The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 64 38 47
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Contract jobs citing JIRA 15 35 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.74% 4.39% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.32% 22.73% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 1
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£348 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -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 Wales region.

Development Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
205 154 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.78% 19.30% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 94 38
Average daily rate £350 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in Wales

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
South Wales -15 8 £333 -5.00%
JIRA
UK

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 31 (96.88%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
4 19 (59.38%) Test Scripting
4 19 (59.38%) Scrum
5 17 (53.13%) Java
6 15 (46.88%) Confluence
7 13 (40.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (40.63%) Use Case
7 13 (40.63%) Subversion
8 12 (37.50%) .NET
8 12 (37.50%) BDD
8 12 (37.50%) User Stories
9 11 (34.38%) Selenium
9 11 (34.38%) .NET Framework
9 11 (34.38%) C#
10 10 (31.25%) JMeter
11 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
11 9 (28.13%) SOA
11 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
11 9 (28.13%) WebDriver
12 8 (25.00%) Open Source
12 8 (25.00%) HTML5
12 8 (25.00%) CSS3
12 8 (25.00%) ISEB
12 8 (25.00%) HTML
12 8 (25.00%) CSS
12 8 (25.00%) Web Services
12 8 (25.00%) TDD
13 7 (21.88%) Windows

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 15 (46.88%) Confluence
2 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (15.63%) FileNet
3 5 (15.63%) Tomcat
4 3 (9.38%) IIS
4 3 (9.38%) JBoss
5 2 (6.25%) CMS
6 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.13%) Magnolia
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SAN
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (9.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Subversion
1 13 (40.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (34.38%) Selenium
3 10 (31.25%) JMeter
4 9 (28.13%) WebDriver
4 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
5 7 (21.88%) Eclipse
5 7 (21.88%) Bugzilla
5 7 (21.88%) JUnit
5 7 (21.88%) TestNG
6 6 (18.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 5 (15.63%) Axure RP
7 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
8 3 (9.38%) ReSharper
8 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
8 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
8 3 (9.38%) Gradle
8 3 (9.38%) Artifactory
9 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
10 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (15.63%) Back Office
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Junior Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) SOA Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Junior Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Junior
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
8 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
8 1 (3.13%) Business Process Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) .NET Framework
3 8 (25.00%) HTML
3 8 (25.00%) CSS
3 8 (25.00%) Web Services
3 8 (25.00%) HTML5
3 8 (25.00%) CSS3
4 7 (21.88%) jQuery
5 6 (18.75%) RESTful
6 5 (15.63%) Drools
6 5 (15.63%) Spring
6 5 (15.63%) JAX-RS
7 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (12.50%) Java SE
8 3 (9.38%) Spring MVC
8 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (9.38%) Entity Framework
9 2 (6.25%) JSON
9 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) User Experience
2 6 (18.75%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.25%) IVR
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (96.88%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (59.38%) Scrum
2 19 (59.38%) Test Scripting
3 13 (40.63%) Use Case
4 12 (37.50%) BDD
4 12 (37.50%) User Stories
5 9 (28.13%) SOA
6 8 (25.00%) TDD
6 8 (25.00%) Open Source
7 7 (21.88%) Load Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Test Management
8 6 (18.75%) Automation Testing
8 6 (18.75%) MVC
9 5 (15.63%) BPEL
9 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Business Analysis
9 5 (15.63%) System Testing
10 3 (9.38%) BPMN
10 3 (9.38%) DevOps
10 3 (9.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Java
2 11 (34.38%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) PHP
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) ISEB
4 6 (18.75%) Degree
5 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) vSphere
1 1 (3.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
1 1 (3.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (3.13%) SCOM
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Avaya
2 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.13%) Rackspace
2 1 (3.13%) AppDynamics
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) HP