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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 86 98 107
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Contract jobs citing JIRA 53 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 0.92% 0.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.35% 8.58% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 6
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£400 £325 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +47.72%
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
467 268 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.86% 10.76% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 171 172
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 25
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.62 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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
Devon +11 20 £438 +16.66% 1
Bristol -3 16 £385 +18.46% 13
Gloucestershire - 6 £400 - 2
Somerset +5 5 £400 +33.33%
Wiltshire -1 4 £300 +9.09% 2
Dorset - - - - 2
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 55 (70.51%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (51.28%) Security Cleared
3 36 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 35 (44.87%) Java
5 30 (38.46%) Software Testing
6 28 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
7 27 (34.62%) ISTQB
7 27 (34.62%) ISEB
8 26 (33.33%) HP
8 26 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 24 (30.77%) Automated Testing
10 21 (26.92%) Selenium
10 21 (26.92%) User Stories
11 20 (25.64%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (24.36%) Linux
13 18 (23.08%) Test Scripting
14 17 (21.79%) SQL
14 17 (21.79%) Scrum
15 16 (20.51%) Web Services
16 15 (19.23%) OO
16 15 (19.23%) BDD
16 15 (19.23%) Jenkins
17 14 (17.95%) Spring
18 13 (16.67%) PHP
18 13 (16.67%) MySQL
19 12 (15.38%) RESTful
20 11 (14.10%) NoSQL
20 11 (14.10%) PostgreSQL
21 10 (12.82%) Summit
21 10 (12.82%) ISO 14001

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 9 (11.54%) Confluence
2 7 (8.97%) Apache
2 7 (8.97%) nginx
2 7 (8.97%) MediaWiki
3 5 (6.41%) JBoss
4 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.56%) Mule
5 2 (2.56%) IIS
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Office
2 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Summit
2 3 (3.85%) Maximo
3 2 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) Firewall
1 7 (8.97%) LDAP
1 7 (8.97%) VPN
2 6 (7.69%) Network Security
2 6 (7.69%) OSPF
2 6 (7.69%) BGP
2 6 (7.69%) EIGRP
2 6 (7.69%) LAN
2 6 (7.69%) WAN
2 6 (7.69%) IPv6
2 6 (7.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) MySQL
2 11 (14.10%) NoSQL
2 11 (14.10%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.97%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.41%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.13%) Redis
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 26 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 21 (26.92%) Selenium
3 20 (25.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (19.23%) Jenkins
5 9 (11.54%) Cucumber
6 7 (8.97%) Subversion
6 7 (8.97%) LoadRunner
6 7 (8.97%) Hudson
7 6 (7.69%) Spock
8 5 (6.41%) Maven
8 5 (6.41%) IntelliJ
8 5 (6.41%) Bitbucket
9 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.56%) PHPUnit
12 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 3 (3.85%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Marketing
2 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (1.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (33.33%) Developer
2 21 (26.92%) Tester
3 16 (20.51%) Analyst
4 15 (19.23%) Test Analyst
5 14 (17.95%) Automation Tester
6 13 (16.67%) Java Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) PHP Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Hybris Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Database Developer
9 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner Tester
9 3 (3.85%) Testing Specialist
10 2 (2.56%) Programme Test Manager
10 2 (2.56%) Lead PHP Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Test Programme Manager
10 2 (2.56%) PHP Zend Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.56%) Test Manager
10 2 (2.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) Web Services
2 14 (17.95%) Spring
3 12 (15.38%) RESTful
4 9 (11.54%) XML
5 8 (10.26%) JSON
5 8 (10.26%) LAMP
6 6 (7.69%) Apache Camel
6 6 (7.69%) Symfony
7 5 (6.41%) Hibernate
7 5 (6.41%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (6.41%) J2EE
8 4 (5.13%) Memcached
9 3 (3.85%) SOAP
9 3 (3.85%) jQuery
10 2 (2.56%) JPA
10 2 (2.56%) EJB 3.0
10 2 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (2.56%) Doctrine
10 2 (2.56%) JAXB
10 2 (2.56%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Wiki
2 6 (7.69%) Linked Data
3 5 (6.41%) User Experience
4 3 (3.85%) Clustering
4 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) DTV
6 1 (1.28%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Linux
2 8 (10.26%) Windows
3 7 (8.97%) Debian
3 7 (8.97%) Ubuntu
3 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (8.97%) CentOS
4 5 (6.41%) UNIX
5 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (70.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 24 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 21 (26.92%) User Stories
5 18 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 17 (21.79%) Scrum
7 15 (19.23%) OO
7 15 (19.23%) BDD
8 10 (12.82%) TDD
8 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (11.54%) Test Management
9 9 (11.54%) Automation Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.97%) DevOps
10 7 (8.97%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (8.97%) Load Testing
11 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
11 6 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.87%) Java
2 17 (21.79%) SQL
3 13 (16.67%) PHP
4 7 (8.97%) Ruby
4 7 (8.97%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.69%) C
6 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.41%) Perl
6 5 (6.41%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.41%) Groovy
7 4 (5.13%) Python
8 2 (2.56%) PHP5
9 1 (1.28%) Lua
9 1 (1.28%) C++
9 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (51.28%) Security Cleared
2 36 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 27 (34.62%) ISTQB
3 27 (34.62%) ISEB
4 3 (3.85%) Degree
5 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) ISO 14001
1 10 (12.82%) ISO 9001
2 8 (10.26%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Samba
1 7 (8.97%) XenServer
1 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (8.97%) Postfix
2 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 28 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (8.97%) Puppet
2 7 (8.97%) ZABBIX
3 4 (5.13%) Salt
3 4 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (33.33%) HP
2 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.97%) VMware
3 7 (8.97%) Citrix
3 7 (8.97%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.69%) Oracle
5 5 (6.41%) hybris
6 4 (5.13%) New Relic
7 3 (3.85%) SAP
8 2 (2.56%) Zend
9 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.28%) Business Objects
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