31.37%) Selenium
4 16 (31.37%) MySQL
4 16 (31.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (31.37%) SC Cleared
4 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
4 16 (31.37%) Confluence
4 16 (31.37%) User Stories
5 15 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (29.41%) HP
5 15 (29.41%) Data Modelling
5 15 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 14 (27.45%) Automated Testing
6 14 (27.45%) Subversion
6 14 (27.45%) ISTQB
6 14 (27.45%) ISEB
7 13 (25.49%) SQL
7 13 (25.49%) PHP
7 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
8 12 (23.53%) DevOps
8 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
8 12 (23.53%) Puppet
8 12 (23.53%) VMware
9 11 (21.57%) LAMP
9 11 (21.57%) Ruby
9 11 (21.57%) Windows
9 11 (21.57%) Linux

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 16 (31.37%) Confluence
2 10 (19.61%) nginx
2 10 (19.61%) Apache
3 9 (17.65%) MediaWiki
4 5 (9.80%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Summit
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.96%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) VPN
1 10 (19.61%) Firewall
2 9 (17.65%) IPsec
2 9 (17.65%) Network Security
2 9 (17.65%) LDAP
2 9 (17.65%) LAN
2 9 (17.65%) WAN
2 9 (17.65%) IPv6
2 9 (17.65%) OSPF
2 9 (17.65%) BGP
2 9 (17.65%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) MySQL
2 10 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) QuickTest Pro
1 16 (31.37%) Selenium
2 14 (27.45%) Subversion
3 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
4 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
5 9 (17.65%) Hudson
6 5 (9.80%) JUnit
7 2 (3.92%) PHPUnit
7 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.96%) Ant
8 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.96%) Maven
8 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Electronics
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Tester
2 11 (21.57%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Automation Tester
4 9 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Lead Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Hybris Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Lead PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) LAMP
2 7 (13.73%) HTML
3 6 (11.76%) CSS
3 6 (11.76%) XML
3 6 (11.76%) Spring
4 5 (9.80%) jQuery
4 5 (9.80%) JSP
5 4 (7.84%) XSD
5 4 (7.84%) Ajax
5 4 (7.84%) Spring MVC
6 3 (5.88%) Symfony
7 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.92%) WPF
7 2 (3.92%) JSON
7 2 (3.92%) RESTful
7 2 (3.92%) Web Services
7 2 (3.92%) WinForms
7 2 (3.92%) J2EE
8 1 (1.96%) EJB
8 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Wiki
2 3 (5.88%) Open Source
2 3 (5.88%) User Experience
3 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
1 11 (21.57%) Linux
2 10 (19.61%) Debian
3 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (15.69%) Ubuntu
5 7 (13.73%) CentOS
6 6 (11.76%) UNIX
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.96%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) Scrum
3 16 (31.37%) User Stories
4 15 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (29.41%) Data Modelling
5 14 (27.45%) Automated Testing
6 12 (23.53%) DevOps
7 10 (19.61%) OO
8 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
8 9 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 9 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (11.76%) TDD
10 5 (9.80%) MVC
10 5 (9.80%) Project Management
10 5 (9.80%) Kanban
10 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) Java
2 13 (25.49%) PHP
2 13 (25.49%) SQL
3 11 (21.57%) Ruby
4 10 (19.61%) Bash Shell
5 9 (17.65%) Perl
6 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.88%) C#
8 2 (3.92%) C++
8 2 (3.92%) PHP5
9 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) SC Cleared
1 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
2 14 (27.45%) ISEB
2 14 (27.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) Degree
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) CCNA
4 1 (1.96%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.92%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (19.61%) Postfix
2 10 (19.61%) Samba
3 9 (17.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (23.53%) Puppet
3 9 (17.65%) ZABBIX
4 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) HP
2 12 (23.53%) VMware
3 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
4 9 (17.65%) Citrix
5 4 (7.84%) hybris
6 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.92%) Zend
8 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle
8 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.96%) SAP
8 1 (1.96%) New Relic