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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 54 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing JIRA 20 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.61% 1.97% -
As % of the Development Applications category 9.90% 13.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 0
Average daily rate
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£423 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +150.00%
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
202 101 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 26.34% 14.21% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 60 33
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +1 8 £331 -17.18% 2
West Wales +4 2 £450 +16.12%
JIRA
UK

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (72.00%) Test Scripting
2 18 (72.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (68.00%) SC Cleared
4 14 (56.00%) Use Case
4 14 (56.00%) Confluence
4 14 (56.00%) User Stories
5 13 (52.00%) Java
6 10 (40.00%) Scrum
7 9 (36.00%) Subversion
7 9 (36.00%) TDD
7 9 (36.00%) Open Source
8 8 (32.00%) ISEB
9 7 (28.00%) .NET
9 7 (28.00%) C#
9 7 (28.00%) Business Analysis
9 7 (28.00%) JMeter
9 7 (28.00%) Bugzilla
9 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
9 7 (28.00%) User Experience
9 7 (28.00%) TestNG
9 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
9 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (28.00%) Selenium
9 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
9 7 (28.00%) Load Testing
9 7 (28.00%) Test Management
10 6 (24.00%) BDD
10 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
10 6 (24.00%) JUnit

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 14 (56.00%) Confluence
2 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.00%) FileNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Subversion
2 7 (28.00%) JMeter
2 7 (28.00%) Bugzilla
2 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (28.00%) Selenium
2 7 (28.00%) TestNG
2 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (24.00%) JUnit
4 5 (20.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (20.00%) Axure RP
5 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.00%) Hudson
6 1 (4.00%) Maven
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
2 13 (52.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) UML Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Security Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
1 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (8.00%) VXML
3 2 (8.00%) JSON
3 2 (8.00%) jQuery
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.00%) Spring
4 1 (4.00%) JSF
4 1 (4.00%) XSLT
4 1 (4.00%) J2EE
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Open Source
2 7 (28.00%) User Experience
3 6 (24.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.00%) IVR
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (72.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (56.00%) User Stories
3 14 (56.00%) Use Case
4 10 (40.00%) Scrum
5 9 (36.00%) TDD
6 7 (28.00%) Business Analysis
6 7 (28.00%) Load Testing
6 7 (28.00%) Test Management
7 6 (24.00%) BDD
7 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
7 6 (24.00%) SOA
8 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (20.00%) System Testing
9 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
9 4 (16.00%) UML
10 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (12.00%) DevOps
11 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
11 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (68.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) ISEB
4 4 (16.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) CBAP
6 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Avaya
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft